It’s time to forget your reliable standbys and give these four new food products and services a whirl. Read on for cool new additions to the parenting food scene that recently caught our editor’s eye.
Snackin’ Free Crackers
The next time a snack attack hits reach for Snackin’ Free crackers, which are now available nationwide in kid-sized packages and in flavors like Honey Graham Cracker and Cheddar n’ Chives. Their crackers are more than just gluten-free; they’re also free of grain, dairy, soy, peanuts, yeast and artificial ingredients (try saying that 10 times fast). Made without a ton of ingredients, the crackers are not only healthy, but downright delicious. In fact, they got a big two-thumbs up from our six-year-old resident food tester.
Available for $2.89/package at snackinfree.com
True fact: you love wine. Another true fact: sometimes you’re overwhelmed by the choices at the store or simply don’t have the time to select the perfect bottle. Keep things simple with Wine Simple, a new service that helps you discover your new favorite wine. Here’s how it works: Take a one-minute quiz with questions that span from your taste in coffee to your favorite ice cream flavor. Based on your answers, Wine Simple pairs you with wines you’ll like. Choose from three reds, three white or a box of three mixed choices and get it all shipped to your doorstep. Rate your wines to get even better matches in your next box. Not satisfied? Wine Simple has a no strings attached policy so you can cancel at anytime.
Special offer for Red Tricycle readers: Get 20% off your first box with code RTVIP20 at checkout (expires 4-15-2016)
Available for $58/box (three bottles of wine) at winesimple.com
Beluga Whales, Grizzly Tales, and More Alaska Kidsnacks by Alice Bugni; illustrated by Erik Brooks
While there are a ton of great cookbooks out there that get your kids involved in the kitchen, we think this one especially stands out with its simple Alaska-themed recipes and colorful illustrations. In this just-released cookbook you’ll find 25 all-new recipes like Igloo Pops, Fish in a Blanket and Polar Ice Caps. Each easy recipe (they don’t require any special ingredients) is complemented by illustrations of Alaskan animals, history and culture. Fun fact: Both the illustrator and writer spent or currently spends time in Alaska and drew inspiration from their experiences there for this new book.
Available for $10.99 at amazon.com
Patagonia Provisions Black Bean and Green Lentil Soups
You love Patagonia for their high-quality outwear, but did you know the same company also produces food products? Patagonia Provisions just released two new flavors to their dehydrated soup line: Black Bean and Green Lentil Soup. With camping season right around the corner, you might want to opt for these convenient dehydrated soups that are meat-, dairy- and gluten-free, and made with certified organic and non-GMO ingredients on your next outdoor overnight adventure.
Good to know: If you’re not a camper or in the market for this new product, check out their line of fruit and almond bars, jerky and dry goods.
Available for $6.50/packet at patagoniaprovisions.com
Do you have a new or cool product to share with us that totally blew you away? Leave a comment below!
— Erin Lem