I often complain that my kids never stop eating. Or at least they never stop asking for snacks. Starting when they are old enough to count, I have put daily limits on their snacking and only allow them one of each type of snack per day – that way I don’t run out of their favorites as quickly! Unfortunately, they don’t often choose healthy snacks and sometimes I allow them an extra snack if the extra is something healthy. Merry Bites from Hail Merry, award-winning snacks made with Certified C.L.E.A.N. ingredients and healthy fats, would definitely qualify as healthy.
Merry Bites aren’t low-fat or fat-free snacks; rather they feature healthy plant-based fats that balance the total carb load. They are dehydrated at low temperatures to protect the raw fats in the organic virgin coconut oil and almond flour, which helps maintain freshness and leaves the dough moist and satisfying. Merry Bites comes in six flavors, including Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Caramel Sea Salt, Salted Brownie, Pure Vanilla Macaroon, Lemon Macaroon, and Dark Chocolate Macaroon. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Salted Brownie and Dark Chocolate Macaroon flavors are made using Fair Trade Certified dark cocoa. All flavors of Merry Bites are Certified C.L.E.A.N., Certified Gluten-
Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free, Peanut-Free, Paleo-Friendly and Non-GMO Verified. They also do not contain highly-refined sugars or flours. They do contain nuts, so those with allergies must beware. One serving is equal to two Merry Bites.
The kids and I had a taste test experiment for these snacks – and no, they did not count towards their daily ration of snacks! Unfortunately, none of us are huge fans of coconut snacks, and these snacks did have a coconut flavor to them, as well as a texture that to me also was similar to coconut. Gabbie is the only one of us who likes macaroons, and she seemed to like these better than the boys and I did.
Lemon: Simon said they were good, but then he changed his mind. Zachary didn’t like them. Gabbie said they were sour and good.
Caramel Sea Salt: Simon and Gabbie liked them; Zachary said he liked them but he didn’t eat his.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Gabbie thought the chocolate chips were “weird.” Zachary decided they were good, but he doesn’t like the texture. Simon said he didn’t like these.
Salted Brownie: Gabbie said she doesn’t like brownies so she didn’t want to try it. Zachary complained about the texture. Simon said he didn’t really like it.
Vanilla: Gabbie liked it. Simon liked it a little. Zachary said it tasted too much like coconut.
Dark Chocolate: No one wanted to try this one!
All in all, I think those who like coconut and macaroons would like this snacks and certainly all moms can appreciate how healthy they are. I also like the ideas the website gives for serving them, such as serving the vanilla flavored bites with chocolate fondue or the caramel flavored bites with apples and caramel sauce! I am planning to gift our remaining bag of chocolate chip cookie dough bites to our friend who loves healthy treats such as these!
Have you ever tried these? Do you think you and your kids would like them?
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