January 2016 Love with Food

thumb_IMG_8590_1024   thumb_IMG_8592_10242Hello Foodies! The theme for January 2016 , Love is Kind, is the perfect way to begin the year with Love with Food! Most of us strive to improve our overall health and work on becoming a better “me” physically and mentally. How about subscribing to this monthly snack service? It cost less than $10 a month! You’ll be one step closer to becoming a better you by discovering snacks with less chemical junk, while providing a hot meal for someone who really needs it! This tasting subscription is worth it if you are looking for a way to give back to the community but don’t have time to physically volunteer or help out. While most donations don’t come with anything, this one comes with 8 snacks for you to sample. This review is based only on the snacks and if they are worth repurchasing or trying out.

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The snacks come nicely packed in a cute red card-board box. They always provide a description for each of the items with a theme to go with the overall box for the month.

Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
1. Corn and Sea Salt Chips The Better Chip 4 Yes
   

When consuming corn products make sure they are Non-GMO. This brand doesn’t use man made corn, and this one is also made with whole grain. They are also gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free. I really like these! These are not salty, has a nice crunch, and tastes lovely by itself or with salsa! They have other flavors so check them out if you are looking for an alternative tortilla chip without the “extra” ingredients.

Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
2. Mini Chocolates Ritter Sport 4.5 Yes
I’ve seen this brand before but never tried them until now. These are so yummy! This mini version is so cute and the perfect size for a snack. The chocolate is divine and the best part is the butter biscuit in the middle! They have a variety of flavors and they sell these mini versions as well as the bigger ones!

Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
3. Handmade Sea Salt Caramel Annies B’s 4.5 Yes
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I’ve only had caramels that are square shaped, and usually they are chewy and stick uncomfortably to my teeth. This is one of the best caramels I’ve tasted! It is soft, creamy, and just delightful! This one has the right amount of sweet and salty, and the texture is just lovely.

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Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
4. Hard Candies GoOrganic 4.5 Yes
I’ve mentioned before in previous blog posts that I am not a hard candy fan. I’ve received other flavored candies from this brand a couple of times. I did enjoy the tea flavored one, but I must say I am pleasantly surprised by this one. The honey flavor one tastes the best from this brand. My husband and my sister really like these so It was nice receiving a bag full of these! These are smooth, not overly sweet, and has a hint of honey. These are gluten-free, Non-GMO, vegan, organic, and dairy-free. If you are a hard candy lover, check out this brand!

  

Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
5. Granola Cookie 2 Pack Nothin’ But Foods 4 Yes
Instead of the usual granola bar, this one is in cookie form. I like these especially because the cherries give it a nice twist. They are mini, bite-size, and easy to chew. Sometimes I find myself not enjoying a full bar of granola in one sitting, certain ones tastes overwhelming. This is a good alternative for those that are looking for a light pick me up.

 

Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
6. Original Premium Smoked Pork Snack Stick Dimario Foods  N/A N/A
I passed this along to my husband and have not tried it. He likes these kinds of snacks and sometimes I cringe when I see some of the nasty ingredients. This one doesn’t contain as many ingredients.

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Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
7. Mini Wafers Loacker 4 Yes
I find that chocolate is yummy no matter what and this one is no exception. This one is nicely layered in thin wafers and melts delicately, these are yummy!

Snack Brand Rate 1-5 Purchase
8. Tomato & Onion Bruschetta Dipin 4 Yes
This dip is gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free. It only has 7 ingredients and all of which you can pronounce and understand. This paired lovely with the corn chips and I enjoyed eating it together. It isn’t salty and has a nice flavor with bits of tomato and onion for a nice texture.

This is a rough estimate of the cost and a price breakdown for this month’s box. Prices may vary depending on which site, quantity, and company you order from.

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Overall: I enjoyed this month’s snacks! The top 3 for me: Ritter Sport Mini Chocolates, Annie B’s Handmade Sea Salt Caramel, and the GoOrganic Honey Hard Candies. If you are looking to sign up, use my link to get started. This is not a paid post, all opinions are my personal thoughts. I really enjoy the idea behind this snack subscription and this is the least I can do to help others without leaving my house or taking the extra time to since I can’t!

Happy Snacking! :)

<3 Michelle K. M

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