Saturday, February 09, 2008

Froose

My youngest daughter is a juice kid. I know, I know. It's not good to give kids too much juice. Even still, she loooooves her juice. And since she's a bit of a "sugar-hound", I have had my work cut out for me as far as the daily battle of getting her to eat right. ANY new product I come across that might make my plight a little easier is worth a try.

Enter Froose; the innovative new beverage for children that combines the best of organic whole grains and fruit to make a delicious and nutritious alternative to juice that is naturally low in sugar and a good source of fiber. Now, that's what I'm talking about.



If you're like me, you'll be happy to know that Froose is packaged in the ever convenient and oh-so-alluring jucie box-- environmentally friendly aseptic juice boxes to be exact. Coooool. That means, my daughter is getting the goods but she feels like she's getting a special treat too. And she is! Froose is a special treat. It goes way beyond just juice as it's made with whole grains and is sweetened with 100% fruit concentrates and organic brown rice syrup. This is the part about it that I LOVE..."Organic brown rice syrup is a very nutritive sweetener and delivers mainly complex carbohydrates rather than simple sugars. The combination of organic whole grains and brown rice syrup help prevent 'sugar spikes' often associated with fruit juices". Who knew? I sure didn't, but I am sure glad I do now.

Needless to say, Froose is a big hit with me and my four-year-old. I'm relieved that it got her seal of approval. My ten-year-old was excited to check it out too but the texture did not float her boat. You gotta figure that if you've got a beverage that's full of all that good stuff, it's not going to be a thin juice...it's going to be more like a smoothie. So, a word to those with older, more finicky children--when you give it a try, just bill it as a smoothie and you'll be good to go. The beauty of having a drink that packs a nutricious punch like this is that can be a snack in it's own right and I feel good about that.

I'm delighted to know that someone is finally offering a healthy drink alternative for our kids. Three cheers for Froose.

Edited to add--This review was written for MomCentral.

5 comments:

Gray Matters said...

Great find - thank you for the information. We rarely buy drink boxes because of health and environmental implications but we will definitely have to try these out.

Shannon said...

Oh, cool! What an awesome idea! I'm gonna have to try this one! WOO HOO! Thanks for the heads up!

Maya said...

Thanks for sharing this! We're headed into more of the juice stage and having Zane drink something like this will make me feel much better.

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PeetsMom said...

Well that looks so good I think I might buy some for myself!

Golightly said...

Thanks for that information, Tracey. Harrison only gets juice boxes for special events like birthday parties, but, as mentioned, even when it's 100% juice - that juice is often apple or grape juice which is naturally higher in sugar and lower in Vitamin C.

He does drink orange juice, but not too much at once. We also make a lot of smoothies around here - in the Winter it's mainly a cup of orange juice, a banana, about 5 frozen strawberries and a tablespoon of Flaxseed meal, so Froose would be right up his alley! I try to always use organic fruit.