We’re gearing up for Back to School around here, which is why I was thrilled when BzzAgent recently sent me two free boxes of their new Chewy Girl Scouts Thin Mint granola bars. Talk about a beautiful marriage of foods! Each year we buy Thin Mints in bulk and hoard them until the next cookie selling season, so I’m thrilled to start seeing Thin Mint flavored goodies popping up in the grocery store year-round.
BzzAgent is an organization that works with brands and provides its ambassadors with samples and coupons in exchange for trying products, sharing their honest opinion, and spreading the word. In this case, the task is easy, because these granola bars are super yummy and kid-approved. When Dub took his first bite he proclaimed it “Ahh–mazing” and asked if he could have it as his lunchbox treat at school. No problem!
I love to slip little notes and jokes into his lunchbox daily to let him know I’m thinking of him, so I made a few super simple granola bar wraps to add a special touch to his treat. Of course, I couldn’t leave Evelyn out so I made a couple of girly-girl wraps as well.
Want to try these granola bars for yourself? They can find at your local grocery store. Want the wrappers for your kid’s lunchbox? Click here to download your free granola bar wrap printable!
Looking for a fun and healthy(ish) after school treat? I love the idea of a caramel apple bar, where your little ones can help themselves to sampling healthy apples with some sweet toppings.
Just set out a fun array of toppings – choose chopped nuts or pretzels, chocolate chips, peanut butter, or caramel or chocolate sauce.. Then set out a variety of sliced apples to choose from. I always love to get Honey Crisp when they’re in season, and this time I tried Opal apples.
I picked up some Opals because I received a coupon from BzzAgent to try some for free in exchange for sharing my opinion. While they’re not available in every grocery store, you can spot them easily at participating grocers by their bright yellow color. Something that makes Opals unique is their non-GMO no-browning claim. While I’ve found them to eventually succomb to browning in my experience, they are non-browning enough to pass the school lunch test – in that they still look good enough for my finicky 6-year old to eat hours after I’ve sliced them for lunchbox prep! I also like that they are sweet, but not too sour – which makes Opals a winning apple in our home.
As a marketer by profession myself, I love a company with a good cause marketing campaign, and Opals are a brand with heart – a portion of Opal Apples’ sales goes to their Youth Make a Difference grants, which support youth-led non-profits involving food, nutrition and agriculture.
Would your little love a caramel apple bar? Tell me about it below. I’d love to hear your favorite tasty apple toppings !