Welch's Fruit Snacks Review

Ever since I was a little girl, I've associated the Welch's brand with real fruit and good nutrition. We love Welch's juices, jellies and jams, and any day that I give the kids Welch's Fruit Snacks is a happy day for them. We recently received a few samples of Welch's Fruit to Snacks to review -- and you can bet that was a happy day!

The Basics
Welch’s Fruit Snacks are chewy snack made with real fruit and fruit juices. They are come in nine varieties: Mixed Fruit, Berries 'n Cherries, Island Fruits, Strawberry, Fruit Punch, Concord Grape, White Grape Raspberry, White Grape Peach and Reduced Sugar, which has 35% less sugar than other Welch’s Fruit Snacks varieties.

Here's more information about Welch's Fruit Snacks:
With school back in full swing, Welch’s Fruit Snacks are the perfect fat free and Gluten free food that you can feel good about putting in your kids lunchboxes. For kids with allergies, or who are in classrooms with kids who have allergies, Welch's are also a wonderful nut-free and dairy-free snack. They're made with real fruit and real fruit juice, packed with vitamins A, C, and E and have no preservatives. Welch's Fruit Snacks are available in a wide range of flavors, as well as a reduced sugar version containing 35% less sugar.

The Bongga
We were given samples of the Island Fruits and Reduced Sugar versions of Welch's Fruit Snacks, and my kids went crazy for them! They love Welch's Fruit Snacks, and the Island Fruits flavor made a nice change from the usual berry-based flavors. I like the Reduced Sugar version the best, because it's got less sugar than other varieties, yet still tastes as good. It's a great option when I want to give my kids fruit snacks!

The Blah
I'm happy they have a reduced sugar version, but even though these fruit snacks contain real fruit juice concentrate and fruit puree, corn syrup is still a main ingredient, which for me keeps it in the candy category -- which means they are great for occasional treats, not regular lunchbox material. I wish they would make a 100% fruit version (i.e. dried fruit snacks) to round out their offerings!

The Bottom Line
Welch's Fruit Snacks are a yummy treat for kids!

Win $1,000 in Welch's "Lunchbox Notes" contest
You could win free lunch for a year in Welch's "Lunchbox Notes" contest! One grand-prize winner will receive cash for groceries to buy lunch for one year (ARV $1,000) and a one-year supply of Welch’s® Fruit Snacks (ARV $160). Ten runners-up will each win a gift certificate to a fun, family restaurant of their choice (ARV $100 each) and a one-month supply of Welch’s® Fruit Snacks (ARV$12.00).

Here's more information about the contest:
Packing your children's lunch is one way to show them how much you love them—tucking a note inside their lunchbox makes them feel extra special. The makers of Welch's® Fruit Snacks want to know how parents and caregivers across the U.S. build happy, smart lunches for their kids by entering the "Lunchbox Notes" contest. Simply share a note you included in your child's lunchbox along with a photo and become eligible for the $1,000 grand prize or one of ten finalist prizes valued at over $100. For more information, go to http://welchsfruitsnacks.com/lunchboxnotes

Disclosure: I received product samples from Welch's, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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