There are a few things you learn pretty quickly as a parent. One of them is that things can go south instantly when your kids are hungry. In our house all hell can break loose in a matter of seconds if the girls are peckish. There’s no warning; all will be fine one minute then BOOM! the hangry meltdown will hit. Just like that.
And so I learned early on that it’s vital to have an arsenal of snacks to ward off those hangry moments. The change bag isn’t complete without a plethora of snacks and I never (repeat: never) go to collect my 6 year old from school without at least two snacks to hand. It’s just not worth it – trust me.
Organix has long been a loved brand in our house. My six year old actually calls any Organix offering “Good Food” after misunderstanding the “Goodies” name one day. The nickname has stuck and if she wants something from the Organix “treat tin” then she asks, “Can I have some Good Food please Mummy?” (unless she’s hangry and it’ll be “Give me some Good Food NOW!!”).
Baby Girl has followed in her big sister’s footsteps and also loves many of the Organix snacks, with the rice cakes and oaty bites probably being her favourites. Until recently that is. We were sent some of the new products in the Organix range, which you can now get your hands on in the shops. Having already tried a couple of the products when we visited the Organix HQ in Bournemouth a couple of months ago, it came as no surprise that Baby Girl would be all over the package that arrived in the post.
The Puffcorns (Banana and Sweet Cinnamon) are a stroke of typical Organix genius. When we visited the HQ we were told about the process of making the product. The team originally had the idea of creating a popcorn type of snack back in 2013, but it’s taken three years of hard work, research and testing to create the final masterpiece. I can tell you, according to both my kids, the wait was worth it.
Puffcorn is very much like regular popcorn, but without the sugar, salt, additives or occasional hard kernels. It’s light and fluffy and comes in fun bite-sized shapes, with a choice of Sweet Cinnamon or Banana flavour. As a mum, I love the fact the snack bags aren’t too huge. It means both girls can happily snack on these on the way home from school and I know they’ll still have room for tea an hour or so later. All too often I find that kids’ snack portions from some brands are way too big and half the contents either ends up on the floor or in the bin.
We also tried out the new cheese and chive mini breadsticks – again, these come in little bags perfect for small stomachs. They’ve become a permanent change bag emergency snack staple. As with all Organix products, their new range carries the brand’s No Junk promise, with no added nasties. From my girls’ point of view, they’re getting “a treat”, but from my point of view it’s a healthy treat because all the ingredients are organic and recognisable.
The crispy bars (coming in berry or cocoa and orange) are another firm favourite and make a great pudding alternative. Frog reckons they’re like “rice crispie cakes”, which is obviously high praise indeed.
Here are some more thoughts on the range…
So next time you’re looking for some new snacks to add to your kids’ hangry arsenal, keep these in mind.
(Final recommendation from me: the crispy bars are a tasty Friday night wine accompaniment if you find yourself out of chocolate. Just saying.)
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