Monday, May 3, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Peter Rabbit Organics CLOSED






I love fruit. Bananas. Apples. Oranges. Pears. Peaches. Mango. Kiwi. Strawberries. Blackberries. I pretty much love them all. Naturally, I assumed my son would inherit my fruity love but alas, he is uninterested. Unless of course, it is part of a cocktail drowned in sugary syrup. Not so good. I wanted to find a fun, healthy way to make fruits irresistible to Nate. And Peter Rabbit Organics does just that.

Peter Rabbit Organics, named for the beloved literary character, has one simple mission: to provide healthy, organic snacks for all to enjoy. Their squeezable organic fruit pouches were such a hit in their home country of the U.K, that they had to bring it overseas into the U.S. Their fruit snacks contain 100% organic fruit with no added sugar and nothing artificial. They list every ingredient, so there are no undeclared colors, flavors or preservatives. Peter Rabbit Organics sources only USDA-certified organic ingredients and, whenever possible, they use local suppliers in Oregon. All pouches are BPA-free to keep the contents fresh and free of leaching contaminants. They currently offer three delicious flavors: Apple and Grape, Strawberry and Banana, and Mango, Banana and Orange.














Peter Rabbit Organics was kind enough to send me a sample of each flavor to review. We actually stuck them in Nate's Easter basket in lieu of candy! As soon as I saw the ingredients listed on the back, I knew this was going to be good:



No added salt. No added sugar. Not even water. Just fruit! And I could even see the proportions of each variety, so I knew exactly what my child was eating.

I love that they use a familiar character to promote a new concept. We have several Peter Rabbit books so Nate could recognize the bunny in the blue jacket right away. The design of the pouches is perfect for children like Nate who are particular about textures. Because he can't see what's inside, he is more inclined to try it without being turned off initially by the look or consistency.

Even though he could grasp it himself, I knew a full, squeezable pouch could spell disaster for my mess-making toddler. So, I turned it into a game, where he would say "aah" and I would squeeze it on his tongue for him. Once the pouch was halfway empty, and the likelihood of a giant pureed mess was lower, I allowed him to handle it himself.

I was shocked to see him gobble it up! He seriously couldn't get enough. He was even tilting it upside down to suck the last few drops out of the pouch. Not a bit to be spared. (Shh! Nobody tell him it's fruit!):



And can you believe that none of it made it's way onto his clothes or the floor? That in itself is a miracle!

The Strawberry and Banana flavor was his favorite, although the Mango, Banana and Orange flavor was a close second. He didn't care for the Apple and Grape flavor, but then again he's not too fond of apples in general, so I know it's just his inner food critic. I tasted it and thought it was quite yummy! What does he know? *wink*

I love that the pouches are easy to store or throw in a diaper or lunch bag for convenient travel. No worries about spoons or spills. I also love the choke-free caps, which won't pose a hazard to my baby. Not only can you eat the fruit straight from the pouch, but you could also mix it in cereal, oatmeal or yogurt. Each 3.5 oz. pouch is one serving of fruit so I feel good offering this as an alternative to the usual Cheerios or crackers. And if your little one doesn't finish off the pouch, you can refrigerate it for up to 48 hours after opening. No waste, no fuss!

The only disadvantage I could find with this product is the price. At around $1.50/pouch, this can really add up for a one-income family. So, we will only be able to buy these sparingly. I'd also like to see a few more flavors, like Pear, Melon or a Mixed Berry (Blueberry/Blackberry/Raspberry).

Bottom line: Who says rabbits only like carrots? For a healthy, natural, convenient fruit snack, Peter Rabbit Organics is an ideal choice for adults and children of all ages.

BUY IT: You can find Peter Rabbit Organics products (ARV $15.08/case of 10) online at Amazon.com, at Buy Buy Baby - even Starbucks! You can use their handy store locator to find the retailer nearest you.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a mixed case of 10 pouches!

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Giveaway will end on May 17, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Open to U.S. only. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to congratulatory email or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received three pouches from Erica at Peter Rabbit Organics to facilitate a candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are solely mine. Your experience may differ.

96 comments:

Ferret Finds said...

They were at VEG Fest! Sounds like these would be great frozen or slushed!

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LOVE this aspect: no added sugar or anything artificial.

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I absolutely love that it is 100% organic fruit. No added things that I can not even pronounce.
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Amy said...

I like that they "shouldn't" be messy!
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Beth said...

I like that Peter Rabbit Organics only source organic, certified by the USDA, ingredients. And all of their pouches are BPA free.

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christopher sorel said...

have to try to strawberry and banannas
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Chrissyb said...

I love that they are portable! great for on the go moms!
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skgaff said...

I love their flavor combinations (apple & grape and mango banana & orange sound like great combos). I also love that it's made from pure fruit with no added sugar
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K said...

The thing I like most is that they are all natural and organic, but I also think it's really cool that they participate in the Suite Arrival service! I'll have to remember that for future travels.

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Cynthia said...

I love that they are organic! The no added sugar is a huge bonus, too.

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Hil'Lesha said...

Made from pure, organic fruit, our BPA-free pouches have no added sugar or preservatives. They only source organic ingredients certified by the USDA, and whenever possible they use local suppliers in Oregon.

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slb3334 said...

I like that it is just fruit.

mar said...

What I love most about the product is that there is no added sugar and no artifical ingredients.

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cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I like the fact that they are 100 percent organic fruit.

Amanda said...

I love that they try to use local producers in Oregon when possible. It's nice to know where it comes from! I also really like the percentages of each fruit that are clearly listed on the back of the packages.
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Mary A said...

I like the fact that they enclose all the yummy fruit in a BPA free package. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Trina said...

They are based in London, but the products were such a hit in the US they also make them in Oregon.
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Smooshy said...

i love that it's organic!

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Over Thirty Mommy said...

I love that they are organic and that they use (as much as possible) fruit that is local to me (from Oregon)

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wantsandwishes said...

You can buy them in the Cibo Express stores at the airport after security. Cool.

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Becky said...

I love the fact that their families children taste test the product..hey, if they wouldn't eat it..then we wouldn't
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SoDucky said...

I really love that there is no added sugar and it is all fruit and only fruit!

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Karen said...

My favorite thing is that they have a flavor that contains mango. It is my favorite fruit and I think is overlooked a lot of the time as a flavor choice.

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Kaelinn said...

The mango orange ones are amazing. I get them for my kids at the starbucks before school. SO GOOD!!! I haven't tried them frozen yet, but that sounds rad.

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saturdaynightfever said...

I like that this is 100% organic!

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Dina said...

My kids love these snacks! And what I love the most is that they are 100% organic, and have no sugar. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

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A Mom's Take said...

pure organic fruit in bpa pouches!
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I love that they are squeeze packages and nutricious.
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I love that they're made from pure, organic fruit in BPA-free pouches so I know it's healthy for my son. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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haomom said...

that it's organic and natural and convenient to have my child eat healthy

susan said...

I like that they should not be messy, and easier for my daughter to eat.

melanie said...

I love that these are healthy and that i can freeze them a little for a slushie.
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Jennifer M said...

I like that it's certified organic.

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i love that there is no sugar!!
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trixx said...

They look yummy and are healthy snacks for my daughter. I like that I can just throw them in my diaper bag!

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CarrieAnn13 said...

I like that they only source organic, certified by the USDA, ingredients...and whenever possible use local suppliers in Oregon. All pouches are BPA free

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Lori said...

I love that they're available at Starbucks. It's a treat for my little ones while mommy treats herself.
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Gianna said...

They are all natural.

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