This month’s Love With Food box was an emotional rollercoaster. There were the highest of highs, but then the lowest of lows. A couple loops in the middle just for fun. You’ll see what I mean in a minute.


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Alright, let’s see the whirlwind of emotion that was this month’s snack box:

Fried Pork Rinds by Pork Clouds – Let’s start with the highest of highs. These pork rinds are so freaking good. They melt in your mouth into an umami bomb that is unlike any other snack LWF sends out. The first time they sent these pork rinds I immediately cashed in all my LWF points and bought a case of them. A CASE. Don’t ask how long they lasted.

Lemon Snakaroon by Laughing Giraffe – I am so sad that the LWF shop is sold out of these. I wanted to buy ALL OF THEM. They are so freaking good – lemon, coconut, melt-in-your-mouth scrumptiousness.

Mini Cookie Stash Cookie Butter Cookies by Belgian Boys – If you’ve ever read a single one of my LWF reviews then you would know how I feel about cookies. (Hint: it’s intense) Mustache shaped cookies are a thing I’ve never had before, but I don’t care what the hell shape these cookies are in because THEY ARE INCREDIBLE. The bag says “the original Belgian speculoos,” which I find hard to believe, but good heavens I could eat my weight in these. And then some.

Brownie Brittle by Sheila G’s – Brownie brittle is always verging on entering slightly-too-sweet territory, but I will never (NEVER) complain about a chocolate flavored item in a LWF box. Never.

Various Lollipops by Yummy Earth – Holy sh*t, it’s a giant handful of delicious organic lollipops! These were a tremendously pleasant surprise, and 5 different flavors to boot! I must have done something right to be benefiting from this kind of snacking karma.

Mini Nut-Thins by Blue Diamond Almonds – Almond and rice cracker snacks taste exactly how they sound. Fortunately, they are drenched in cheddar cheese powder, which is something I am unabashedly a huge fan of. Judge all you want, but I’ll be laughing all the way to the fake nacho cheese bank. I’m not even sure what that means.

Organic Tomato Basil Chickpeatos by Watusee Foods – I am delighted by how ridiculously adorable the name “chickpeatos” is. The flavor of these isn’t quite so whimsical, unfortunately. Perhaps if I had tried a different flavor I would have enjoyed these more. Unfortunately this is where our fun ends. Hold on to your candy wrappers folks, because we’re about to begin our descent into the depths of snacking hell.

Hemp Hearts by Manitoba Harvest – This bag loudly advertises that you can “enjoy” these hemp hearts right from the bag!” They even display a spoon full of hemp hearts on the package showing how easy it is to eat them directly off a utensil. Learn from my mistakes, folks. Don’t eat a giant spoonful of hemp seeds. Don’t do it. No matter how tempted, just put them on a salad. Or like, in a smoothie. Something. Anything. Don’t eat them directly out of the package with a spoon, no matter what the bag tells you to do.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the raw shelled hemp seeds, but nothing could have prepared me for the demented joke that LWF pulled on me next. Nothing.

Marinara Mia Tomato Mayo Spread by Kitchen Crafted Sprd – Guys, there’s something you need to know about me. I’m an adventurous eater. I’ve eaten bugs, I’ve eaten brains, I’ve even taken a shot of vodka with a snake’s bile sack in it (no, I really did). There is but one thing on this great big culinary adventure of a planet that I will not, cannot eat, and that is mayonnaise. It’s an insult to the concept of food enjoyment. It’s unnatural and it belongs nowhere near my LWF snack inventory. The fact that they combined marinara sauce with mayo is, in my eyes, unforgivable. Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to go vomit.

Final Rating: F, because of the mayo. But B if I’m being honest. 

I’m going to try my best to forget that they sent me a pack of mayo, because I need to forget that this happened. Shudder. Mostly everything else was great, so at least there’s that.

I’ve got my eye on you, Love With Food. You’re on notice.



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7 Comments on Love With Food – February 2017

  1. Dymond Moore
    February 24, 2017 at 5:32 pm (10 months ago)

    Okay so yeah you hate the mayo but this is the box that has tipped me over the edge! I’ll be buying one with your link!

    • Jill
      February 24, 2017 at 5:36 pm (10 months ago)

      You won’t regret it!! LWF is one of my absolute favorite boxes, they never disappoint. Unless they keep sending me mayo, that is. (c:

      • Dymond Moore
        February 25, 2017 at 1:48 pm (10 months ago)

        Ordered! I’m hoping for some pork rinds and hoping they got the hint that I don’t like chocolate in my survey. Actually, do you know if there’s a way to tell them about allergies?

        • Jill
          February 25, 2017 at 2:36 pm (10 months ago)

          Not sure about the allergies, but they do have special boxes like gluten-free and such. It’s worth reaching out to them to ask though!

  2. Christy
    February 25, 2017 at 10:39 am (10 months ago)

    Wow, that is a strong distaste for mayo! Don’t hate me, nut I just made a pasta salad that was dressed with mayo and marinara and it was awesome… then again I am one of those people who dunks French fries in mayo… preferably alternating with ketchup, so it sounds like I need that mayo, stat!!

    • Jill
      February 25, 2017 at 2:32 pm (10 months ago)


  3. Christy
    February 25, 2017 at 10:42 am (10 months ago)

    Forgot to add, I had the same experience eating straight hemp hearts… yikes