Contents: The June LWF theme this month was 'Summer Bash.' It included 10 different items.
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|Unboxing the June 2013 Love With Food Box|
1. Original Roasted Seaweed from Seaweed Love, 0.18 oz
Full Size Cost: $32.99 for 24 pouches, 0.18 oz each
Sample Cost: $1.37
2. Coconut & Mango Fruit Ice from Smooze, 2.25 oz
Full Size Cost: $13.99 for box of 6 fruit ice pouches, 2.25 oz each
Sample Cost: $2.33
I've seen these at Whole Foods and I am excited to try this frozen treat! I love the Whole Foods brand frozen mango fruit bars (relatively inexpensive at ~$2.75 for 4 fruit bars), so this fruit ice has some tough competition.
Update: This smooze fruit ice was good, but not great. The coconut and mango flavors were good - tasted natural and neither flavor was overbearing. However, I did not like the packaging. You have to cut the package open and then squeeze the fruit ice out of the package. So, you need a pair of clean kitchen scissors to enjoy this fruit ice, which is an inconvenience. I prefer the flavor, packaging and price of the Whole Foods brand frozen mango fruit bars over this fruit ice. Would not re-purchase.
3. Gluten-Free Pineapple Coconut Cereal Bar from Do More Bars, 1.23 oz
Full Size Cost: $23 for 12 bars, 1.23 oz each
Sample Cost: $1.92
This is another blast from the past - I used to make rice crispy treats with my brother for school bake sales. This rice crispy treat is made with gluten-free ingredients such as organic brown rice, organic brown rice syrup, dried pineapple and organic coconut. I'm going to save this cereal bar for an afternoon when I need a sweet and crunchy nostalgic treat.
Update: This rice crispy treat was surprisingly good. I was surprised that I liked it because I don't usually like pineapple coconut flavored foods or drinks. The rice bits were crispy (I was worried that these rice bits would become soggy), the brown rice syrup gave this rice crispy treat the perfect amount of sweetness and the pineapple coconut flavor was pleasant and not overpowering. The pineapple flavor was slightly more noticeable than the coconut flavor. I would recommend and re-purchase.
4. Organic Fruity Bears from Surf Sweets, 0.5 oz
Full Size Cost: $4.49 for 5 pouches, 0.9 oz each
Sample Cost: $0.50
Update: These gummy bears were more sticky than chewy. The flavors were unremarkable. I would not re-purchase. I'll stick with my favorite Haribo gummy bears for now.
5. Sweet Plantain Chips from Turbana, 1.05 oz
Full Size Cost: $28.40 for 20 bags, 1.05 oz each
Sample Cost: $1.42
Update: These plantain chips were great. The chips had a nice crunch, were cut thinly, lightly sweetened and not greasy. I would re-purchase and recommend.
6. Pomegranate Mint Chewing Gum from PUR Gum, 1 pack
Full Size Cost: $21.60 for 12 packs
Sample Cost: $1.80
7. Organic Hard Candy from GoOrganic, 2 pieces
|Full Size Cost: $15.50 for 12 oz bag|
Estimated Sample Cost: $0.39 for 2 pieces (total weight 0.3 oz)
These organic candies are handmade! I received 2 flavors - blood orange and organic apple. Hard candy isn't something that I usually crave, but these will be perfect when I want a small sweet treat. I like that these candies are available in interesting 'grown-up' flavors.
8. Organic Drink Mix from Flavrz, 1 fl. oz.
Full Size Cost: $39 for 16 pouches, 1.23 oz each
Sample Cost: $1.98
9. All-Natural Fruit and Soy Bar in Pineapple from SoyJoy, 1 bar
Full Size Cost: $6 for 5 bars
Sample Cost: $1.20
10. $50 Naked Wines gift card (bonus item)
|Gift card value $50|
|Total Estimated Retail Value: $12.91 |
Plus $50 gift card
Size: I was happy that we received 7 full size items and 2 samples!
Products: We received a good variety of high-quality edibles this month. I discovered a handful of new products this month through LWF. Finally, I appreciate that the majority of the products are all-natural.
Value: Fair. I like that LWF donates a meal for every LWF box that is delivered. During June and July, LWF will be donating 2 (instead of the usual 1) meals to Oklahoma foodbanks for every LWF that is delivered. We received over $12 worth of products this month. Normally, LWF boxes are $12 ($10 per month, plus $2 for shipping and handling). We had purchased a 6-month LWF subscription on Fab for $46.20.
Here are 2 promo codes:
- If you use 'HAPPYFATHER', you will get $10 off any gift subscriptions (hurry, because this promo code expires today, June 16, 2013!)
- If you sign up for LWF and use 'FBGIFT', you will get your first month free (only have to pay $2 for shipping)!
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