{D-Mom Tested} Revolution Foods Mashups and Yo’ Drops

by Leighann on September 30, 2011

We’ve been purchasing Revolution Foods organics fruit Mashups for some time. I find the pureed fruit in a pouch to be very convenient when traveling and that they have 10-15 carbs is serendipity for carb-counting moms. They aren’t available at the grocery store closest to our house, but on the occasions that we go to Toys ‘R Us hunting for birthday presents, I throw some in our cart.

Revolution Foods sent us a sampling of some of their newer products for my kiddos to try out including the Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Mashups and the Yo’ Drops.

While Q is a very adventurous eater–she seriously has very sophisticated tastes and will try anything–my son is comparatively picky. But when he saw the Mashups I decided he could be my taste tester. He loved the beetbox berry and carroty chop pouches.

That’s right, my picky son consumed beets!

He was a little sad when, over the course of the next few days, our supply dwindled. Remind me to buy more for him when I see them at the toy store.

Revolution Foods Mashups

Now the Yo’ Drops I saved for Q. I’m always looking for things that seem like treats, but in reality are on the healthy side. Yo’ Drops are “crunchable yogurt.” In other words, they are freeze dried tiny yogurt pieces that you pop in your mouth like candy. And each pouch only has 4 to 5 carbs, depending on the variety. Q liked them and I think she would reach for them as a treat again.

A lot of kids at her school receive candy and cookies in their lunchboxes. I sometimes slip in a couple of Hershey’s Kisses or a similarly small piece of chocolate with just a few carbs. (It’s a treat without being over-the-top like some of the desserts I see kids eat.) But I think the Yo’ Drops would be a great surprise in the lunchbox.

Revolution Foods Yo DropsBest of all, Revolution Foods uses no artificial flavors and no HFCS, which I’m sure by now you know I try to avoid.

(And as a side note, they use beet juice as a natural coloring as many organic or natural foods brands are tending towards these days. I’m the only person I know who is allergic to beets. Such a strange allergy to have. The good news is that my son sucked down the beetbox pouch and didn’t seem to have the throat swelling and burning like I get. Phew!)

You can find Revolution Foods products at several online and brick and mortar stores.

Disclosure: Revolution Foods sent us a sampling of products for review consideration. No monetary compensation was received. Opinions are always my own. Please read the disclosure statement.

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1 Kristin September 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Great to know about these! We’re treat lows with 3-7 carbs (our little guy is 3), so it’s great to hear about healthy treats in small packages.

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2 Dawn October 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I’m going to World Market this weekend to purchase Yo Drops for my four year old daughter. They would be the perfect low carb snack.

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