Friday, September 6, 2013

Dive into Fruity Goodness with #DelMonte Fruit Bursts! #Review + #Giveaway


Part of MBP's Back to School Blast

By now, just about all students have started school for the new school year, and moms across the country, are busy, furiously packing lunches each night of the week. My little guy isn't in school yet, and I'm not packing a lunch box each night, but I'm no stanger to having a picky eater, and wanting to find healthy solutions for my son.


Luckily, Del Monte has some fantastic new products that are perfect for those fun lunches at home or away, and even lunchboxes. Introducing Del Monte's brand new Fruit Burst™ Squeezers! These convenient, squeezable fruit pouches are tasty, healthy and fun for kids to eat! The Del Monte Fruit Burst™ Squeezers are made in the USA, and contain 1 1/2 servings of real fruit and/or veggies, and contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup! This makes me one happy mommy!

Del Monte provided us with a fabulous Back to School Package for review, and we couldn't wait to se what was in it!


Our Del Monte package included: 

·         Two boxes of Fruit Burst Squeezers™ (one Fruit + Veggies 4-pack and one Simply Fruit 4-pack)
·         One Del Monte lunchbox
·         One orange-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
·         One strawberry-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
·         One Del Monte magnetic frame


Strawberry Fruit Burst Pouches (pack of 4)



Peach-Mango Fruit Burst Pouches (4 pack)

The Del Monte Fruit Burst Pouches come in some pretty delicious flavors, like:

 Fruit + Veggie Varieties:
-          Peach-Mango: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, peach puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, carrot juice concentrate, carrot puree, mango puree concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.

-          Blueberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, carrot puree, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.
Simply Fruit Varieties:
-          Apple Cinnamon: Pear puree concentrate, water, apple puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cinnamon, malic acid.

-          Mixed Berry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, strawberry puree, red raspberry puree concentrate, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.

-          Strawberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, natural flavors, carmine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.



Balian couldn't wait to give these new Fruit Bursts a try!

We started off by trying the Peach-Mango Fruit Bursts first. Balian is a huge fan of squeezable pouches, so I wasn't surprised that as soon as he saw the colorful packaging, he'd want to do a lunch time taste-test! We got a little plate of lunch together, but then my picky eater, shoved the plate back at me. Apparently, he wasn't having grilled cheese squares with cucumbers and grapes. Instead, he asked for plain noodles.


A plate of noodles... and a Fruit Burst pouch!



...and some cranberries, too!

I obliged, and allowed B to have the noodles for lunch. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens a lot. My almost three-year-old, is extremely finnicky about what he eats. Some days, he's totally hungry, and devours everything I set in front of him. Other days, nothing looks appetizing, and he wants plain Jane noodles. When we have days like this, it's so easy for me to open up a Fruit Burst pouch, and let my son 'discover' it sitting on the table, beside his plate. He loves the strawberry and peach-mango flavors, and sucks the pouches dry! This makes my job a little easier. I don't have to plead, beg or threaten to get my child to eat his fruits and veggies!


Our new Del Monte lunchbox...



...with a cute pocket, containing a magnetic photo frame!

Our lunch box is the perfect size to tote snacks around town. This year, we're adding lots of activities to our daily routine, including storytime at the library, and our Wednesday afternoons at our church's Weekday Church School program. I can't wait to take Balian's picture on that first day of Church School (next week!) and then put it behind the frame on our 'fridge!



Are You Ready to Start the School Year Right 
with Del Monte?

Del Monte is launching the “First Day of School Photo Contest” through Facebook! All you have to do is upload an original photo of your child on their first day of school or yourself on your own first day of school. The top 20 Finalist photos will be posted to the Del Monte Fruit Squeezers website, and fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite photo. The winning entry will receive a $10,000 donation to a school of their choice!

Here is how to get started:
-          Submissions will be accepted now through through September 7 at 11:59 CDT.
-          From September 8, 2013 at 12:00:00 CDT to September 15, 2013 at 11:59:59 CDT, the public will be able to vote for their favorite Entry.
-          From September 16, 2013 at 12:00:00 CDT to September 22, 2013 at 11:59:59 CDT, the public will be able to vote for their favorite Finalist.
-          To submit your photo entry, you can visit http://www.delmontefruitsqueezers.com/
-          Entering the contest is simple! Upload an original photo of your child on their first day of school or yourself on your first day of school.

Photo: Fun Fact: Our new Fruit Burst Squeezers have not just 1, but 1 1/2 servings of fruit! Freeze them them for a cool treat your kids will love.

Want It? Buy It!

Look for Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers and all of the other fabulous Del Monte products, wherever you do your grocery shopping! You can also connect with Del Monte through the Del Monte website, and on...
Facebook
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Want It? Win It!

One lucky MBP reader will receive their very own Del Monte Gift Pack (just like the one I received), which includes:

Two boxes of Fruit Burst Squeezers™ (one Fruit + Veggies 4-pack and one Simply Fruit 4-pack)
·         One Del Monte lunchbox
·         One orange-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
·         One strawberry-shaped eco-friendly shopping tote
·         One Del Monte magnetic frame

Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. The Del Monte products, information and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte

Special thanks to Del Monte for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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25 comments:

  1. Great on-the-snack for my toddler

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  2. Have a list of lunch ideas ahead of time.

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  3. I have a difficult time getting my grandson to eat fruit and veggies but this sounds like something he would enjoy. I actually think he'd like the strawberry, apple cinnamon and the mixed berry fruit burst and would be great to freeze and send in his lunches

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  4. I like that they are easy to take on the go, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  5. I like that they're easy to take on the go.

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

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  6. Heather Hayes PanjonSeptember 7, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    I Love The Variety Of Flavors Offered!

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  7. Heather Hayes PanjonSeptember 7, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    My Lunchbox Prep Tips Are To Give The Kids Options And Let Them Choice Their Lunchbox Favorites When Packing Lunches.

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  8. I like the mobility of these snacks. Sometimes you just need something you can grab for the road that won't trash the car.

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  9. I like that it's easy to use on the go and I don't need a spoon

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  10. They are not messy to eat on the go

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  11. Oh I love that they contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup!

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  12. I like that they are an easy healthy snack for the kiddies. Thanks for the chance.

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  13. Great no-mess snack for in the car or on trips

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  14. I have my children help prepare their lunches the night before. Letting them help, and giving them a say in what they eat, really helps.

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  15. Would be a great snack for my daughter and she wouldn't be making a mess like when eating apple sauce. She could also take these in the car!

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  16. Love the ease and non-mess of these!

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  17. i love the veg and fruit nutrition factors and MESS FREE!!! senior06chs@aol.com

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  18. i like it because it is a ready to go pack.they kids can grab one out the fridge or can grab one take with us on the go

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  19. prepare ahead of time!! is the best yet..always add fruit to kids lunch,some fruits help to calm a kid,gives energy and more

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  20. I always make sure there's one or two ice packs in my lunchbox!

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

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  21. Fast easy and healthy
    Kristen Weigel

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  22. I like that they are convenient and easy to grab fast.

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  23. I love the convenience of them!

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