I messed up with my Love With Food subscription and missed last month’s. I am now back on track and this time around, I am unboxing the “tasting” version from Love With Food, as I am now on that type of plan. In a couple of months, I will have another sub plan with the deluxe version again. Gotta love Groupon and Rue La La specials!
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!
This month’s theme is Surfin’ USA and I received the Avalon version.
Break out the shades, because we’re beach bound! Whether you’re into catching waves or soaking up the rays, you’ve earned the right to relax. Why? Because you helped fight hunger by purchasing a Love With Food box. So let the ocean nurture your soul. We say bring on the summer sun, offshore winds and a full cooler!
Simply Toasted Crunchy Coconut Chips by Bare Snacks I love coconut and dried coconut is one of my favorite snacks ~ I get them from Costco in these huge bags, but they are chewy and not a chip. These are toasted coconut chips and they still have a great coconut taste, just crispy and crunchy! These are very good and I enjoyed them. These only have THREE ingredients: Coconut, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt and are baked, contain no preservatives, gluten free, 100% natural and 0 trans fat. .35 oz bag Value .77 cents
Kids’ Organic Sour Citrus by Honey Stinger I’ve purchased the Honey Stinger waffles before but I didn’t know that they create sour gummies in natural limeaide, cherry and grapefruit flavors. These are made with their own organic wildflower honey and 100% organic tapioca syrup. They contain potassium, naturally occurring fiber, protein and 100% RDA of Vitamin C. These chews are marked for kids, but I am a big kid myself! I love sour chewy candies and these are healthy ones! These do not have artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup .80 oz bag Value 1.70
Ingredients: Organic Tapioca Syrup, Organic Sugar, Organic Honey, (organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Ascorbic Acid), Pectin, Citric Acid, Potassium Citrate, Organic Color (black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Turmeric), Natural Flavors, Organic Sunflower Oil, Carnauba Wax
Coconut Almond Curry Granola by Bear Naked This is interesting ~ I haven’t tried this granola treat made from coconut, almonds, cashews flavored with spicy Eastern curry, but the combination sounds amazing! I love curry snacks and there never are enough of those in any treat box. I am looking forward to this when I am in the mood for a savory-sweet snack. 1.2 oz Value .50 cents
Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN OATS, OAT BRAN, HONEY, BROWN RICE SYRUP, COCONUT, ALMONDS, DRIED CANE SYRUP, CASHEWS, EXPELLER PRESSED CANOLA OIL, MAPLE SYRUP, GINGER, CURRY POWDER (CUMIN, TURMERIC, RED AND BLACK PEPPER, CARDAMOM, FENUGREEK, CORIANDER), NATURAL FLAVOR.
Allergen Notes: CONTAINS COCONUT, ALMOND, AND CASHEW INGREDIENTS. MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS AND OTHER TREE NUTS.
Hawaiian BBQ by One Potato Two Potato These went quickly too! I have a weakness for potato chips and this tangy sweet BBQ flavor was really good. These are made with 100% expeller-pressed sunflower oil, non-GMO project verified, gluten free certified and OU Kosher. Hang loose!! 2 oz bag Value $1.48
Ingredients: Potatoes, Expeller Pressed Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Salt, Torula Yeast, Spice, Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Extractive Of Paprika, Natural Flavors (includes Smoke), Citric Acid
Lemon Almond Biscotti by Biscotti Di Suzy I love biscotti and this lemony flavored one with almonds is pretty tasty! I wish I had more than one of them in here or it was bigger ~ this was eaten quickly :) These are made with real butter, California almonds, Neilsen Massey vanilla and contains no artificial preservatives and 0 trans fat. 1 biscotti Value .72 cents
I love the company’s, Crunchy Foods, social stance for better living:
Crunchy Foods is a family owned and operated wholesale bakery, based in Oakland, CA. Our mission is simple: We provide an outstanding product to our customers. Our focus is quality. Our customers receive excellent cookies and personalized customer service.
We offer our employees a great work environment: good jobs & job training, marketable skills, benefits and a living wage.
Doing well allows us to do good. We proudly support local non-profits & charitable organizations, who love our in-kind donations for their events! But profitability for the business is key to our long term growth & sustainability.
Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Almonds, Lemon Juice, Natural Lemon Flavoring, Vanilla, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate)
Gum Pops by Glee Gum I am not a fan of lollipops, so I won’t eat this one. These are flavored with pure cane sugar and natural citrus peels 1 lollipop Value .30 cents
Description: Enjoy the world’s first & only 100% natural gum pops— hard candy lollipops with yummy, natural bubblegum centers. Each bag comes packed with 10 pops in a mix of three delicious flavors: Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple, and Juicy Orange. Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and vegan, these pops are made without artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. They’re certified kosher by the International Kosher Council, too. Give ’em a go!
Ever heard of chicle? All chewing gum was once made from this sustainably harvested rainforest tree sap—until 100% synthetic gum bases became the norm. Verve was founded as a way to market chicle and help conserve the rainforest. Based in RI, Verve proudly produces Glee Gum, a line of Make Your Own Candy Kits for kids, and new Glee Gum Pops.
Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Glucose, Chicle, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Candelillla Wax, Natural Flavors, Glycerine, With Annatto, Beet Juice, Chlorophyll, Turmeric For Color, And Dehydrated Lemon, Orange And Grapefruit Peels
The next 4 items are from True Citrus
Once upon a time, David Schleider (who grew up in his family’s catering business and is an inventor by heart) had a eureka moment while eating lunch with his father:
“Why hasn’t anyone been able to figure out how to put 100% natural, fresh-squeezed lemon into a packet (but way better than that yucky lemon juice packets)?” he thought to himself.”
For the next 3 years, David devoted himself entirely to revolutionizing citrus through creating a process that cold-presses and crystallizes the fruit’s juices and oils to deliver fresh-squeezed taste in a convenient shelf-stable format. (This patented process has become the “Intel” inside of all our True Citrus products and allows us to “own” citrus in this format.) In June 2003, David launched Grand Brands (now True Citrus Co.) with its first product, True Lemon®.
Unlike any product out there, True Lemon® delivers fresh-squeezed taste, is made from lemons and 100% all-natural ingredients, and has 0 calories, 0g carbs and 0g sugars.
Since then our True Citrus family has grown to 4 delicious, core citrus flavors (True Lemon®, True Lime™, True Orange™ and True Grapefruit™), 9 citrus flavor combos and over 35 products. Whether you’re looking for a better way to add a burst of citrus taste to recipes, searching for just a light, unsweetened fresh-squeezed taste in your water or something sweeter and more flavorful (but without any artificial ingredients, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners), True Citrus has a delicious, 100% natural citrus choice that you’ll love!
True Lemon, True Lime, True Orange, and True Grapefruit by True Citrus OMG ~ thank you True Citrus! I love these little packets of citrus flavors. I know that there are the little liquid bottles of concentrated “flavors” that you can purchase in the store, but I like the convenience of using dry packets ~ plus they don’t spill and get everything wet (that has happened to me) This is just crystallized real fruit juices, that provides 25% of your RDA of Vitamin C. Just add in some water and you have a really great tasting citrus drink. I always have issues drinking enough water, as it can get boring, but these are anything but boring and I will be purchasing full sized boxes of them ~ I still haven’t figured out which flavor I like the best yet! You can also use them to flavor other drinks ~ the lime is a tasty addition to beer! True Citrus also has a recipe site so you can get really creative with these flavorings. 4 individual packets Value .90 cents
True Lemon Ingredients: Crystallized Lemon [citric acid, lemon oil, lemon juice, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)]
True Lime Ingredients: Crystallized Lime [citric acid, lime oil, lime juice, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)], Organic dried cane syrup
True Orange Ingredients: Crystallized Orange [citric acid, orange oil, orange juice, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)], Organic dried cane syrup
True Grapefruit Ingredients: Crystallized Grapefruit [citric acid, malic acid, grapefruit oil, grapefruit juice, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)], Maltodextrin
Blueberry Acai Flax Oatmeal Fruit Squeeze by Munk Pack This has to be my favorite item in the box! First off, look at the logo – a chipmunk! And then the name ~ Munk Pack😀
Second, I love this concept ~ oatmeal on the go and it is a tasty blend of blueberry and acai berries with flax seed for healthy oats! Now, you may not like the texture as it is a thick paste, but I found it to be fun and fruity and it reminds me a very thick fruit smoothie. The taste reminds me of fruit rollups, but in a good way. I am already a huge fan of this product ~ I ordered the 6 pack variety on Amazon.com as they have two other flavors that I am eager to try: Apple Quinoa Cinnamon and Raspberry Coconut . This oatmeal fruit squeeze is perfect for anyone who is on the go, traveling, camping, or any outdoor activity, like biking, sailing and surfing :) It is quick and easy to eat and best of all, only 100 calories! And I found it to be quite filling too with 4 grams of fiber, 550 mg Omega-3 and it is gluten free, non-GMO and Kosher ~ no added sugar, vegan and contains real fruit pieces. I am going to have to find these locally as well ~ it looks like Whole Foods carries them according to the Munk Pack store location finder :) 4.2 oz Value $2.75
Description: Enjoy the vibrant taste of antioxidant-rich berries bursting from your oatmeal. The blend of blueberries, pure acai, wholegrain rolled oats and Omega-3 packed flax is more satisfying than a smoothie! We use delicious ripe blueberries from the Pacific Northwest and pure, unsweetened acai berry from the Amazon.
Ingredients: Blueberry, Oatmeal (Water, Gluten Free Oats), Banana, Water, Apple, Apple Juice Concentrate, Ground Flax, Acai, Natural Blueberry Flavor, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
Surfin’ USA theme from Love With Food is pretty strange ~ as I do think that these items are great for ALL outdoor activities! But with the coconut flavors and Hawaii BBQ chips, I think that is why they called it Surfin’ USA, instead of some boring name like The Great Outdoors :) My favorite products are the True Citrus packs and MUNK FOOD!! (I just love saying that name) I plan to look for True Citrus as my local grocery store, as it says it should be there, next to the Crystal Light items. I am looking forward to trying the Coconut Almond Curry snack, as that does sound really good! But Munk Food wins hands down as my favorite item. I paid $6.50 for this box, as I used my Rue La La deal and received a value of $9.12
Did you get this month’s Love with Food box? What is your favorite snack?
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