You may have noticed I didn’t review July’s box. There wasn’t anything wrong with July’s box, but it was sort of “meh” so I decided to skip it. Here’s Josh tasting the squeezy bag of oatmeal mush:
Anyhoo, August’s box totally made up for it! Here’s the box, just opened:
Do I spy a full sized bag of candy? Why, yes!
KIND Healthy Grains Popped Salted Caramel
Hey KIND? You had me at “salted caramel”. I’ve had KIND bars before and always enjoy them, but I hadn’t seen this kind before. (Get it? Kind?) This is basically a granola bar, but it’s not too sweet, has a great texture, and 100% whole grains. I love alternative grains, and this bar has SIX: oats, sorghum, millet, amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat. I would definitely buy these again. Om nom nom!
Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans
Uh, roasted bean snacks? Tons of protein? HELL YES! These were seriously delicious and hit all my notes: salty, nutty, crunchy AND healthy. A nearly perfect snack! If I can’t find these at a local store, I plan on using my Love with Food points to buy some. I wanted to eat them so badly I barely remembered to take a pic!
Fruity Pie – Apricot and Almond
Anything that combines dried apricots and almonds cannot be bad. And it wasn’t, it was delicious! Sort of like a Fruit Roll Up but in disc format. Mmmm.
Go Organics Apple Hard Candies
We got an entire bag of these! The only bad part is that they’re apple flavored, which isn’t my favorite, but they taste a lot like apple cider, like REAL apple cider. I gave these to the Hubs.
479 Degrees Sea Salt Popcorn
This was super yummy. In the end, though, it’s just salted popcorn. Really yummy salted popcorn! (As you can see I couldn’t wait to tear into this.)
Wild Friends Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter
*sigh* I wanted so much to love this. You could definitely taste the coconut and the chocolate, but dang it if it wasn’t grainy. There’s a reason I stick with my mainstay, Skippy. It was good, but just not for me.
La Panzanella Croccantini Artisan Italian Crackers – Rosemary
I’m sorry to say this, but I took one bite of these and fed the rest of them to Bingley. He really enjoyed them, though!
Stash Lemon Rooibos Iced Herbal Tea Powder
Made The Hubs try this, since I’ve had rooibos before and it wasn’t my thing. (I’m a total tea snob, and rooibos is not true tea!) He made it and was sort of neutral on the flavor, so I took a sip. Basically it tasted like lemon water. Not bad, just not amazing.
All in all, a great box! Can’t wait to try September’s!
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2 thoughts on “August Love with Food Box Review!”
I actually won a giveaway of 4 full jars of wild friends nut butter in various flavors a while back off of Lucky Vitamin. I didn’t think I was ever going to get through it all! I thought they’d be mini packs, and they arrived as full sized jars. I mean, how much choco-peanut butter can you really eat? lol. The grainy texture didn’t particularly bother me, but I always favored chunky peanut butter in my skippy days, so I guess I don’t mind a bit of a crunch. I’ve sworn off skippy since going organic. Skippy now tastes like a mouthful of powdered sugar to me. I did get used to this wild friends stuff, but I won’t pretend I wasn’t glad to get back to my organic shoprite pb&j. I’m not used to sweetened peanut butter anymore, and found the agave in the wild friends just too darn much for me. Too much sweet. Too little nut flavor. If I want nut butter, It should taste more like nuts than all the additives, I figure.
You already know how I feel about the go organic hard candies. The apple ones are pretty okay, but I still favor the honey when I can get them. I have a cup full of pomegranate in my desk at work, atm, since that was what was in stock when I ran out. I buy the apple once in a while, though, depending on what flavors are available at the time.
And I totally buy that 479 popcorn occassionally. There’s a coconut caramel one, I think. I don’t buy it often, but I smuggle it into the movie theater because something in the movie theater’s popcorn makes my tummy very unhappy, and if I’m going to have an unhappy tummy, I don’t want it while sitting in a movie theater.
I’m not a fan of stash teas in general. If I have to buy something that isn’t loose leaf, I go for Numi. I’m a tea snob in my own way. I have nothing against herbals or tisanes, but they have to be of a good quality, and stash just doesn’t do it for me.
It’s funny how much of your box I’m familiar with. The roasted beans and fruity pie look tasty. I go for That’s It bars for my fruit roll up flavor fix, but if I see one of those I may need to check it out.
This is the best looking Love With Food I’ve seen. Yum!! (Oh that Bingley face gets me every time!)
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