But...sometimes, convenience wins. So when I was offered the opportunity to test Stonyfield's newest offering - fruit snacks - I decided to go for it. Our family tested the fruit snacks in three settings: my 5th grade son's birthday party; my daughter's soccer game; our very fancy family diner. All were a hit.
First up, Connor had his birthday party (more later on that). When asked, he told me he wanted a Nerf gun party in the backyard, so I told him we could go purchase a bunch of Nerf ammo and a new gun and invite some friends over.
The party was super low-key, Ed handled all the Nerf procurement, and I handled the food and decorations. (Decorations, for the record, consisted of a table cloth, plates, napkins, and some cardboard shields that at least gave Helen something to enjoy while the boys were nutting it up in the backyard.)
The fruit snacks were a huge hit with the boys, who also consumed some yogurt, chips, and pizza.
|That bowl was refilled, twice, because hungry boys like fruit snacks, I suppose.|
The fruit snacks were loved by the 2nd grade girls. And, as with all packaged foods, they were easy for me to transport to the game (much easier than the sliced watermelon I served as the halftime snack).
Also, the girls ran around making cow noises, as soon as they saw their snacks were in the shape of a tiny cow. Cute!
Finally, last night Connor and Helen decided to run a fancy Spanish café that served veggie burgers and tilapia for dinner. I was the chef, and then the customer. They were the servers. Before the meal began, they insisted that all fancy restaurants had appetizers, so they grabbed the fruit snacks and placed one package on each plate.
The restaurant diners all loved the wonderful appetizers, especially the two that are shorter than five feet.
Stonyfield gave me so many fruit snacks, that I think I can even hand them out at a school book club I'm getting ready to host.
Thank you, Stonyfield!