Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Long Weekends, Pools & Popsicles - I'd say that's A-peelin'

The long weekend in May always signifies the start of summer.  It is when most Canadians plant their gardens, open up their cottages, and break out the barbecues.  Our tradition for the last few years has been to head over to a friend's house for their first pool party of the summer.  We all bring something in terms of food and drink and after a trip to the zoo with my son's class on Friday I knew exactly what I had to bring.



Being at the zoo with grade 1's means that you're hanging out with monkeys all day.  As we walked through the zoo the kids kept spotting the Nestlé ice-cream vendors and more precisely what caught their eyes were the Peelin' Pops.  They are banana shaped frozen treats you peel and eat like a real banana. While we couldn't buy any while we were there as a school, I knew exactly what my own monkeys would want to bring to the pool party.



Fast Forward to Sunday - The sun was shining, the birds were singing, it was the perfect day for a pool party.  The kids are already monkeys so that part was easily taken care of.  After hours of swimming in the pool they were ready for another kind of refreshment.  Cue the Nestlé Peelin' Pops.



The kids thought they were fantastic.  Everyone knows that kids love to play with their food so being handed a treat that you are supposed to bite, peel, and eat was like a dream come true.  At first they thought that you just peeled the skin and threw it away like a real banana.  It was when they realised that the banana 'skin' was actually a banana flavoured gummy that they were allowed to eat that the shrieks of laughter rang out.




Each kid had their own technique for peeling and eating their Peelin' Pop.  Some ate the banana 'skin' first while others tackled the vanilla filling and saved the gummy for afterwards.  Either way, they all enjoyed their treat and had a blast eating them.



As a mom I was happy to be able to pick up a box of treats that contain no artificial colours and are low in fat.  I found that they were the perfect size for kids and priced at under $6 for 8 treats, Nestlé Peelin' Pops are an economical treat which are sure to become a summer staple.  From my monkeys to yours, I hope you have a great summer!

This post was generously sponsored by Nestle, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit www.nestle.ca 

10 comments :

  1. This is such a neat idea! I'm totally going to buy these as a treat for me. :)

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    1. I love that you're buying them for you. Great idea!

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  2. I have never even heard of these!! So much fun!! I think my daughter - albeit only 1 year-old - would love this! She is already a monkey-in-training.

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    1. Your monkey-in-training will go bananas for them. Don't you love new treats!?!

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  3. Yum! These look like fun and delicious. My monkeys would definitely love to try these!

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  4. Looks like a perfect summer treat! Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.
    KC

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    1. They are certainly a hit around here. Thanks again for hosting your link party! I'll be back again for sure!

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  5. Sounds delicious and I'm so glad to hear that they don't contain artificial colours and are low in fat. I'll have to pick up a pack for my kids this Summer.

    And maybe buy a few when we're at the zoo too!

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    1. I think eating them at the zoo makes them extra special. The kids see the monkeys then get to imitate them. It doesn't get more fun than that!

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