You may have gathered from me mentioning it every single time I review one of their boxes, but Love With Food is one of my favorite subscription boxes. I am never disappointed, and even if I am not head over heels for the box, I still always genuinely enjoy whatever they send me. However, this month is my absolute favorite box that they have ever sent me (some serious high praise). It turns out there is a really quick way to my heart – send me a box full of things that are sweet, and also olives.
If you haven’t heard me (or anyone else for that matter) gush about Love With Food before, it’s a monthly subscription box that sends you samples of delicious snacks that will (probably) rock your world. They offer a regular tasting box ($12/month), a deluxe tasting box with twice as many samples (around 16), and a gluten-free option. I stick to the regular tasting box.
This month’s theme was Taste the Season – and it was filled with even more deliciousness than normal!
Cookie Chips by Hannah Max – Ok, enough intro. I need to tell you about Cookie Chips. They are among the best and most interesting snacks I have ever had. I loved them so much that I immediately went to the LWF website and redeemed all of my precious hoarded points to buy as many cases of them as I could. They’re that good. Imagine cookies in the style of potato chips. Sweet, buttery, crispy, thin, and not terrible for a diet (unlike both real cookies and potato chips). The bag had 2 servings and it was more than enough for my fiance and I to split (though we did plow through it super fast). I already have plans to get a variety case of them from Amazon. I am weak for cookies.
Kettle Corn by Oogies – Kettle corn is great. I feel like it is more appropriate for a summer box, since it’s the snack of choice at carnivals and amusement parks, but LWF uses their themes pretty loosely. Either way, the bag was pretty full and sizable – and delicious.
Pitted Green Olives by Olympos – This is the only item in the box that wasn’t a dessert-type snack. I am totally fine with that because HOLY HELL I LOVE OLIVES. These are marinated with herbs and, presumably, olive oil. They were a perfect snack. I’m not sure if everyone snacks on olives, but you all should. Or don’t, whatever, more for me.
Hazelnut Spread by Nocciolata – For all of you Nutella lovers out there, stop what you’re doing and try the real thing. Nutella is the kool-aid of hazelnut spreads, and Nocciolata makes a damn good one. My fiance literally squeezed a small amount into his mouth from this pouch and declared he didn’t care what I thought, he was eating the rest directly out of the packet as well, then ran into another room so I couldn’t try any. Fortunately, I’ve had it before and knew exactly what he was experiencing. I remember my pupils dilating and my heart rate increasing when it first hit my tastebuds. Nutella does not come close to the richness of this spread. Go home, Nutella, we’re done here.
Dark Chocolate Coconut by Next by Nature – This was an item I assumed I would love, since coconut and dark chocolate are my jam. The combination of the two sounded great, but I was really weirded out by how it actually tasted. It had a strange soapiness to it, which was off-putting. That said, it didn’t stop me from eating the entire pack. I’m not that picky.
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels by Liddabit Sweets – These are so good. I eat my fair share of caramels (I happen to own a store directly next to Mouth Party, which has arguably the best caramel in the country – no joke), and these were really tasty. They weren’t caramels covered in chocolate, which is a minor pet peeve of mine. They are chocolate flavored caramels, perfectly gooey and balanced with some salt to prevent the sweetness from being cloying. Delicious!
Chocolate Honey Mints by Honey Acres – You may be familiar with these little honeys (heh heh) because they are super popular at Trader Joe’s. They are so similar to those that I can’t really tell the difference at all. They are made with 3 ingredients – raw honey, unsweetened cocoa powder, and natural peppermint oil. That may sound strange, but they’re a great creamy texture and they are just as decadent and sweet as any commercial candy can be. Plus, since there are only a couple of not-terrible-for-you ingredients, they turn out to be not-terrible-for-you in general. Bam.
Espresso Candies by Bali’s Best – These are the only thing in the box that I haven’t tried yet, because I’m not a huge fan of hard candy. I’m sure they’re great, but I probably won’t eat them. Good thing they’re the smallest addition to the box!
There you have it, the Love With Food box that blew my mind. Or, as I like to refer to it, the Love With Food box that changed my life by introducing me to Cookie Chips.
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