Let’s talk snacks. Now, regardless of what anyone else will tell you, I’m all for snacking. If you’re hungry between meals then I absolutely do not see the problem with having a little snack to tide you over until your next meal.
Snacking ain’t the problem here.
It’s what you’re snacking on that is.
So yeah obviously reaching for a piece of fruit rather than a big old bar of dairy milk is the way to go, but fruit doesn’t always cut the mustard, and sometimes you just need something a bit more… well, exciting.
Enter these little packets of Munchy Seed goodness to the table. I mean first up just look at how cute those packets are with their bright colours and painted hand animals (yeah seriously have a good old look those animals are actual hands!) You’re gonna get some serious snack envy if you pull one of these out your bag that’s for sure. And imagine how many mum points you’ll bag yourself if you pop one of these in your kid’s lunchboxes… hey us mum’s need to score points however we can!
With flavours ranging from Choccy Ginger, Choccy Apricot, Omega Sprinkles, Honey Seeds, Sesame Sprinkles, Savoury Crunch, Chilli Bites, Super Berry and the newest seeds on the block Salted Caramel (ummmmm hello there come to mama) there is something for even the fussiest of fussy little so and so’s.
Munchy Seeds were kind enough to send me a couple of flavours to review and here’s what I thought of them…
Choccy Ginger – Plain chocolate covered pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and crystalized ginger. Not as sweet as some of the others so perfect if you’re sweet enough already.
Choccy Apricot – Milk chocolate covered pumpkin seeds and plain chocolate covered apricots, look like little rabbit droppings but fortunately don’t taste like them (not that I’ve ever tasted rabbit droppings of course!). Seriously moreish (thank goodness these are only 25g packets) and sweeter because of the apricots. The kids will LOVE these so if you want to save them for yourself be sure to stash them away where grubby little mitts can’t find them.
Omega Sprinkles – The savoury one. Tastes salty and a teeny tiny bit fishy in a yummy seaweed kinda way. Packed with pumpkin, hemp, sunflower, sesame, rape, and linseeds these are the mother of all things seedy. Perfect for when you’re craving a packet of crisps, or try them sprinkled on top of a salad, soup or even a savoury muffin.
Salted Caramel – And finally onto the new salted caramel topper – the crunchiest, tastiest, most scrummdiddlyumptiousest of the lot. Sure there’s no choccy, but that’s no big deal ‘cos these are the dogs doo dahs. And there are just 5 ingredients in them – sunflower, pumpkin seeds, sugar, coconut and sea salt – so you know you’re not being fed anything dodgy. Available as little snack packs or sprinkle tubs, which are perfect for using in baking or when you feel like diving in mouth first… which I may or may not have done… I totally did 😉 (PS I plan on using these in a few recipes so keep an eye out as I’ll be sharing them soon).
They are all gluten free, wheat free, yeast free, contain no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives, and they are all suitable for vegetarians, with five of the products also suited to a vegan diet. With exam season coming up, some perhaps have even started, ensuring you’re kids are well fed to help keep them energised, alert, healthed up and just firing on all cylinders so that they can perform their best, is absolutely key. And whilst they might be craving all the sugary snacks, it sure would be nice from a parents point of view to be equipping them with brain boosting seeds and a big old boost of omega 3 and 6. I mean it’s way better than a dirty old Mars Bar and a can of neon coloured energy drink, right?!?!
Having tested them out on my two kids (who are too young for exams at the mo, but it won’t be long before they have to deal with them) I can confirm that they hoovered them up within seconds, and quite frankly that’s proof in itself that these are yum.
You can find Munchy Seeds in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Lakeland and for more information go to www.munchyseeds.co.uk
*Products gifted for review