Sunday, November 8, 2009

Love these Peter Rabbit Organics fruit purees! Plus a giveaway...

Disclaimer: Samples of this product were provided free of charge by Peter Rabbit Organics. I am under no obligation to give these fruit pouches a positive review.

I am really excited about the product of the day. Why? I just think it's so refreshing to find a fruit puree made of something other than apples. Not that applesauce is a bad thing, but my family is just not that crazy about it as a snack.

Peter Rabbit Organics fruit puree pouches
come in three flavors - mango, banana, and orange flavor; apple and grape; and strawberry and banana. The ingredients of each puree is exactly as described - no added sugar, no preservatives, nothing artificial. Take a look at the ingredients for the mango, banana, and orange flavor: Organic banana, organic mango, organic orange. That's it! Just the fruit, pure and simple! The apple and grape flavor has lemon juice concentrate added, but nothing more.

These fruit pouches have another thing going for them - no spoon required! Simply unscrew the cap and squeeze the puree into your mouth. That's really a nice thing when you're dealing with children. There's less mess (unless you squeeze too much into your child's mouth like I did at first - oops!), and it makes it so easy to toss a pouch into a lunch box or a purse or a stroller for an anytime snack.

But how do they taste? Exactly as you think that they would! The mango, banana, and orange had distinct notes of each fruit. The fruit flavors remained true in the pouch. The banana flavors are our favorites. Surprisingly, the banana flavor did not overwhelm the other flavors. The apple and grape flavor was good, but the apple was the main flavor while the grape flavor was kind of an after thought. Good, but not spectacular. Still, if you're an applesauce fan, this is pretty darn good applesauce.

What about the texture? Well, these are fruit purees. The texture is thick and not at all unpleasant. I'll admit that before I tried these fruit purees I was afraid that it would be like eating baby food. It wasn't.

Would I buy these? Yes!! These fruit puree pouches are being marketed for young children, but I have to tell you, I'm going to buy some for myself! (Ok, I'll grudgingly share with my children.) These pouches are downright tasty, whether you're an adult or a child. I think that they'll be a great healthy snack for on the go.

To see if your store sells Peter Rabbit Organics fruit puree pouches, click here. Looks like they're mainly sold in stores along the east coast, but Amazon also carries them.

GIVEAWAY time!!!

The folks at Peter Rabbit Organics were kind enough to supply some of their fruit pouches for a giveaway. The lucky winner will receive one of each flavor - Mango, Banana, and Orange; Apple and Grape; and Strawberry and Banana.

I'm trying something a little new this time. To enter, simply comment for an entry. To earn extra entries in this giveaway, you can do any (or all) of the following:
  1. Become a fan of the A Life Less Sweet page on Facebook,
  2. Subscribe to my feed over at my main blog, A Life Less Sweet,
  3. Tweet about this giveaway,
  4. Follow me on Twitter.
Leave a separate comment for each that you do above.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 11. The winner must be willing to provide a US mailing address. The winner will have one week to get the address to me.

41 comments:

Jim said...

I'm in.

Carrie said...

Sounds good!

Carrie said...

also now following you on facebook...

The Smiths said...

I bet my kids would love these, they look yummy.

The Smiths said...

I am a subscriber.

Wendy said...

Pick me, pick me! I'd love to try these. :)

Wendy said...

I'm a fan, too.

traynharder23 said...

count me in.

choosinglosing said...

Commenting and already subscribed to A Life Less Sweet in Google Reader.

mary said...

I would love to try these so much!!

Thanks~Mary

spunkysuzi said...

These sound interesting!!

spunkysuzi said...

I do subscribe to your feed :)

christa said...

looks yummy! (already subscribe in google reader!)

Leah said...

We love these! Perfect for a quick snack for on the go. (Already a subscriber through google reader)

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

ooo! these look so good! i would definitely buy them if i saw them in the store
1. the design is adorable! love the little peter rabbit!
2. 100% fruit? hit me up!
3. i love applesauce and just tried one in pouch. the pouch container is so handy-portable but no worry of exploding all over the contents of your purse
4. i'm sure these would be excellent in baked goods as well!
what a great product! i'm going to keep my eyes out!
thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

oh and i followed you

Elizabeth Jarrard said...

and tweeted

Lindsay I-F said...

followed you on twitter

Lindsay I-F said...

tweeted about it @cookveganlover

Lindsay I-F said...

subscribed to your blog in bloglines

Lindsay I-F said...

became a fan on facebook

The Happy Runner said...

These sound great!

The Happy Runner said...

I subscribe to your main blog on google/blogger.

Raquel said...

I wish they sold these in MN.They look like they would be great for school lunches!
Raquel
scrappindaisy at gmail dot com

Raquel said...

I'm a follower.
Raquel
scrappindaisy at gmail dot com

Raquel said...

I'm a facebook fan.
Raquel
scrappindaisy at gmail dot com

amy said...

Pick me

amy said...

I'm a fan on facebook!

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

Love the sounds of this product! Am following you on Twitter.

- Sagan

Moni said...

These sound great for my little girl.
Thanks!
Monica

KellieS said...

Hi,

The product sounds like something that my 17-month-old would enjoy. She loves yogurt and things with that type of texture.

KellieS said...

I am following you on Facebook.

KellieS said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

'Drea said...

I would love to add this fruit puree to some oatmeal...

annalene said...

These sound great and the packaging is so cute. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

-annalene
email address is in blogger profile

annalene said...

became a fan on facebook (ann r.)

annalene said...

i'm subscribed to the blog via rss/reader

annalene said...

following on twitter (woozlewozzle)

eldaneker said...

Sounds good, love the spoon free aspect!

eldaneker said...

facebook fan here!

Kathryn said...

Yum! We made our own pear sauce this fall. It was great!