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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Love with Food June 2017 Gluten Free box

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Love with Food
June 2017 box

What is Love With Food?
Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

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June’s theme is ‘You Got This!’ June is a month of transitions -- the season changes from Spring to Summer and major life changes take place with graduations and weddings. This month we’re sending you wholesome treats to power your study sessions and exams, fuel up on the way to events, or simply start your day off right with something delicious. Whether you’re facing a new challenge at work or babysitting mischievous toddlers, just remember --  You Got This!

*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.




^^what I received^^

Going in order of the unboxing...

SLICE OF LIFE ORGANICS ENERGY & B12 ADULT GUMMY VITAMINS in BERRY
FROM THE PACKAGE: At Hero, we believe in embracing a healthy, happy life, through positive nutrition. That’s why in 1997 we invented Yummi Bears, the original gummy vitamin, and in 2007 we created Slice of Life gummy vitamins specifically formulated for adults.
We are passionate about providing essential nutrients in delightfully yummi, fun to take gummies for the whole family that are made with natural ingredients and lots of love.

My main issue with ‘sample packs’ like these is the fact that one dose is NOT going to show any significant improvement to your health. I have a full size bottle of Nature’s Bounty Energy gummies waiting for review that will be more beneficial to me, since it looks to be a full month’s worth.
That being said, these just tasted like berry flavored gummy candies. While they did have a nice taste to them, I didn’t see an increase in my energy that day at all.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic

BEANITOS BAKED WHITE BEAN CRUNCH in MAC N’ CHEESE
FROM THE BAG: Beans make a better chip.
100% Baked
4g Complete protein
Nothing artificial ever
Good source of fiber
0g Trans fat

I reviewed this last July in the box. Cheetos made from beans, with the powdered cheese from boxed mac & cheese. This is EXACTLY what these were. Still yummy though.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO

PEANUT BUTTER & CO MIGHTYNUT POWDERED PEANUT BUTTER in VANILLA
Having tried this before and deciding it was WAY too messy for me, I gave it to my cousin for her daughter.
The taste was fine, but it was just too messy for me to deal with again.
TASTE: 5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

QUINOA QUEEN CEREAL in CITRUS BLISS
FROM THE BAG: Our team is dedicated to offering you the purest products possible, made from just a few healthy ingredients.

I’m not entirely sure how to describe this. I was kind of expecting a Cheerios vibe to these, and it wasn’t there. This kind of reminded me of orange flavored fortune cookies. I actually ate these dry, because I wasn’t 100% sure how Orange or Citrus flavored milk would taste.
The only downfall I had with these was it made my stomach upset after eating them, though to be completely fair, I’m not sure if it was the cereal itself, or the fact that I still had remnants from the cold.
TASTE: 7/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Whole Grain, No Trans Fat, Preservative Free

AWAKE ENERGY GRANOLA BAR in DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
I’ve reviewed a different flavor of these bars in the October 2016 review. I ate this with lunch and again, I didn’t really taste the dark chocolate, which is a completely good thing. I mainly tasted the oats, the sweeteners used to hold it together and the peanut butter. I also tasted a bit of salt, which kind of threw me off for a minute.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

MEDITERRA SAVORY BAR in BELL PEPPERS & GREEN OLIVES
FROM THE PACKAGE: Savory bar with Bell Peppers & Green Olives
Did you know generations of Mediterraneans have enjoyed olives and bell peppers as snacks? We’ve taken the traditional staples into an even more delicious direction -- a bar packed with the palate-pleasing textures of pea crisps, crunchy sunflower seeds, amaranth, and a touch of extra virgin olive oil, all finished with an oregano garnish.  Just a little taste of the Mediterranean Diet’s infinite wisdom -- made to enjoy on the go.
Good Health. It’s in our nature.

I have reviewed a few of these bars before, the last one being in the September 2016 box. First thing you’re hit with with opening the wrapper is the smell of pepper. I don’t mean like green peppers; I mean like black pepper that you sprinkle on foods for flavoring.
I really didn’t taste the olives in this, which is good, since I don’t care for green olives. I like black olives. I really liked this though. The quinoa and the cashew butter made for a yummy mixture.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Kosher

RW GARCIA ‘MIXTBAG’ TORTILLA CHIPS in YELLOW & BLUE CORN
FROM THE BAG: Great Value -- Great Taste
A family that snacks together, stays together. That’s why we developed the ultimate combination of yellow and blue tortilla chips sure to please even the most picky eater in your family. The blend of sweet, nutty, blue corn tortilla chips with the traditional taste of yellow corn tortilla chips ensured there is something for everyone… in every bag.
The RW Garcia Story
For more than 30 years, our family has focused on one thing -- using the highest quality and most sustainable ingredients available to create the healthiest and most delicious gluten free snacks for you and your family. We follow sustainable practices, recycling everything we can. And we give to food banks, missions and charitable organizations worldwide. Because what goes around comes around.
Simple. Snack healthy.

I have NO clue what the difference is between yellow and blue corn, besides the obvious colors.
While the yellow chips just have the taste of ‘less greasy’ Tostitos or plain tortilla chips, the blue chips have a slightly burnt taste to them. It’s not to the point where the chips are inedible, but it’s a shock if you’re not expecting the different taste.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO

SIPP SUPERIOR CRAFT SODA in GINGER BLOSSOM (Ginger, Vanilla & Lime)
FROM THE CAN: A perfectly lovely layering of spicy ginger, smooth vanilla & lime. Lightly sweetened with agave.

So, at the time of this particular product review, I had a BAD sore throat. It felt like I was swallowing razor blades every time I swallowed my own saliva (Ironically, I could eat pretty much anything with only slight pain… go figure that one out)
The ingredients of this soda made it sound like a vanilla flavored ginger ale.
Remembering Mommy used to give me cold ginger ale when I was sick as a child, I chilled this in the refrigerator and drank it, hoping it’d give me some relief, even if only temporarily.
The taste was okay; I really couldn’t taste the ginger in this. All I could taste was the vanilla aftertaste and a slight hint of lime.
And sadly, it didn’t provide any relief. If anything, it made me nauseous and I did vomit a little of that night’s dinner.
TASTE: 5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic, Caffeine Free

2 PACKETS OF NUTIVA ORGANIC HAZELNUT SPREAD with COCOA
FROM THE PACKETS: Nutiva nurtures vitality by conscious curating of the world’s finest plant-based organic foods. Enjoy our creamy, organic chocolate hazlenut spread.
CLASSIC
Messy, Messy, MESSY! I got more on ME than the slice of toast. The taste was okay, but nothing I'd personally buy/eat.
TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic, No Synthetic Additives, Fair Trade Based, Non-GMO, Vegan

DARK
Just like the Classic, this was a HUGE mess. I liked it even less than the Classic, since it was dark chocolate.
TASTE: 3/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic, No Synthetic Additives, Fair Trade Based, Non-GMO, Vegan

MINUTE RICE READY TO SERVE MICROWAVEABLE RICE BLEND in BROWN RICE & QUINOA
As I said in the video, this was the one I was looking forward to, even from the preview video. I am a rice fanatic and could probably eat rice 5 out of 7 days of the week.
However, this tasted a little bland to me. I did have to add some sea salt to it, just to get it to have some flavor.
I’d like to try some of their other varieties, but this one fell kind of flat for me.
TASTE: 7/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, BPA Free

The biggest problem I see disabled folks having with these products are opening them. A LOT of the packages, I had to take scissors to, so if scissors aren't your strong point, you may have a problem opening these packages. Microwave use also has to be a strong point to make the Minute Rice.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got lots of snacks and meal items, all that are good for me.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

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