”we’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one…”
I spent many a lazy summer’s day up Leckhampton Hill as a child yet I’d not got round to taking E there. Last week I packed our rucksack with plenty of snacks Bear snacks and set off on an adventure with E. After a slow and steady climb, collecting sticks and stroking passing dogs, we reached the ruins of the limestone quarry.
Bear had heard of our plans for a hillside adventure and sent us some Yoyos, Dino paws and Bear Nibbles. With so many nooks to explore we soon worked up an appetite and attacked our lunch.
E’s been collecting Yo Yo Bear cards since he was 1 so he was pleased to find a new card to add to his collection inside the new Mango flavour Yo Yo.
E grinned from ear to ear when I said he could eat the second Yo Yo too after offering to share it with me; ”fanx Mum, I like this mango one”.
We saved the Dino Paws for the journey home to help a very tired boy stay awake. We don’t generally encourage munching in the car but Dino Paws are soft and melty and just the right size for little mouths.
Bear snacks contain no added sugar, just 100% baked fruit so despite E referring to them as sweets I don’t feel the need to ration them in quite the same way. Bears generosity was more than enough for one day so E had the Bear Nibbles for pudding after lunch out with friends. E named the dried pineapple slices and mango strips without prompting (he’s quite the nut and dried fruit chomping monster). We all loved these snack size packs of dried fruit (especially me as I love dried cherries and strawberries but can never find them to buy).
Further packs of the Bear Nibbles proved impossible to track down too in our local supermarkets at least. Fortunately Bear Nibbles are available on-line in convenient packs of 12 and are a reasonable price compared with the larger bags of dried fruit we buy. It’s a great way of encouraging kids to eat fruit (2 of their 5 a day) so it wasn’t just E who gave this new snack from Bear a big thumbs up (when you’re 2 that’s how an ‘‘I love Bear nibbles” thumbs up looks!)
Lastly we were excited to find Bear has branched out into breakfast cereal. Alphabites are a delicious, healthy breakfast cereal with no refined sugar, salt, or any other nonsense. Bear sweetens his cereal with coconut blossom nectar which contains twice the calcium of milk, and has a naturally low GI.
While E enjoyed his Multi-grain Alphabites as cereal at first he likes to pick up each letter and call them out so now rejects milk on them.
Instead we use them as a great, crunchy snack at any time of the day. In that way the box is lasting forever! When we eventually reach the bottom we’ll look forward to trying the Cocoa flavoured Alphabites too.
Disclosure: Bear sent E samples of his snacks for tasting. We weren’t
growled at asked to write a positive review.