Created by two great companies, Sunkist Growers and Stemilt Growers, Lil Snappers are premium, kid-sized fruits packaged in 3-pound bags that are great for lunches, treats, and snacks. With over 20 varieties available, including multiple organic varieties – all perfectly sized for little hands.
My little guys are fruit fanatics! There isn’t a
day, scratch that, a meal that goes by without fruit included. I am very thankful to have kids who enjoy eating healthy. I’m a big believer in starting kids out with the right essentials. They are bound to continue those good choices once older.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lil Snappers.
That being said, we were thrilled to be a part of the Lil Snappers campaign. We received an assortment of fruit from Lil Snappers including:
About Lil Snappers Fruit
Pink Lady® Lil Snappers
• Pink Lady is the only truly pink apple out there
• It’s crisp bite and sweet, tart, and zippy flavor make it a favorite for kids
• Pink Lady is great when sliced up by mom for a snack and goes great with cheese, peanut butter, yogurt,
or any apple recipe
Cara Cara Navel Lil Snappers
• Branded as The Power Orange® for its amazing nutritional value
• 30 percent more Vitamin A and 20 percent more Vitamin C than regular navel oranges
• Over 100 percent of daily Vitamin C requirements in one orange
• Beautiful pink interior resulting from the natural presence of Lycopene
• Exceptionally sweet taste with a cranberry-like zing!
California Mandarin Lil Snappers
• Sweet and juicy
• Easy to peel
• Excellent source of fiber and a good source of folate as well as an excellent source of Vitamin C
Minneola Tangelo Lil Snappers
• Bold, tangy, tart-sweet flavor
• Unique knob-like top
• Hybrid of a grapefruit and a tangerine
• Extremely juicy
• 100 percent of Vitamin C requirements and an excellent source of folate
With Spring Break in full effect this week, we needed some fresh ideas to keep the kids entertained. We decided to use our Lil Snappers fruits to create a fun food craft. After taking a look at the recipes on Lil Snappers site, the kids decided on the Little Dinos Recipe.
With the help of Mommy and Daddy, the boys pulled off these adorable dinosaurs made with Lil Snappers Apples and Minneolas. We did a bit more than what the recipe called for by adding legs using the tangelos fruit rounds, plus added a head and eyes to the dino.
Little Dinos recipe:
2 Lil Snapper® d’Anjou pears, halved lengthwise, core and stem removed
2 Lil Snapper citrus, of your choice (Navel, Minneola tangelo, California Mandarin), cut into wheels*
Raisins, optional (to line serving dish)
Cut an opening in the rind of one citrus wheel and carefully pull ends of wheel open to better expose flesh. Lay wheel flat on cutting board and, with a small paring knife, cut between each segment to cleanly separate triangular sections to create “scales.” Repeat with remaining citrus wheels.
Use toothpicks (snapped in half) to carefully secure citrus wheels to backs of each pear. Beginning at the stem-end of fruit, place 3 or 4 toothpick halves along rind (between segments) and allow extra length of citrus to hang from base end of fruit, to resemble a “tail.”
*To make citrus wheels, turn fruit on its side and slice both ends off; discard ends. Continue slicing remaining fruit crosswise into ½-inch rounds (makes approximately 3 to 5 wheels, depending on citrus variety).
The kids were SO excited about their masterpieces. As you can see, our littlest one could hardly wait to dig in! 🙂
Not only was this a fun food craft, but Lil Snappers fruits are fresh and delicious! They are surprisingly just as juicy as normal-sized fruit too.
Lil Snappers is currently available in Louisiana (New Orleans), Florida, and North Carolina at the following locations:
- Ingles Super Markets
- Harris Teeter Super Markets
- Winn Dixie Stores
- C&S Wholesale Groceries
Can’t find Lil Snappers fruit in your area? If you have a Publix nearby, you can request a personal order at customer service for no additional charge. I’ve done this for other products too! 🙂 And if you don’t have a Publix, I’d still ask if they can place a special order, you never know until you ask!
Anybody knows where I can find then in the New York Metro area? I’ve been looking for them for my kid and family. Thanks
Jennifer H says
Hi Marie, I’ve sent you an email. 🙂
Robin Wilson says
What a cute line-up of kids! And the recipe (DIY) is so great. I haven’t had these,but I live in NC and shop at Harris Teeter regularly so I will look for them. It can be hard to get flavorful fruit here sometimes. We get fruit, but it isn’t always good.
sarah p says
These are so cute 🙂 I think it’s great that its something you and the kids can do together and that it’s a healthy snack
md kennedy says
Such a great idea! Kids need to eat more fruit, and if this is the way to make it happen, how fun!
heather hayes panjon says
Love This ! Very Cute And Kid Friendly !:)
natalie nichols says
That is so cute! My son loves fruit! This would be a hit at our house!
Now I am hungry. That looks both adorable and very tasty! Our kids are big fruit eaters, and I know that fruit in the shape of a dino would be even more popular.
we love oranges here but my oldest can’t take them with his current medicine.
Shell Fruscione says
That is so cute!
Very cute! I will have to pick some up for my little ones!
Close To Home (@StayCloseToHome) says
I am sure the boy had a hoot, super cute
HilLesha @To the Motherhood says
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
I noticed these in the grocery just the other day. I was tempted to pick up a pack or two but already had plenty fruit at home. My kids love fruit so will have to try these!
Elizabeth A. says
That is so cute! It’s always easier to get kids to eat healthy food when it’s fun.
Jennifer H says
I couldn’t agree more!
Jennifer Mercurio (@DoubleDutyMommy) says