GoGo squeeZ – our new favourite snack
Milo’s never been one for meals. I was all ‘oh, he’s going to be a fantastic eater!’ in the lead up to weaning because he’d been such a good latcher boob-wise, only to reach six months and have him turn his nose up at EVERYTHING. I tried not to panic outwardly while he survived solely on half a raspberry every three days while friends’ kids munched on anything they were handed. I felt pretty terrible about the whole thing but around 18 months in to life, he realised food was necessary, fun and at times pretty darn tasty. We won the battle and he now eats us out of house and home.
Nowadays, while he’s not fussy in the slightest, he’s still one for snacking throughout the day and grazing like cattle. Any bag we take out with us is full to the brim with bars and fruit and dried fruit and puffs and more fruit and you name it; no-one will starve so long as The Rutherfords are in town and the clamours of ‘I want a ‘NACK’ echo around our village whenever we take a stroll to the park.
When GoGo squeeZ got in touch to let me know about their products I was keen to give them a go but a bit sceptical on a few points. I like fruit/yogurt pouches snack-wise in theory, but we’d used them before (with another brand) and found them to be frustrating if we didn’t use them within a couple of hours of not being in the fridge. They’d get warm, I’d worry about them being warm, Milo would say they didn’t taste very nice anymore etc etc etc. So pouches weren’t something we stuck with. They also seemed to be messy although granted, Milo might just be a bit cack handed.
GoGo squeeZ, I was ecstatic to find out, don’t need to sit in the fridge. And so when they arrived, I grabbed a couple out the packet (one yogurt, one fruit) and took them with us on a walk in the woods. After some gentle coaxing (memories of the bad warm pouches of yesteryear) Milo now calls these ‘the big boy bags’ because he feels grown up that he himself can undo the helicopter cap and today, he’s eaten FOUR of the yogurt pouches. Now, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that (yes we’ve had a bit of a lazy parenting day today), but if I’ve found something new which he likes enough to eat four times over, it’s convenient AND counts as one of his five a day then I’m happy.And the fact I’m not hearing ‘muuuuuummmmmyyyyy, can you open this for me?’ while I’m busy with my hands in the washing up is another huge bonus.
(There’s a pouch just hidden in the nook of this tree which he sat and squeezed while I stood in the spitty rain for 5 minutes…)
GoGo squeeZ are compliant with school snack standards so older children are free to take them in to enjoy. No artificial bits and bobs, nada. And after trying them myself, they don’t have the dreadful ‘yeah give them to your toddler but for goodness sake don’t taste them yourself’ vibe. They’re actually really nice (banana yogurt being my favourite FYI).
The brand are quite new to The U.K, having been a storming success in France, The U.S, Canada etc but they’re available in Tesco’s (you can shop them here), Amazon, and I don’t doubt they’ll start getting picked up all over the show soon enough so keep an eye out.
I’m always a bit loathed to recommend snacks because every child’s different and I know parents have their go-to brands, but it’s nice to find something new to stock in your cupboard so please do consider GoGo squeeZ if you’re a bit stuck for inspiration. The whole no-fridge thing really is quite pleasing and if your little ones aren’t sold then feel free to hollah in my direction and I’ll take them off your hands.
This is a sponsored post with brand GoGo squeeZ however, as always, I only ever promote brands or products my family use and love. I only endorse those I trust and would never work with someone I don’t genuinely buy from myself.