We’re always searching for new delicious and healthy kids snacks, and we found another snack bar to add to the list. Goodkid bars are made with a short list of simple ingredients and I like that they have only 6 grams of natural sugar. For perspective, that’s nearly half of what you’ll find in other popular snack or energy bars. (Because kids totally need more energy—ha!) With a little Kickstarter help from us, these better bars can hit supermarket shelves, giving us much-needed better options in the snack aisle.
Like with so many great family products, Goodkid bars were invented in the Mitchell family kitchen by Ashleigh and Bart, two parents tired of coming up empty-handed every time they searched for healthy, portable snacks that made them and their kids happy.
The recipe for their moist and chewy bars call for organic fruit, and are gluten-free, peanut-free, and GMO-free. My boys and I got to try the Lemon Blueberry and Apple Cinnamon flavors. While I confess the lemon wasn’t our bag at all, all three of us are big fans of the Apple Cinnamon bar and would definitely look forward to stocking our pantry with it. We also wish we could have tried the Oatmeal Raisin flavor since we’re pretty sure we’d be fans of that combo.
My favorite part is that Goodkid bars are just the right size for kids. I’ve found it so hard to find a bar that isn’t too small or too big, especially for my 7-year-old. Not surprisingly, Ashleigh and Bart worked with a nutrition specialist to make sure everything was perfect, including size, calorie count, and fat–so I’d say the the name is just perfect too.
Goodkid is up and running, with snack bars for kids formulated, packages designed, and trademarks secured. Now they need our help to get to the next step: production. If you’re excited to see a new healthy, low-sugar snack bar for kids hit the market, check out the Goodkid Kickstarter page. With a little less than 2 weeks to go, we can still help them reach their fundraising goal.