Monday, November 29, 2010

Snapea crisps from Calbee

These Snapea Crisps from Calbee were such a resounding success that I now buy them by the dozen from Amazon. A big deal is that they do not loose their crispness even after several days outside.

They are made up of green peas, corn oil, rice, salt, calcium carbonate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C.)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Apple chips from Sunrise Valley

I picked up these apple chips from Sunrise Valley along with the pear chips, another one-ingredient snack. However they contain sulphites which Iam not too comfortable with - I bought these because I could no longer find yoga chips.

These are cut thicker and hence some of the pieces are chew-ier. The kids did not like them anyway.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pear chips from Fun Fruit

These pear chips from Fun Fruit were a huge hit. I bought just one packet because I wasn't sure how they would be. After the twins went through the bag in one sitting (and my son started crying for more) I went online to find out more and stock up.

I did not find any information about them and so I fished out the bag and looked at it closely. It is a one-ingredient product (a big YAY) but it is made in China (a not so big YAY in my book.)

I am still on the fence about this. The kids like it very much though, so maybe once in a while.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Liquid breakfast

Just to make it clear this post is about MY liquid breakfast. As every mom knows some days you just need it in the morning. These kir royale and mimosa jams from Stonewall Kitchen are just perfect - they actually have real champagne! Even with added sugar they are not overpoweringly sweet.

I prefer the kir royal and will be looking for their bellini and raspberry-peach champagne. While surfing their website I saw that they have a roasted garlic onion jam made with garlic, onion, vinegar, oil and sugar which I will not be looking for.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Birthday cupcakes

This weekend the twins got a cupcake each for their birthday. Giant oversized ones made especially for them by the lovely ladies of Muppet Cupcakes.

By the time they picked off the flowers/stars (my son got a violet one with stars, I did not have a chance to take a good picture) and worked through the frosting, they just stared at the cake in a stupor. Too bad - the cake was the best part.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus chocolate

The kids hated this - even diluted with milk (which is how they get all their 'juich.') I bought it for the protein and 21 nutrient blend.

It was a bit chalky (even though the label claims it's not) but otherwise fine. I finished it happily.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bolthouse farms Hawaiian holiday

While still looking for their prickly-pear-cactus-lemonade I came across this passion-orange-guave juice from Bolthouse Farms.

The guava is there but something about the juice itself was not quite there. None of us were impressed with it - I think the bar was sort of set high by their swamp juice and C-boost.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bear Naked grain-ola bars

I thought the grain-ola texture of these Bear Naked bars would put the kids off. But the texture isn't that granola-ey and apart from ascorbic and citric acids all the other ingredients are all natural.

My son really likes them but my daughter will take her time to finish this 'cookie.'

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pure raw fruit and nut bars

Another great 'cookie' that the twins like or dislike depending on the flavor. These fruit and nut bars from Pure are made with all natural organic ingredients.

I personally like the wild blueberry but the kids are crazy about the cherry cashew.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Larabar fruit and nut bars

Once I convinced the twins that soft cereal bars were cookies I slowly started switching to all natural and more varied food bars. These Larabars have nothing added to them. For example their cashew cookie has 2 ingredients - cashews & dates and the banana bread has almonds, dates and bananas.

The twins very a bit hesitant at first as they are more chewy than what they are used to.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Toaster strudel from Pillsbury

I bought these Pillsbury toaster strudels to introduce something new at breakfast. I served them without the frosting though. My son took to them right away but my daughter accepted them at my 3rd attempt.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bagel-fuls from Kraft

My very own nutritionist (sis-in-law) mentioned how she didn't really like these bagel-fuls from Kraft because there was too little filling for her taste. So of course I had to get the twins to try them - there will definitely come a time when they will be eating "cream cheese with bagel."

A big hit! They like the cinnamon flavor more than the strawberry and cream cheese.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stroopwafels from Shady Maple Farms

A true dessert the twins get once in a while - they love what they call their waffle-cookies. And they came up with that name all by themselves.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fruit snacks from Market Pantry

These mixed fruit snacks from Target were accepted with ambivalence. They sat there for some time and then half of them ended up on the floor.

I will be cutting back on the fruit snacks though - apart from vitamin C it's just more sugar they don't need.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bunny fruit snacks from Annie's

The twins did not like these bunny fruit snacks from Annie's. I tried a few but they tasted the same as the other brands to me.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Real fruit twists from Archer Farms

I read about these fruit twists in a parenting magazine and decided to give them a try. The twins have had dried fruit before, so this was not entirely new. However these are much more moist (read sticky, and a pain to clean up after) than many of the others out there and my daughter especially loves them.