This post was written by Amy. Amy is a former Jersey girl, transplanted to Ohio. She’s the Mom to two kids, ages 1 and 8.
I have always been a mom who makes sure her kids eat healthy foods and snacks. I am also on a diet after having my son 7 months ago so I, too, am sticking only to healthy foods. I jumped at the chance to review MySuperSnack soft Granola Bites by MySuperFoods, a fairly new company that provides all natural, on-the-go foods for kids ages 2-12.
I received MySuperSnack (soft) Granola Bites for review in 2 flavors: Apple Raisin and Blueberry Banana Acai. The flavors of both are undeniably delicious. I love granola bars, and these bites did not disappoint. They had a lot of granola flavor and the softness of them gave them a unique twist. The Apple Raisin was definitely my favorite, though the Blueberry Banana Acai was super yummy too! Kids and adults alike can appreciate the flavors.
However, there were a couple of drawbacks to these snacks. While the packaging is adorable, I was a little confused by how small the bags were. Each bag is meant to be an “on-the-go” snack, so they are re-sealable to be able to snack here and there. However, each bag has only 4 granola bites, each one literally being bite-sized, so 4 bites do not last long enough for snacking throughout the day. I am sure my daughter would easily be able to eat all 4 for a snack at one time. Still, it is a cute and innovative idea; it just possibly could have been implemented a little better.
Another thing I noticed was the calories and fat calories in these bites. Each bag of 4 bites counts as a serving. For 4 small bites, it is 180 calories and 70 calories from fat for the Apple Raisin, 80 calories from fat for the Blueberry Banana Acai. I know calories aren’t everything, but for someone who counts calories daily and tries to control them as much as possible for my kids, I found them to be a bit high for such a small snack. On the plus side, these bites are full of vitamins and fiber – definitely two important parts of a healthy diet!
Overall, I think MySuperFoods has a good thing going with this product. I would like to see bigger bags of these that I could take on an outing to the park, for instance, and less calories in the bites. MySuperFoods seems like an innovative new company who is devoted to making super-healthy snacks for kids – definitely a type of company I can support. Even better: they donate 1% of their sales to ending child hunger in the U.S.! To find out more about MySuperFoods, visit http://www.mysuperfoodscompany.com.
The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This post has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.