Thursday, September 20, 2012

September Love with Food

Love with Food is a monthly food subscription box.  The price is $10 plus $2 for shipping a month or you can sign up for a 6 month plan and shipping is only $1 or a yearly plan and shipping is free which makes the boxes an even $10.  In addition to yummy treats for every box sold they donate a meal to a hungry child. I've enjoyed all my boxes so I signed up for a yearly membership.   

Each month is a different theme and you will receive 5+ gourmet food items.   You don't get to pick you items so it's a complete surprise.  If you like what you get then you can log onto the Love with Food website and order the products at a special discount.  This months theme is Back in Skinny Jeans Noshables.  They were also giving away the Back in Skinny Jeans book by Stephanie Quilao randomly in boxes.  Sadly I didn't win a book, but I got lots of yummy treasures.      

The good:

The price: $10-$12 is a reasonable price to pay for yummy treats AND you're donating a meal. 

Need a gift: You can send a 3 or 6 month subscription to a friend.  Who wouldn't love getting tasty treats in the mail?

Variety: You get a lot of variety in each box. 

Discounts: You can earn points for discounts off future full size product purchases by submitting reviews on their website or referring new members. 

The not so good:

Skip a month: Skipping is not an option.  If you don't want a box you will have to cancel. 

Contents of box with full size retail price listed in parenthesis:

1 oz. jar Bonne Maman Muscat Grape Jelly. Value = $0.42 (13 oz. $5.49) - This was just ok, nothing fantastic about it.  I put it on a crumpet.  

single serve packet Almond Butter by Barney Butter. Value = $0.42 - I love these. I like to take the packet and spread it on a crumpet or english muffin. 

1.55 oz. box of San Franola Granola with raisins. Value = $2.00 - I've received this in other boxes.  It's ok but I've had better granola. 

1.05 packet (makes 6 cups) Teeccino French Roast Coffee. Value $2.50

3 packets of Teeccino in Hazelnut, Chocolate and Vanilla Nut. Value = $0.80/ea (10 pk $7.99)

3 (.45 oz) packets of flavored Balsamic Vinegar by Gourme Mist. Value = $0.71/ea (14 pk. $9.99)

.35 oz. bag of Roasted Edamame by Sensible Foods. Value = $1.08 (12pk $19.95)

.35 oz. bag of Tropical Blend Fruit by Sensible Foods. Value = $1.08 (12pk $19.95)

The total value of this months box is $12.03.  I think this is a great deal whether you're a month, bi-annually or yearly subscriber.  I love balsamic vinegar, literally I can drink the stuff so I'm super excited to try these.  In a couple boxes back Sensible Foods dried corn was in the box and I loved it so much I ordered more.  I'm hoping the edamame and fruit is just as good.  Teeccino? Sounds interesting. 

Verdict: overall I love my love with food boxes so it's a keeper    

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Love with Food.  I purchase these subscriptions myself.  


  1. I love to receive emails on your latest post... of course afterwards, I'm always tempted to subscribe, lol.

    I figured subscribing to this would be okay since it's also for a good cause :) Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ali - Thanks! This box is nice because it's not too expensive and it has some great little goodies in it AND it includes a donation. I hope you enjoy your box and make sure and use the $2 discount code JEANSVIP (every savings counts!).