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My January Love With Food box unexpectedly arrived in my mailbox today. A few hours later I got tracking information for it in my e-mail ;). I love when it works out like that! This month’s theme was “International Delights”.
and that’s pretty much all I know. Unlike every other Love With Food box I have received, this one didn’t have any information about the products. Heck, it didn’t even have a list of things included in the box. I checked on their facebook one to see if anyone else didn’t get the list and it appears no one did. The “information card” just had the same picture on the front and back (I thought maybe it was a printing error?). Update: This was a printing error and here is the information card!
I feel so much better now that I have the information card to read!
This month’s box didn’t seem packed as full as other month’s I’ve gotten. It’s a little box to begin with, so when it’s not packed full, I feel like I am missing out.
After a little digging, I figured out exactly what was inside:
Almond Anise Biscotti (Italy): The package for this wasn’t even labeled, which I found odd. I mean, if the products aren’t going to be listed, shouldn’t it at least be labeled? I’ll give this a try because why not? But honestly I think it sounds icky.
Natural Plantain Chips (Columbia): I am always looking for fun new things to put in L’s muffin tin meals and this is going to be perfect. I can’t wait to see what he thinks!
Firecracker ChocoPods (Venezuela): I received a bacon ChocoPod in last month’s Birchbox and B loved it! I am hoping I at least get a taste of this one. I’ve actually been wanting to try the assorted sampler Birchbox offers, but it’s never in stock when I am placing an order.
Tiger Spice Chai (Japan): I’m not thrilled by this (I mean, it’s tea’ish and we all know my feelings for tea), but I might actually try the “Chai on Ice” instructions they have on the back. Maybe.
Organic Belgian Biscuit Dark Chocolate Leaves by NEWTREE and Organic Cinnamon Milk Chocolate Leaves by NEWTREE (Belgium): I’ve gotta tell you, these are two of the smallest pieces of chocolate I’ve ever seen. I am hoping they really pack a punch! They do seem to get great reviews, so we’ll see.
GoGoSqueez AppleStrawberry Applesauce (France): I had no idea that applesauce in a pouch was an invention of the French? Genius. L (and WB) love these pouches and while I don’t think they are unique, I am happy to receive it.
kyotofu Shortbread Cookies (Japan): Once again these weren’t really labeled, so I am just guessing that they are shortbread cookies (actually they are gluten-free shortbread cookie). Looking at them I never would have guessed the flavors (brown rice, green tea and black sesame), but I am super excited to try them!
Overall I am kind of disappointed with this month’s box.
I think the lack of an information card made this not less exciting than it could have been. I always enjoy reading about the products, where they come from, etc. so I do really wish they had included descriptions. Now that I have the information card, I am feeling much better! Everything just seems better once I was able to read about it ! Also, Love With Food is crediting everyone’s account 500 points for the printing error, which means $5 to spend in their store! Not a bad deal at all! Thanks Love With Food!