Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pirate's Booty Snacks review

Pin It A couple weeks ago I was sent some samples of Pirate's Booty snacks to try out with my family. They were a HUGE hit! First of all my kids absolutely adored the packaging. What boys wouldn't love getting a treasure chest in the mail?

And when we opened the treasure chest up it contained a whole bunch of unbelievably good snacks...
I just have to share the creative press release that I got introducing me to this product... it made me giggle...
Back to School: Brown Bag Makeover
Pirate’s Booty Offers Tips on a Healthier Start to the School Year
Sea Cliff, NY (August 21, 2009) – As the blissful summer days packed with ice cream, Italian ices and barbeque come to an end, your readers will be thinking about starting their kids off right when they return to school by packing delicious, but nutritious lunches.
Pirate’s Booty, the makers of delectable crunchy air-puffed snacks baked with all-natural ingredients, first developed its products specifically for kids in 1986 – before healthy snacks even hit the marketplace. The motto at Pirate’s Booty is that no matter the age – tot to teen – children need to learn how to eat healthy and balanced to sustain good eating habits for life.
Luckily, Pirate’s Booty’s resident pirate and healthy living expert is here to offer some healthful tips for a “Back to School: Brown Bag Makeover”:
· Don’t Be a Son of a Biscuit Eater – Trade in the white bread for slices of whole-grain or a whole wheat wrap instead.
· Lay Off the Meat Pie – Opt for leaner meats like turkey or chicken that are low in fat, but high in protein, so your child can grow up big and strong.
· Open the Hatch – Expand the range of foods in your child’s repertoire to include a little from each food group – grains, protein, dairy, fruits and vegetables.
· Cut the Sugar, Scallywag – Avoid over sugary snacks and cakes and your child will surely avoid the inevitable energy crash and possible weight gain.
· Avast ye the Salt – Super salty snacks can dehydrate a youngling, so watch the sodium intake.
· Don’t Drop the Snack Anchor – Noshing on whole grain snacks that are low in sugar will keep a child’s energy up for that big test in between breakfast and lunch.
Pirate’s Booty is a delectable crunchy snack made from puffed rice and corn and is the perfect fit for the “Don’t Drop the Snack Anchor” tip above. Pirate’s Booty is baked with all-natural ingredients, is low in fat and is gluten and trans-fat free. The company even added two new flavors to the Pirate’s Booty lineBermuda Onion and Sea Salt & Vinegar are on shelves now. The new flavors enhance “The Original Puff” family that includes Aged White Cheddar, Veggie, Barbeque and Caramel. The great subtle flavors will have you craving more!
Other great-tasting snacks include Smart Puffs; all-natural baked corn puffs made with real Wisconsin cheddar and Original Tings; all-natural vegan crunchy corn sticks.
Now, look out for Pirate’s Booty six packs at your local grocer – the one ounce bags are the perfect addition to a healthy lunch.
We hope you’ll be inspired to live a little healthier and have fun while doing it! Let’s weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen!
I thought it was very clever! Plus it has some great ideas too.
I really was very impressed with the Pirate's Booty snacks because they are all-natural and actually healthy (gasp) for you! Also? My kids absolutely devoured them and I totally had to ration them out just so they would last longer than one day! They have even asked for them several times since we ran out. They would indeed be perfect for school lunches.
My husband, my mother and I also really enjoyed them. And here is my husband acting goofy because I took a picture of him eating :)
And just in case you were wondering my sons are still using their beloved Pirate's Booty treasure chest for all of their Pirate adventures :)
Free samples were provided to me for this review thanks to:
Robert’s American Gourmet Food, LLC.
Robert’s American Gourmet Food, LLC., a manufacturer of all-natural snacks including Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings, was established in 1986 and is located in Seacliff, NY. Robert’s American Gourmet products are sold in the US and Canada. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great marketing but bad product. I could never purchase food items from a company that I couldn't trust.

In December 2002, an astute Good Housekeeping Institute staffer who thought it was all too good to be true tested the "booty" and blew the whistle. It seems the rice puffs were not manna for moms but ordinary junk food in disguise, containing as much fat as a bag of corn chips -- and more than three times the amount advertised. The findings resulted in Robert's American Gormet being sued by outraged parents for $50 million.

On June 29, 2007, Robert's American Gourmet recalled their Veggie Booty brand snack food due to salmonella contamination. In addition, they recalled other snacks due to the same reasons.

 
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