Whenever I take my son grocery shopping, I cringe when we pass the fruit snack aisle. He loves fruit snacks and there are always tons of options to choose from.
There are SpongeBob fruit snacks. There are Scooby Doo fruit snacks. Actually, I think every major cartoon around has its own brand of gummy snack with lots of sugar and little or no actual fruit.
If you lack the willpower to force your child out of the fruit snack aisle, Sharkies Organic Fruit Chews offer a more nutritious alternative. They lose points for not having a licensed cartoon character shape, but my son and his friends did seem to think the shark was sufficiently â€œcoolâ€ enough for the snacks to still be a treat when we were recently given a box of Sharkies to sample.
Sharkies Organic Fruit chews are certified organic, with no artificial dyes or flavors and no high fructose corn syrup. They have 100% of your daily value of vitamin C and naturally occurring electrolytes from the potassium in the fruit juice and the sodium in the rice and water.
Sharkies Organic Fruit Chews come in Berry Bites and Fruit Splash flavors and there are five individual fruit snack packages in each box. You can find them at Whole Foods, Samâ€™s Club, Babies â€œRâ€ Us, and online at Amazon.com.
My first choice would be to skip the fruit snacks in favor of actual fruit, but I donâ€™t see anything wrong with offering these as an occasional treat for your child. Since the shark shape is very easily recognizable and often used as part of a summer party theme, I think it would be fun to pass out packages of Sharkies Organics Fruit Chews as a treat for the kids when theyâ€™re coming home from the pool or beach.
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