As parents we are always looking for healthy snack ideas for our kids. And with the busy schedules that arrive at the start of the school year, when those healthy options are portable and easy for kids to eat on the go, it is definitely a plus!
That is why I was super excited to have the chance to try and review the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers! (This is a sponsored post on behalf of Del Monte, but all opinion are 100% my own.)
The first thing you will notice about the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers is that they do not require a spoon to eat. All of the yummy goodness is easily accessible through the straw-like opening at the top once the lid is unscrewed.
Worried your child won’t be able to open it on their own? My four year old had his opened in record time. And there was no stopping him once he started enjoying his apple cinnamon selection.
These would make a great addition to any lunch box. But what I really like about them, and both of my kids do, too, is that they are great for in the car as an after school snack!
In fact, the day we received our samples in the mail, my little guy just could not wait to bring one for his sister to try. (Of course, he was figuring he’d get another one that way, too!)
So, now you know they taste good, but just how good are they for you?
Each squeezer has 1 1/2 servings of fruit and vegetables. (Anytime you can get those veggies in there, it’s a win to me!) Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers also contain no artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup. Have you noticed how often “nutritious” snacks seem to have those unnecessary ingredients?
And let’s talk delicious flavors! There are five to choose from: Peach-Mango and Blueberry are both fruit and veggie blends. Then there are the simply fruit varieties: Apple Cinnamon, Mixed Berry, and Strawberry.
We got to try both the Blueberry and the Apple Cinnamon. Both were huge hits! My son says blueberry is his favorite. (He didn’t even know there was carrot and pumpkin mixed with it.) My daughter went crazy for the apple cinnamon. I was lucky to get a tiny sip of each of them, and I have to say they are pretty yummy!
Want to try them out for yourself?
Del Monte has graciously decided to give one lucky reader a Del Monte gift pack identical to the one we’ve enjoyed!
The gift pack includes: 2 boxes of Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers, 1 Del Monte lunch box, 1 orange-shaped eco-friendly tote bag, 1 strawberry-shaped eco-friendly tote bag, and 1 mini Del Monte magnetic frame.
Enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter below. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter on Sunday, September 15 at 12:00 midnight E.S.T. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older only, please. Void where prohibited. For my complete giveaway disclosure, click here.
*Giveaway is now over.
And, to celebrate the start of the school year, Del Monte is holding a “First Day of School Photo Contest” on the Del Monte Facebook page. Just upload an original photo of your child or yourself on the first day of school. The top 20 finalists will be posted for fans to vote on their favorite photo. The winning entry will receive a $10,000 donation to the school of their choice!
Submissions are being accepted now through September 7 at 11:59 CDT.
As stated previously, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Del Monte. The Del Monte products, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte. All opinions are 100% my own — and my children’s.
Rabia @TheLiebers says
The peach-mango sounds delicious!!
Good luck! 🙂
(We just got the peach-mango at the store, and it is good!)
Carolina T says
I think my son would love their peach-mango flavor
I just used a coupon to buy that flavor — it does sound good! 🙂
The apple cinnamon is the variety I am most interested in.
Have to say that one IS pretty tasty!
They have been a HUGE hit here — and since they are mess-free they have been enjoying them as soon as we get to the car after school.
We want to try blueberry!
Good luck! 🙂
tara pittman says
the peach mango
Just picked that one up at the store…. It does sound good!
Good luck; thanks for entering!
The mixed berry sounds good.
We would try the Apple Cinnamon and Mixed Berry!
Cathi Menter says
The blueberry one sounds delish!
It’s pretty tasty! Good luck! 🙂
Marsha Steele says
I am diabetic, and I take these with me on trips so my blood sugar will not drop. They are delicious for me, not just kids.
Oh, they are definitely a good snack for anyone on the go — not just kids!
Thanks for entering! Good luck!
Kim C says
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Jennifer Nixon says
Blueberry sounds yummy. We love our blueberries :0)
My kidsw ould love these! I’d like the apple cinnamon!
Good luck! Thanks for entering!
Amanda Hoffman says
either peach mango or apple cinnamon sound good!
Sarah B. says
I think my son would love the peach-mango ones!
I have not had my kids try these yet. Can’t wait to see how they like them.
Peach mango for me but Strawberry for my kids.