Product Review: Clif Kid Organic ZFruit Rope

4 Feb
Clif Fruit Ropes are every mother's dream snack for her kids.

Clif Kid organic ZFruit Ropes are every mother’s dream snack for her kids.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out the Clif Kid ZFruit Rope organic fruit snacks. As a mom with three kids whose tastes vary quite a bit, I’m always on the lookout for snacks that are healthy (my main goal) and satisfy their quest for things that taste good (their main goal).

It’s a hard balance to achieve, so I was excited when Clif offered me the chance to have my kids give their ZFruit Ropes a try. The information on the box made my heart jump for joy:

*They are organic and gluten free.

*They are fat free, cholesterol free and low in sodium.

*They are equal to one serving of fruit.

*They contain no artificial preservatives or flavors.

According to the Clif website:
CLIF Kid Zfruit™ is a tangy, chewy fruit snack that is equivalent to one serving of organic fruit and provides an excellent source of vitamin C. Zfruit offers a great-tasting fruit snack that doesn’t need to be washed, peeled, cored, seeded, cut or refrigerated before eating – making it easy for kids to eat organic fruit anytime, anywhere.

I was also excited because the Fruit Ropes come in a variety of flavors: Grape, Strawberry, Sour Apple, Fruit Punch, Tropical Twist and Mixed Berry; something for everyone’s taste buds.

The first one we tried was Strawberry, since it arrived on our doorstep first, and separately from the rest. The initial opinions were good. Everyone seemed to enjoy that flavor.

However, when we tried the other flavors, we had mixed success at best. My heart sank a little bit, as the reviews from my kids came in. They weren’t loving the ZFruit Ropes overall.

Although I’m not sure I’d run right out and buy them again, I do think I’d at least try to keep presenting them as an option on occasion because I think that they’re so valuable as a healthy snack choice. I also noticed that even though everyone didn’t necessarily *love* them, one by one they disappeared until the box was completely empty. So SOMEONE liked them well enough!

I certainly recommend that other moms give these Clif Kid organic ZFruit Ropes a try with their kids. Because every child’s taste buds are different, my kids’ mixed reviews aren’t the be-all and end-all of reviews.

In fact, if anyone has tried these or goes out and tries them after reading this, I’d love to hear whether or not your kids enjoyed them and what their favorite flavors are.

I am not giving up on these yet!

**The thoughts and opinions presented in this post are my own. I was not compensated for this post, although I was given samples of the product to try.**

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3 Responses to “Product Review: Clif Kid Organic ZFruit Rope”

  1. Debra February 4, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Hope I’m not being Master of the Obvious here, but how about just giving the kids a real piece of fruit? Gluten free, low fat, dairy free — it’s all those. And not processed, either.

  2. Sue Meyerson February 4, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    Jen where do you get them? I haven’t seen them around, and am usually looking for stuff like that..we had some success with the Archer Farms ones at Target…ps..a little bit of apple crisp in my milk box for you if you are in the area…

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