March 30, 2011

REVIEW: Sweet Pea Organics

I had the opportunity this week to try a new product for toddlers and kids: Sweet Pea Organics.  Since I have a 9 month old and a 5 year old, our family was a perfect tester, especially since my 5 year old can tell me exactly what she thinks!

When our package arrived in the mail, I was pleasantly surprised by the complete package...our samples arrived with a tshirt and a reuseable insulated lunch bag.  Each of the samples was packaged in a ziplock baggie and an ingredient list stating that everything that goes into these snacks is organic.  Very healthy and made from fresh ingredients.
Our sample pack
From the back of the tag:
Sweet Pea Organics is based on the idea that a life well lived is one that is simple, balanced, and pure.  These recipes are designed to bring you the basic building blocks of life in a convenient and fun way.  They are made with the finest organic ingredients but the most important ingredient in any recipe is the love with which it is prepared.  Sweet Pea Organics, made from the freshest and nutrient-rich foods available, with an extra heap of love on top for good measure!  ~Grace GlennAnthony, Chef/Owner

The snacks certainly looked yummy.  We received three kinds: Toddler Protein Bars, Kid Protein Bars (2 packages), and Oat Teething Biscuits.

Our snacks, ready for tasting!

The Oat Teething Biscuits are oval-shaped and have the firmness of a dense peanut butter cookie.  They taste oat-y, but also very mildly sweet from apple sauce.  They also contain Oat Milk, Agave Nectar, Sunflower Oil, and Sea Salt.  My 5 year old pronounced them "Yummy".  Our 9 month old liked them too, but I think they were a little much for him still.  He ate half of one and had trouble swallowing each bite, so we'll save the rest of our samples for another month and try them again. 
Our 9 month old, sampling an Oat Teething Biscuit
The Kid Protein Bars are little red balls.  These we tried next.  They contain Quinoa, Sesame, Sunflower Oil, Brown Rice Syrup, Almond Milk, Beet Powder, Walnuts, Oats, and Cranberries.  They are soft and easily eaten.  My 5 year old liked these quite a bit, too, and asked for another one after finishing the first.  I liked the chunks of cranberry inside.  There are no nutty chunks, but you can taste the walnuts clearly.  Overall, another successful taste test! 

The Toddler Protein Bars are red ovals.  They contain Quinoa, Sunflower Oil, Maple Syrup, Almond Milk, and Beet Powder.  They are the hardest of the three snacks, though they aren't quite crunchy.  They would hold up well as a diaper bag snack, I think.  My 5 year old didn't care for this one and I wasn't sure about it, either.  I do think our 9 month old would like them if he tried them. 

Sporting his new tshirt and a Knickernappies diaper
Overall, we thought these were great and would for sure buy the Kid Protein Bars.  I think they would make a great snack anytime.  I plan to stock up on some for summer hiking and camping trips, too. 

One last photo, just to show what our son really thought of his new Oat Teething Biscuits:
This blog post will also be re-posted on Knickernappies blog, where there will also be a giveaway, so be sure to visit there as well!

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