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School Holiday Snack Time

If having your offspring home for the hols means constant clamouring for the biscuit tin or a desperate attempt to chop veg into geometric wonders, then check out our pick of fab, guilt free snack foods that we can guarantee will get scoffed without quibbles…


Punk’d Bars from Organix are so delicious that kids would honestly eat a multipack in one sitting given the chance. The bars come in Cocoa and Orange Crash or Strawberry and Vanilla Smash and being from Organix they have somehow managed to take oats, fruit and seeds and make them seem as indulgent as a large bit of cake followed by a white chocolate Magnum. They’ve gone really urban with the packaging too – which should keep sophisticated pre-teens happy – and you can buy online or from Amazon and Ocado.

The Collective (makers of super yummy yoghurt) have launched their Suckies range which consists of four flavours packaged in slurpable pouches which (unlike Frubes) don’t explode in your handbag…  If your kids actually need any more motivation than being able to suck their yoghurt then check out The Collective’s ‘win a zuped up bike’ competition online here

Ape Snacks are crunchy curls of coconut, lightly seasoned with salt or pepper. Since it’s water became Rihanna’s drink of choice, the coconut has escalated to being a ‘can’t live without’ addition to the fruitbowl and these crispy snacks are not only extremely moreish but they represent one of your five-a-day too. See here for stockists…

Sticky fingered chefs… Sweetpea Pantry

Baking is obviously a great way to kill a bit of time in the holidays, but if your repertoire extends as far as rice crispie cups, then help is at hand by way of innovative company Sweetpea Pantry.

You can order from their range of bake-at-home mixes for biscuits, flapjacks, pancakes and pizza dough (all available from the website or from Ocado), they arrive in delightful boxes with nice clear instructions. In fact the instructions are mostly ‘mix in a bowl, maybe add a bit of honey, pop in the oven…’ so they are engaging enough for young toddlers and nothing will go drastically wrong if a bit of the mix is spilled or eaten from the bowl.

Better still your child won’t even notice how jam-packed with good stuff these products are; raw cacao, rye, flaxseed, quinoa, coconut… all unprocessed and so beneficial you’ll be fooled into thinking you are reading the menu at a posh spa.

Our SM tester writes: I honestly didn’t think my three and a half year old would be fooled by Chocolate Giggles (as it’s normally Jaffa cakes or a tantrum’ but not only did he scoff them but also said ‘Mummy these are the best things you have ever made’. I must confess, I *did* take the credit…