My kids love a treat after school or when we are out and about. We've been trialing some of the new products hitting the supermarket shelves o to see which ones get a thumbs up from All about a Mummy HQ. Here's what we think of six of the latest kids' snack pouches and drinks.
Del Monte Squeezie
The latest offering from fruit experts Del Monte are these Squeezie fruit pouches which are 100% fruit with no added sugars or preservatives. These smooth fruit puree snacks help fill the kids up whilst they get one of their 5 a day. The cute Minne and Mickey designs on the front were a hit with the girls and Little I adored them. Also the caps click together to form a stickle bricks type toy which would be fun for slightly younger kids.
Del Monte Squeezie fruit pouches are 50p each from Asda nationwide
Appy Kids Co Drinks
These low sugar Appy Kids Co drinks pouches are a great way for kids to stay hydrated without the sugar hit. They are sweetened with Stevia, a natural leaf which is a great alternative to traditional sugar or sweeteners. They are fortified with vitamins ACE and come in loads of different pouch designs including Paw Patrol, Minions and Dora the Explorer. These were a huge hit with both the kids (and Husband who loves these kind of drinks).
Appy Kids Co drinks are available from Tesco, Spar and Poundland.
Yazoo No Added Sugar
What kid doesn't love a milkshake? Well now you can indulge the kids with a guilt free chocolate treat. New Yazoo No Added Sugar Chocolate drink has no more sugar than a glass of semi-skimmed milk and contains all of the goodness of dairy - high in calcium and Vitamin B2, ideal for growing bones. They went down a treat in our household and it was smiles all round. It comes in strawberry and banana versions too which we'll be hunting down to try!
Yazoo No Added Sugar 4 x 200ml pack £1.60 available at supermarkets nationwide.
Shaken Udder YogOaty
Made from real fruit, British yoghurt and energy-boosting oats, Yogoaty is a squeezy yogurt pouch which would work as a quick breakfast alternative or a wholesome snack. They are 100% natural, with no added sugar. On paper these pouches sound ideal but unfortunately my kids didn't like the texture of the oats. It certainly wasn't lumpy but a bit grainy. So we gave them to a friend with a toddler to try and she lapped them up. Clearly my kids are fussy!
Shaken Udder YogOaty 70g pouches are available from Tesco priced 85p - £1.20.
Go Go SqueeZ
GoGo squeeZ is a brand new range of squeezable fruit snacks and yoghurt snacks. They contain noting artificial and (the best bit) they don't need to be refrigerated - even yogurt pouches - which makes them super convenient and perfect for lunchboxes. The girls loved them, especially the mango fruit pouches and the yogurts, even though we are on the fence about the banana (they love them, but I can't understand why anyone would even make anything banana flavour). The tops are also super easy for little hands to undo which is a god send.
GoGo SqueeZ 4 x 90g pouches £2.55 (fruit) £2.95 (yogurt) available from Tesco
Benefit Shakes - Dairy Free
Finding treats for lactose intolerant little ones can be a challenge but these delicious almond milk based shakes from Benefit Shakes are a delicious alternative to conventional yogurt and milk based products.They come in two flavours: Strawberry, and Blueberry Acai. They are more pricey than the diary equivalents but they come in 250ml bottles so you could easily give half as a snack (and drink the rest yourself - they are that yummy). Both flavours are rammed with vitamins A, C & E and went down a treat with the kids who shared a bottle between them.
Benefit Shakes can be found in in the chilled drinks section of all good Waitrose stores across the UK. £2.79 each
These products were sent to us for review purposes but all opinions are our own.
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