Want to inspire your kids to eat more fruit? Want to shake up your snack options for those back-to-school lunch pails? Then you will love this giveaway! THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will each win a fun swag bag from Funny Face Cranberries that includes packages of their signature snack as well as fun swag that kids will love, so read on!
I’m always on the lookout for new foods to try, especially now that we’re in the middle of a diet plan that calls for eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day. One of the snack categories on our plan is a “SmartCarb”, and it is advised that you eat at least one serving of fruit per day as one of your carbs. When I had the opportunity to sample Funny Face Dried Cranberries, I thought this would be a great fit, since dried cranberries are on the list of suggested SmartCarbs for our particular plan.
These snacks are super fun, aiming to inspire children to see how yummy fruit can be as a snack. What makes these unique is that flavoring has actually been added to them to create blends such as “Goofy Grape” and “Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry”, both of which I received. In addition to the cranberries, these snacks include soluble corn fiber, evaporated cane juice, citric acid, safflower oil, and natural flavors; each 1/3 cup serving is 100 calories. I wasn’t sure how to fit these in my diet at first, since I realized that it had more ingredients than the other dried cranberries on my list, so I compared it with some other fruits recommended on the plan. Although these cranberries have more sugar than plain dried cranberries, they weren’t higher in sugar content than figs, which are also listed as a recommended SmartCarb. You have to be mindful of what’s in the food you eat on this plan, simply because most of the food on my diet is pre-packaged and has most of your daily values in it, so it could be easy to go over even while eating something healthy if you didn’t adjust it appropriately to the other things you are already eating. Although these don’t match up exactly to what’s on my list, I feel they are comparable enough to be enjoyed in moderation as a SmartCarb. Yay!
Now that I’m done breaking down the diet viability of these, how do they taste? Awesome! Both Jai and I liked these – he said the raspberry was his favorite, although I think I like them both equally. They’re very tasty and make a great afternoon pick-me-up. They also contain 56% of your daily value of fiber, and we all know how important fiber is in maintaining a healthy weight and feeling good, so this is a great way to boost that in a small and easy to eat package!!
On top of the complimentary cranberries, Funny Face also sent me a super fun swag bag. It consisted of a fun reusable tote bag, packed with things like balloons, stickers, pencil, a bag clip (I LOVE having these things in the kitchen, they’re so useful!), a beach ball, and a children’s t-shirt. Funny Face Dried Cranberries are a newer product that will be coming soon to online and select retail stores – click here for their store locator. I think these fun bags and adorable packaging is the perfect way to introduce these snacks to the market!
THREE lucky Contest Corner readers will receive a swag bag like the one I mentioned above, consisting of two (2) 5 oz. packages of Funny Face Dried Cranberries, an XL branded reusable shopping tote, a branded children’s t-shirt, a ball, and other little prizes. Perfect for tucking a snack and sticker in your child’s lunchbox! Entry is easy via the Rafflecopter form below: