Monday, August 10, 2009

Portrait of the Artists Eating Healthy Snacks

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Lance Snacks.

If we had to select only one snack choice our family could all agree upon it would definitely be Lance Sandwich Crackers. At any given time you'd be surprised where you might find a package of these yummy treats! In Jessie's lunch box, in Joan's desk, in my tackle box, in our camper, in Jessie's locker, and in my painting supplies stashed behind my booth at art shows. When we were asked to review some of Lance's new products we chomped at the opportunity.

Our family are huge Lance snack fans and have been for many years. Packages of cheese or peanut butter flavored crackers can not only be found in the previous mentioned locations but also in our camper, my tackle box, our tool box, Jessie's school locker, her bicycle saddle bag, our vans' glove boxes, and even in my art supply cart! When the hunger pangs strike you can bet the first thing we're searching the cupboard for is a pack of Lance crackers.

When our box of goodies arrived I was actually out-of-town but the girls just couldn't wait. They evidently had a great time munching on Lance's newest whole grain flavors and calorie sensitive sizes of long-time favorites! Both products contain zero grams of trans fat and no preservatives which will be popular with health conscience parents packing school lunches this fall.

Joan loves the 100 Calorie packets. She's been sharing them with co-workers and it's been a huge hit at her office! All three varieties are some of Lance's most popular flavors: ToastChee Peanut Butter, Toasty Peanut Butter, and NipChee Cheddar Cheese (my personal favorite). The bite-sized sandwich crackers keep the stomach growls away in those long hours between lunch and dinner.

Jessie is definitely the pickiest eater in the house. In the past she's limited her choices to Captain's Wafers, Peanut Butter on Nekot, or Honey Peanut Butter on Captain's Wafers. Of course we've sometimes wondered that our child might've been switched at birth given her disdain of anything cheese flavored, something she didn't inherit from her dad and mom! And the old wheat crackers? No chance she'd be biting into any those even if Lance coated them in chocolate.

Now that Lance has replaced its wheat crackers with whole grain Jessie's culinary horizon has broadened! Not only has she scarfed down a whole slew of the peanut butter crackers but she's even tried the Cheddar Cheese...and likes them! She's not quite gotten brave enough to try the Sharp Cheddar Cheese on Whole Grain Crackers but that at least left me my personal favorite to enjoy.

So as you are considering the options for packing school lunches this fall or even that end-of-the-summer picnic or trip to the beach, we highly recommend Lance's newest sandwich cracker flavors: Real Peanut Butter, Real Cheddar Cheese, and Real Sharp Cheddar Cheese on Whole Grain Crackers. And if you are looking for a calorie conscience snack reach for Lance's newest product: 100 Calorie Pouches of their most popular flavors.

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