Skip to main content

Love With Food: March Throwback

So you all might remember at the beginning of the year last year I tried out a few free and discounted food subscription boxes, one of which was the Love With Food Box! It is regularly $9.99 per month for a monthly subscription, which I think is a bit much...  But on Leap Day in February they had a special running for $17.98 for a three month subscription, which is about $9 cheaper than the regular 3 month subscription, and works out to about $6 per month!  I'll but into that!

I know I'm super late with this one... But I wanted to post it anyway!

These Lemon Wafer Bites by Dolcetto were the first thing my mom took and said "Let's try these!"  They were little wafers filled with lemon creme, and were so tasty!  Probably my favorite out of this box...

My dad was the one who pulled this Fig Bar by Nature's Bakery out and said he loved these, but neither of us had tried or heard of the strawberry flavor.  Unlike with my mom, I kept this one and ate it myself!  It was good, filling for what the size is, and I'd like to try other flavors.  These are vegan, non-GMO, and dairy free.

I also absolutely loved these Horizon fruit snacks!  They were all strawberry, so no variety in the flavors, but they were shaped like cows! So cute... These were organic and dairy-free.

I am not a fan of green olives, so my mom got thse Olympos Pitted Green Olives  if she wanted them or not... I'm pretty sure they still haven't been eaten, but that is just a personal preference.  Regardless, these were gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

I am not a huge almond fan so I haven't tried this Almond Roca bar yet... but I'm not completely opposed.  This is the only food from these boxes I've regularly seen in stores, so thats lucky if you like them!  In addition, they are gluten free!

I ate these Naan Crisps by Stonefire with chicken salad, and I definitely approve.  They were the perfect size, had a good crunch and were just salty enough!  

Mother Dearest stole these...  They are peppermint flavored salt water taffy by Salty Road.  The goal was to combine Sweet and Salty with a hint of peppermint, and she said they were a little odd, but not bad!

Bad... Bad bad bad bad bad.  I wasn't a pork skin fan to start with, but combining that hot greasy flavor with a more sophisticated Rosemary and Sea Salt just didn't do it for me.  On the plus side, these Pork Clouds had zero chemicals in them, they were strictly pork skin,olive oil, salt, and rosemary, so if you enjoy pork skins these would be a really good choice!

So I saw this offer to get a bag of coffee and on the back there is an offer for a free tin of tea, you just pay $1 shipping an hand;ing for each.  I was pretty excited about this bonus offer, but on a whim decided to glance through their terms and conditions before placing my order.  Following this order, they will charge your card over $60 every TWO WEEKS!  I thought maybe I'd just cancel it after the first freebie, but upon reading reviews I learned the customer service is unreachable and it is nearly impossible to cancel... You should be ashamed for including something like this Love With Food, I am very disappointed.

On the other hand, they also included this Swap.com coupon for $5 off of an order.  This website is like an online consignment store, with free shipping on your first order over $25, 100% return guarantees, and GREAT prices! I checked out reviews of the site and the people who had ordered from them all were 5 stars and people who had sold with them were mostly one or two... So buy, don't sell!  I went ahead and ordered to try it out and got a reeeeeeally nice NORTH FACE Summit Series jacket for $35, and it would normally be upwards of $100.  I also ordered a Cinderella picture book for $5 that looked great online, but once I got it it was in pretty horrible condition... I immediately went to ask online to return it, and they refunded my money within the week, AND told me to just go ahead and keep the book!  So all in all, I got a free book, and a North Face jacket for $30, with free shipping and a coupon.


So I payed about $6 for this box of 8 snacks,  which works out to about $0.75 per snack, much less than a vending machine.  I really liked four of the eight, could take or leave two, and strongly disliked two, which isn't bad!  Also, with the Swap.com coupon, the box basically paid for itself!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

College Countdown: Dorm Tour

I think I finally got my side of my dorm to look how I want it to this year, and I am absolutely thrilled with it!

I chose the colors yellow and grey, which isn't what I'd usually pick, but I've been thrilled with the way it turned out!  I'm not going to mention where every little thing is from, if you want more information on that you can check out my Dorm HaulI posted earlier this week, but I will do my best to hit he highlights!
First I will start off with my desk area.  From right to left I keep my makeup in the drawers I DIYed, my makeup mirror from Amazon, my desk organizer filled with legitimate desk things, as well as more makeup and makeup brushes, my tea station with my chip mug and honey, my textbooks, and finally my sticky notes and Ray Bans!
The wall above my desk I turned into sort of a gallery wall!  It has been a process to get all of this up, because anything even semi heavy continues to fall down!  From top to bottom: I picked up the canvases at a bi…

Country Concert Lookbook

Early this fall I will be going to a Brad Paisley AND an Avett Brothers concert!  So when I found out King Ranch Saddle Shop was looking for inspiration when it comes to country style I had to share my ideas!  It is the dog days of summer, with hot days and cool nights here in the mountains, so I tried to create looks to fit all weather and styles!

Sassy  For the budding flower child who needs to show a bit of a wilder side and have fun for the night!   This is a crop top and basic jean shorts, which could be subbed for light wash ripped skinnies if the venue is going to be cooler (which is actually what I wore to a Flogging Molly concert last fall!). Crop Top: American Eagle Shorts: Hollister Flower Crown: Claire's


Sweet  This is for the sweet girly girl who still want to show their country side.  It is a simple white lace top dress, to which I have added a red flannel for those cool Summer nights.  The flannel could be tied around your waist during the day, or substituted for a d…

Summer Essentials: Shampoo and Conditioner

If you are looking for convenience...
Try Herbal Essences Hello Hydration 2 in 1 Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner
Replenishes and refreshes hair, full of moisturizers that rinse clean, wit a fusion of orchid & coconut milk. Quick in and out in the shower, and the less time you spend on you hair, the more time you can spend living it up on your vacation!
$6.49 at www.walgreens.com/herbal-essences-2-in-1





If you are looking for clarification...

Try VO5 Tea Therapy Clarifying Shampoo
Clarifying formula, formulated with a refreshing vanilla mint fragrance, while keeping color treated hair looking great! Love this!
$0.99 at www.amazon.com/VO5-Shampoo






If you are looking to lighten your hair over the summer...
Try the Sheer Blonde Go Blonder line by John Frieda
Gradually lightens Blonde hair for your ideal, sun-kissed look all year long. Go-Blonder products, with Citrus and Chamomile, enhance your natural blonde hair, lightening for brighter blonde, softness and shine (for blonde or light hair on…