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Getting Fruity With Del Monte® Fruit Burst® Squeezers and Mango Pineapple Fruit Cup® Snacks

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One of the responsibilities that I take the most serious as a mom (and wife) is providing my family with healthy food options.  As many of you know, I cook from scratch 7 days a week for my family.  So, when it comes to snack options, I enjoy picking foods that require little to no prep and absolutely no cooking!  This is why I was delighted when I got asked to try out the Del Monte® Fruit Burst® Squeezers and their new Mango Pineapple Fruit Cups® Snacks.

What I (we) Loved

Taste: We all loved the taste.  I have three favorite fruits-strawberries, mangoes and pineapples.  So, I really enjoyed the Mango Pineapple Fruit Cup® Snacks.  I’ve had my share of fruit salads/mixed fruits and I never thought to mix mango and pineapple together.

Moo’s not a fan of pineapples, but to my surprise she liked them mixed with the mangoes.  JJ, who is a devoted banana lover, even got in on the action.  He’s going through his picky eater stage and it was nice to see him trying something he has never had before.

So, as much as Moo loved the Fruit Cup® Snacks, she told me that her favorite were the Fruit Burst® Squeezers.  Y’all we got out package the day it started snowing before it got really bad out and by night fall she demolished a whole box by herself. (Note to self: hide all food packages from Moo in the future.)  We even made a special trip to Walmart yesterday to stock up on more.

Again healthy foods don’t have to taste bad!!

They were sold out of Mixed Berry.  So, we got Blueberry instead.

Nutrition:  I come from a family that has been affected by generations of health issues caused by heredity, lack of exercise and mainly lack of getting good nutrition.  Therefore, it is very important for me to make sure that whatever I’m feeding myself and my family has good nutritional values. We only get one body and one life and it’s important to take care of it by watching what we eat.

That said, I was happy that the Fruit Burst® contain 1 1/2 servings of fruit (Simply Fruit) or fruit and veggies (Fruit + Veggie).  They don’t have high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.  They also rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C.  There’s nothing like being able to pronounce and know what all of the ingredients in our food are.

The Fruit Cup® Snacks are great source of Vitamin C.  They’re also stored in a light syrup made from sugar and water and instead of high fructose corn syrup.  There’s been a lot of dilemma over whether high fructose corn syrup being used in products and I’m glad to see that Del Monte is keeping simple by using a simple syrup instead.

Packaging:  We are an ecofriendly family.  So, I loved that the packaging is recyclable.  The Fruit Burst® pouches are also BPA free.  I love that the pouches are kid friendly as well.  This is something that I can pack lunchbox or throw in my purse and not have to worry about it spilling.

The Fruit Cup® Snacks are the perfect serving size and easy to open.  Thank goodness because I hate struggling with trying to open things.  These will definitely be staples in Moo’s lunchbox when she starts kindergarten this August.

Price: Y’all already know that I’m a frugal shopper.  I don’t like feeling as if I’m being robbed when I shop.  Both of these products are reasonably priced.  The Fruit Burst® Squeezers retail for $2.42 each and the Fruit Cup® Snacks retail for $1.98 each here at my local Walmart.  Honestly, you can’t get much cheaper than for a prepared snack.

Variety:  The Fruit Burst® Squeezers come in two varieties.  You have the Simply Fruit (all fruits) variety in which you can choose form three flavors-Apple Cinnamon, Mixed Berry and Strawberry.  Then, there is the Fruit + Veggie (75% fruit, 25% veggie) variety with two flavors- Peach-Mango and Blueberry.  So, far we’ve tried the Mixed Berry, Peach-Mango and Blueberry flavors.

What I (we) Didn’t Like

There wasn’t anything that I didn’t like about the products themselves.  Like, I said taste, price, nutrition and packaging all get a thumbs up from me and the family.  These products are recommended by me.  I encourage you to try them out.

 Also, I want to add that we make mini cobblers using some of the Mango Pineapple Fruit Cup® Snacks.  They came out very well and I will be sharing the recipe here on the blog next week.

Snack within a snack
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0 thoughts on “Getting Fruity With Del Monte® Fruit Burst® Squeezers and Mango Pineapple Fruit Cup® Snacks

  1. I actually buy these fruit cups for my kids! We all love them! As for getting my kids to eat healthy, they are picky eaters. I ALWAYS put veggies/fruit on their plates, whether they eat it or not. And I make sure they can visually see me eating my vegetables and fruits. If they see me doing it, they will start. Or I mix it in with other food that I know they like! I have all kinds of different strategies. :p

  2. I actually buy these fruit cups for my kids! We all love them! As for getting my kids to eat healthy, they are picky eaters. I ALWAYS put veggies/fruit on their plates, whether they eat it or not. And I make sure they can visually see me eating my vegetables and fruits. If they see me doing it, they will start. Or I mix it in with other food that I know they like! I have all kinds of different strategies. :p

  3. P.S. I really want to try those cobblers. I can't wait for you to post the recipe!

  4. P.S. I really want to try those cobblers. I can't wait for you to post the recipe!

  5. This is my favorite lunch time snack. A perfect way to add some fruit to the diet.

  6. Well, I make them taste good and find ways to do that by trial and error.

  7. Well, I make them taste good and find ways to do that by trial and error.

  8. I use to buy them all the time for my daughter but she stopped eating them I may start back I love good healthy food that taste good.

  9. I try to incorporate veggies in all my dinner and luch recipes and we eat fruits as dessert and snacks
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  10. I try to incorporate veggies in all my dinner and luch recipes and we eat fruits as dessert and snacksLeidy R rafflecopter

  11. I sneak them into their favorite meals.

  12. Those look super delicious! I love mini pies. I made cherry pies not to long ago. So delicious and cute! I'll definitely have to give this a go!

  13. Those look super delicious! I love mini pies. I made cherry pies not to long ago. So delicious and cute! I'll definitely have to give this a go!

  14. I make fruit salad and get vegetables into their soups/stews.

  15. I make smoothies with fruits and veggies

  16. my daughter loves fruits and veggies!

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  17. i try to get them to drink fruit and veggie smoothies

  18. i try to get them to drink fruit and veggie smoothies

  19. I pack fruit and Greek yogurt for their lunch and make smoothie daily as afternoon snack for them.

  20. My Family Grows A Veggie Garden, We Also Go Once A Week To A Local Farmers Market, We Make Fun Shapes And A Colorful Plate With Creative Recipes. Entry Name- Heather Hayes Panjon

  21. My Family Grows A Veggie Garden, We Also Go Once A Week To A Local Farmers Market, We Make Fun Shapes And A Colorful Plate With Creative Recipes. Entry Name- Heather Hayes Panjon

  22. I am in total agreement of setting the right example by letting our kids see us eat veggies, fruit and other healthy food options!

  23. Yay! It's a really simple recipe and it'll be fun for the kids to help with also.

  24. Agreed! We have been snacking on the fruit cups for years in other varieties and are happy to know have added the Fruit Burst Squeezers to our snack pantry!

  25. That's how I got hooked on brussel sprouts! Turns out all I needed to make them taste good was a little butter, bacon and seasoning salt.

  26. She'll definitely like these then because these taste yummy.

  27. I love the idea of having fruit as dessert as you can see from my cobbler pics!

  28. I've been working on that as well. I do a veggie meatloaf and the veggie spaghetti pasta as well.

  29. Baking is my specialty! I stay making a pie, biscuits or cake. Your little lady will enjoy these!

  30. Moo and I love fruit salad! And I always load my stews with veggies.

  31. Yay, a fellow smoothie lover and maker! My blender gets quite the workout making smoothies. In fact, I don't think I've ever used it to make anything else.

  32. Yes, smoothies are a great way to sneak them in. Plus, you can add fruit to sweeten up the veggies.

  33. Yes, fruit and yogurt are a great combination!

  34. Love!!! I can't wait until we move and can start growing a veggie garden. We tried growing a pumpkin last year, but our former neighbor's cat ate the vine. 🙁

  35. We have fruit everyday for snacks and I always make a veggie at dinner.

  36. We have fruit everyday for snacks and I always make a veggie at dinner.

  37. I am working on it now. I limit snacks to what is in the fridge only and it helps a ton.

  38. I make sure they eat at least 3 different kind of fruits and veggies everyday

  39. I make a veggie every day with dinner and give fruit for snacks.

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  40. I make a veggie every day with dinner and give fruit for snacks. rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  41. We like to drink smoothies!

  42. We like to drink smoothies!

  43. I serve a fruit and/or veggie with every meal.

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  44. I serve a fruit and/or veggie with every meal. Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”Thanks for the chance to win!wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  45. we use fruits as snacks or desserts after dinner and veggies in dinner

  46. If they don't eat their dinner, they don't get dessert. That usually works. But my kids will eat potatoes and corn cooked in various ways. It is carrots and broccoli that they don't want.

  47. I do it by keeping fresh fruits and veggies on hand for snacking.

  48. I do it by keeping fresh fruits and veggies on hand for snacking.

  49. We love all fruits and vegetables, so there is no problem getting everyone to eat them.

  50. We love all fruits and vegetables, so there is no problem getting everyone to eat them.

  51. I am fortunate that my kids all love fresh fruits & veggies. I always keep them around for snacks.

  52. I am fortunate that my kids all love fresh fruits & veggies. I always keep them around for snacks.

  53. I incorporate them into meals and we have fruits as snacks. Thank you for the chance to win this!

  54. I usually add a dip to certain fruits and veggies to make them more enticed to try something that they wouldn't ordinarily try

  55. I usually add a dip to certain fruits and veggies to make them more enticed to try something that they wouldn't ordinarily try

  56. i make special salad and different types of healthy meals for dinner i mix things up

  57. i make special salad and different types of healthy meals for dinner i mix things up

  58. That is awesome. Fruit definitely make excellent snacks!

  59. I know that helps a lot because you don't have to stop to store or be tempted to pick up junk food.

  60. That's good because each fruit and veggies gives off different nutrients that helps with different things.

  61. That's a great way to make sure they're getting their daily servings.

  62. Smoothies are yummy and you can sneak veggies into them for picky eaters.

  63. That's good that they have those options at every meal.

  64. Fruit does make a great dessert!

  65. I came from the a no dinner, no dessert household and it really worked in helping me to eat the veggies I didn't like.

  66. Keeping fruit and veggies on hand is a great way to encourage healthy eating habits because they're always surrounded by healthy food options!

  67. I've learned the incorporating veggies into things like my meatloaf helps to make sure the kids are eating them. And you're welcome. Thanks for entering!

  68. Dips are definitely helpful, especially for trying carrots and broccoli.

  69. Salads are how I got my daughter to start eating her carrots and now she loves them!

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