This product is nothing short of a HUGE victory in my opinion. I will say, it has several pros and cons depending on where you’re coming from, which we will cover in this review. If you need something like a gluten free pop tart, this could be a great alternative for you.
First up, Price
Honestly, as a wanna-be frugal parent, I don’t love the price. The cost of one of these will set you back $2.99. There’s one pastry in each package. I did manage to get the new strawberry flavor on sale for $2.00 this week. As we were all discussing this new item, I did have to speak my mind about the price, and that’s when I was reminded about all things food allergies, cost of goods, supply and demand, etc.
In our case, it can be tough at times because a 6 pack of toaster pastries (organic) for the others is about $4. It’s a huge difference. I did look these up on Amazon, and with Prime shipping, it’s less expensive than Whole Foods (price varies by flavor).
So the bigger questions are: Do I love the price? Nope. Will I make it myself to save money? Probably not. Will I buy them again? Maybe (on Amazon).
On to the Taste
Our child with the most allergies is who this was purchased for, so he has created taste reviews for you to enjoy.
Chocolate Almond Butter: It was really good, but it gets salty at the end (like it wasn’t mixed well). I like how sweet the back of the bar is (he thinks it may have a dusting of something)
Blueberry Lemon: It’s good. I like the flavor combination.
Chocolate Peanut Butter: This was my favorite, hands down.
Strawberry: I like this one a lot as well. This one has more crunchy bits than the other flavors (we think this is attributed to the buckwheat groats).
Finally, The Pros and Cons
For the Pros:
- Certified Gluten Free
- Made with Some Organic Ingredients
- Vegan (No Dairy, Egg, Honey)
- 7 Month Shelf Life
- Can Be Frozen
For the Cons:
- Contains Tree Nuts (including Coconut)
- Contains Peanuts
- Contains Corn Derivatives
Clearly the pros outweigh the cons, and depending on your food allergies, these may be the perfect fir for you. In the past, we have had to make this type of item for our allergy kid, as those that are commercially available contain items he can’t have.