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Love With Food Baby, It’s Cold Outside November 2014 review

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The snacks for this month were far more aligned with my taste overall. I considered if I should continue this box but I really don’t get around to eating all those snacks, so if I’m not absolutely loving it then it’s a no.

Love With Food is $12 per box (or as discounted as $120 for an entire year, with an option in between) and comes with 8 or more snack products. Boxes are sent monthly with no option to skip. They offer a referral program that earns you points towards products or boxes.

contents of november 2014 love with food box including nine snacksinfo card with details for november 2014 love with food snacks back of november 2014 love with food box info card(click to enlarge and read messaging)

Maybe I’m more into winter weather food or something. These snacks fit my preferences more than most other boxes so far. I enjoyed the Laiki red rice crackers that scared me at first when I saw they were kind of purple-ish. The taste was a nice salty flavor, nothing overwhelming and a most excellent crispy crunchy with each bite. I was also surprised by the Marlo’s Midnight soft baked biscotti when I saw it had some espresso flavor, since I don’t like anything remotely coffee-related. Turns out the chocolate flavor of this was enough to overcome any espresso influence. I definitely prefer this being soft and crumbly rather than firm like most biscotti. When it came to the Fruit Bliss soft dried mini figs, I was really hoping I’d like them, but they were kind of plain and too natural. Is it my imagination or did they taste almost earthy? Then the last treat I’ve tried so far is Jer’s Groupies Milk Chocolate peanut cluster, which are too peanuty for me. They have plain peanuts inside so the flavor was too strong for me (I don’t like peanuts). I was really hoping for something more like a caramel turtle.

As for the ones I’ve yet to try, I’m mostly looking forward to it. The Chipz Happen Cinnful Sweet Heat tortilla chips look so intriguing. I don’t think I’ve ever had sweet tortilla chips, much less sweet and spicy ones. I already put the Whole Spice All Purpose Salt Seasoning in our cupboard for use. I love seasonings and I dream of having a rack of them, except that I hardly ever use them so it’s not worth it. This little pack is perfect and I can’t wait to taste it. The Dick & Jane Smart Educational cookies seem fun, both to eat and brush up on my knowledge. I sure hope they’re buttery and crisp the way I imagine. Then there are the Guylian truffles, which I know I’ll enjoy. I’ve had them before and I like the slight hint of graininess in the filling.

This was a pretty great combination of items and I’m happy knowing that they won’t have to go to waste, though I’ll probably need help finishing the peanut cluster. Which are your favorite products?

[This post contains affiliate links. Signing up through them helps support my subscription and I’d be ever so grateful. 🙂 All opinions are my own and I received no compensation for this review. I just purchased this box at the special offer price and wanted to share what I got!]

Influenster Rose VoxBox

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got it from influenster badgeFor a long time, I’d been waiting to receive this Influenster VoxBox. Day after day I’d be disappointed when it wasn’t in the mail. Finally, I decided to check my old emails and found that there was a tracking link I’d totally missed back when they sent it out. According to that, my package had been delivered on Nov. 1st! Yet here I was two weeks later with no sign of it… I called the rental office since they receive packages that won’t fit in the mailbox and thankfully, my package was there with them. All this time of waiting when I could have been enjoying it! I miss the days when the post lady left a slip so I’d know there was a package to go pick up. Usually we get a notification slip from the office if we haven’t picked up the package in a few days, but that somehow slipped me by as well. Sooo let’s dig right in!

contents of influenster rose voxbox with vitabath lotion, dr scholl's cozy cushions, rimmel mascara, kiss gradation nail polish kit, lindor chocolates, and belvita biscuits

The Rose VoxBox. These Influenster boxes keep getting better!

I’m pretty excited about this box. Just like the Sunkissed VoxBox, I’m interested in every single item here! I love the variety of products to explore and some of these products are quite novel to me.

Vitabath Spa Day Cucumber & White Tea hydrating lotion – Anything with white tea and I’m in. I love the light refreshing scent of this lotion and its nice rich texture. Perfect for keeping the whole body nourished during the winter months. This is a large bottle that will last for quite awhile! It really does give me a great relaxing spa feel and I can’t stop smelling my skin. 😛 It’s wonderful!

Dr. Scholl’s  For Her Cozy Cushions – Omg when I saw this I was so amused! I had no idea Dr. Scholl’s makes insoles like this (or that something like this existed at all). They’re the best thing you could ask for in boots and other winter wear. When I get my boots from home this Thanksgiving, I’m totally putting these in. This is amazing! I can’t wait to try them out and make boot-wearing so much more comfortable.

Rimmel Retro Glam mascara – I’ve never tried Rimmel products before and I’m looking forward to trying out this fun mascara. I have some others I want to work through first, but I might still open it before those are used up. I don’t use mascara nearly enough to get to it anytime soon, so maybe I should start wearing it daily.

Kiss Gradation polishes – Ah so cool!! I have done a two-tone gradation myself before but nothing quite as fancy as this three-tone one. The colors are a bit bold for my normal wear, but I’ll try them out on my toes and for a holiday party or other special event. Very starry night or wintery sort of feel with this look!

Lindt Lindor milk chocolate truffles – Classic chocolate treat. Always a win in my book! I enjoy Lindor truffles, so I wish they’d included more. That cute little container only includes one ball! Certainly not enough for my sweet tooth.

belVita blueberry breakfast biscuits – I’ve had these in previous boxes and I enjoy them! I should probably actually buy some to snack on. I love that they’re sweet and crunchy for a satisfying burst of flavor when you munch on them. Probably a better way to start the day than with cereal (or, in my case, nothing).

What do you think of the #RoseVoxBox?

Goodies Co. June Taster’s Boxes

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The June Goodies box just arrived and I am loving it! It’s full of crunchy delights.

goodies co june taster's box contents

The box came with Pringles Baked Crispy Cheese Stix, Lay’s Stax Que Rico Adobadas potato crisps, gimMe Honey Dijon Roasted Seaweed Snacks Crumbles, Duchy Originals from Waitrose Highland All Butter Shortbread biscuits, Dream Water SleepStat Nighttime Nectar Sleep & Relaxation Shot, and Pastitas Black Pepper Onion Pasta Chips.

The Pringles Stix are a very strong cheese flavor and I think they’d be great with something else, but on their own they are overwhelming for me. The Lay’s Stax are delicious and a wonderful texture – definitely something I would eat again in the future! I love the taste that is salty with a hint of sweet and some fragrant herbs. I’m pretty sure they’re baked since they’re not greasy at all. The gimMe seaweed crumble smells fabulous and tastes good, though the dijon flavor is a bit strong. This would be perfect with a bowl of rice or something a bit bland. I’d love to try their other flavors! As for the only sweet thing in the bunch, the Duchy shortbread cookies are lighter than I expected and less crumbly than most shortbread I’ve had. There’s a rich butter flavor and I would love to make a cup of tea to pair these with. I am saving the Dream Water to try when I need help sleeping, but I expect it to be mildly sweet and hopefully effective. Finally, the Pastitas pasta chips are such an intriguing crunchy-ending-in-chewy texture with a lovely pepper and onion taste. They’re light and not greasy, flavorful but not too salty. A great replacement for your current fried potato chips!

Goodies Co. included a lovely assortment of crispy, crunchy items this month and it very well could have been their theme. Now the June box has become my favorite from them thus far, since I was interested in each and every item included! Some hit home more than others, but I am glad I got each to try. Bravo!

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