Hello! It’s been too long, dear foodies! I’ve been meaning to review my June “Love with Food” box. But I’ve been distracted… I ended up taking this box with me to work and all these items were perfect for snacking in the office. Speaking of work, I will be moving into a new office! No more cubicle! But rather a shared office ! Yipee! Okay, first up, the coupons. And then my review! 🙂
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**That was the code I used to get my 1st box free. Let me know if it doesn’t work. With the code, all you will need to pay is $2 shipping.
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Love with Food (June 2013)
When they mention “Great Cause” I think they are referring to the fact that for every box purchased, a meal is donated to a hungry child.
Pretty box. What did I get?
Oooo la la! Nomnomnom.
These two larger items were the first items that caught my attention. They also turned out to be my favorite foods from this month’s box!
Roasted Seaweed Snack, Olive Oil
I have been eating these snacks FOREVER! I love them! I usually get them at the Asian supermarket … either with grapeseed oil or kimchi/spicy flavored. This particular pack met my expectations, crispy, thin, salted just right and perfect for a light snack! Rating: 8/10
Sweet Plaintain Chips by Turbana
Crunchy, sweet & salty means perfect for snacking! Each chip is bite size, maybe the size or a quarter or dollar coin. Stamp of approval from me (not that that means anything :P) Rating: 8/10
Flavrz Organic Citrus Hibiscus Drink Mix
I mixed this liquid drink into about 12-14 oz (I’m not quite sure how to measure that cup). You can kind of see the light, translucent coloring. It’s not as sweet as I imagined. Not too bad… however, I don’t think I would purchase these drinks. It tastes a bit weird after a bit. Rating: 5/10
smooze! All Natural Cocount + Mango Fruit Ice
Dairy-free and made with coconut water. Left it in the freezer for just an hour or so and then took it out to enjoy. A light creamy tight of consistency. The mango/coconut flavors were perfect together. Loved it! I could see this being a perfect snack for summer gatherings or a nice treat for kids. Rating: 6/10
pur pomegranate mint gum
Sweet and yet minty. A light sour taste also (from the pomegranate, maybe?). I like the flavor… however, the gum became hard pretty fast… Rating: 4.5/10
GoOrganic Apple and Blood Orange Hard Candies
Nice little hard candy treats! I prefer the blood orange flavor. Rating: 5.5/10
SoyJoy Mango Coconut Bar
I received one of these bars in my very first Birchbox (I think November 2012? Maybe?)… eh. I am not a fan. A lot of my friends seems to enjoy these, but they are too dry and not flavorful, IMO. Rating: 3/10
SurfSweets Fruity Bears
Nice little gummy treats! Just wish the sample pack contained more than just 5 little bears! Rating: 6.5/10
Do More Bars Pineapple Coconut Cereal Bar
Gluten free. Your typical cereal bar (almost rice krispy esque but not quite). Pretty good! Rating: 7/10
Other little bonuses:
- $50 wine gift card – meh
- Beach Trip Drink Recipe Card
- SoyJoy Coupon
Overall, a decent box! The value came to around $14.00 which actually just fits the $12.00 + $2.00 shipping cost of each month’s box. This was my very first food subscription box. I’m more of the kind of person who likes to get ingredient to make large meals … so I don’t think I’ll be staying with this subscription, but if you like to experiment with snacks, this seems like a perfect box!