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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Love with Food October 2017 Gluten Free Box

Love with Food
October 2017 Gluten Free 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!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!
What’s your favorite part of October – perhaps the cool weather, watching football, or carving pumpkins? Ours is all the delectable Halloween candy we get to try, so we’re sharing them with you! We hope you enjoy these new flavors from your most-loved brands as well as innovative goodness from the latest and greatest in the snacking world. This month we also encourage you to be present in the moment while planning for the future, but don’t look back – you never know what’s lurking there...
*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.


And since SOMEWHERE along the way, I either forgot to take or I lost the photo of the goodies in the box, we only have a video this time. So, Going in order of the unboxing...

GO RAW CHOCO CHUNK COCONUT CRISPS
FROM THE POUCH: Choco Chunk Coconut Crisps are the sweet treat that has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Rich chocolate and coconut unite for a superfood straight out of your dreams. Coconut is known for supporting a healthy metabolism, as it converts directly to energy, which helps keep you going and feeling full longer.
Get Healthy and Go Raw!

Meh.
While I usually love anything coconut, I wasn’t crazy about these. I mean, they tasted alright, but it wasn’t something I’d go out of my way to buy or eat.
The crisps looked more like just clumps of chocolate coconut shavings. The chocolate had a very strange aftertaste.
However, these were softer on my teeth than the DANG brand I’ve had in the past.
TASTE: 3/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Nut Free, Organic

NUTTEE BEAN CO. FAVA BEANS in SALT & VINEGAR
FROM THE POUCH: Nuttie Bean Co. came across these ancient belted Fava beans in our travels abroad. Now we’re bringing this healthy, crunchy bean snack to the US.
We’ve chosen 3 unique and delicious flavors to start – more to come.
Fava Beans – a healthy snack for everyone – are packed with Fiber and Protein. Try them with lunch, happy hour, morning munchies, sport’s snack, you name it.
They’re completely allergen free and processed in a very special non-nut facility.
Toss a bag into your life, you’ll love them as much as we do.
And tell your friends too! We’re the UN-NUT!
Be a Nuttee Bean – Grab a pack and try them

I THINK the KALA beans I had back in July’s box were ALSO Fava beans, but I’m not 100% sure.
These are WHOLE beans, not slices like the KALA brand beans were.
I liked the taste of these. Nice and crunchy, but not so crunchy that they hurt my teeth. Slightly heavy on the salt, but not to the point of being overpowered. The vinegar taste was pretty light, but still noticeable.
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TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Peanut/Tree Nut Free, Vegan

THE MIX SUPER SNACK TRAIL MIX with RAW ALMONDS, RAW CASHEWS, GOJI BERRIES, COCONUT CHIPS, WHITE MULBERRIES, SUNFLOWER SEEDS & PUMPKIN SEEDS
FROM THE POUCH: The Mix provides nutrition you can taste and feel. Enjoy it anytime, as a seriously healthy snack!

I usually don’t eat trail mixes. I just don’t like them. This one tasted very bland to me. Only sweetness I really tasted was the coconut. I ate maybe two or three mouthfuls before I just tossed it back in the box and in the trash it went.
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TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, No Sugar added, No Processing, Non-GMO, Vegan

SKINNY DIPPED ALMONDS in DARK CHOCOLATE COCOA
FROM THE POUCH: ~PPO free Almonds
~Ethically Sourced Chocolate
~No Artificial Flavors or Colors

For only having 2 grams of sugar, these were really sweet, to be honest.
They were also very hard on my teeth. I know almonds are supposed to be good for cleaning the teeth, but they were just way too crunchy for me… which is a shame, since almonds are my favorite nut.
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TASTE: 6/10 (8/10 for taste, 4/10 for how hard they were on my teeth)
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Diabetic (up to 3g)

NATURE’S BANDITS APPLE VEGGIE FRUIT STIX in BLUEBERRY
FROM THE BAG: For ages 5 to 105
Always Organic
The best of nature from Nature’s Bandits

Now, I said in the video that I thought these would be like ‘fruit jerky.’ They weren’t.
They have a similar texture to fruit snacks, but look like pieces of Dentyne or Trident gum.
The strange thing with these is, they didn’t smell like blueberries. They smelled and tastes like grape juice.
I liked them, but I don’t think I’d buy them for myself.
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TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Preservatives, Kosher

NOGII PROTEIN D’LITES BAR in DARK CHOCOLATE & SEA SALT CARAMEL
I was completely expecting this to be nasty, considering it has dark chocolate and I am NOT a huge fan of dark chocolate.
But this was delicious.
I can’t put my finger on it, but there was something I used to eat as a teenager that tastes just like this. I really want to say it was a chewy granola bar, but I can’t remember.
Only problem I had with this was it made my tongue feel funny after eating it. It almost felt like it was burning. The feeling did dissipate quickly after finishing it.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

UNREAL ALMOND BUTTER CUP in DARK CHOCOLATE
FROM THE WRAPPER: ~Gluten Free
~5g Sugar
~Certified Vegan
~Non-GMO verified
~Unreal taste

I am not usually huge on peanut butter cups, which this essentially is, just with almond butter.
And we ALL know how I feel about dark chocolate.
This wasn’t horrible… The flavors played well together, and I really couldn’t tell this was almond butter.
But it’s nothing I’d personally buy for myself for a sweet tooth fix.
TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Fair Trade Ingredients, Kosher (with Dairy), Vegan

SCHAR ARTISAN BAKER MULTIGRAIN BREAD
FROM THE WEBSITE: Schär introduces another gluten-free wonder with the Artisan Baker! This new line with amazing taste and texture will replace the original Classic White and Multigrain breads. European recipe crafted with sourdough, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and honey, we believe it is the best tasting gluten-free bread!

This is actually a repeat from May’s box. I toasted this one morning and had my usual sandwich with it, that morning being boiled ham, swiss cheese and lettuce. OMG, it was SO good. I loved the little seeds in the bread. If I knew what store sells this bread, I’d DEFINITELY be buying it.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose/Dairy Free, Preservative Free

PEELED SNACKS PEAS PLEASE PEAPOD SNACKS in GARDEN HERB
FROM THE BAG: Baked Organic crunchy pea snacks.
At Peeled Snacks, our goal is to make you feel good about snacking. Our first veggie snacks, Peas Please, are made with organic whole peas and whole grain brown rice.
Delicious, baked and crunchy, Peas Please will surely please!

Crunchier and saltier Harvest Snaps. I wasn’t sure what ‘Garden Herb’ should taste like. I tasted dry Italian dressing mix and salt.
While they were good, I think I’ll stick with the Harvest Snaps brand from now on. They are less salty and have more flavors I KNOW I like (Although, I am curious about some flavors this brand offers)
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO, Organic,

EXPLORE CUISINE ORGANIC CHICKPEA FUSILLI PASTA
FROM THE BOX: Explore Cuisine searches the globe to bring you healthy foods!
Dedicated to innovative cooking using organic ingredients of the highest quality, Explore Cuisine integrates beans, peas, lentils and rice to provide your family nourishing meals which are easy, quick, colorful and simply delicious!
Explore Cuisine delivers affordable food by buying ingredients direct from the farmer and producing next to the fields.
Explore Cuisine is committed to fair trade and sustainable living, so that everyone benefits along the way – from the field to your home.
~11 grams of Protein per serving
~30 g Net Carbs
~Good source of Fiber
~Low Fat
~Tastes Delicious

As of this posting, I have not made these. I will edit this once these have been made.
What I like about Explore Cuisine is the fact that they donate 2% of all proceeds to the Food to Thrive foundation, providing education, empowerment and advancement in farming programs.
TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Organic, Vegan, Kosher, Low Fat

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. Also, some folks MAY need help cooking the Fusilli pasta.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got lots of snacks and part of a meal, 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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