When I was given the opportunity to review GoGo squeeZ applesauce, I jumped at the chance. My two-year old is an applesauce aficionado. He’s hot and cold about other fruits such as melon, halved grapes, and bananas but applesauce has captured his affection for quite some time. I’ve given up trying to neatly feed him his typical container of applesauce. When I do, he squeals in protest and pounds his chest as if to say, “Me do;” he is a big boy, after all. Instead, I brace myself for the mess as he grips his spoon, concentrates, and slowly navigates a spoonful of applesauce tilted at a precarious angle to his mouth. This independent behavior would pose some challenges on our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. GoGo squeeZ seemed like it could be the answer.
GoGo squeeZ is a 100 percent fruit, applesauce snack that is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. As a mom who fed her kids organic baby food, I like that. However, the best is yet to come. GoGo squeeZ applesauce comes in a re-sealable pouch that reminds me of the pouches of fruit drinks that are popular for kids’ lunches. The sturdy, wide, built-in “straw” has a small cap that simply needs to be unscrewed. This small cap was my one concern and I was careful to keep it out of his reach.
I had planned to test out the GoGo squeeZ during an outing to the park today. Unfortunately, we were running very far behind schedule and didn’t quite make it there. Instead, I gave my son the plain GoGo squeeZ applesauce for his snack at home. No explanation or coaching was required. He caught on immediately and loved it. You’ll notice the emphasis on loved. This is because after he finished the pouch, he still clutched it, desperately trying to squeeze out more. After I pried it out of his hands, I let him try the AppleBanana flavor; it didn’t last long and he began frantically signing the word, “more.” Explaining that he had enough was futile and it took some comforting to assuage his disappointment.
His clean hands, face, clothes, and the clean table after snack time were remarkable and a distinct difference from the applesauce containers we ordinarily use.
I know what’s being added to my carry-on luggage for our upcoming flight to Orlando – the 3.2 oz. GoGo squeeZ pouches. I’ll even ship pouches to our Walt Disney World resort to use when touring the theme parks. I’m only disappointed we’ll be missing the free samples at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Center by a few days; they will be available during the weekends of April 22 and May 13. However, we’ll be sure to stop by and take part in the GoGo on the Go Challenge during our visit.
This product is perfect for family travel and one of my favorite finds for on-the-go health and convenience – kids get delicious, all-natural fruit goodness without the mess!
GoGo squeeze samples were provided for this review but the opinions are my own.