Wow it’s October 1st! What could be better than starting this month with a giveaway right? I’m sure you’ll be pretty excited with this new product I’m sharing with you today.
As a mom of 4, I am always looking for better snack ideas to keep my children fed throughout the day. Even though I’m a big fan of homemade treats, I confess, I do rely on packaged products as well to help me keep up with my family’s growing demand.
Though store shelves are lined with what seems like endless array of products, finding something that is food allergy safe, nutritious and the kids would actually eat is still a little challenging. Did I mention that most organic snacks are even pricier too? So, when I was contacted to try Brothers All Natural’s new freeze dried fruit snacks, I didn’t even winked.
One of the products that caught my attention on the Brothers All Natural’s website is their line of Fruit Clusters. I was quite familiar with freeze dried fruits but these clusters are something new. What exactly are they? Brothers All Natural Fruit Clusters fruit snacks are made of best quality fruits picked at the peak of ripeness, cut into pieces, freeze dried and rolled into 1/2 inch bite sized clusters.
These Fruit Clusters are 100% fruit and without added sugars, additives or preservatives. It is free of the Top 8 common allergens such as wheat/gluten, soy, peanut, nuts and dairy. Aside from that, it is Non-GMO Project certified, vegan and OU Kosher certified as well.
Among my 4 kids, Child #2 is the pickiest fruit eater. Unlike her 3 siblings who prefer fresh, dried or frozen fruits over any cupcake at any given time, Child #2 is the total opposite. Just how picky? Well, if you ask her if she eats any fruit, she’ll say “Yes! I love apple pie, banana muffins, peach marmalade, mango Italian ice.” Mind you she’s already 9 years old. Do you get the picture?
Anyway, Child #3 who’s a big fruit eater, (The one who says that the only reason he’s not a vegan is me torturing him to eat meat for extra protein.), first tasted the Fruit clusters. He described it as apple cinnamon flavored popcorn. Crunchy and naturally sweet, I find these bite sized treats a way better option than a bag of sugar loaded caramel popcorn.
His non stop munching caused the other kids to be curious. After my eldest and youngest each gave the Fruit Clusters a thumbs up, Child#2 eventually gave in. She tried one which led to another and another and another. Finally, she realized she finished a whole bag. A big surprise from someone who’s known as a non fruit eater!
When I asked her why she liked the Fruit Clusters. She said that it is like eating popcorn that tastes like Apple Pie. Not just a regular apple pie, a really good one.
Since the official tasting, Brother All Natural Fruit Clusters has become a staple in the children’s lunch box. It works well as a quick mid day snack for my Kindergartner and 2nd Grader. The older ones like it as dessert that comes along with their lunch.
I like that each 1.25 oz resealable bag contains 6 servings of fruit. It can easily be divided so that every child gets a portion or more. Plus it come in three flavors – the kids’ favorite Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Apple and my personal choice Raspberry Apple.
Did I get you curious? Well, our generous friends from Brothers All Natural has agreed to sponsor the prize for this giveaway. One lucky reader (must be a US resident) will win his or her choice of 8 Fruit Cluster packs which will be shipped directly to his or her home for free. Isn’t that cool?
What are you waiting for? The giveaway ends on Oct. 13, 2014 11:59 pm EST.
(Note: I received free products to try and review for this post. This however, hasn’t affected my opinions about the brand. See my full disclosure here.)
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– my kids thankfully love fruit so I don't worry about that! I do try to sneak in as many veggies as possible.
My kids love fruits and vegetables so we have them at every meal and try and have them for snacks as well
i incorporate fruits and veggies into banana bread and zucchini bread
I don't have any kids yet, but I do have a husband, he counts as a kid, right? I always make sure to add carrots/apples to his packed lunch I make him everyday. I also load his plate with veggies at dinner!
Oh yes! I'm sure he'll like these too. My husband always grabs a bag for work. He just makes sure none of the kids are looking though.
These sound good. I would love to try them!
Thumbs up according to my kiddos. Good luck!
My kids love fruits and veggies. They eat them every day. They do not like junk food or candy. I started them young.
I agree with you about starting them young Linda. I think I missed on one. 🙂
I try to make eating fruits and veggies fun by doing things, like creating animal shapes.
Wow! That is really creative Holly. Do you have some pictures to share?
These sound yummy, Roz. Thank you for sharing.
You're welcome Laurie. This is really good. 🙂