SBS: Love with Food vs. Goodies

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Is it March already? I haven’t even told you what came in my February Love with Food and Goodies boxes yet! Since people have been asking which one I like better, this Subscription Box Saturday, I’ll tell you what I think about both of them. But first, the contents:

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February Love with Food Box

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February Goodies Box

So what’s the difference between these two boxes? If you had to choose one, which one should you get? Here are my thoughts:

In my opinion, although they don’t state such, Love with Food seems to put in their boxes… more natural items, for lack of a better term. They are often items often natural or organic or products made with non-GMO ingredients. Also, I’ve seen items that are gluten-free or nut-free. It’s as if they are introducing all of us into alternative products. Most of them, I’ve never heard of before. The other thing I like about Love with Food is that they donate a meal to a child in need for every box shipped. It’s $10 a month plus $2 shipping.

On the other hand, a Goodies box is only $7 per month (includes shipping). Goodies is a company owned by Wal-mart, so I think it’s a test market for some of their snacks! I don’t think the focus is on healthy, nutritious or natural ingredients; however, that doesn’t mean that some of their snacks don’t fit into that category. The samples are a little larger, too.

Do I prefer one box over the other? I guess I’d have to say that Love with Food is a very slight favorite. But at $7 for a Goodies box, it’s really hard to pass up. Choose the box based on what you or the person you are getting it for likes!

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And now, my Friday Food Journal

Breakfast

Magic Smoothie – the same concoction as earlier in the week.

2 cups black coffee at work with piece of Dove Dark Chocolate (Raspberry Swirl)

Snack

Banana

Lunch

Salad – same as Thursday, except I added a little olive oil to the balsamic glaze. Guess what? It tasted just like the dressing I so used to adore at Pardon my French! I always wondered what it was that made their dressing so good. I thought that perhaps they added honey, but I think I’ve figured out that it was a reduced balsamic!

Snack

Apple

Dinner

We went to play poker at a friend’s place. Beforehand, we dined at the Lone Oak Grill in Eagan. We started with a couple of beers:

They had Koko Brown on tap!

They had Koko Brown on tap!

Koko Brown is a Hawaiian beer made with toasted coconut that we had when we were there last year, but we never had it on tap! It was a no brainer for me to order it. I savored every sip.

For dinner I had some étouffée from their Bourbon Street menu and added blackened chicken. My photo was a blur. While the flavor was good, the dish was mostly rice. I ate the juicy blackened chicken, but didn’t have much of the rice. I just didn’t want it. So I had a couple of pieces of Rob’s thin flatbread:

Flatbread with Beef Brisket

Flatbread with Beef Brisket

I enjoyed another refreshing beverage, too:

Eagan Spirit Martini - Hendrick's Gin, fresh lemon, simple syrup and sparkling wine

Eagan Spirit Martini – Hendrick’s Gin, fresh lemon, simple syrup and sparkling wine

That made me want to sip some bubbly while I played poker… so I picked up a bottle of cava on the way to the event. While playing poker, I didn’t could have resisted the spice cupcakes, but I didn’t. I ended up eating more than I am willing to admit.

Is there a certain food that you can’t keep in your house knowing that you’ll eat too much of it?

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Cheers~
Carrie

3 responses »

  1. This is so boring but my danger food is a box of saltine crackers. Crunchy, salty, perfect with something like hummus or cheese. If they went away, I’d probably lose 20 pounds.

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