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Fun, Fast and Easy Snacking for Little Ones Thanks To Buddy Fruits! {Review & Giveaway}

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I still cannot believe that my baby is 13 months old now. That year went by extremely fast and just this week, he has been completely weaned from breastfeeding *sniff*. To me, that is the ultimate sign that my baby is quickly leaving the "I need mommy" stage and entering into a more independent stage. BUT, along with all of that comes an exciting phase of baby's (soon to be toddler's) life. This means that they are ready to start eating "big people" food and begin exploring new and exciting tastes, flavors and textures. I always LOVE this part of their life because it is so fun to watch them experience these new things. Sometimes the faces they make while tasting new foods are hysterically funny...you should have seen my Isaac try out squash for the first time. That "yummy first food" made him wrinkle his nose and spit out the food as fast as I was putting it in his mouth. Ha ha! Yes, I think that this is one of the more fun stages of raising children...eating new foods!
Too often, babies who are on the verge of toddler-hood are overwhelmed with new foods and like to go back to the soft and easy to eat foods once in awhile. Also, in case you haven't noticed with your children, they tend to prefer the sweeter foods. I find that fruit has been a huge favorite with all of my babies and each one of them prefers a different type of food. Today, I am going to introduce you to Buddy Fruits. This company makes pure blended fruit for babies and toddlers and puts it into easy to use and eat pouches! I am so in love with this company right now, it isn't funny. Here is a bit more about this company...

In the summer of 2006 a French family was on a road trip in the United States. Along the road, they were looking for healthy fruit snacks for their kids. Seeing that both healthy and convenient snack solution don't exist yet, they decided to stay in the U.S and and share their passion for good food! Buddy Fruits is committed to delivering our families, a nutritious alternative to unhealthy foods.

With Buddy Fruits wholesome choice of natural ingredients, the products are an easy way to outsmart temptation! Buddy Fruits is simplifying the busy everyday life of families by making fruit easy to consume whether at home, at the office, at school or on the go. With a large variety of flavors, sizes and products available, all family members are able to consume healthy fruits daily.

With 23 million overweight kids across the action (that's 32% of all kids!) there is a clear need for fruit to reclaim the number one spot of snacks served to kids. Buddy Fruits is the US pioneer of the squeezable pouch. Ever since we imported this concept in 2006, we have been dedicated to an ongoing commitment of reinventing the way we eat fruits. We will continue to offer healthy snacks you've never seen before!

As a parent, I can totally agree that finding healthy snacking options for kids is difficult. With chips, candy and soda constantly being forced into our lives via television, billboards and other methods of advertising, it can be difficult to see beyond that to something a bit more nutritious. Sure, chips are convenient but when it comes to nutrition, chips are not always the best choice. This is why I am thankful for Buddy Fruits. They make the decision EASY and totally fun for everyone involved.
So, for this review I was sent a nice selection of Buddy Fruits and I was SO excited to let Isaac experience some new flavors and flavor combinations. Fruits are sweet and therefore, make a fantastic and popular choice for any child at snack time.
Included in my Buddy Fruits were some of the newest members to the Buddy Fruits Family...Pure Fruit Jiggle Gel! These come in three flavors: Strawberry, Orange and Raspberry and contain 100% pure fruit gelatin. How fun!!
I was also excited to received some of their Coconut Milk and Fruit pouches as well. Coconut Milk is so tasty and combined with fruit, it is absolutely delicious! This comes in two flavors...Tropical (Mango, apple, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, apple juice concentrate, passion fruit juice, natural flavors) and Raspberry Coconut Milk (Apple, raspberry, banana, coconut milk, apple juice concentrate, natural flavors.). Oh. Yum.
So, when it came to choosing his first taste, Isaac had a difficult time deciding. Should he go for the Coconut Milk and Fruit pouches or the Buddy Fruit Smoothies? Oh my...so many choices!
He finally went for one of the Pure Blended Fruits and sucked the entire pouch down in seconds. Oh boy, I had to give him another one because he was wanting more! I guarantee that if you give your child one, they are going to want another. And another. And another. And....well, I think you get my point. :)
I love so many things about these Buddy Fruits. They are easily transported. Throw them in your diaper bag for an on-the-go snack or tuck one in your purse if you are going on a quick errand. I also love that they are perfectly sized for little hands. My 13 month old son LOVES to carry these around and suck on them. Not only are they easy to use but they also keep snack time clean. (Unless your little one decides to SQUEEZE the life out of one, then the contents can squirt all over the place. Believe me. We have gone through that. Hee hee!) Sooo, if you have a child that tends to be messy, make sure they stay in one place unless you are outdoors and don't mind a little mess. Generally speaking though, they are mess-free. Ooooooooo yes, I almost forgot to mention that Buddy Fruits are GLUTEN FREE too! :) YAY!
To purchase Buddy Fruits, you can enter your zip code on their website to find a store near you that carries Buddy Fruits. Prices vary based on what kind of Buddy Fruits you are buying. You can also find Buddy Fruits online at Walmart and Amazon. To keep up with news, announcements and other fun stuff, make sure you follow Buddy Fruits on their social media sites; Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube!

So, in my opinion...Buddy Fruits are SO great! I love how easy they are to use and how my son can snack on healthy fruits instantly. I also love how each pouch is packed full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals and that I don't have to worry about anything that could potentially harm my child. Healthy, pure, convenient, easy and ready to eat snacks are definitely a big plus for me! I would definitely recommend Buddy Fruits to anyone!! Trust me...you and your child will LOVE them!
Buddy Fruits has offered to give away a case of assorted Buddy Fruits to one of you! Here are your entry options...
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free Buddy Fruits products for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Buddy Fruits website and email. Prize is being provided and shipped by the sponsor. This blog is NOT responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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31 comments

  1. My grandson would like the strawberry gelatin ones.

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  2. My son would love the apple & multifruit.

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  3. I think he would like the Apple Strawberry Pure Blended Fruit.

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  4. Banana Fruit Smoothie :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  5. My granddaughter loves the Apple Strawberry.

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  6. My kids would like the banana and the mango smoothies.

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  7. Apple Strawberry...she loves strawberries!

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  8. We'd like to try out the Banana fruit smoothie

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  9. tropical coconut milk!
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  10. My kids would love the coconut milk ones, oh yummy

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  11. apple strawberry
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  12. My daughter would like the banana fruit smoothie.

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  13. My daughter would probably like the raspberry
    krysta_salyan@yahoo.com

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  14. My niece would love the bananas with cream

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  15. I think my grandbabies would love the strawberry apple




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  16. he would love the banana Fruit Smoothie!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  17. I love the Banana Fruit Smoothie KMillheim609 @aol.com

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  18. Banana fruit smoothie!
    Miz Vickik

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  19. They would love the Apple Strawberry.
    Laurie Emerson

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