Monday, April 14, 2014

Buddy Fruits Thomas & Friends Sweepstakes + Flash Giveaway!

I am so blessed to be able to work from home, and be able to be home with my son, before he starts school. Another blessing of the work at home life, is having the ability to make my own schedule, so that I can volunteer my time, and so our family can be on the go when it's convenient for us. One of the not so great things about being on the go, however, is that we find ourselves out and about during meal times. We have definitely found ourselves falling victim to the fast food trap on many an occasion, but ever since we discovered a smarter way to enjoy healthy foods on the go, we're all much happier!

We're huge fans of Buddy Fruits, and if you've never heard about them or purchased their products for your children, I invite you to check out one of my previous Buddy Fruits reviews, to learn more about them. Buddy Fruits makes it possible for kids of all ages to enjoy healthy snacks or an addition to any meal, while on the go, or at home. Traveling with fresh fruits on hand for kids can be tricky... and pretty messy, but Buddy fruits uses 100% real fruit in their convienent to carry, easy to grab pouches of fruity goodness!

My three year-old son B, is a long-time fan of Buddy Fruits. Not long after he began eating solid foods, we discovered Buddy Fruits pouches in our local grocery store. After B was old enough to feed himself, we were excited to hand over Buddy Fruits pouches, and fruit bites! Even at this age, B loves his delicious Buddy Fruits products!

We were recently sent a fantastic package from Buddy fruits...

So many yummy-looking Buddy Fruits pouches to choose from...

...and a special Thomas movie surprise!

We were sent some delicious 100% fruit snacks to try out from Buddy Fruits. We hadn't previously tried the new Buddy Fruits Pure Fruit Jiggle Gel pouches, though we had seen them while shopping. B loves jiggly stuff, so I was excited to see what he would think about these yummy jiggle gel pouches. These sweet little jiggle gel pouches are available in three flavors: orange, strawberry, and raspberry!

All fruit- nothing else... handy little Jiggle Gel pouches from Buddy Fruits!

I handed over one of the strawberry flavored gel pouches to B, and he was hooked after just one slurp! The pouches are so handy. They don't need to be refrigerated, unless they've been opened. If unopened, they can be stored in the pantry or cabinet for several months! We're always sure to have Buddy Fruit pouches on hand, and I bring them along wherever we go... on day trips, long trips, vacations, etc. I even make sure that one or two are always in B's little backpack, so if we're out longer than expected, I can pass him a healthy snack that he's excited to eat!



New from Buddy Fruits... Buddy Fruits & Veggies!

We were also sent some new Buddy Fruits & Veggies to try, which blends yummy flavors together, like apple, sweet potato and blueberry! This is such a great idea! I don't have much trouble with getting B to eat fruits, but veggies are another story. When he was a little guy, he loved carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and even broccoli, but now, he won't go near any of those! When I handed over the Buddy Fruits & Veggies pouch, he ate it right up. I felt great knowing that my son was getting a healthy serving of fruits and vegetables, without even knowing it!

Plus, B got a special surprise in our Buddy Fruits package!

Cinders and Ashes…There’s Trouble On The Tracks For Thomas & Friends® In Five Never-Before-Seen Adventures!

Available Exclusively At Walmart On DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand April 8, 2014 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

Start your engines for the most action-packed, never-before-seen adventures on the Island of Sodor with Thomas and his engine friends in the all-new Thomas & Friends®: Trouble on the Tracks available exclusively at Walmart on DVD and available on Digital HD and Video on Demand April 8, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

These five, high-speed episodes challenge Thomas and his friends to be Really Useful Engines in every situation.  So grab your engineer’s cap and join the exciting fun with Thomas, Paxton, Salty, Henry and Toad in Thomas & Friends®: Trouble on the Tracks

Episodes Include:
“Thomas the Quarry Engine” 
“Not So Slow Coaches” 
“Flatbeds of Fear”
“Disappearing Diesels” 
“Toad’s Adventure”

B was so excited to receive Trouble on the Tracks! We watched it twice in a row, and laughed and giggled as Thomas and his Friends found themselves in silly situations. We also had a lot of great moments to talk about what it means to be kind and helpful to others. This is a must-have Thomas DVD for your little Thomas fan!

B proudly wore these awesome Thomas & Friends stickers that came in our Buddy Fruits gift package!

Buddy Fruits are such a wonderful snack to have on hand for the kiddos! We keep them in an easy to reach place for B, so he can grab a healthy snack at home, when he's hungry. We also make sure that all of our childcare providers know where to find these snacks in our pantry when we have to be away from B for a bit.

Thomas & Friends Timeline Cover

Buddy Fruits and Thomas & Friends have teamed up to offer the ultimate sweepstakes for fans of fun, adventure, and healthy snacks! Now through May 31, 2014 enter for a chance to win Day Out With Thomas tickets for you and your family. Two grand prize winners will be selected for the ultimate Thomas & Friends bedroom makeover.  Head on over to the Buddy Fruits facebook page to enter this awesome giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

Want Some Buddy Fruits?

You can learn more about Buddy Fruits over on their fun and colorful website! You can find Buddy Fruits products in most grocery stores. Check the Buddy Fruits website for product availability in your area. Buddy Fruits is social, so connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!

Win Some Buddy Fruits!

Thanks so our friends at Buddy Fruits, one lucky MBP reader will win their very own Buddy Fruits Prize Pack, just like the one I received, complete with Buddy Fruits products, and Thomas & Friends DVD! This is a flash giveaway, which will end at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 16th. Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older.

Special thanks to our friends at Buddy Fruits for providing our family with this wonderful gift package, and for offering this awesome giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

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  1. Yes, my son loves these! I love the natural ingredients and cute packaging.

  2. My son loves the gels.

  3. My sister buys these awesome Buddy Fruits for my nephew! He just loves them. I like that they are so healthy and are made of real fruit!

  4. We love all the Buddy Fruits flavors, especially raspberry! It really tastes like fresh raspberries!

  5. My little one loves buddy fruit, and we always keep some on hand!

  6. I think my daughter would like to try the tropical coconut milk one.

  7. No we have never tried Buddy Fruits but the flavors sound great
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  8. I would like to try the apple chips for my kids
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  9. Nope, we haven't tried Buddy Fruits before - but they look like something my little ones would really enjoy

  10. We would all love Buddy Fruit Strawberry.


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