Yesterday I shared with you how my family has been taste testing a variety of frozen treats this summer. We’re even making our own and having fun experimenting with different recipes. The kids love to see whose taste better!
I was recently asked to review the Minute Maid Juice Bars and after doing some research to learn they’re low in calories and they have no high fructose corn syrup, I said sure. They’re worth a try and it’s hard to find a popsicle that isn’t neon green or made with high fructose corn syrup. The Minute Maid Juice Bars actually only have 9 grams of sugar – which surprised me because they’re very sweet. I expected them to exceed 14 grams because of the sweetness!
They’re also made with 100% apple juice but of course if you read the label you see this is from concentrate and there are “other” natural flavors. It’s always important to look at the label. So are these frozen treats the healthiest for my child, no. Are they terrible in comparison to others I’ve seen on the market, no. Do they taste good and are they an okay frozen snack from time-to-time, yes. In fact, they’re very delicious and flavorful so be warned the kids will ask for more than one!
If you’re looking for something that’s affordable, easy to find at your local grocery store and isn’t loaded with 20 grams of sugar per serving, these are worth a try. My kids really like the grape flavored juice bars. Dad does too! I’d like to see Minute Maid have a packaging that could be biodegradable and perhaps even lower their sugar content in the future and have a 100% real fruit juice bar that is organic or with chunks of real fruit! That would be tasty! Hats off to Minute Maid for making a frozen snack that uses fruit juice verses artificial flavorings and one with much lower sugar content then some popsicles!
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