And I love that they love the stuff.
You see, we try our darnedest to be extremely careful with what goes into their little, and not-so-little (the almost 10-year-old is getting huge!) bodies.
Our garden, planted in organic mushroom compost, is coming along great and will soon be supplying us with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions and beans that will be about as fresh and clean as you can get. It takes time and effort and money to plant and care for a garden like that. But it's important for our health and our health is important to us.
We sacrifice to be able to shop at a more expensive grocery store where we load up on organic fruits and veggies, grass-fed beef, and things without the hormones and corn syrup and insane amounts of non-food items on their ingredient lists that you'd typically find at other grocery stores. Yes, I cringe a little when the cashier announces our grand total. Yes, I remember the good old days when our bill was half that at our old grocery store. But, I'm also happy knowing that we're trying our best to do what we can to get our kids off on the right (healthy) foot in life.
So when the people at YummyHealth contacted me to see if my family would like to give their Yummy Snack Chips and Yummy Snack Bars a try, I was so excited! From what I quickly read on their website, I saw that all of their products were right up our alley:
...you won't find gluten, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives in any of our YummySwap products.
Yippee! We try our best to steer clear of processed food, but sometimes having a bag of chips or a candy bar is really handy and a nice treat for the kiddos, too. Still, I was a tiny bit apprehensive. Would my kids actually like the taste?
I decided to test them out at a weekly outdoor concert we go to during the summer where we listen to music, kick around a soccer ball and, when the kids get worn out, enjoy some snacks on a blanket in the grass.
Well? Did they like them? No. They LOVED them! Each bag of Yummy Snack Chips (we had one each of nacho, cheese, and pizza flavors) were devoured in nano-seconds. We concluded that the nacho flavor was our family favorite. And the chocolate blast snack bar? I saved that one for myself. So! Good! Dark chocolate filled with yummy coconut bits, all gooey and delicious and wonderful... it was a tiny mom-dream come true in a yellow wrapper.
Be sure to check out their website, and see for yourself why these snacks make better options than conventional chips and candy bars.
Yep, they sent me the stuff. Nope, I wasn't paid. Yep, the opinions are all mine. Nope, I don't like pina coladas or getting caught in the rain.