Monday Munchies: Wholekids rice and corn puffs (apple)
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%).
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.
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.