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Love With Food – April

My first Love With Food box!  This box subscription rocks!
Not only can I share it with my family
but a child in need gets a meal for each box sold!

Now that is cool!

April’s theme: Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods
Curated by Andrew Zimmern

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 Hmmmm – Let’s dig in!

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Box list

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JJ’s Sweets Cocomels
Original and Sea Salt – 1 piece of each
Retail $24.99 for 1 lb – Sample Value $1.00

These are made with coconut milk and taste homemade.
We really enjoyed them.

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Oloves
Lemony Lover
Retail $14.99 for 10 X 1.1 oz packs – Sample Value $1.50

I really love olives – my husband not so much.
These are not briny but have a bright light flavor.

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Somersault Snacks
Salty Pepper Nuggets
Retail $3.99 for 6 oz – Sample Value $.67

My husband and I had the same look of fear as we tried these.
Would these taste like dirt or earthy?!?
The looks quickly turned to smiles – these are so freaking yummy!!
We ended up purchasing a 12 pack off Amazon in the Santa Fe Salsa flavor.

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Organic Fennel Pollen from Pollen Ranch
Retail $9.95 for 14 g – Sample Value $.71

This came with a recipe for pork – we haven’t tried yet.
However, this was wonderful in a Citrus Fennel Salad!

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Buff Lo Dip
Creamy Buffalo Ranch Dip
Retail $8.00 for 15 oz – Sample Value $1.07

Meh…
Think Velveeta with Tabasco and Ranch mixed together.
This was our least favorite thing.

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The Good Bean
Smoky Chili & Lime
$3.00 for 2.5 oz

We used to get fried chickpeas at this great Cuban restaurant.
These were better in flavor – but not as crunchy.
They are healthier so the trade off is worth it.

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Mini Pops
Air Popped Sorghum Grain
Retail $2.98 for 3 oz – Sample Value $.99

This was a great find!
Tastes and looks like tiny popcorn but without
getting crap stuck in your gums!
Bonus, our toddler could eat it without worries 🙂

Total Value of my April Love With Food Box – $8.94

The boxes are $12 per month (cheaper for longer plans).
My husband and I agree we come out ahead because
a child is fed as well.  So one for one – like TOMS 🙂

They also offer rewards for purchases and referrals –
similar to Birchbox.

Click here to use my referral link if you would like more information!

I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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Birchbox – April

Yay!  My April Birchbox is here!
I was able to get a sneak peek when I was in my account so I have been pretty jazzed to get this.
This month Birchbox teamed up with Women’s Health Magazine for their picks for this month’s samples.

April’s Theme: Tiny Tweaks, Big Results

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Let’s dig in!!

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Weleda Replenishing Body Lotion
Pomegranate – Sea Buckthorn – Wild Rose
Foil Packs – 0.13 fl oz each
Retail $16.50 for 6.8 oz – Sample Value For All $0.99

Grrrr… Foil packs.  Nothing very deluxe about them.
That said it did give me the chance to sample the scents.
Wild Rose is very old lady sachet smelling – not my cup of tea.  The other two are nice.
Wonderful formula that really helped my dry hands!  I have been playing in the dirt a lot this week!

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Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier
0.05 oz
Retail for $36 for 0.25 oz – Sample Value $7.20

Haven’t tried this yet.  My Juice BB cream has been doing such a great job I don’t get shiny.
Will give this a go when I am out of my BB cream sample.

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Nexxus Youth Renewal
4 ml
Retail $20.99 for 28 ml – Sample Value $3.00

The first time I tried this the skin on my hands absorbed it immediately.
Then I mixed it with my hair gel.
Works well – smells like the Piña Coladas at Turtle Bay in the North Shore.
Very nice!!

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Skin & Co Sicilian Body Gel
2 fl oz
Retail for $17.50 for 8.45 oz – Sample Value $2.80

I’ll be honest – I was so excited to get this.  Man, am I glad I got a sample before I bought it!
It is so over the top perfumey smelling.  Even my wash cloth reeked.
I tried to give this away – no one wanted it.
This is why I love Birchbox – I avoid spending money on full size mistakes 🙂

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StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles
0.25 fl oz
Retail $65.00 for 1 oz – Sample Value $16.25

I have been dying to try this – and bonus this sample is huge!
It takes very little for me to use it so it should last me the full 8 weeks.
So far I like it.

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Women’s Health Magazine Subscription
One Year Subscription – 10 issues
Retail $49.90 – Sample Value $9.99

I almost threw this card away!  Thought is was an ad like you get in your magazines.
But instead it is a free subscription.  I used to get this magazine – but we cut back to save money.
This was a very happy find!

Total Value of my April Birchbox – $40.23

I have to say I really enjoy the boxes Birchbox does with others and hope they do this more often.
They should get together with Oprah – can you just imagine how over the top that box would be??

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I paid for my subscription and have not been asked to write or been compensated for any of the reviews listed in my blog!

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