Disclosure: I was provided samples from Fruigees, Tasty Brand and Bitsy’s Brainfood to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
I decided that this year instead of passing out traditional bite size candies that are loaded with more fat and sugar than I’d normally consume in a week, I’d do something a little different and hand out healthier yet equally delicious alternatives. If you’re looking for some amazingly delicious and good-for-you goodies to pass out this Halloween, look no further than my new favorite (and NOT crammed with sugar) alternatives to traditional Halloween handouts. My kiddos and I have really enjoyed getting to know these fabulous brands, and we are so excited to share them with you. You’re sure to tempt your trick-or-treaters’ tummies with these yummy goodies, while also sneaking in some hidden nutritional value!
Fruigees Organic Fruit Juice Pouches
Created by adorable cousins Josh Kahn and David Czinn, Fruigees Organic Fruit Juice Pouches are a new twist on an old concept. The ONLY snack pouch on the market made with 1/2 cup of fruit and veggie juices, Fruigees definitely nail it when it comes to both flavor and texture. Better yet, Fruigees are made with organic ingredients (because who wants to ingest any of these?) right here in the good old US of A. With BPA free packaging and no added sugars, these fruit and veggie snack pouches are a mom’s dream come true! Fruigees come in three mouth-watering (it’s true) and flavors – Kalefornia Grape (my personal fave), 24 Carrot Orange (my daughter’s favorite) and Nothing Beets Cherry (my son’s favorite). With the added bonus of being super portable and resealable, these delicious fruit and veggie pouches are prime on-the-go snacking, plus they’re meant to be enjoyed by both kids and adults – and they definitely will be. You’ll rarely find me without a few Fruigees tucked away in my purse, unless my sneaky children pick pocketed my pouches when I wasn’t looking!
Fruigees may not be an instinctual choice for Halloween, but I guarantee both kids and parents will appreciate these yummy snacks. Unlike many of the other snack pouches on the market, Fruigees have an amazingly smooth texture and incomparably bold, delicious flavors. The ghouls and gals ringing your doorbell on Halloween will love Fruigees so much they won’t even realize it’s not actually candy!
Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks, Gummies and Cookies
Get ready for some serious YUM with these goodies from Tasty Brand. Tasty Brand was founded by two moms who shared the goal of creating a delicious line of organic, non-GMO snacks for the entire family. The brand focuses primarily on gummy snacks and cookies, so nutritional considerations aside, what’s not to love?! When our box of Tasty Brand goodies arrived, my eyes popped out of my head like an overly excited cartoon character. The packages of sandwich cookies and gummy fruit snacks made my mouth absolutely water. My kids and I looked eerily like a scene from The Walking Dead as we tore open the packages and stuffed our mouths full. We were not disappointed. Tasty Brand is just as it says it is. Really damn tasty.
We were lucky enough to sample Tasty Brand’s Fruit Gummies, Fruit Snacks and several flavors of Sandwich Cookies (Strawberry Shortcake, Peanut Butter, and Banana Split). Every single snack was AMAZING. Tasty Brand has created a line of products that are fabulously full of flavor without being full of the terrible toxic crap that is sadly present in so many of the foods marketed to kids and families. You won’t find any high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or sweeteners in any Tasty Brand product, and you won’t miss them either. After eating Tasty Brand snacks (especially the sandwich cookies!), my initial instinct was to feel guilty. Everything was so rich and full of amazing flavors that they MUST be horrible for my diet, right? Wrong. No Diet Guilt here, and no Mom Guilt for that matter either. I can be confident that my kiddos are getting some of the safest ingredients around.
For Halloween, I’ll be passing out Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snack ‘Snack Packs’. These individual packages contain yummy vegan-approved, gelatin free gummies that are bursting with flavor while lacking the oodles of sugar, fat and calories in most Halloween treats. I’ll be honest with you…if I had to choose between Twizzlers, Jellybeans, Skittles, Gummy Bears and Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks…I wouldn’t blink before devouring every last TB Fruit Snack in sight. I’m willing to wager you and your kiddos will agree.
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I was so excited when I discovered Bitsy’s Brainfood. First of all, I love the name. Second of all, the products are reaaaaaaaaally good. Like really. Really. Good. That being said, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little apprehensive when I first saw some of the flavor combos. My kids and I sampled Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Cookies, which are available in three flavors: Zucchini Gingerbread Carrot, Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin, and Orange Chocolate Beet. Now I’m all about fruits and veggies, but a tiny part of me feared that my kids would be unwilling to eat cookies that were so openly….nutritious. It turns out my fears were unwarranted however, because I had barely opened the bag before my voracious children had practically consumed every last cookie.
These yummy little alphabet shaped cookies are overflowing with real fruit and veggie flavors and contain no GMOs. They’re a great source of Omega-3 DHA + EPA, Folic Acid, and Vitamins A, B12, B6, and D3, as well as Calcium and Iron. And just in case that isn’t enough for you, they also contain 8 grams of whole grains per serving! My little ones were instant fans of these delicious little cookies, and I was an instant fan of their nutritional benefits. And of course the taste…oh, the taste. This is definitely one of those ‘one for you, two for me’ situations we parents occasionally find ourselves in.
Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found Bitsy’s Brainfood Spooky Snacks at Target! Spooky Snacks are
individually sized packages of Smart Cookies – just the right size for trick-or-treaters. I love that I’ll be introducing new families to this fantastic brand on Halloween. As far as I’m concerned, everyone should know about Bitsy’s Brainfood!