|Love With Food|
Contents: The July LWF theme was 'Fun on the Boardwalk.' It included 8 different items and a bonus gift card.
|Unboxing the July Love with Food Box|
1. Angel Mint All Natural Orange Salt Water Taffy, 2 pieces
|Full size cost: $25.20 for 70 pieces|
Sample cost: $0.72
2. Kukuruza Hawaiian Salted Caramel Popcorn, 1.69 oz
|Full size cost: $19 for 7 bags, ~1.7 oz each|
Sample cost: $2.71
Salted caramel popcorn is one of my favorite non-chocolate treats because it is sweet, salty and crunchy! This Kukuruza popcorn was good. The popcorn itself was fluffy and was coated in a thin layer of caramel. The caramel was not too sweet. However, I didn't notice the addition of hawaiian salt. I wish that the caramel was crunchier and saltier. I appreciate that this popcorn is handcrafted and does not contain GMOs. I would not purchase because I prefer the 479 Fleur de Sel Caramel Popcorn that I received in my Bonjour Jolie box.
3. Lord Nut Levington Rebel Mary Peanuts, 1 oz
|Full size cost: $14.04 for 12 pouches, 1 oz each|
Sample cost: $1.17
I am intrigued by these peanuts because these are 'Spicy Bloody Mary' flavored. I will update this post when I've tried it!
4. Nature's Bakery Strawberry Fig Bar, 2 oz
|Full size cost: $14 for 8 pouches, 2 oz each|
Sample cost: $1.75
These fig bars were great. There were 2 fig bars in this packet and I reluctantly shared. The bar portion was soft, slightly chewy, a touch dry, and not too crumbly. The fig portion was not overly sweet or sticky. However, I couldn't taste the strawberry flavor. I appreciate that these fig bars are all natural and free of cholesterol, trans fats and GMOs. I would purchase.
5. NECCO Classic Candy Wafers, 0.5 oz
|Full size cost: $13.20 for 60 rolls, 0.5 oz each|
Sample cost: $0.22
I was a bit disappointed to see NECCO candy wafers in the Love with Food box because I don't consider these to be a novel food item. I remember getting these candies during Halloween and tossing these aside, in favor of chocolate and caramel candies. I don't like NECCO candy wafers because these are chalky and don't have enough flavor. I would not purchase.
6. Twangerz Snack Toppings, 4 packets, 0.035 oz each
|Full size cost: $20.30 for 200 packets, 0.035 oz each|
Sample cost: $0.41
These are uniquely flavored salt packets. I will update this post when I've tried it!
7. Uncle Henry's Handmade Sourdough Pretzels, 1.25 oz
|Full size cost: $14.25 for 3 lb. bag|
Sample cost: $0.37
These pretzels were good. The pretzels were crunchy and had a satisfying amount of salt. However, pretzels aren't something I generally crave, unless the pretzels are covered in chocolate. I would not purchase.
8. Vermont Smoke and Cure BBQ Beef Stick, 0.5 oz
|Full size cost: $26.24 for 32 sticks, 0.5 oz each|
Sample cost: $0.82
I am happy to try this antibiotic-free beef stick. I generally prefer sweet treats to savory treats, but occasionally I get random savory treat cravings. I will update this post when I've tried it!
Extra: $25 Hello Fresh Gift Card
|Bonus $25 Gift Card|
I am excited to try Hello Fresh, a weekly subscription for healthy recipes and ingredients. The items are delivered to you and then you cook the meal at home. I like the Hello Fresh concept because I love cooking and trying new recipes.
|Total Estimated Retail Value: $8.17|
Plus $25 Gift Card
Size: We received 1 full size item, 2 deluxe size products and 5 samples.
Products: We received a good variety of high-quality edibles this month. I like that almost all of these products were new to us. Finally, I appreciate that the majority of the products are all-natural.
Value: Poor. I like that LWF donates a meal for every LWF box that is delivered. During June and July, LWF donated 2 (instead of the usual 1) meals to Oklahoma foodbanks for each LWF that was delivered. We received over $8 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.
If you sign up for LWF with the code 'FBGIFT', you will get your first month free (only have to pay $2 for shipping)!
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