Monday Munchies: Wholekids rice and corn puffs (apple)

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This week I thought I’d review a snack product aimed at younger children, so we will be looking at Whole Kids Organic Apple, rice and corn puffs.

Ingredients: Organic corn (62%), Organic rice (35%), organic apple powder (3%).

The positives:

  • I really like that there are so few ingredients, with each ingredient clearly displaying how much is contained in the product.

  • Gluten, nut and egg free. However, may contain traces of dairy and soy.

  • The sugar content of 0.2g per serve is well within healthy guidelines

  • The sodium content of 0.1mg per serve is very impressive (well below many other snack options) and well within healthy guidelines

  • Total fat levels of 0.1g, and a saturated fat content of 0g per serving, are again well within the healthy guidelines

  • They are a reasonable source of protein, with a 7.5g packet containing 4% of a toddler’s (1-3 yrs) daily protein needs.

  • The dissolvable texture of these puffs makes them a great snack option for younger children, and children who are still developing oral motor/ chewing skills.

The negatives:

  • At $4.99 for a 4 pack ($16.63 per 100g) they are more expensive than other brands on the market

  • A 7.5g snack pack isn’t likely to be an overly filling snack, however, it can be handy to have something quick and accessible in your bag for on the go.

Note: The nutritional information provided in this review is based on the nutritional panel provided on the product packaging/ website, and the Australian & New Zealand Nutritional Reference Values (ANZNRVs) at the time of publishing.

Hi, I’m Aspen, a university qualified teacher and nutritionist. As one of seven kids, a mum and ten years teaching experience, I understand just how challenging mealtimes can be. That’s why I’m so passionate about giving families a range of strategies to reduce fussy eating and make mealtimes an enjoyable family experience. I also work with schools doing incursions, parent information sessions and canteen menu assessment.