Tuesday, 5 March 2013

SPC Fruit Product of the Year + {Giveaway} - closed

Blogvertorial for Digital Parents Collective and SPC

It is hard to believe we are already half way through term one. I was just as excited as my boys when we were invited to try  SPC Fruit Crush-Ups.

Over their preschool years we tried some of the packaged fruit tubs but they didn't work for us - they were messy (my kids) and they didn't finish the tub . I wanted to try SPC Fruit Crush-ups because they were voted Product of the Year for 2013.

The daily grind of  choosing healthy appealing items to pack in the lunch box is exhausting . I run out of ideas when the clock is ticking and we have to leave for the bus in 3 mins.

I'm fortunate my boys love fruit and help themselves whenever they want a snack at home . I encourage it , often we can be down to our last 2 apples and 1 banana before I've realised it. I can see SPC fruit crushups being a good back up in the pantry or anywhere on the go.

For school I pack 2 serves of fruit (one for fruit break and one for extra), one sandwich and a snack (decanted from a larger pack) and/or treat (home baked or not). It's a squish sometimes. Crushups slip in easy.

Some of my friends struggle to get their kids to eat and enjoy fruit. I can see these being very popular with kids as a fun, nutritious snack.

The pester power of six year olds is under-rated. They have asked to try a few of the pouched and packaged products and to date it has only been the occasional yoghurt.

We tested SPC crushups out on busy afternoons with after school activities too. Crushups are a satisfying snack for the kids when they have 5 mins between the school gate and the speech therapist or anytime, especially in the car. The resealable cap is a fantastic idea for kids on the go.

I tried them too , they are a fruit puree that taste good ...not that I would eat them regularly. Just saying...

It is reassuring that they are 99% fat free; contain no known allergens, no artificial colours or flavours and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Each portion controlled pouch, contains over half the recommended daily serve of fruit . Smooshed up or not - it counts.

They are available in 6 flavours for kids to enjoy: Mango, Banana, Mixed-Berry, Fruit Salad, Tropical and Strawberry {90gms $1.29}. Joel didn't like the strawberry one but loves Fruit salad and Tropical. Sam likes them all. They enjoyed them semi frozen too like a wholesome fruit slushee.

To be honest I'd rather know they were having a fun, healthy treat I chose instead of purchasing things I don't like at school canteen. I am sometimes reluctant to spend money on prepackaged snacks for school especially when I don't know if they will eat it. The Crushups retail for $1.29 RRP which think is reasonable and affordable.

To celebrate SPC Fruit Crush-Ups being voted number one by more than 10,000 consumers in the Product of the Year awards!

SPC is offering the chance for one reader to win a whole school term's supply of Fruit Crush-Ups. 

  • 8 packs each of the 6 different flavours - 48 single servings to help you fill your lunch boxes (and hungry little human beings) 
 1. Only Australian Residents are eligible to enter.
2. Entries not answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, not by chance. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 
3.There is 1 winner- 8  x pack of the six flavours as detailed above ($61.92)
4. Entries - Open 5/3/2013 - Close   20 /3/2013 11.59pm AEST. The winner will be notified by email, and posted to mylittledrummerboys.blogspot.com.au - the winner has 7 days to respond or a new winner will be drawn. 
5. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash.  
6. Prizes sent out by PR firm directly will not be replaced in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit.

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  •  To enter tell me your best or worse lunchbox memory ...
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 Winner : Amanda from AMJ