Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April Love With Food Box - Andrew Zimmern

Love with Food is a monthly subscription box for food.  Each month is a different theme and you will receive 5+ gourmet food items. 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.

Love with Food has provided a code for $2.00 for my readers.  Use code TREASUREVIP

This subscription is only available in the US and ships from Santa Clara, California. 

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. 

This months box was curated by Andrew Zimmern and is theme is Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods. 


Contents of box with estimated value/retail price listed:

1 oz. Mini Pops Air Popped Sorghum Grain. Value = $1.00 - The boyfriend opened this up and said "what is this mini popcorn?" What I liked about it was it tasted good, the bag was stuffed and it was satisfying.  

1 JJ's Sweets Original Cocomel. Value = $0.80 - These are always tasty.

1 JJ's Sweets Sea Salt Cocomel. Value = $0.80 - These are always tasty.

small sample of Pollen Ranch Organic Fennel Pollen. Value = ?? - I added this to coleslaw I had made. I don't know that it was enough to really get an accurate taste but we ate all the coleslaw so it must have been good.

1.1 oz. Oloves Lemony Lover Olives. Value = $1.50 - I don't like olives but the boyfriend said they were pretty good.

.5 oz. Somersault Snacks Salty Pepper Nuggets. Value = $0.79

2 oz. jar Buff Lo Dip Creamy Buffalo Ranch Dip. Value = $0.64

2.5 oz. The Good Bean Smoky Chili & Lime Chickpea snacks. Value = $3.16

The total estimated value of this months box is $8.69.  Let me start by saying I like the products in this box, however, I was expecting more unusual foods from Andrew Zimmern. I suppose if they put really odd ball stuff in here people would've complained so I get why they didn't go too crazy. I can't wait to try the Buffalo Ranch Dip. I love buffalo wings mostly for the sauce so this might be perfect for me. I really liked the popcorn and caramel is always a nice treat.  

Verdict: Overall I love my Love with Food boxes so it's a keeper. 

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4 comments:

  1. Ah,I got the same thing. I bought a three month subscription off Fab [I think] with a discount code. I am just disappointed that most of the box is below value than what I paid.

    Did you try the salty pepper nuggets or the chickpea snack?

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    1. It's not too far below so I'm ok with that. I was bummed that it didn't have more funky foods in it. The chickpea snacks are just ok. I find them a little dry. I like the somersault snacks though.

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    2. Yeah, I agree. :)

      PS I think they took out the Chocolate Covered Almonds from Naturebox because I don't see it anymore :(

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    3. I wonder if it's because the weather is warming up?

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