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Somersaults

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As I'm sure most moms would agree, the checkout line at the supermarket can be a scary place -- especially when you have kids in tow. That's the place the store knows they have you captive and bombard your field of vision with overpriced candy and loads of other unhealthy stuff your kids are undoubtedly going to beg you for. That's certainly the way it is for me at our local grocery. I have to do everything in my power to distract Kenya or Chloe when we get up to the counter.

Months ago, my eyes were drawn to the bright and fun packaging of a treat that was completely new to me: Somersaults. Usually I try and avoid buying anything in the checkout line, but something about this product seemed healthy and so much more appealing to me than the usual checkout choices. Plus, I loved their motto, "turning snacking upside down". Crunchy nuggets with sunflower seeds and toasted grains not only sounded delicious to me, it seemed liked the perfect protein and fiber-filled snack that's great for kids' lunch boxes, especially when so many schools these days are nut-free.

With flavors like Sea Salt, Santa Fe Salsa and Chez Cocoa, how can you go wrong? I don't know who loves them more -- me, my husband or my kids.

See, not all things in the checkout line are there to harm you!

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  1. Aikka

    September 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Any suggestions on reinventing these and use up in a recipe perhaps? I bought a large bag of sea salt flavor at costco thinking my son would like it since he loves snacking on sunflower seeds and sunflower butter, but unfortunately he’s not too fond of this one. I’ve tried using it as croutons or mixed in with trail mix, but no luck!

  2. serene

    August 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I bought these as a snack for me but did not like them. My 20 month old grabbed one the other day and started munching. He loves them. He has lots of teeth (4 molars) and has no problem crunching them, but we watch carefully anyway.

  3. Michelle

    January 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I found these at World Market. But the big question to Catherine is… since they are bit pricey, how can we make a homemade version? :)

  4. Diane

    February 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hi All-You can get these on Amazon and if you are prime member they are available for free shipping.

  5. brooke

    November 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    We get Somersaults at PCC in Seattle, and LOVE them. They’re also great chopped up in salads as a crouton alternative.

  6. Jessica

    September 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I have just sent a letter to the company of Somersault Snack co, because unfortunately my 20 month old son that eats anything and everything including, granola, nuts, seeds, hard raw veggies, crackers and all that….choked!!

    he really and truly choked. This broke my heart and I feel that is was on the size and shape of these small round-no holes- hard nugget. :((((

    he is ok and back to his happy peppy self but I have to now seriously monitor every bite he takes of this “on the go snack” and I am now cutting them in half for extra caution. :(

    thumbs down on the healthy snack that I bought THREE multipacks of….

  7. Stacey

    September 22, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Are the discount codes still valid? I just tried to order and is telling me “backtoschool” and “weeship” are both invalid codes.

    • Sarah

      September 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm

      I’m wondering that also as I just received my shipment tonight, and I love them, so I wanted to order more. It seems like the “weeship” discount code wasn’t available for too long and $8 shipping on a $6 snack pack is a bit too much. :(

      • Stacey

        September 23, 2010 at 8:51 am

        I have never tried them as they are not available at any local stores. I can’t see paying $8 for a $6 item either. So, I guess I will wait the year until they open a Whole Foods in Oklahoma City and see if they carry them then.

  8. Jessica

    September 16, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I ordered some, but just tried a package at Peet’s. They are crunchy, but my 2 year old could eat them–he thought they were zucchini coins at first! ;) So tasty and I love the ingredients! Can’t wait to try all the flavors!

  9. Aisha

    September 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Glad someone asked about the 15 month old! But I will put this on my list to try a little later. Sounds delish

  10. Adriana

    September 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Their site states no GMO’s but the ingredients on the package state that they contain modified food starch. Isn’t this considered a GMO? Thanks for clarifying for me!

  11. Vanessa

    September 11, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    just placed an order:) cool!!!!

  12. Michelle

    September 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

    What is the packaging made of? Is it recyclable or biodegradable? This is one of the first questions I ask when thinking about purchasing individually wrapped snacks.

    Thx,
    Michelle

    • Adriana

      September 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      You can buy a 6 oz bag instead of the 1/2 oz individual bags.

  13. Cheryl

    September 10, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Had to give these a try with the free shipping and discount codes!! I hope little one will like them. If not, I’m sure the hubby and I will enjoy!! Nothing wrong with a healthy snack for us for a change!

  14. Karen

    September 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I wish they have these in Canada:(

    • Alana

      September 11, 2010 at 6:44 pm

      Me too. They won’t even ship to Canada! :(

  15. Anna

    September 10, 2010 at 8:01 am

    COOL! Was about to use weeship and backtoschool codes as suggested. Bought a variety pack of the small size bags for school lunches for 4.79! Thanks for the heads up on the deal. Just hope the little ones will eat them.

  16. Ruby Wong

    September 10, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Order them from Amazon. They have a special going on.

  17. Angie

    September 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    if you order….you can use “weeship” code for free shipping…then “backtoschool” code for 20% off….seems like you can use both for the same order:)

  18. Betsy

    September 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    The “weeship” code actually provides free shipping. Even better than 20% off!!

    • Angie

      September 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm

      Just ordered some too…weeship code worked for free shipping!!

  19. Linda

    September 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    I would like to try these, but alas, they don’t sell them in a store near me and it will cost $8 to ship them!! More than the price of the product….(sigh). That is disappointing.

  20. Dana

    September 9, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    What grocery store did you see these in? I have looked in Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Safeway, Lunardis and can’t find them anywhere.

    • Brooke

      September 10, 2010 at 12:38 am

      Dana,

      They have them at Whole Foods right across from the bulk grains at our couple of whole foods we go to. Somersaults rep was even there a couple weeks ago doing samples

      • Dana

        September 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

        Thanks, Brooke! I’ll look again. I live in Northern California and the employees never heard of them. Hopefully I’ll have better luck next time. :)

        • Brooke

          September 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm

          Dana-
          I live in Northern Cali too. I went to Sacramento and roseville Whole Foods. :) Good Luck

        • Chris

          September 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

          Raley’s has them too. They also have a kid friendly check out lane with healthier snack choices.:)

  21. Cindy

    September 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    would these be ok for 15mo with 8 front teeth or too hard?

    • Jennifer

      September 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

      I think they are too crunchy and hard for your 15 mo. I would stick to crunchy foods that will dissolve better. Also, they are kind of small and might pose a choking hazard for little ones.

      Other than that, they are absolutely delicious and addicting!