February 5, 2009
Kenya and I went on an apple sauce binge last week. I know, I know. I normally make my own, but I've been testing so many new recipes in the kitchen that I haven't had time to whip up a new batch. So, I decided to buy several different brands and do a taste test -- which is so much fun to do with kids. There couldn't be a more honest focus group than a bunch of two year-olds. You always know when a little kid likes something when you get that big "MMM!!!!" Kenya's response to the one kind in particular was huge!
I tried several national grocery store brands but I kept feeling this gritty apple texture that I didn't enjoy. I also tried many health food store brands which varied by flavor and texture too. My very favorite, though, was the LeRoux Creek Organic Apple Sauce. Not only does it come in a variety of flavors such as cinnamon, mango, berry and apricot, it's packaging is the perfect size for on-the-go snacks. Weelicious is always a huge supporter of family owned and operated businesses. LeRoux Creek only goes to their local family farms to get the apples that go into their product.I still love homemade apple butter and apple sauce -- it's always the most inexpensive and freshest way to go -- but if you don't have time to make your own, give this yummy brand a try. Trust me, the little ones will be happy.