Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Buddy Fruits! Review & Giveaway!! CLOSED

This giveaway is now 
CLOSED



Maddie is opinionated.

I think that's a pretty common description for every 4 year old though and not just mine. Food tends to be a bit of a battle at times in our house. According to Maddie she likes what she likes and that's what she likes. Most of the time her quirks aren't a big deal. Some days she wants to eat a pint of grape tomatoes for lunch. Whatever, it could be worse. Then we go grocery shopping and the barrage of I WANT starts. Ugh. I know I am not the only mom that hates that. Yes Maddie I know you want those fruits snacks filled with sugar and ingredients I can't pronounce but it's not going to happen. Cue the whining. Blah. Well let me tell you I heard birds singing and babies cooing when Maddie threw Buddy Fruits in the grocery cart last week. 

What does your child not randomly throw things into your shopping cart? Lucky you. 


Of course it was time to turn the package over and see what Buddy Fruits really were. OMG. Fruit. That's right 100% fruit. Nothing else. Who knew such things existed. Buddy Fruits come in two forms either Pure Fruit Bites or Pure Blended Fruit To Go. Let me tell you I am in love. During that before mentioned shopping trip I allowed Maddie to pick out one of the blended fruits to enjoy while I shopped in peace. She opted for the Apple & Banana one and I am pleased to report the ingredients are: Apple, banana, concentrated apple juice and lemon juice. I kid you not that is all there is but they are super cool to my 4 year old because they come in awesome squeezy pouches (ahem no mess, no spoon) and they have cute pictures of happy fruit on the front. Win.


The Facts:
- Buddy Fruits come in two different forms The Pure Fruit Bites (fruit snacks) and Pure Blended Fruit To Go (apple sauce)

- The Blended Fruit flavors include: Apple & Multifruit, Apple & Cinnamon, Apple & Strawberry, Apple & Banana and Mango Passion & Banana

- The Pure Fruit Bite flavors include: Orange, Raspberry, Pomegranate & Acai and Apple

- 1 package of Buddy Fruits equals 1 serving of fruit

- Buddy Fruits are 100% fruit!!!! 
No preservatives
No colorings
No genetic modifications
No dairy or gluten
Nothing artificial


As a mom I can say I truly love Buddy Fruits. They are great on the go snacks especially because both forms of Buddy Fruits come in resealable packages. The Pure Fruit Bites are even in BPA Free packaging. I will admit they are a bit pricey (my store has them for 89 cents a piece) but I suggest looking out for sales and even if you only purchase a few just to keep in your My Child Is Driving Me Insane I Need Something To Make It Stop Stash they are totally worth it! Hubby has even enjoyed taking Buddy Fruits to work for a quick on the go snack. Maddie likes that the Pure Fruit Bites even have cute little facts like that the Raspberry bites are made using 16 raspberries and 7 slices of apple. It may not make up for the lack of character shapes but she thinks it's pretty cool!

For the complete listing of where Buddy Fruits are available for purchase look HERE. I was able to also find them at my local military Commissary.


GIVEAWAY
Alright are you sold on Buddy Fruits? Are you ready to try some? Well Buddy Fruits was nice enough to offer one of you lovely readers a display pack of a Buddy Fruits!  
Thank you Buddy Fruits!

Mandatory To Enter:
Visit Buddy Fruits and tell me either something you love about them or what flavor you want to try!

Extra Entries:
-Follow Funny Days With Mommy and Maddie
-Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link (allowed once a day)

PLEASE remember to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!!
Other important stuff:
This giveaway is only open to US residents.
This giveaway will close on Saturday April 2nd.
Disclosure: I was so impressed and in love with the first package of Buddy Fruits I bought that I immediately e-mailed the company and asked if they would be interested in a review and giveaway. They said yes! The display package of Buddy Fruits pictured above was sent to me by Buddy Fruits to facilitate this review. We love Buddy Fruits though and that is that.

34 comments:

BittyKitty said...

Oh my, those look fun! My daughter and I went to their site and watched the video, she was hooked. We can't wait to try them. I love the portability and that Buddy fruits are just fruit. My daughter says, "They have strawberry and that's my favorite!" So thats the flavor we would try first.

Sherry said...

I like the convience of buddy fruits ... wander how young of an age can you start "eating" them since they are just applesauce.

Sherry said...

I follow

AshHadAns said...

My kids would probably go for the multifruit drink since neither of them can ever agree on one single flavor! Stubborn little monkeys.

AshHadAns said...

And I follow you. :)

Lila Jo said...

Love the portability idea - we seem to be running errands constantly and my girls get hungry all. the. time. when we are out. Can't wait to try them!

Lila Jo said...

and i follow

Stacey said...

I love that they are all real fruit. Duh! And I LOVE that they are re-sealable.

Stacey said...

I subscribe with Google Reader...is that the same as following?

Morgan said...

I love that they have so few ingredients and that the ingredients they use are simple and natural.

msobalvarro4 at yahoo dot com

Morgan said...

I follow Funny Days already :o)

msobalvarro4 at yahoo dot com

Mandy said...

I recently heard about these and have been wanting to give them a try for my kids. There are so many things I like, number 1 being that they're is no extra sugars, preservatives,colors, etc! I think my kids would like Strawberry the best!

Mandy said...

I already follow you :)

bugsyysgub said...

I already follow you! :o)

bugsyysgub said...

These sound delicious. My girls would love the strawberry and the bites sound wonderful!

Aislinn said...

My daughter is 11 months old and LOVES the food in the packets! I don't think she has a favorite yet; she'd eat any of those!

And no spoon necessary! Awesome backup snack! :)

a1sl1nn@cox.net

AmyLee said...

i love how easy they are on the go! no spoons & spilling :)

Lindsay said...

We love that they are resealable and a good variety of flavors!
aldnlopez at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

I am follower
aldnlopez at gmail dot com

Christina said...

How cool! I love that there are no artificial preservatives or any of that kind of stuff. And I think my daughter would love it! We'll be visiting the states soon so I'll be keeping an eye out for these if I don't win. I think we'd try the Strawberry or Multifruit first. :)

Christina said...

I already follow Funny Days. :)

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

I want to try the multifruit! These look great for my boys who are ALWAYS asking for a snack in the car :)

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

I follow you, of course!

Jamie said...

Dawson would love these! Strawberry and banana sound yummy!

Jamie said...

I'm a follower! :)

Jamie said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/JamieTweets0811/status/53323381348646912

Tiff said...

How convenient are these awesome little pouches!? I'd love to try the Mango/Banana combo! What a great idea. :)

daveandtiffany@comcast.net

Tiff said...

I follow you!

daveandtiffany@comcast.net

Julie C said...

I already follow you!

Julie C said...

I looked at the website and I think my kids would love all the flavors. my favorite would be the strawberry and the multifruit. We've had similar products but they weren't all fruit and I really like knowing that the snack my kids are eating is so healthy and convenient!

Michelle said...

I think Emily and Juliette would love to try all of the flavors, but especially the cinnamon. Recently they are all about all things cinnamon!

What a great giveaway :0)

Michelle said...

I am a follower of your blog :0)

Michelle said...

I tweeted the giveaway

http://twitter.com/#!/kme0310/status/53907815055638528

Julie C said...

I let my friends on FB know all about your blog and the contest!