What little kid doesn’t just LOVE popsicles? But have you ever read the list of ingredients? Oh.My.Gosh. Prepare to be disgusted. Pretty much, when your wee ones eat an ice pop they are eating straight up frozen corn syrup mixed with some nasty food dye. I’m not exactly the first person to claim to be the most health conscious, but I try to minimize the things that I know are the worst, and replace them with healthier alternatives. I was very excited to try out Soothie Sucker’s Herbal Ice Pops, and so was my son.
Here are a few fabulous facts about the ice pops:
- Available in two flavors: Orange for Immune Support and Grape for Nasal Support
- Can be eaten frozen or chilled as a liquid
- Pre measured into 1 oz. pouches so you can take them with you on the go
- Contains certified organic or wild-crafted herbal extracts
- No artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup or alcohol
Admittedly, my son isn’t the pickiest of eaters. He’ll try just about anything once (he seems to trust my judgement… for now). So after popping one of each flavor into the freezer overnight, we were ready to try them! They are conveniently packaged, with just the right amount inside. Sometimes it seems that ice pops are so HUGE that by the time a kid is only a quarter way through it, it has already melted everywhere. But this is not the case with these Soothie Suckers.
We tried the grape first. Not what I expected. Usually grape flavoring (other than actual grapes) is totally not my favorite, and it always drives me nuts that it tastes nothing like real grapes. But this was different… in a good way. The flavor was less artificial tasting, and more like what I’d expect from something that claims to be ‘grape’. Little man didn’t mind the flavor… until he tried the orange. Once he got some orange in his mouth, he was no longer interested in the grape and I was lucky to snatch it away for just a moment to try it for myself. I must say, I understand why he liked it so much. The orange is DELICIOUS!
In terms of health benefits, it’s hard for me to say. Our household is rarely ill, and during the course of testing these we have not had any issues with sniffles, colds or flu. Perhaps we have the immune boost from the popsicles to thank for that!?
Overall, this is a great product made with kid and adult friendly ingredients. I always say, control what you can, and don’t worry about what you can’t. But what your kid puts into his/her mouth is something you can definitely attempt to control!
To purchase a box of Soothie Suckers for yourself, click one of the links below to be taken to the Amazon product pages.
Soothie Suckers Nasal Support Freezable Ice Pops, Herbal Supplements for Children Ages 2 – 92
Soothie Suckers Immune Support Freezable Ice Pops, Herbal Supplements for Children Ages 2 – 92
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