New in the Market: Lunchbox Treats – Funky Monkey Marvel Avengers Treats, Skeeter Nut-Free Cookies, and Grimmway Farms Carrot Dippers

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on September 2, 2013 · 1 comment

CinnamonApples(CaptainAmerica)-300We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Kids love to find a treat in their lunchbox and Moms are always looking for good options.

Funky Monkey Snacks has joined with Marvel Avengers characters to extend its line of freeze-dried snacks to feature a different Avenger on every package. Each fruit flavor is 100% fruit with no added ingredients. The flavors are tart sweet and some kids may not be used to this real fruit flavor. Our only concern is that most flavors offered 2 servings per package. This doubles the calories noted on the nutrition label. It is unlikely that a busy Mom will split the package between two kids or save half for tomorrow. Though the packages are recloseable, freeze-dried fruits don’t store well once the package is opened.

Flavors include:

  • Mighty Bananas (Thor) – 110 calories (2 ½ servings per package), 3 grams of fiber, no sodium, and 340 milligrams of potassium
  • Legendary Cinnamon Apples (Captain America) – 110 calories (2 servings per package), 3 grams of fiber, no sodium, and 160 milligrams of potassium; this flavor has added cinnamon
  • Incredible Pineapples (The Hulk)  – 110 calories (2 servings per package), 2 grams of fiber, no sodium, 270 milligrams of potassium, and 84 milligrams of vitamin C (140% of the daily requirement); our favorite flavor
  • Ultimate Strawberries (Spider-Man)  – 110 calories (2 servings per package), 6 grams of fiber, no sodium, and 420 milligrams of potassium and 48 milligrams of vitamin C (80% of the daily requirement)
  • Invincible Strawberry Bananas (Iron Man) – 110 calories (2 servings per package), 4 grams of fiber, no sodium, and 360 milligrams of potassium and 21 milligrams of vitamin C (35% of the daily requirement)

All the varieties are kosher certified (OU), vegan, and made in a peanut-free facility. You might want to check out some other Funky Monkey products we highlighted in an earlier New In The Market.

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Skeeter cookies uses the character Skeeter the squirrel that is allergic to nuts to highlight that these cookies are nut-free and made in a nut-free facility.  The cookies are available in 2 cookie packages in 4 flavors. Each flavor is equally delicious and it would be a personal preference which one you or your children liked the best.

  • Chocolate 3 – 190 calories per package
  • Chocolate Chunk  – 190 calories per package
  • Golden Oatmeal – 180 calories per package
  • SkeeterDoodle – 170 calories per package

As peanut and tree nut allergies become more prevalent, many children attend nut-free daycare facilities and schools. If your child has a nut allergy, these are a good tasting cookie choice. If you need nut-free snacks to send to school, Skeeter fits that bill as well.

NewMultiPackCarrotDippers-300Grimmway Farms the largest grower, producer and shipper of carrots in the world has once again expanded its product line with Carrot Dippers. These are single-serve snack packs of baby carrots with a side of ranch dressing. They have a “best if used by” date with ab

out a 30 day shelf life in the refrigerator.

The entire package has 50 calories with 2 ounces of baby carrots (about 16) and 0.5 ounce of ranch dressing (about 1 tablespoon). The serving offers 2 grams of fiber, 80% of your daily need for vitamin A (4,000 IUs) and 160 milligrams of sodium. Carrots, especially raw, are a kid-friendly vegetable. Carrot Dippers are sold as a 5-pack and are a great, healthy lunchbox addition offering a lot of chewing satisfaction and a solid nutrition profile for a small amount of calories.

You might want to check out some other Grimmway Farms products we highlighted in an earlier New In The Market.

 

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