Thursday, April 26, 2012

Snikiddy Snacks Review and Giveaway!

I get offered a lot of stuff to review (although sadly, not a Mini Cooper), and I turn down most of it.  Why?  Because it's crap it's mostly products that not only I wouldn't use (diet supplements), but also wouldn't recommend.  Although I freely admit to accepting pretty much every running product that has come my way - hey, I'll sell out for shoes and clothes, but you'll still get my honest opinion about them.  That said, I hesitated before saying yes to the Snikiddy snacks, because honestly, I try not to eat chip-type snacks, period.  But they not only offered chips for me to try, but a giveaway that includes some of their snacks and also a $25 grocery store gift card, so the lucky winner can use it to buy some fruit and veggies and assuage my guilt at being responsible for a nice box of snacks arriving on their doorstep.  And with that out of the way, here's what I received in the mail last week:
Fries, chips and puffs!

Our son Sam was home for a couple of days, so he, Jeff and I broke into the bags and did a taste test.  We all ended up preferring a different flavor.  I was most intrigued by the "Eat Your Vegetables" chips after reading the ingredients - first listed?  Navy beans.  Yep, I'd say that was definitely a vegetable!  I ended up not really liking these - just didn't think they had much of a taste.  They weren't Sam's favorite, either, but Jeff really liked them.  As for the Baked Fries, Sam voted them his favorite, while both Jeff and I were just OK with them.  The Grilled Cheese Puffs, on the other hand, were pretty tasty to me...like an airy, light Cheeto.  Plus, you get a huge amount in one serving:
All of this for 120 calories!

That said, I didn't eat an entire serving - I'm really trying to not eat "junk food" - and even though these snacks are healthier than a lot of bagged snacks, I'm not doing myself, a formerly overweight person, any favors by eating them.  I will say that they were good enough that I had Jeff take them to work (I believe in not making my life harder than it has to be when it comes to food, at least at home).  I hear that there ARE people out there who don't struggle with their weight or overdoing it on certain foods, and for them, these would make a decently healthy snack/treat.  Unfortunately, I'm not one of them.  But that's OK.

If you want a chance at winning a prize package of 3 bags of Snikiddy snacks and a $25 grocery store gift card, are 18 years of age or older, and live in the U.S., leave a comment telling me you want in - I'll draw a winner next Thursday and post it in the Mishmash on May 4th (interwebs willing).  Snikiddy will mail you the prize, I'm just the middleman.  If you don't want to wait to see if you're the winner, you can download a coupon for a free bag here.  Good luck!


FCC:  Snikiddy sent me three bags of snacks to try - the review is all my own opinion.

14 comments:

  1. Snacks like this are hard for me to stay out of, but what the heck, I'll try them.

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  2. Even though I wouldn't say I have a 'problem' with them, like you, I feel my calories are better spent elsewhere. That type of food is definitely a treat food for me no matter how low the calories.

    I do buy some things like that for Mr. Helen and the little ones who come to visit so you can enter me. (Thankfully I have an area in my garage that is a sort of pantry - out of sight, out of mind you know!)

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  3. Wow, they are making the rounds! Don't enter me since I am hosting a giveaway too:) I'm one who could easily overeat this stuff!

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  4. I'm in! My kids need to broaden their snacking horizons and this sounds right up their alley! Plus who can't use an extra $25 for groceries? My kids eat that amount in one meal!! :)

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  5. I know what you mean about having them around. I would probably eat them for a chip craving every now and again - sorta like I do with pop chips! I'm anxious to try them.

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  6. I'd love to win
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  7. I'd love to win some of those cheese fries lookin' things! Oddly enough, you are the second blogger I've seen giving these away today. (But you're my favorite, duh!) :)

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  8. I had thought of buying the veggie one when I heard about it. I'd love to win ;-)

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  9. I want in! I still like an occasional snack, an it'd be great to get something like this for Cay as well, so she can feel she's snacking when she's getting something more healthy.

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  10. I want in! I love Snikiddy snacks. :)

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  11. Because who wouldn't want $25 to buy fruits and veggies. I could really use it! I also need to try the Snikiddy Snacks. I have never heard of them. Two birds, one stone :)

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