Impulse buys at the register: I’m occasionally guilty. I saw this while waiting in the checkout line at Wal-Mart yesterday, and it’s 67 cent price tag convinced me to give it a try and share my thoughts with the internets. GoGo Squeez applesauce is a great idea in theory, but how does it taste?
Well, it tastes like applesauce. And really, that’s all I would expect going into this experiment. It’s good applesauce, with no extra sugar or other added ingredients. Apples, and apple juice concentrate are all that you’ll find in this handy and resealable pouch. It’s not ultra-sweet, and it doesn’t have any odd flavors at all. The packaging reminds me of the kind of food astronauts eat in zero gravity, so GoGo Squeez gets extra cool points for that.
Regarding nutrition, GoGo Squeez is great and you won’t find any surprises. Each 60 calorie pouch is equal to one serving of fruit, and that’s really all there is to say. Simplicity is key in applesauce for me. I don’t want added sugar, or artificial flavors or colors. Just mash up some apples and let me eat! I’ve gotta say, this is really an awesome and convenient way to get a serving of fruit when you’re on the move.
This product is marketed as a healthy snack for kids, and I couldn’t be happier with it in that aspect. Eating on the go is nothing new, and we (especially Americans) have been doing it for years. What a great alternative to other portable snacks, though. Sure, you can carry around some fruit roll-ups or Goldfish crackers in your purse or glovebox in case the kids get whiny and hungry, but plain old fruit has never been this easy. Without any unnecessary or unhealthy additives, you don’t have to feel like a shitty parent when you pacify your toddler with this on a trip to… wherever you’re going. Vacations, family gatherings, or just a trip to the grocery store. I have 4 kids, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “Dad, I’m hungry!” at times when a snack just isn’t easy to provide. Applesauce is so much better than stopping at a drive-thru for french fries. All of my babies are pretty much past the age where this product would be a lifesaver very often, but I’ll be damned if I’m not going to spread the word to the rest of you parents. I found this among the gift cards, candy bars, and lip balm at the Wal-Mart checkout area. If you see these, grab a few to carry with you when you’re out with the kids. Hell, grab a few for yourself. I’m not above eating something marketed toward kids if I like it. These would work for just about anyone, including your grandma who has no teeth.
My good friend (and ex-wife, lol) Kelli was with me on this shopping trip, and she tested out the product as well. I’ll share her opinions, as well. She thought the applesauce was pretty sweet, and had a very minor “weird taste” that could have come from the packaging. I didn’t detect this at all, and she’s pregnant anyway. So I’m going to say she’s imagining it. 😉 <—That means I’m joking, Kelli. So don’t go all preggo-rage on me! But overall, she was pleased with the applesauce, and gave it one and a half thumbs up. Not bad!
Bottom line: Simple, healthy, tasty, and portable. What’s not to like? I give GoGo Squeez applesauce two big thumbs up. According to the website, available flavors include: AppleApple (which I had), ApplePeach, AppleBanana, AppleCinnamon, and AppleStrawberry. I’ve yet to see these other flavors, but I’ll try them if I can find them.