Sprout, maker of organic baby and toddler food, has come out with two new snacks for toddlers, Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews and Fruity Yogurt Bites. They provide a healthy alternative to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) filled gummy snacks in convenient snack packs. The snacks contain real fruits and vegetables without any artificial colors or flavors. Kids get a tasty treat and parents get the assurance that their children are eating something nutritious.
The Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews combine fruits, vegetables and crispy brown rice in a chewy snack, tasty enough to rival any “fruit” snack with a cartoon character on the box. Between the two snacks, these are by far our favorites. I’ll be honest, I have a tendency to steal them from Henry. They don’t taste like they have vegetables in them. All you can taste is the fruit. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the “crispy brown rice,” but it works. It’s almost like eating a fruit flavored Rice Crispy treat…only smaller. The Fruit & Veggie Crispy Chews come in Purple Berry & Carrot, Orange Fruit & Carrot, Tropical Fruit & Pumpkin and Red Berry & Beet.
The Fruity Yogurt Bites are a combination of freeze dried fruit and yogurt bites with dehydrated fruit bites. For example, raspberry and yogurt are combined in freeze dried bites and mango is included as a dehydrated bite. Texturally, it’s a little strange. I’ll be honest, Henry didn’t like them, but he’s also never been a fan of the dehydrated fruit baby snacks. He’ll eat a whole bag of dried cranberries, but I think he thinks the baby snacks are too bland. They also seem to be chewier than regular dried fruit. As it is, these snacks are growing on me. You have to suck on them to really get the flavor, another thing Henry’s not very keen on. He’d swallow his food whole if he knew he wouldn’t choke. So, these snacks aren’t for us. (One good thing to note is that the freeze dried bites dissolve in your mouth and the dehydrated bites soften to be easily swallowed with minimal choking hazard.) The Fruity Yogurt Bites come in Banana Pumpkin Yogurt with Real Banana Pieces, Orange Carrot Yogurt with Real Mango Pieces, Raspberry Yogurt with Real Mango Pieces and Strawberry Carrot Yogurt with Real Banana Pieces.
I love seeing more organic snack options available for kids. I often pack snacks for when we’re out-and-about, and I would much rather pack these Crispy Chews than fruit snacks and crackers. It isn’t always convenient to bring along fresh fruits and vegetables, so these are a great alternative.
Right now, you can get $1.00 off on Sprout toddler snacks at Amazon.com and diapers.com, but you need to hurry. The diapers.com coupon expires on June 30, 2013 and the Amazon coupon expires on July 15, 2013.
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