Love With Food August 2013 Box Review

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After 6 days of waiting from the time they sent me an e-mail saying my box shipped, my Love With Food box for August finally arrived via USPS (probably the slowest shipping method available).  This is my first ever subscription box, so I was totally pumped to get it!  Because the shipping took so long, I was worried about how the food would turn out.  Our postal workers have a tough job, but I think they sometimes take that out on the packages.  For instance, I ordered a new computer that came in a box with one entire end missing!!

Fortunately, Love With Food shrink wraps their boxes!

My little guy is just as excited as I am!

If he’s this excited for a subscription box, I can’t wait until Christmas!

The box was smaller than I expected.  I see boxes from other companies and on other people’s blogs and can’t believe the haul they got.  I was a wee bit disappointed that this could fit in my mailbox.

 

As Ramblings of a Suburban Mom calls it, the “Second Look.”

Oh!  What a cute card!  This month was Backyard BBQ themed.  As you’ll see, I’m not exactly sure what most of the products have to do with barbecuing.  Oh well.  It was a nice try.

The card tells you what is in every box and gives you the company’s Twitter handle (is that what they’re called?).  I already Tweeted Rip van Wafel to tell them how much I loved their product…

Caramel Filled Amsterdam Waffle Cookie from Rip van Wafel

($1.56 per package)

This was my favorite item in the box! As soon as I opened the package I smelled the cinnamon and couldn’t wait to bite in.  The ooey gooey caramel melded well with the cinnamon.  I was in heaven.  It’s too bad they cost so much to ship because I could eat a box of these every day.

Here’s what they look like:

YUM!

Tsunami Spin All Natural Spice Rub from The Dizzy Pig BBQ Co. 

($1.10 for a sample)

 

This particular spice is meant for poultry and fish.  The first whiff of it smells like a mixture between seasoned salt (what chicken flavored Ramen Noodles smell like) and Old Bay Spice.  So, even though I haven’t tried it yet, I know it’s going to taste awesome!  If you go to DizzyPigBBQ.com you can save 15% with code LOVE15.

Sea Salt Potato Crisps from Good Boy Organics

($1.38 for a .8 ounce bag)

 I’m sorry Good Boy Organics, but these chips were disgusting!  My fiance likes them, but the fact that you took potato starch and shaped it into the form of a potato slice not only sounds gross, it tastes gross.  They tasted like crackers coated in Crisco and instant mashed potatoes that set out for a day.  Yuck.

All Natural Salsa from El Pinto

($1 per cup)

My fiance tried this with the chips above and said it was pretty good.  I don’t eat salsa plain and I didn’t have any corn chips on hand, so I’ll take his word for it.  He also put it on some leftover tacos and said it tasted amazing.  It was warm and definitely had jalapenos in it.  It wasn’t too chunky or too watery.  It was right down the middle.

Original Creamy Praline from Aunt Sally’s

($2.33 per praline)

These were kind of weird as well.  I’ve never had pralines before.  I’m not even sure this constitutes a typical praline.  It basically was a big chunk of crumbly caramel with nuts in it.  It tasted stale and just odd, with a hint of too much salt… if that makes sense.

Snapea Crisps from Harvest Snaps

(approximately $2.20 a bag via Amazon)

 

I’ve seen these (or something similar) at the store and was curious to buy them but never did.  They basically are puffed snap peas.  They literally have the consistency of a cheese curl, but they taste like peas.  How I felt about these can best be explained with this picture of my 10-month-old eating one:

 That’s the look of indifference.  I may buy these again for my son using the coupon that came in the box.  They melted in his mouth so quickly that he’ll be safe eating them.  Awesome!

Sugar-Free Fresh Mints from Project7

(currently $1 each)

 How cute is the little vial they sent these in?  I’m totally keeping it when these mints are gone.  Unfortunately, this particular flavor of any mint (spearmint) makes my stomach literally hurt.  Maybe I’m allergic?  I wish it would have been flavored like the green Life Savers.  I love that flavor!

The package claims for every vial sold, they plant a tree.  I like that idea.  🙂

Crunchers from Sahale Snacks

(approximately $1- a 4 ounce pack is $5.25 via Amazon)

These were also kind of odd.  I really like the cranberries because they were so sweet.  But the nutty parts were just…meh.

 They look really appetizing, though, don’t they?

When all is said and done, it was worth the $2 I spent on it using the promo code FBGIFT (you have to sign up for your first time using Facebook for it to work).  But, I don’t know if I will continue at the full price.  We literally ate everything in the box in the first half hour (except the spice rub and mints), so $10 (the regular price) for 30 minutes of gluttony doesn’t seem like much.

Also, when I total everything up it only comes to $11.57 value (excluding the $1 off Snapea coupon).  That’s really not worth the $10 cost for the box plus the $2 shipping.  🙁

If all this look delicious to you and you are interested in trying out a Love With Food box, click here.  Yes, that’s a referal link.  For a limited time, for every person who signs up for a box using my referal link, I will get 500 points to buy something in their shop.  The Rip van Wafels are 1600 points and I NEED THEM, so don’t be shy and try out a box!

You can try the FBGIFT or, if that doesn’t work, FBPROMO  code to get the box for only $2.  If that doesn’t doesn’t work, try FBFRIEND to get $5 off your first box!  And THANK YOU! 🙂

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  1. ksbeth

    interesting mix and you’re right, i don’t see much with the bbq theme, but always fun to try new things )