For a little as $10 a month -- depending on your payment plan -- you can get a whole bunch of exotic snacks sent to you in a box. It's traditionally called a subscription service and they're doing it with makeup, shoes and now, foods. I recently decided to take the plunge with a subscription service plan I can end at any time: Love With Food. For each box sold, Love With Food donates a meal to the needy.
Next month's box is being curated by Bizarre Foods' Andrew Zimmern. I hope it's not a box of chocolate covered ants! One time when I was a kid, my dad tricked me into eating one. It was like a chocolate covered raisin . . . with fur.
This month, I was introduced to some really tasty and some awful snacks, with decent portions:
Dark Chocolate Orange Good Fortune Cookie from Emily's Chocolate - I have loved the "Sabra" flavor for decades. The chocolate robing is thick and delicious. I liked the contrast in textures.
Granola from Ola Foods - It's a decent, vanilla-cinnamon granola with no crap ingredients. It held its crunch well when I mixed it with some homemade yogurt.
Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas from Chocwasabi - They weren't too spicy and the sweet-hot was a fun contrast. I can imagine a chef like Jesse Sandlin using them in salads.
Fruit and Veggie Juice from Kids 50 - It has a pleasant, fruity-watery bad-for-you punch in a good-for-you format. It's sweetened with Stevia and only 50 calories.
Salted Caramel Baked Corn from Cosmos Creations - It had an appealing freshly popped flavor and texture, mixed with the tasty of Corn Pops cereal. Sweet and salty is always a good mix.
Green Tea Infuser from Revolution Tea - I haven't tried this one, but I have had other fruit and floral tea from Revolution Tea and they're elegant.
Wholesome Snacks from Mary's Gone Crackers - We were joking at my house that these crackers taste like ass, but to really pinpoint the flavor, they taste like burnt cigarettes. My dog seems to like them, though.
Wild Berry Flat Fruit from Wacky Apple - this was a softer, juicier fruit leather.