Little E has been eating us out of house and home lately. I feel like all I do is feed her! There is only so much fruit, raisins and carrot sticks she can consume so I have been trying out a few of the ready to eat snacks available to save my sanity, (especially when we are out) and I will be sharing the results in a series of reviews. Little E is quite excited at the prospect of being chief tester.
Astro Bites by Nairns
These little fruity wholegrain oat biscuits contain 40% less sugar than your typical kid's biscuit. That gets a thumbs up! They have little bits of cranberry and raisin in giving them their berry taste. Little E loves them because they are shaped like cosmic rockets, planets and spaceships. They taste pretty good too. I could happily eat a packet.
For £1.59 you get 5 mini bags in the box which works out at 32p per bag. Great value. We will be buying these again. You can find them in most of the leading supermarkets.
Fruit Frollipops by Fruit Bowl
These lollipops are made from fruit juice and contain no artificial ingredients. Each one is equivalent to 1 of your child's 5 a day. Luckily my girls eat loads of fruit and veg so this isn't usually a consideration but I know lots of mums who have to battle to get their kids to eat fruit and veg. They do contain a lot of sugar (it is naturally occurring fruit sugar but it is still a lot of sugar) so I wouldn't give Little E them on a daily basis but great as an alternative to a chocolate treat. They are available in two flavours, apple and strawberry, and each is a unique 3D shape, apple snakes and strawberry rockets, which are a lot of fun. Unfortunately Little E doesn't like them! They taste good but she doesn't like the wobbly, jelly like consistency of the Frollipop. Which is odd because she loves jelly. We have persisted and tried both flavours a few times but she just can't get past the texture.
They cost £2.50 for a pack of 5 (each individually wrapped) which is 50p per Frollipop available from Sainsbury's.
Has your child got a favourite snack you can recommend for us to test? The healthier the better but I'm not averse to the odd cheeky treat.