Back to School with Mott¹s Fruitsations + Veggie fruit snacks #MOTTSBTS


Where exactly has the summer gone?
Boy time flies when you are having fun! We have had a great summer, but like all good things it is slowly coming to an end. Back to school is almost upon us here, for some it has already started. This means for us, routines, schedules and planning is in order. I have three school aged children at home still. So three lunches are needing to be packed every day. 

My youngest is going into senior Kindergarten. She is a nibbler and very picky when it comes to eating. Mix this in with allergy restrictions at her school and we have a bit of an obstacle. Our school has a no dairy (spillable dairy, yogurt, pudding, milk etc) policy as well it is nut free (most schools are)

So what do I do?

Well I usually send more than I need to four my youngest’s lunches. I figure, give her options and have her bring home what she does not eat. Prepackaged snacks, juice boxes (sometimes frozen to keep lunch cool) , cheese ( it is not spillable dairy so it is allowed) , smoked meats (pepperoni, salami etc) and fruit are all good options. 


Lately my youngest has been pickier than usual. Even fruits are a challenge to get her to eat. Mott’s Fruitsations + Veggie fruit snacks are a perfect solution. 

Mott’s Fruitsations + Veggie fruit snacks will be offered in two great flavours: Assorted Fruit and Berry. Great-tasting, with hidden veggies, 80 calories per package and gluten-free, all Mott’s Fruitsations are naturally-flavoured making them the perfect lunch box essential or for snack time, after school or on-the-go.

My daughter loves these and has no idea they have real fruit and veggies in them. If you are looking for a Gluten Free snack these are a great option for you as well. Plus they are super tasty! These will surely be in our lunch boxes this year. With the Mott’s Fruitsations + Veggie fruit snacks the only problem I will have is the kids not wiping them out when home. I need to find a good hiding place for them 🙂 

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What do you pack in your children’s lunches? 

Disclosure – I am participating in the Mott’s Fruitsations & Veggie fruit snacks Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own


  1. My youngest is very picky about vegetables and "candies" like Motts Fruitsations is sometimes what we have to resort to to get him to eat them. I've tasted these before and surprisingly they don't taste like veggies at all which I can see why it's appealing to some picky eaters. This is definitely on the snack list when he starts school this September.

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  2. hmrcarlson says

    My kids like these "fruit and veggie snacks". I know that they are not as ideal as the real thing but as a lunch treat, I don't mind using them over other processed cookies and candies.

  3. Victoria Ess says

    Thanks for the heads up on the contest! We try to keep it as healthy as possible — carrots and hummus is a favourite.

  4. nenasinclair says

    What a great idea! This is a perfect way to get kids to eat some veggies! 🙂

  5. Yee Wittle Things says

    I love the idea of a fruit/veggie snack! How genius! I'll have to keep my eyes open for these and get them for the kids' lunches. We love Motts fruit snacks 🙂
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  6. I never heard of the fruitsations before but I love sneaking into any veggies

  7. I kid you not, I kept reading this as Mott's Frustrations. I won't tell you about my day, but I couldn't figure out why Mott's was frustrated lol. These look delish, and I love how they sneak in the veggies for more finicky palettes!
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  8. I hope they bring these to the States, my kids would love them and I wouldn't feel horrible putting it in their lunch bags…
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  9. We're always looking to sneak more veggies into our son's diet. I'll look for these Motts snacks in the store!

  10. We haven't tried the Mott's Fruit and Vegi snacks yet! My kids have ALWAYS loved fruit snacks…let's see I have a 34 year old that STILL loves them and all my kids at home are teens and still eat them…I don't know what it is about them but YUM! LOL Going to have to try!

  11. I like how your school has the spillable allergy precautions. My son is allergic to milk, and I would of felt comfortable if this was implemented.

    These fruit snacks are perfect for sneaking in veggies. I usually send my son in with sandwich, juice, fruit, and some kind of dessert.

    Definitely entered the contest. Thank you

  12. jadelouisedesigns says

    Now those look like awesome fruit snacks! I love that they are finally adding in vegetables! It makes me feel better about giving them to my kids knowing they have real fruit and veggies

  13. Susan Ovington says

    I pack water, a sandwich, yogurt, strawberries, homemade cookies and a granola bar!

  14. this is a great article…and the idea that the veggies are included , is a plus!!!
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  15. I pack a sandwich water, and a good healthy snack (usually)

  16. veggie snacks how wonderful especially for the kids hard to get them to eat anything green

  17. I'm all for providing a healthier candy for kids and I would get some of these for when my grandkids come over. But they still need to eat real fruits and veggies!
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  18. Nice idea of a snack for kids. Parent's do having a hard time in balancing the diet of their kids, specially when fruits and vegetables are involved. Good article you have here.
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  19. Karen Bradley says

    I bought a dehydrator when my kids were little so I could make my own "fruit roll ups" without the chemicals and less expensively.

  20. Trying to find alternatives to picky eaters can be a challenge!

  21. wow – I have to get me some of those – I've the pickiest 3 year old ever!

  22. I have a very picky eater. These look great.

  23. upliftingfam says
  24. look healthly alternatives to candy

  25. Thanks for sharing this insightful information!

  26. I have not tried these fruit snacks. I'll have to get the fruit and veggie ones for my grandkids. I don't think there was ever a restricted food list in school when I was a kid. So many kids have allergies now that I'm not surprised though. My two year old grandson is highly allergic to all tree nuts. He can have peanuts though.

  27. Dov Shapira says

    I bet it's a great treat for kids, I'd like to try some myself.

  28. lol! ranting gingers! love the concept!

  29. Great information for parents of picky eaters. And for those that don't eat their veggies. I was pretty lucky with my girls. They actually picked fruit and stuff for their snacks on their own.

  30. danisdecadentdeals says

    Those sound like really yummy snacks;) Finding alternative healthy snacks for someone that is picky can be a challenge;)

  31. yummy! my kids enjoy the fruitsations fruit cups. so many divine flavours!

  32. I recently tried these and they are a great alternative to some of the other treats available. Thank you for sharing this information.

  33. Wow I didn't know they sold these, I will definitely have to check for them next time I got to the store. Thanks for sharing.
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