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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Love with Food November 2017 Gluten Free Box

Love with Food
November 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!
November’s theme is ‘Attitude of Gratitude.’
This November, we are giving thanks for all of you. Thank you for your encouragement, support, and patience during this snacking journey. Thank you for engaging with us and our partner brands, and for constantly providing great feedback. Thank you for putting the “Love” in Love With Food.
*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.




^^what I received^^

Going in order of the unboxing...

MADEGOOD APPLE CINNAMON GRANOLA BAR
FROM THE PACKAGE: Organic – With Vegetables* – School safe without peanuts and tree nuts
Manufactured in a dedicated facility free from the 8 common allergens:
~Peanut
~Tree Nuts
~Wheat
~Soy
~Dairy
~Egg
~Sesame
~Fish & Shellfish
*Nutrients found in 1 serving of vegetables

Take Apple & Cinnamon instant oatmeal and turn it into a chewy granola bar. This was really, really good.
However, when I ate it, I didn’t taste any vegetables, but it turns out there is actually ‘Vegetable Powder’ in this, and that powder contains: spinach, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beets and shiitake mushrooms.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Allergy Friendly, Kosher

EMMY’S ORGANICS VANILLA BEAN ORGANIC COCONUT COOKIE
I didn’t really taste much vanilla in this cookie. I mainly tasted just coconut.
While these are infinitely better than the Lemon Ginger flavor I had a few months ago, they are still not a cookie I’d specifically go out and buy… which it PAINS me to say, because Emmy’s Organics is a ‘local’ company to me, based out of Ithaca, NY. I feel like I’m hurting the local economy by speaking ill of them.
TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Organic, Kosher, Fair Trade

CRUNCHMASTER MULTI-SEED CRACKERS with SESAME, QUINOA, FLAX AND AMARANTH SEEDS
These reminded me SO much of the Stella D’oro Sesame breadsticks I munched on as a child. Very thin and crunchy. I really didn’t taste anything other than the sesame flavor. These were one of my faves from the box.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, No Artificial colors or flavors, Vegan, Cholesterol Free, Low Saturated Fat

PRINCE OF PEACE GINGER CANDY
FROM THE PACKAGE: Prince of Peace Ginger Candy are great for the whole family. The sweet ginger taste is warming to the senses. Ginger is also known for bringing comfort to the stomach.

I got a full bag of these in the April 2017 box. This time, I only got 3 of them.
These were interesting. The packaging is MAINLY in an Asian language, some dialect of Chinese, which I don’t understand. The little blip above is pretty much the ONLY English on the package.
Going into these, I thought they would be hard candies, but they were more chewy than hard. Only thing I really didn’t like about them was the ginger burned my mouth.
TASTE: 7/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

GLUTINO GLUTEN FREE PRETZEL TWISTS
FROM THE BAG: Come on baby, it’s a party! It’s a celebration! Even if it’s just a snack. She eats up life by the fist-full, living every day to the fullest. The smile on her lips strikes up the band in your heart and you can’t help but join the dance.
Let’s do the twist!

In April, I did a review on Glutino snacks, but these weren’t one of the snacks. However, I really couldn’t taste a difference between these and normal pretzels, minus a ‘wheaty’  and sort of sweet taste to them. I actually liked these.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Kosher

ANGIE’S BOOM CHICKA POP POPCORN in SEA SALT
FROM THE PACKAGE: Back when Dan and I first started popping kettle corn in our Mankato garage, we wanted to teach our kids the value of hard work – and have a little fun along the way. We also wanted a snack we felt good about feeding them (and, ah, the world). Flavorful snacks with real ingredients found in a kitchen, not in a lab (you know, ingredients you don’t have to scrunch up your face to say). Snacks packed with energy, not guilt. Snacks that keep the joy in snacking (and snacking and snacking…). With bright bags that radiate all the love and fun that went into them from the beginning. After all, isn’t that what snacking should be about? We couldn’t agree more. Enjoy.
XO, Angie

Plain, salted popcorn. That’s all this is.
I’m not saying it’s not good, because it is, just… for me personally, I like a bit more ‘flavor’ to my popcorn… butter, white cheddar, even the Cinnabon flavor would work.
I think if I was sent a different flavor, I would have liked it better, But this just fell flat for me.
TASTE: 5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, Whole Grain

ONE POTATO TWO POTATO SWEET POTATO CHIPS in PLAIN JAYNES
FROM THE PACKAGE: At One Potato Two Potato, we believe in a world where a snack food that’s better for you can still be exciting and tasty.
So here’s to a world naturally fun and flavorful, as it was meant to be!
Simply delicious.

My main ‘problem’ with these chips is that they seem to be ‘kettle style’ chips, and they usually hurt my gums.
Other than that, they were pretty tasty. The taste of the sweet potato wasn’t overpowering at all, and there was just the right amount of salt on them. However, I’m not entirely sure I’d buy these for myself.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-MSG, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, Nut-Free, Non-GMO, Kosher

PAMELA’S BAKING AND PANCAKE MIX
FROM THE PACKAGE: Wake every morning to light and fluffy pancakes made in no time! Quick, easy and delicious with 8 whole grains per serving, use Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix to make all types of delicious baked goods!

Considering there are 4 grams of sugar in this mix, and the diabetics I live with like to keep their count to 3 grams per item, I will be passing this onto my cousin.
What I really like about Pamela’s Products is their support of national and regional non-profit Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Autism Support Organizations. The last one is important to me, since I have HS friends whose children have Autism. Those organizations need all the support they can get.
TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Kosher

GO ORGANICALLY FRUIT SNACKS in MIXED BERRY
FROM THE PACKAGE: At Go Organically, we believe Fruit Snacks should be made with Read Fruit. We source USDA certified organic fruit and other quality ingredients to offer you the best, most authentic and delicious snacks for your family.
Please try all of our mouth-watering varieties for a taste experience you can feel good about.
Go Organically. You’ll like what’s in it. You’ll love what’s not!

These are actually softer than traditional fruit snacks… They almost feel like gummy candies.
I couldn’t really decipher what berries were used, but they did taste very fruity.
TASTE: 8.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Organic

CRIO BRU 100% GROUND COCOA BEANS in FRENCH ROAST
FROM THE PACKAGE: Honest Energy.
Theobromine is a naturally occurring substance found in cacao that provides a gentle, long-lasting boost of energy so you won’t feel jittery during the day or sleepless at night.
Honest Energy offers you a healthy, non-addictive alternative to caffeine. Honest Energy doesn’t impersonate. It doesn’t leave out the details for convenience or marketing. Honest Energy works with your body – not against it. Read more at criobru.com/honestenergy.

Truth be told, I probably will never make this. We only have one coffee pot in the house, and it’s reserved for water for instant coffee.
If I can find the French Press I received as another review, I will try this, but as of this writing, this is untried.
TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten Free

PURELL MULTI-SURFACE DISINFECTANT
FROM THE PACKAGE: Disinfects Food Contact surfaces
Worry free around kids, pets & food

Basically, this is the liquid form of a Clorox wipe. I used it to clean the placemats on our table and it worked just as well as a Clorox wipe.
What I like about this spray is it’s a non-bleach spray; the main active ingredient is Ethyl alcohol, so I feel safe using this around Mama Melissa and her asthma.
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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.

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