8.10.2011

I'm Giddy About Healthy Snacks: A Give Away

How a mom feeds her kids is her choice. And each mom has a different point of view on this one.  I tend to be a little more extreme compared to most moms I know. W has very limited sweets, practically no candy, doesn't drink juice and eats pretty healthy in general. He's pretty much been deprived of what most kids get to eat.

Sometimes I find it difficult to find fast snacks that fit within how I feed my kids. And if I do find them, they’re really expensive or have a limited shelf life. A new product, giddy dip'ems, is hitting select Chicago-area Target stores (see below for list) and fits within everything I look for when choosing snacks for W. It’s compact, easy to transport, but even better, it’s natural and healthy. All in all, I honestly consider it to be a great snack.

Dip'ems are not a stretch for us. I immediately knew it would work for me, but wondered whether it would work for kids who are used to eating more traditional kid snacks. Would it be fun enough, sweet enough, colorful enough to appeal? I decided to share them with one of my closest friends from childhood who has a different point of view on feeding her kids. Her kids eat like kids.

So, I brought them with me to a play date with her boys to see if it would cater to kids who aren’t quite as limited in their snack choices as W has been. I opened up a strawberry and a tropical flavored, handed each boy a couple of the dip sticks and stepped back with my camera….





They approved. And so do I, which can be kind of hard. They’re not an every day snack, but they’re great for taking on a picnic, pack in a lunch, or grab from the cabinet when someone is having a meltdown and you just need a quick snack to make them happy.

I don’t really care how other people choose to feed their kids. Honestly, I don’t. I have my way, you have yours. But, I figure giddy is a good way to meet in the middle. That’s why I’m doing a giveaway of a week’s worth of giddy snacks for two of you. Whether or not you're strict with your kids food, you’ll be happy with these.

Here's how you can enter the giddy giveaway: 

1. Comment on this post about you favorite snack from when you were a kid. Be sure to include an email address if it doesn't connect back to your blog.

2. Extra entries for mentioning this giveaway to your network on Facebook and/or Twitter (one entry for each) by pasting this in your status: I'm giddy! Enter to win a week's supply of giddy snacks at www.hannemaniacs.com. (please let me know in your comment that you have done these)

That's right, three possible entries per person. Contest ends at 9 am Wednesday, August 17th. Enter now!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The winners were chosen by using RANDOM.ORG and are... Stacey from www.evolvingstacey.com and Julie Mayo! I'll contact you for addresses and the snacks will be sent to you!

Thanks for everyone for participating. I've decided I'll start doing more giveaways, so I'll have another one up soon!

To buy your own box, they retail for $3.99 for a box of four snacks packs and can be found in the lunchbox aisle of the snack section at the following Target locations: Arlington Heights, Chicago South, Chicago South Loop, Chicago South Pulaski, Cicero, Glenview, Rosemont, Shorewood, and Woodridge. After comparing to other high quality kids snacks, I do find it to be a good buy.

Disclosure: I received complimentary giddy dip'ems for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

9 comments:

Jill Sundberg said...

Little Debbie Snacks - anything sweet :)

Julie Mayo said...

FRUIT!!!! Healthy, sweet, and delicious!!!

Julie Melissa said...

ants on a log.... raisins & peanut butter on celery stick! Although I would always just lick off the peanut butter and leave the celery.

Mrs. Day said...

Oatmeal Creme Pies! Haven't had one of those in years!

Julie S said...

Nutty Bars!

Lindsey Limbers said...

Bold Chex Mix or Fruit!

Stacey said...

Fav snack - it was probably Doritos (not too healthy).

Stacey
stacey@evolvingstacey.com

Stacey said...

Fav snack - it was probably Doritos (not too healthy).

Stacey
stacey@evolvingstacey.com

Stacey said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/EvolvingStacey/status/103692233873698817

Stacey
stacey@evolvingstacey.com