Our first Chewy Moon snack box arrived at the weekend. Talk about curious kids!
You know the scenario – it’s 11ish or it’s after school & the kids are ravenous. The snack spectrum ranges from chocolate (the end the children are on) to fruit (the end you want them to be on). Finding somewhere in between can be hard which is why I was curious to see if Chewy Moon could be that halfway house. And it was a pleasant surprise!
WHAT IS CHEWY MOON?
Chewy Moon is a healthy snack box for children that’s delivered to your door weekly.
As it’s a subscription box you can tailor what you want inside. You complete a short questionnaire about your child’s age, activity levels, body type & rate the snacks you like/don’t like so the box is tailored to your child’s tastes from the get-go.
The Little Shires loved the packaging. They were seriously discussion how you dress up a Pug for a photoshoot. Very funny!
WHY CHILDREN NEED TO SNACK HEALTHILY
According to public health nutritionists like Yvonee Wake, snacking for children can be a good thing if you snack on the right things.
Younger children can’t eat large quantities in one go so as a result they get hungry between meals. Older children have substantial energy & nutrition needs so snacking does give them energy & nutrient needs.
WHAT IS INSIDE A CHEWY MOON SUBSCRIPTION BOX
There are 5 separately packaged snack boxes, each with it’s own funky design.
The boxes look great – and they do say you eat with your eyes.
They went down equally well even with my fussier daughter. She’s not a great fan of raisins or dried fruit but will eat them if they’re intensely flavoured, or covered in yoghurt/chocolate!
We did a taste test at Waddesdon Manor so the kids had run around a lot. The second was after school and before swimming. Usually they have anything from a chocolate bar to a crumpet with butter & a drink. Again, this was substantial enough for them not to be moaning with hunger after swimming.
Of the five in our box, the order of yumminess is
1st, Freaky Fruits. Blackcurrant drops, apricot sticks, cherry cubes, peach cubes, raspberry strips. The hands down favourite. Tastes similar to fruit string type snacks but more fruit and less sugar
Joint 2nd, Jack n’ Berry – flapjack, pure strawberry heart shapes, cranberries, blueberries
Cherry Cola – Cola raisins, cherry, cranberry. You have to taste these raisins, they’re amazing and slightly fizzy just like cola. Even my daughter loved them!
3rd, Happy BBQ – Smoky almonds, smoky coconut chips. As a savory snack it would always come behind the sweeter ones but it was still well received.
4th, Fantasticos . It didn’t go down too well, even with Little Mister who really does eat everything. It contains Natural flavour pizza balls, edamame beans, baked cheese
But if you don’t like something you can change it the following week and there are so many other flavours to try. The beauty of a subscription box, I suppose.
There’s also an activity pack in each box. Ours included a fact card on the human eye, an introduction to the characters, a postcard and a comic strip. It’s a lovely touch but not really necessary – especially if you’re getting a box each week. That’s a lot of recycling!
Chewy Moon Subscription Box : The Verdict
Big, double thumbs up from even my fussiest child!
They’re tasty, not full of added sugars although some of them do taste very sweet. The packaging is great *if a bit too much* and the range available means there’s lots of variety for the kids.
The subscription cost of £4.93 p/week. Works out at 93p per snack. Whilst this is more than, say a YoYo packet at 60p, you get so much more in the Chewy Moon boxes.
I’d say it’s certainly worth the price.
Click here to find out more about Chewy Moon & to receive your first box for free.
Disclaimer: we were gifted our first box of Chewy Moon snack for free in exchange for an open & honest review.
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.