The Christmas Love with Food box was jam-packed with a ton of fan favorites from previous boxes. Hello, box of yum! This is a fun snack discovery subscription available in three versions: Tasting box, Deluxe box, and Gluten-free. You can see our reviews of all 3 varieties of Love With Food boxes here.
Below is a review of the free bonus box available with a special subscription deal in December 2016. Lucky us, there’s a special deal right now too!
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Here’s a look at how packed the box was. What is that LWF logo’d heart???
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My Christmas box, unboxed. I can’t believe that all fit in there.
Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins – Pumpkin Spice: These thin, crispy cookies were surprisingly very good. I didn’t get much of a pumpkin flavor – they reminded me more of ginger snaps. I like that 5 cookies made a serving, so I didn’t feel too guilty eating these. Sorry Santa, I’m not sharing them with you.
Cosmos Creations Premium Puffed Corn – Caramel Apple and Salted Caramel: I’ve received these in other LWF boxes and was happy to see them in here. The caramel apple has little bits of apple mixed in with the puffs. It’s almost like having a caramel apple from the fair. The salted caramel is just as tasty with the bit of salt to enhance the caramel.
Kettle Brand Potato Chips – Maple Bacon: It’s a match made in heaven; I love dipping my bacon in maple syrup. Plus, I’m a fan of Kettle chips already. I can’t wait to tear into this bag. I hope it lives up to my expectations and doesn’t have that fake bacon taste.
Wise Cinnabon Popcorn: Another welcomed repeat item from a previous box. It’s not the same as one of those giant cinnamon rolls – the flavors are there, but the calories are not.
Beanitos Baked White Bean Crunch – Mac n’ Cheese: The nice thing is that these don’t taste like beans. While they will not take the place of one of my guilty pleasures, they are a nice substitute and definitely healthier.
Sheffa Snack Mix – Zesty: This is a perfect mix of crunchy and savory. The roasted seeds also add some nutty elements. This was a family favorite, and there was a little fight over this bag when we opened the box.
Lucy’s Gluten Free Cookies – Chocolate Chip: These are a good cookie if you have food sensitivities. For my tastes, they are a little dry and need more chocolate chips.
Walker’s Pure Butter Shortbread: Walker’s shortbread are classic and a favorite in LWF boxes. I can’t resist the buttery goodness of these and love them with a cup of coffee or tea.
Loacker Cocoa & Milk Wafers: Cocoa wafers separated by a sweet milk cream filling. This is probably my favorite item in the box. I could binge on these all day and not feel bad. It’s like having the perfect ratio of chocolate cookie and milk in each bite. More please!
Yum Earth Sour Beans: These organic jelly beans are made from natural ingredients and are free of gelatin. They have just enough sour to give you a little pucker and are very yummy.
Pur Mints – Mojito Lime Mints: I didn’t enjoy these the first time I tried them, and my opinion hasn’t changed. However, my dad loved these and was happy to see them. He liked the citrus kick that was in these mints.
Annie B’s Caramels – Apple and Butter Rum: I fell in love with Annie B’s caramels the moment I tried their sea salt version. The apple reminds me of going to the fair, and the butter rum is buttery and smooth. If you haven’t tried this chewy goodness, get some.
Brown and Haley Almond Roca: Crunchy butter toffee rolled in chocolate and almonds. These are so addictive.
Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter – Vanilla: The last time I received this, I gave it to a friend for her morning smoothie. She had nothing but rave reviews. I’m going to have to test out her recipe and see for myself. This powder can also be rehydrated and eaten or used for baking.
Organic Farming Nocciolata – Organic Hazelnut Spread: I never thought I would say this, but I’ve found a replacement for Nutella. Nocciolata is an organic hazelnut spread with cocoa and milk. It is creamier and (dare I say) better than the spread I’ve eaten for so many years.
Dick & Jane Educational Snacks – Presidents: My dad stole these the last time we received them in our LWF box, and he did it this time too! I guess that speaks to their tastiness. These vanilla cookies are a healthy and educational snack.
Vermont Smoke & Cure Spicy Italian Pork Stick: As a fan of meat sticks, I was pleasantly surprised by this. The seasoning was on point, and it was juicy and meaty.
Numi Organic Tea – Amber Sun and Chocolate Earl Grey: Amber Sun is a teasan (contains no tea leaves) made with a blend of turmeric, rooibos, honeybush, cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla bean. I’ve seen turmeric popping up quite a bit lately – it is said to be good for inflammation and digestion. This tea was light and had similar flavors to chai.
The Chocolate Earl Gray combined the traditional black tea with cocoa and vanilla bean for a real treat. Earl Grey is my tea of choice, so I was interested in trying this blend. It was different but in a good way. I liked the vanilla notes a lot and will try this again.
I appreciated the caffeine content noted on the teabag wrapping.
Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix: This pancake mix doubles as a baking mix. Use it as a flour substitute in your favorite baking recipes to create gluten-free options for your friends and family.
Baron Chocolatier Premium Milk Chocolate – Peppermint Bark: I know it’s the holiday season and peppermint bark is everywhere, but I just don’t like it. Never have. Sorry. I passed this on as stocking stuffers. That said, I’ve had other Baron chocolate before and like it. It is smooth and creamy.
Bixby & Co. Craft Candy Snack Bar – Birdie: Dark Chocolate. Hazelnuts. Dried Currants. Crisped Rice. Sea Salt. Snack time harmony.
Love With Food Chip Clip and Lip Balm: With all of these snacks, you need a clip to keep bags closed (or to remind you to stop snacking, LOL). Chip clips are always handy, and this one reminds me of Love with Food. And, with winter here, lip balm is a must against the drier air.
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I was so happy with my Love With Food Christmas box. This was seriously a best of the best for snacks. What was your favorite item from this box? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.
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