My family feels a bit like snacking in the late afternoon. The problem with this is I don’t want them to eat too much and spoil their supper. So we look for small little snacks to keep them satisfied until supper is on the table. And of course mom likes the snacks to be healthy. Our usual snack is fruit, but often we run out by the end of the week. The kids favour granola bars as the pantry staple. We recently got to review these coconut chips. They were delicious, and oh so much healthier that potato chips. The number one snacking flavour was the original. I personally liked the spicy chili the best. These are a great snack just to keep on the shelf. I also plan to throw them into some salads. This would be an additional lovely little crunch. So as an ingredient or just to be even plain, this is a nice little addition to the snack shelf in the pantry.
MMM…Dip. We are such a dip family.Extra dip, extra sauce, we love it. As a mom, it’s always nice when you can make some of the favourite things just a bit healthier, so we were easier to try out this new dip. If I had to describe them in one word. Yum. That is what I would pick. A few nice things about them, one: they last a long time. The expiration date was like two months after I got them. So they lasted really long, and it was pretty nice having something in the fridge just o munch on. My favourite flavour was definitely the Chipotle Ranch, I could have licked it out of the container to get every last drop. I had it on burgers, with vegetables, with chips. All good. In fact, all the flavours were great, I will certainly be buying and keeping these gems in the fridge.
So the opportunity came along to try out the new Energy bars packaged for the little ones. All three of my kids are big fans of granola bars, so I knew they would love these. We were sent one of each flavour so we cut them in 3 and my munchkins did a taste test. Chocolate Brownie was the clear-cut favourite. Maybe my chocoholic nature has rubbed off on them a wee bit. Iced Oatmeal, and Chocolate Chip tied for second place. The kids all agreed if these were bought they would also be eaten.
Popcorn would be one of the foods that top the list of favorites. It is really hard to pick just one top food so if you will ask me I will actually probably give you 3 or 4 things that I really love. Popcorn, would forever be on the list. I usually make homemade with my stir crazy. Even easier, is just opening the bag and sitting down for a nice snack session. I got to try both the fit variety and the movie theatre as well. The Fit was delicious, didn’t taste like a “low-calorie” snack at all. I quite enjoyed it. The movie theatre variety is warm, even easier than microwave popcorn, you do warm it up in the microwave for a minute. When I think of movie theatre popcorn the first thing that comes into my head is dripping, hot butter. This was not that. In fact it tasted very similar to the fit variety. Both are great options for a fast, easy snack but given the choice of the two I would choose Fit for sure!