As a mom I am always on a mission to try and keep healthy snacks around for my daughter, especially since she really loves her snacks! Everyday she constantly asks for snacks before, after and during her meals. So when I found out about GrEAT Kids Healthy Snack Box, I was so intrigued by their mission and so thrilled when they offered me a box to review.
The Cost: $39.95 a month
The Products: In each GREAT Kids Healthy Snack Box, you will receive about 30 healthy grab-and-go snacks for your child.
What really grabbed my attention about the box was Kyle, the Founder of the company’s inspiration for the box:
[box] “GREAT Kids Snacks all started when I was at the San Diego Zoo chaperoning a fieldtrip. I expected to see some amazing animals and kids running around behaving like wild animals, but when it came to feeding time I was shocked. It almost seemed like the animals in captivity were eating better than the kids. The school provided “lunch” for some kids, which consisted of a juice, canned chicken salad (it made me gag), graham crackers, and apple sauce of some sort. Every single kid only ate the graham crackers and drank the juice. As for the kids who were lucky enough for mom or dad to pack their lunch, it was not much better. I saw a lot of lunchables, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sodas, sugary juices, and candy bars. I thought I was going to be amazed by the animals, instead I was amazed by what these kids were provided to eat.
[...] there needs to be a convenient way for parents to provide their children with healthy foods. Starting with snacks, I have set out to make parents lives easier by sending a box to their door of 30 individually wrapped snacks made of organic and all-natural ingredients. I believe the convenience factors of not having to determine if something is healthy or not, and not having to venture down countless isles at the grocery store will help parents provide their kids with the foods that growing children should be and deserve to be eating.
I wanted to take the stress out of wondering is this actually healthy? What if my child doesn’t like this? Do I have enough time to stop at the store? You can be assured all 30 of the snacks, are healthy and will arrive at your doorstep by the 1st of every month. We all know kids a picky eaters and as a parent it can be a struggle to find out what they like or don’t like. The variety in the GREAT Kids Snack Box allows a kid to sample 30 different snacks every month with the option to order his or her favorites in bulk. “[/box]
Considering the mission of the box, I am not going to do my typical value-breakdown of the snacks.
We like to pop our popcorn on the stovetop without any butter or salt, so this is a nice on-the-go treat that is also a little sweet which is a nice change.
What I like about Smart Puffs is that it is a nice transition snack for kids who may be more used to similar snacks that are not as healthy. The best part? Smart Puffs is gluten-free!
I love buying the squeeze pouches for my daughter. They taste amazing and are so easy to travel with. I recommend them to everyone!
I had the Kashi bar for myself and oh my gosh, it was amazing! I love that it had a very fresh and bright lemon flavor. This is a snack I would definitely buy in bulk.
I am in love with 18 Rabbits snack bars, so I am positive the kid’s version will be even better. I am so tempted to keep it for myself.
We love the Home Free cookies, so it is always nice to see them in our boxes.
I am also a huge fan of plantain chips so these were a win for us.
The Fruit Crisps were my daughter’s favorite in the box and all it is is dried apples. And she normally hates apples, so you know they are good!
I love Justin’s peanut butter so I am always happy to get more.
I had the fruit & veggie strip because it had ginger and I knew my daughter wouldn’t like it. There is a very sharp ginger flavor to it so it was not my favorite either.
I love all the Annie’s Homegrown products and stock up whenever I can. The other cheese-baked snacks were new and I loved discovering more healthy versions of some of the other similar brands.
I only just discovered Cruncha Ma-Me from my Fancy Pants Food box, so I was so happy to be able to try it again. I really love edamame, so this is a wonderful snack for me to keep around.
We love our freeze-dried fruit snacks, so the Funky Monkey was devoured right away.
Thoughts: I am super impressed by the intention and curation of this box. I also love the snacks themselves. I feel as though there is such a variety of snacks from which to choose and many are healthier versions of what kids usually like to eat already. Even without doing a value-breakdown I can tell that you are really getting a great deal for your money and this is a box I would love to try again!
What do you think about GREAT Kids Healthy Snack Box?