I discovered Zipzicles via the wonderful world of Facebook. The blogger mommy behind “100 days of real food” had posted on her page about Zipzicles and my interest was immediately peaked!
Zipzicles are a zip-top ice-pop bag (or freeze pop as I call them) by WizCo. You add your own ingredients so you are completely in control of what your kids are eating. They can be as pure and as wholesome as you’d like! You can even try sneaking in some veggies if you dare, or perhaps some dairy! Who knew a healthy freeze pop existed!? No High Fructose Corn Syrup, no artificial colors or flavors and no preservatives. Just what you put in! They can fit a variety of special diet needs such as gluten-free, nut contaminate-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, allergies, etc. The possibilities are truly endless! There’s even recipe ideas on their website! So easy!
On June 6th I turned my kitchen into a blog experiment. My test subjects: 10 ferocious toddlers and moms from my moms group. Here’s how it went down!
I decided to keep my recipe simple to appease to a variety of potentially picky subjects. I chose strawberry lemonade. (Tons more recipes can be found here or you can submit your own!) I followed the package directions, puréed the strawberries (the same way I used to make my daughter’s baby food) in a food processor and added a bit of lemonade. I filled each bag by the use of a turkey baster (you can also use a funnel), stood them up in a cup to keep the liquid uniform and froze overnight. It was easy peasy!
The next day we took to the playground for our play date and the ten tenacious tots. Despite some very cold hands, the Zipzicles were rated great! The kids loved them and a few even wanted more! Us moms were a bit surprised at how big the actual pops were (each bag holds 1/3 of a cup whereas more store-bought are about a quarter of a cup or less) and a few little ones were unable to finish their healthy snack. I was hoping that the bags would be a bit more reusable, but they are recyclable and BPA free. I still love that they are much healthier than store-bought freeze pops. I really like how portable they are too. Great to pack in a lunch box or cooler!
Overall, the moms said they can’t wait for this product to be available in stores to purchase! I’m sure most will enter the giveaway below! The Zipzicle zip-top bags can be purchased at www.zipzicles.com but my goal in writing this review is to help promote the product so it can be available at retailers nationwide! It would be great to be able to pick them up conveniently at the grocery store and the healthy ingredients to go in them all at the same time! A pack of 12 can currently be purchased on their website for only $2.99!
Please help me spread the news about Zipzicles by sharing this review on your social media pages and enter to win a pack of 12 Zipzicles of your own below! There will be 3 winners chosen!
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Thank you to all the wonderful mommies and their cuties from who participated in the Zipzicle test and providing your unbiased and honest feedback! And thank you to Zipzicles for providing the prizes for this giveaway!
And now for all the legal fine print stuff: winner must “like” the Facebook pages of Zipzicle & The Going Green Guide. Giveaway prize will be shipped to US only and will be shipped directly from Zipzicle. Giveaway entries will be accepted through 7/9/13 at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter within 48 hours of giveaway end. Winner will be notified via email and the winner’s first name and last initial will be posted on The Going Green Guide. Winner must respond to email to claim prize within 48 hours of email sent time or a new winner will be selected. Must be 18 or older to win. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. Open to residents of the US only. Any questions or concerns should be directed to your Going Green Guide at firstname.lastname@example.org.