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SBS: New Twists on Classic Favorites

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Subscription Box Saturday is back! While I couldn’t wait to tell you about my Birchbox – it went up on the blog yesterday – I had to give it at least a few days to dig into my Love with Food box!

What's in it.

From Top Left, Clockwise: Kids 50 Fruit & Veggie Juice – Break It Down Berry, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Wacky Apple Flat Fruit – Wild Berry, Chocwasabi Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas, Ola! Foods Granola – No Nut Vanilla, Cosmos Creations Salted Caramel Puffed Corn, Revolution Tea – Acai Green Tea, Emily’s Chocolates Dark Chocolate Orange Good Fortune Cookie

Upon opening the box, Rob and I tore into the Salted Caramel Baked Corn from Cosmos Creations. Salted caramel is one of our favorite flavors of pretty much anything. After we both tried a few bites, the rest of the 100-calorie bag was stolen away from me! Rob said we could buy more of it anytime. And you’ll find no kernels in this puffed corn!

Then I tried the Wild Berry Flat Fruit from Wacky Apple. It tasted like most fruit leather tastes, but this one is made of organic ingredients. The ingredients look pretty natural and unprocessed, too. However, can someone tell me what Organic flavoring is?

LWF-Fruit Ing

I thought I should stop there and save the rest of the snacks and samples for the rest of the week. But I figured that a chocolate-flavored fortune cookie wouldn’t set me back too far in terms of calories. Only, it wasn’t chocolate-flavored:

It was chocolate-covered!

It was chocolate-covered!

A Dark Chocolate Covered Foturne Cookine? STOP RIGHT THERE! This is genius. I opened my fortune…

Wed-Fortune

…and bit into it. Oh boy. I have decided that these should always be served in Chinese restaurants over regular fortune cookies from this day forward. In fact, I will gladly pay a $1 surcharge for one of these every time. Should I send samples to Nha Sang? 😉

It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I learned that this is actually a Dark Chocolate Orange Fortune Cookie.

For moms curious about the Kids 50 Fruit and Veggie Juice, it tasted just like any juice box drink. Here are the nutrition facts and ingredients in case you want to compare to whatever else is on the market. Not having kids myself, I’m oblivious.

Kids 50 Fruit & Veggie Juice Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Kids 50 Fruit & Veggie Juice Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

I added the Ola! Granola to the last of my berries and yogurt mixture for breakfast on Thursday morning. The crunch was a nice change to what I had been eating. I really enjoyed it. This particular granola was nut-free and vanilla-flavored. The ingredients look pretty pure, too.

LWF-Granola Ing

Ola! Granola – No Nut Vanilla

After that breakfast, I made myself a cup of the T-Box Revolution Açaí Green Tea. It does come in a cute little box:

Revolution Tea: "Each box is a unique gift."

The aroma was inviting; however, I needed to add a little honey for my liking. While the box is cute, I can’t imagine them being better than a teabag in a packet. the little boxes would take up more space in your cupboard. However, as suggested, I think they would make great gifts. They could easily be added to a basket of goodies or given as favors at a celebratory event.

Back of Revolution Tea box

Back of Revolution Tea box

I enjoyed the Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas in place of my regular daily piece of dark chocolate. The calories for a small package were much higher than my usual 35-calorie Dove Promise:

LWF-Choc Wasabi Peas NF

But the 5 grams of protein in this package surprised me! They were good. The wasabi wasn’t too overpowering and the chocolate-wasabi pairing worked. However, this would never take the place of the satisfaction I get from a piece of dark chocolate.

The Mary’s Gone Crackers were packaged in a bag like one would enjoy chips, but they tasted much more like crackers. I liked the taste with all the grain and seed flavors. Check out the ingredients:

LWF-Crackers

But I only needed a few. After a while, they were a little overwhelming. Also, they made me crave cheese, so I had to break some out to enjoy with them!

So that’s my wrap up on this month’s Love With Food Box. I pay only $10 per month plus $2 shipping to receive this package of sample-sized treats. I can earn points, too, for free purchases.

I think I will continue to take photos of the back side of my samples because so much of that information – nutrition facts and ingredients – is hard to find online when a new product is released. Consider it my research to offer you!

Would you pay a $1 surcharge to have one of those dark chocolate-covered fortune cookies over your traditional fortune cookie when you order Chinese?

Cheers~
Carrie

My First Goodies Box

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I promise you with all of my being that this will not turn into a Subscription Box blog. In fact, I’ve just recently jumped on the Subscription Box bandwagon. So I’m trying a few out to see which ones are worth of keeping. This one is food related, so it does relate to Season It Already!

I’m not sure how or where I found out about the Goodies Subscription Box. In fact, I actually forgot that I signed up for it until I received an email stating that my box was ready to ship and the $7 charge showed up on my credit card. A week later, this box showed up on my doorstep:

The box was bigger than my Love with Food boxes, but came with an assortment and description of six different treats:

Contents of my first Goodies Box

And here are my thoughts on the products:

  • Brownie Brittle – Chocolate Chip FlavorBrownie lover beware! I took one bite of these and knew I had to put them away. I don’t make brownies or keep them in my house because it’s way too easy to eat a whole pan of them. The flavor is excellent and the crunch perfect for those who love those corner pieces! There are four servings in a bag, so I intend to separate them into four ziplock bags and bring them to work in place of my usual chocolate treat. I will be in control!
  • Dang Toasted Coconut ChipsWhen I first saw these, they reminded me of my friend Cinia’s kids. As pre-teens and teenagers, they used to say “Dang!” all the time. {Probably because they knew what kind of trouble they’d be in if their mom caught them swearing.} But when my husband and I opened up the bag and tried these, “Dang!” is exactly what we said. We couldn’t believe how insanely good these were! And they’re made with mostly all natural ingredients in the mix. {The only one in question being sulfur dioxide.} I had to stop myself from taking another handful and put them away. I knew that I wanted to use it top my morning baked banana oatmeal to take it to a whole new level! {P.S. I’m not even a huge coconut fan!}
  • Smartfood Selects Cinnamon Brown Sugar – Sweet Pop Chips? Uh, what? I really do like regular Pop Chips. But a sweet version? I mean, who makes a cinnamon and brown sugar potato chip? I was skeptical. I put this bag in with my weekday lunch for a snack. I was pleasantly surprised and had no trouble finishing the whole bag!
  • Mayesa – Huh? What is this? The label reads: “World’s Finest Chocolate Drink.” It’s made of many organic ingredients and completely dairy free. I feared it would taste chalky; and on my first sip, that’s exactly what I got. But I gave it chance. With each sip, I liked it more and more! I realized after a bit that it wasn’t chalky at all. It was the dark chocolate, rich cocoa powder that I was tasting. When I finished the box, my daily chocolate craving was satisfied. No question about it.
  • Juicefuls – I haven’t had fruit snacks since I was a kid. So popping one of these in my mouth brought me back. I liked the juicy little surprise inside. However, they were sweet (as would be expected) and I think my adult palate has just evolved beyond this sort of thing.
  • Nutella & Go! – Um yeah. I love Nutella. This little to-go snack is 270 calories. So I’m just trying to find where to fit it into a day when I can spend those calories. There is no doubt I’ll enjoy this snack, though. I mean, who doesn’t love Nutella? Oh yeah, my husband. He’s allergic to hazelnuts. I guess I’ll have to take this one for the team!

This is another one of those subscriptions boxes where you can write reviews and earn points. I haven’t looked into what the points can buy me just yet. But for now, 7 bucks a month for six trying six treats I might not otherwise have? I want Goodies. I’m in.

What is your favorite treat or snack that you think very few people know about?

Cheers~
Carrie