We tried out Ruby's Rockets frozen pops. These come from a company dedicated to clean, healthy foods. They are non-gmo, vegan, gluten-free and even include probiotics.
The team behind Ruby Rockets (natural foods company, not the cosplay model) believes in real food that does not contain artificial flavors or ingredients. In short, Ruby Naturals (Ruby Rockets’ parent company) products are snacks that are tasty, you can feel good about eating them, and pronounce items listed on the ingredients list of each package. These frozen pops are very clean snacks. They are made of organic ingredients, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan and kosher.
Like most kids my kids love sweet treats, especially my preschool age son Monkey. Monkey has GERD (acid reflux disease) so we have to limit his diet of trigger foods such as citrus fruits/juices and dairy products. When his lovely Nana saw that Ruby Rockets Frozen Pops were on sale at our local Winn-Dixie store she grabbed them up for parent/grand-parent/kid consumption and review. Let’s get to it!
If a logo stands out to me I am more likely to pick up a product to see what it’s all about. Quite simply, I love the Ruby Rockets’ logo. First off, the rocket logo is not super bright so it doesn’t scream at kids “Hey! Pick me up!”. The red and orange colors used in the logo can also represent the natural fruit and vegetables that are combined to make the product.
I’m going to go ahead and put it out there: artificial sweeteners and/or added sugar can really make a difference. Popsicle brand frozen treats, are kosher but lack natural ingredients and are really sweet. My kids love them and I hate that they do. I always have to prepare for “sugared up” kids afterwards. Ruby Rockets are sweet, but lack the sweet punch obtained from added extras that your taste buds are accustomed to when tasting an icy frozen treat. I’m ok with that and the kids are too. If you or your kids like drinks such as V-8 Veggie Blends you will love these frozen treats.There is a bit of a puree like residue left behind on the tongue that can take some getting used to though. As, I worked my way down the stick I noticed some areas of the pops had more or less flavor than others.
The Daddy and Nana of our geeky family did not like these. The duo loves sweet, frozen treats but these did not fit
the bill for them. Both of them reported that there just wasn’t enough sweetness to cover up the vegetable flavor. This information comes from two people who prefer chocolate versus everything, but they do enjoy other types of desserts.
In our house we try to stay as frugal as possible. Extra money for a movie or some other fun outing here and there can be the difference between a grouchy household and everyone getting along. On the flip side we believe in paying for quality and that there can be a balance of frugality vs quality when shopping. So is the case with Ruby’s Rockets. Taking factors such as taste and healthy ingredients into consideration I think these frozen treats are well worth their $4.99 per box price tag.
I believe Ruby Rockets frozen pops make a great natural treat for people on a special diet or family’s who are into healthy clean eating.
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