Top Pick Of The Week

May 7, 2013


Two monthly boxes of Love With Food snacks, each with its own theme. All photography by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Healthy gift boxes of assorted snacks.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: The products are all natural or organic, and better for you.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s an easy way to send an ongoing treat of good for you snacks, and a fun gift for the recipient.

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Boxtera’s 25-snack box takes care of a month’s worth of weekday snacks.


Snack Of The Month Gift Boxes


You know something is trending when un two months’ time, you come across two different products in a new category.

In this case, the new category is gift boxes of assorted healthy snacks, subscription-based. Yes, for years e-tailers have offered food-of-the-month samplers and producers like Peeled Snacks have been shipping gift boxes of their grab-and-go dried fruit snacks.

But this new category focuses on assortments of all natural, typically good-for-you snack foods. The choices come from a broad selection of fruit bars, veggie chips, teas, cookies, candies, peanut butter and jam, nut and seed mixes and other yummies.

The boxes contain 8 to 25 different artisan producers, depending on the company; the selection changes each month.

There’s the excitement of discovering new products, the fun of tasting of foods you’d probably ever come across, the satisfaction of having a natural daily snack that tastes great and the side benefit of helping artisan American producers.

You may even discover new favorites. We’ve become quite fond of the chocolate-covered fortune cookies from Emily’s Chocolates, which arrived in an Asian-themed sampler from Love With Food (they make great wedding favors, too).

For Mother’s Day or any gift occasion, we really like the concept and the execution.

Love With Food Snack Boxes


Love With Food is a company that combines “great food for a great cause.” Each month, a bright red box arrives with at least eight snack foods. The boxes are $10/month; depending on the plan, shipping is free, $1 or $2.

For every box sent, a meal is donated to a food bank, to feed hungry children. More than 50,000 meals have been donated to U.S. food banks to date.

Learn more and sign up at


Boxtera Snack Boxes

Boxtera’s snacks are also all natural, with a high percentage of organic-certified products. The company strives to include products that are mostly gluten free, sometimes vegan, but always minimally processed.

The Boxtera snack boxes are three times the size of Love With Food, and three times the price. You can send a one-shot box for $35 plus $5 shipping. Subscription plans are $32 /month (6 months) or $30 (12 months), both with free shipping.

For more information and to order, visit

You don’t have to make a gift of these delicious snack boxes; you can have them sent to yourself, guilt-free.

— Karen Hochman

Love With Food is packed with 8+ products, Boxtera with 25 products.


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