Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Raisels! A Review AND Giveaway! -CLOSED

CLOSED
The Raisels giveaway is now closed.


As a mom I am always trying to be conscious of what Maddie is eating. There are too many headlines declaring childhood obesity an epidemic and frankly that is just scary. I think we have done pretty good so far and I am happy to say Maddie loves her fruit and veggies and definitely eats lots of them.

The troubles come when we go grocery shopping- or in other words the land of everything we do not have in the house! She gets to go wild in the granola bar section and pick out her choices (at least to some degree) and of course there is a great variety of all natural, no sugar added apple sauces that she can choose from too. Our main area of disagreement lies in gummy fruit snacks. I say no, she says yes. It's a battle.


When Team Mom approached me recently about a new product- Raisels!- I was curious. All natural-flavored, real fruit golden raisins dusted with a light sweet and sour sugar flavor. Obviously not sugar free but still not bad. Raisels come in 4 fun kid friendly flavors: Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon and Sour Peach (Sour Watermelon is on the way soon too!). You can purchase Raisels in a 6-pack of 1.25oz portion-controlled boxes.


The best news? Raisels have NO sodium, NO high fructose corn syrups and NO artificial sweeteners! That is a win in my book! Made with natural golden raisins this sweet and sour treat is rich in antioxidants, fat free, cholesterol free and have 100% of the US RDA for Vitamin C.


Of course that extra dusting of sugar may be a bit concerning to some parents but I feel okay about it. Raisins naturally contain 21 grams of sugar per 35 gram serving and the extra light dusting of sugar added to make Raisels (about 10% of the total weight) only bumps up the sugar content by 2 grams. Not bad. Especially not bad compared to candy, cookies, gummies or even soda!


I can certainly get behind Raisels! Okay now you want to know How Do They Taste? Great! Frankly I am not a huge fan of raisins to begin with but the sour peach flavor is super yummy. Raisels turns a normally 'eh' snack into something that makes you feel like maybe you are cheating a bit with candy!

You can find Raisels at: Walgreens, Target, Dollar General, Food Maxx, Price Chopper, Raley's, Stater Brothers, Tops, Wegmans, Weiss, Amazon, Wakefern & PriceRight.

To Win!

Do you want a chance to check out Raisels? Well now you can! Big THANKS to Team Mom again because now I get to offer you a chance to win a Raisels prize pack including a variety of flavors!


How to Win?

Mandatory: Tell me what your families favorite healthy, go to snack is!

Extra Entries 
(be sure to leave a comment for each extra entry!!)

- Become a friend of Funny Days With Mommy and Maddie via Google Friends Connect or tell me you already are!

-Visit Raisels on Facebook and become a fan! 

-Become a Twitter follower of Raisels!

-Visit Raisels and tell me something you like about them!

This giveaway will close on  Sunday March 6th!! Please be sure to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win!
**This giveaway is open to US residents only**

Disclosure: Team Mom and Raisels provided me with a variety of Raisels to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. Nutritional information on Raisels was provided to me via Team Mom.

25 comments:

Leah said...

fruit and air popped popcorn our are favorite snacks!

Leah said...

i'm a fan of raisels on fb!

Leah said...

i love that they have NO sodium!

AshHadAns said...

My kids could eat fruit all day so I would say that's our go to snack. Bananas, strawberries, grapes and kiwi. :)

AshHadAns said...

I follow you!

Janice said...

fruit - can't get any healthier than that! And they're sweet and juicy :)

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Janice said...

following @Raisels as @cappytweet

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Janice said...

wow, they have less added sugar than sweetened dried cranberries! But I love how there are no high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners.

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Janice said...

Google Friend Connect follower as @cappytweet

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Taleah said...

We like carrots with dip!

Taleah said...

I follow you on GFC!

Hppv50 said...

fruit
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Hppv50 said...

following via gfc
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Hppv50 said...

Fan of Raisels on Facebook
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following Raisels on twitter
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Hppv50 said...

I like that they taste like candy
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Morgan said...

Our favorite healthy snack is Horizon organic Tuberz from the freezer :o)

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Morgan said...

I'm a friend via GFC!!

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Morgan said...

I'm a fan of Raisels on FB :o)

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Morgan said...

Something I like about Raisels: No HFCS :o) I don't feed my kids anything with that stuff in it.

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Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

I can soooo relate to the great fruit snack debate...every.single.time.we.shop. :)

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

Oh, and I'm a blog follower too!

Carrie... said...

"A great alternative to gummy fruit." Also, a snack that my whole family (even picky Daddy!) might actually enjoy!! :)

Carrie... said...

Our (current) favorite go to snack: apple slices with dip...yogurt, peanut butter, and the occasional caramel treat! :)

Carrie... said...

oops. I always forget the leave your email part: ludwigmc@yahoo.com