Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Halloween is all about ghosts and goblins, bobbing for apples, costumes, pumpkins... yeah, right. As far as kids are concerned, it's all about the candy -- and you just know they're going to have a lot of it, all month long. I tend to be more relaxed about letting my kids have candy for Halloween hey, it's my favorite holiday (I love candy too!) and it only comes once a year. The key is making sure they brush their teeth and balance out the candy by eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.
Fortunately there are snacks like Funky Monkey that are both healthy and delicious, so they make a great alternative to sugary candy. We've already sampled their original four flavors as well as their Applemon, Pink Pineapple and MangOJ flavors. This time around Funky Monkey sent us four flavors. We got to enjoy Applemon, MangOJ, Jivealime and Carnaval Mix, and once again, the kids went bananas for them. Funky Monkey snacks are freeze-dried fruit, so it's sweet and crunchy, and it has all the goodness of real fruit. See, we even stuck them in our fruit basket because they're just like real fruit!
I love how Funky Monkey has paired together different fruits -- mango with orange, pineapple with lime, etc... -- in each variety, so you get a really unique flavor that you can't find with other kinds of fruit snacks. All the flavors I've tried so far are great, but my favorite has got to be the Carnaval Mix, because you get to try so many kinds of fruit.
At about $1 each for the single-serve (0.42 -oz) package, I can't afford to hand them out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night, but you can bet these are showing up in my kids' lunchboxes.
Frankly, I don't know why kids would want to eat fruit chews when they have Funky Monkey snacks (now chocolate, that's another matter). They're an easy way for parents to "trick" their kids into having a real "treat"!
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One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive a sample pack -- that's 1 bag of each of the 7 flavors -- of Funky Monkey freeze dried fruit snacks!
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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on October 25, 2011; I will draw a winner at random on October 26 and post the winner's name after he/she confirms acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.