Do You SQUEEZE or SPOON?

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

“What’s for lunch?” “What can I eat, I’m huuungry!”  Del-Monte-Fruit-Burst-Squeezers-1

Those two questions were driving me crazy at the beginning of summer, but I’ve gotten smarter and have discovered and embraced Del Monte’s Fruit Burst Squeezers. They’re just like those little pouches for babies except for big kids! And my big kids love to squeeze and suck their little fruity snack out just as much as baby does.

They’re the perfect lunch/snack solution cause they’re easy, inexpensive, require no clean-up, and something my kids can grab and slurp all on their own. Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers come in Fruit & Veggie varieties including

  • Blueberry
  • Apple Cinnamon (previously available as Simply Fruit, but now with Fruit and Veggies)
  • Peach Mango

AND Simply Fruit varieties including

  • Mixed Berry
  • Strawberry

YUM! All the flavors are tasty and each offers the goodness of 1 1/2 servings of fruits and vegetables. The fruit taste in each Fruit & Veggie pouch is definitely stronger than the vegetable flavor, so they’re the perfect way to slip some vegetables into a delicious fruity snack. del monte We’ve loved carting them around with us so far this summer – since they don’t require refrigeration and are an “as/is” portable lunch/snack option we take them on picnics to the park, play dates with friends, museum days, swimming lessons, t-ball practice, and more. And once school starts they’ll be a life saver in our morning lunch-making routine. They’re a great way to add some garden to your lunchbox!

We also enjoy them frozen but slightly thawed. Once school stars we can throw one in a lunchbox straight from the freezer and by lunch time it’ll be a cool, delicious, slushy treat; good enough to call dessert. How’s that for Mommy Brilliance!

Another great on the go option we love are the Del Monte Plastic Fruit Cups, especially the Pineapple Coconut variety. They are highly portable and so convenient, another perfect on-the-go lunch/snack solution for summer and school.

Neither the Fruit Burst Squeezers nor the Plastic Fruit Cups have any high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and gluten free. They’re easy to find in stores, just check the canned fruit aisle and you’ll find all the flavors and varieties to choose from. Check out my Healthy Snacks pinboard with more great snack ideas! squeeze or spoon contest FACEBOOK CONTEST – DO YOU SQUEEZE OR SPOON? Share your kids’ favorite Del Monte snack with us! Upload a photo of your favorite directly to this mobile enabled micro-site on Facebook and everyone will vote for their favorites. You can also share your favorite snacks on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Share your photo on the Facebook page between August 1st and September 1st and win one of two $10,000 GRAND PRIZES for your kids’ school. $100 VISA GIFT CARD CONTEST Feeding my children in general has gotten so much easier this summer, thanks to ready-to-eat fruit options. My kids choose SQUEEZING every time.

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{ 109 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa Brown August 1, 2014 at 9:26 am

mine prefer to squeeze

2 Lisa Brown August 1, 2014 at 9:27 am
3 Mami2jcn August 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm

We prefer to spoon.

4 Mami2jcn August 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm

tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/495289643072372736

5 Elena August 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

we like to squeeze

6 Elena August 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm
7 Stephanie August 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm

we love the squeeze

8 Stephanie August 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm
9 Nataly Carbonell August 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

We prefer spoons ^_^

10 Nataly Carbonell August 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm
11 Natalie August 1, 2014 at 5:48 pm

My daughter loves to spoon which helps develop her eye-hand coordination :) Although squeezing may be less messy.

12 Natalie August 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway under username @yarbr012 : https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/495372874543562753.

13 Kelly D August 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I usually like to spoon.

14 Kelly D August 1, 2014 at 6:15 pm
15 nicole dz August 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I like to spoon, and my kids; Well one kid likes to spoon and the other kid like to squeeze!

16 nicole dz August 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm
17 heather August 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

They love to squeeze it is more fun to them.

18 Dana Valle August 2, 2014 at 8:17 am

For school it is squeeze, and home we do the spoon. I guess we do both!

19 Dana Valle August 2, 2014 at 8:20 am
20 Amy Tong August 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm

My Little boy love the spoon way better! DOn’t know why. but honestly, I think the squeezers are genius invention! :)

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21 Amy Tong August 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm
22 D Schmidt August 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm

My children prefer to use spoons.

23 D Schmidt August 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm
24 Vincent August 3, 2014 at 3:34 am

We spoon?

25 Vincent August 3, 2014 at 3:37 am
26 rachel August 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

We do the squeeze!

27 mysweetiepiepie August 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

Sometimes my kids prefer to squeeze and sometimes they prefer to spoon.

28 Samantha Daleo August 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm

We prefer spooning here!

29 Samantha Daleo August 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm
30 Madeline August 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

My child prefers to squeeze—no bothering with utensils.

31 Madeline August 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm
32 Erika August 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm

My daughter likes the squeeze pouches, but my son like the fruit chunks.

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33 Cynthia C August 4, 2014 at 7:59 am

We use spoons for our snacks.

34 courtney b August 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

we like to squeeze! its much more fun then plain old boring spoons!!!

35 courtney b August 4, 2014 at 9:32 am
36 Melissa M August 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

We loe to squeeze.

37 Melissa M August 4, 2014 at 10:20 am
38 Cynthia C August 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
39 Vickie August 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

We do both..but, mostly spoon..thanks so much..and, thanks to Del Monte for the giveaway too.

40 amy pugmire August 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm

My kids love to squeeze!

41 amy pugmire August 4, 2014 at 10:39 pm
42 latanya August 5, 2014 at 7:06 am

we prefer to squeeze

43 latanya August 5, 2014 at 7:07 am
44 Ashley H August 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

They prefer to spoon.

45 Elle August 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm

We definitely prefer to spoon!

46 Elle August 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm
47 Jennifer Tilson August 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm

My kids definitely prefer to squeeze.

48 Jessie C. August 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

They love to spoon
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49 Jessie C. August 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/497586738462994434

50 Susan Smith August 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

We prefer to squeeze.

51 Susan Smith August 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm
52 Mia August 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

We prefer to squeeze.

53 Mia August 11, 2014 at 7:47 pm
54 Amy August 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

we are all mighty squeezers! :D

55 Amy August 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm
56 Dandi D August 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm

We prefer to spoon it in our family.

57 Dandi D August 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm
58 anna pry August 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

my kids squeeze
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59 anna pry August 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm
60 Denise L August 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

My kid prefers a spoon.

61 Denise L August 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm
62 Niki Johnson August 20, 2014 at 12:14 am

We prefer to spoon.

63 jennifer horn August 21, 2014 at 9:36 am

We squeeze, it’s easy on the go.

64 jennifer horn August 21, 2014 at 9:36 am
65 Kimmy Ripley August 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

My 4 year old daughter enjoys to spoon and squeeze! But if she had to choose just one way she would probably go with SQUEEZE! :) I myself would have to go with spoon though.

66 Amy S August 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

The squeeze ones are so much more convenient!

67 Katherine August 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

MIne love to squeeze

68 Katherine August 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm
69 Dee August 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

We squeeze!

70 Dee August 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm
71 BusyWorkingMama August 25, 2014 at 6:50 am

My daughter prefers to squeeze! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

72 Rebecca Helene Thomas August 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

the kiddos prefer spoon, But I like both!!

73 Shannon August 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

We do both…but squeezing is so much easier and convenient especially on the go!

74 Shannon August 28, 2014 at 11:35 am
75 Tina M August 29, 2014 at 3:35 am

we like to squeeze

76 Tina M August 29, 2014 at 3:36 am
77 Norma August 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

We spoon!

78 Misty Lunceford August 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

We are squeezers!

79 Misty Lunceford August 31, 2014 at 9:32 pm
80 Cheryl W September 5, 2014 at 8:09 pm

My kids prefer to squeeze. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

81 Cheryl W September 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm
82 Gina M September 6, 2014 at 7:47 am

My son is a squeezer!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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83 Gina M September 6, 2014 at 7:50 am

tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/508265927151202305

84 maria cantu September 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm

My kids prefer to squeeze.

85 sandra September 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

prefer to squeeze

86 Barbara Montag September 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm

One is a squeeze and the other a spoon – thank you.

87 Barbara Montag September 10, 2014 at 9:01 pm
88 WHITNEY September 14, 2014 at 11:39 am

I definitely prefer to use my spoon

89 WHITNEY September 14, 2014 at 11:40 am
90 Rebecca Graham September 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm

I like to squeeze.

91 Neiddy September 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

I like to spoon but my kids luv to squeeze

92 Neiddy September 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

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93 One Frugal Girl September 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm
94 One Frugal Girl September 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm

My son is a squeezer!
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95 Kerry September 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I like a spoon, but the kids prefer to squeeze.

96 Kerry September 17, 2014 at 11:04 am
97 angie September 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

No kids but hubby eats it. He prefers a bowl and spoon but will squeeze a pouch if he has to! LOL

98 angie September 18, 2014 at 9:12 am
99 ewhatley September 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

we are a squeeze household

100 Amanda Sakovitz September 19, 2014 at 8:53 am

We like to squeeze

101 Amanda Sakovitz September 19, 2014 at 8:53 am
102 Betty C September 19, 2014 at 9:23 am

The adults prefer to spoon, the children prefer to squeeze

103 Betty C September 19, 2014 at 9:24 am
104 Erica Best September 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

I would try the squeeze

105 Erica Best September 19, 2014 at 10:17 am
106 Thomas Murphy September 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

We like to squeeze.

107 Thomas Murphy September 19, 2014 at 11:19 am
108 Tabathia B September 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

One likes to spoon and the other squeeze

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109 Tabathia B September 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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