Super Spring Snacks with Dole

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by

 

Enjoying Dole Fruit Parfaits

My son enjoying his Dole Fruit Parfaits. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

Doesn’t he look happy?

I love when I can give my kids a snack that they enjoy that is also healthy for them. We’ve loved Dole fruit products for a while. Their canned or plastic bowls of fruit make great snacks anytime of the day. Their frozen fruits are perfect for smoothies or baking up delicious blueberry muffins. So when we were asked to be part of a blogger campaign with Dole, to show off some super spring snacks, we were thrilled. It’s always fun trying out new snacks and given our history with Dole, we knew it would have to be good. Dole sent us their 3 different fruit varieties for their Dole Fruit Parfaits line. There’s Apples & Creme, Peaches & Creme, and Pineapple & Creme. I found all of them to be yummy and I’m happy to report that my kids agreed. For them, it’s a combination of two things they love fruit and a yogurt-like creme. They’ve been taking them to school everyday as part of their lunch. Unfortunately, even though they come 4 to a pack, we’re out. Time to restock I guess before the kids are home every day looking for snacks this spring break.

 

Dole Fruit Parfaits Peach &Creme

Our favorite flavor of Dole Fruit Parfaits. |Photo Credit Dole

8 Reasons to Stock Up on Dole Fruit Parfaits

  • It travels well. The little bowls are sealed closed until you’re ready to eat. Making them a great option for
    • school lunches
    • after school snacks
    • field trips snacks
    • a quick snack when everyone is on the run between sports practices and afterschool activities.
  • They don’t require refrigeration again making them the perfect snack for families on the run. You won’t need to pack an ice pack with it, just a spoon.
  • With 3 varieties there’s a fruit combination everyone will love.
    • Pineapple & Creme
    • Apples & Creme
    • Peaches & Creme
  • Each of their 3 varieties provides nutrition we all need.
    • 120-130 calories
    • all natural fruit
    • 25-45% Vitamin C
    • O mg Cholestrol
  • It’s gluten-free.
  • It’s nut-free.
  • The fruit is cut into bite-size pieces making it a healthy option for kids of all ages.
  • It’s also not a kiddie-snack with cutesie shapes or unnatural items to give it color. It’s a snack that moms and dads can enjoy along with kids.

DOLE Fruit Parfaits are available in the canned fruit section at select grocery retailers. They will cost about $2.79 for each pack of 4 which is inline with most of their other fruit bowls. Keep your eyes to the sales papers and coupons. You never know when you might find a 2 for $4 deal and then with a coupon, you could really stock up on this yummy spring snack.

Once you’ve tried all the varieties, we’d love to hear back about your favorite one.

In full disclosure, I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and DOLE partnered in support of this campaign. DOLE compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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