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Crunchy.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: Product Review | No Comments »

The other day I talked about my quest to shake up our lunch routine.  Our food rut is not limited to lunch.  It extends into breakfast, dinner and the most important of all meals…snacks.

Snacks can so easily get out of hand and it’s so easy to just toss a box of fruit snacks or granola bars into my cart.  I’m trying to rethink snacks and find things the boys actually like and eat.  Judah will eat pretty much everything- he doesn’t discriminate against food.  Yet.

Lincoln and Wyatt are a different story.

Raw fruits and veggies are out.  Except for bananas.  Some days they might choke down an apple slice, but usually they just eat the peanut butter that accompanies it.  More often than not, the whole plate ends up on the floor.  I really hate cleaning peanut butter off of my floors.

Right now our stand-bys are granola bars, trail mix, cheese crackers (Goldfish or Cheese-Its), sometimes animal crackers and of course fruit snacks which I try not to buy because they will request them every day and often leads to a tantrum if they don’t get them.  I also offer fruit and veggies with peanut butter (or sometimes veggie dip if I have it) and string cheese.  Judah could eat his weight in string cheese.

I was recently contacted by Bare Fruit to try out their Apple Chips and I was more than happy to give them a shot.  I remember loving apple chips when I was younger (caramel apple were my favorite!) and I thought it was worth a try with the boys.  So far banana chips have been the only dried fruit the boys have totally turned their noses up at so I was hopeful!

I was sent a bag of Bare Fruit 100% Organic, Bake-Dried Cinnamon Apple Chips.  They were just as I remembered them.

Crunchy, but not too crunchy with a little bit of chew and fantastic apple flavor with a hint of cinnamon.  I suppose that is what you get from nothing but organic apples and organic cinnamon!

The boys have had a mixed reaction.  If I put them on their plates at lunch they will eat them.  Sometimes.  They aren’t really excited about them as a snack though, which I really don’t understand.  Maybe they have been programmed to believe that snacks come individually packaged?  Who knows, toddlers have their own set of rules!

I think the verdict has overall been a good one- despite their reluctance to accept them as a snack vs part of a meal.  I’ll take what i can get!

Bare Fruit has offered to send a case of Apple Chips to one of my readers!  That’s a lot of snackin’!

Check out my Current Giveaways page for the “Fun Foods” giveaway!

Disclosure: I received product for the sake of review.  All opinions are my own.

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