Four Snack Brands Discovered from Great Kids Healthy Snacks

I’ve been receiving boxes of gluten-free edibles from Great Kids Healthy Snacks for months now, and recently, I’ve been introduced to a handful of brands I wouldn’t have otherwise tried without the subscription. Some of the treats inside have been ideal for the summertime, while a couple gluten-free cookie brands were easily popped in my purse as an on-the-go treat. Below are four brands that I discovered, and what I thought of them:

PowerICE

Highlights: All-natural; No caffeine; Gluten free; Low calorie; High in vitamin C

Marketed as “frozen is the next generation in sports hydration,” PowerICE is a made-in-the-USA frozen product that contains electrolytes (like Gatorade). The consistency of the frozen bars is icy…offering a crystallized-icy kind of texture. One ice bar is only 30 calories, and delivers 100% of your recommended daily value (RDV) of vitamin C.

The Great Kids Snack Box contained the following two PowerICE flavors:

  • Grape Score: tasted like a mix of Gatorade and Kool-Aid in an ice pop form
  • Orange Blast: tasted alright, but more on the adult ‘sporty’ drink side

I prefer the grape flavor and would happily eat again on a hot day, but wouldn’t purchase orange if given the choice. The frozen ices definitely have a ‘sporty’ product taste to them.

LifeIce

Highlights: Fat free; Low calorie; No GMOs, No preservatives; BPA-free packaging

Marketed as the first 100% natural, bite-sized ices, LifeIce is served in a tray of 24 “cubettes” – comprised of filtered water, agave syrup, coconut water concentrate, fruit purees, and a few other ingredients. One entire tray is only 30 calories. It’s a refreshing frozen snack that delivers 35% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C. These poppable ice bites are pretty tasty…and fun to eat. I really like them! Other flavors of LifeIce include Chocolate Crisp, Green Grind, and Berry Bite (which I’d love to try).

As a side note, LifeIce supports ovarian cancer awareness…I like that in a company.

Ona Cookies

Highlights: Grain-free; Dairy free; Clean ingredients; Healthy fats; No refined sugar

Ona Cookies are gluten-free, and made with almond flour. The texture of the cookies is firm, moist and chewy. With the exception of the chocolatey bar, organic unsweetened coconut helps add to the texture. Overall, if you like Larabars, then you will like Ona Cookies…it’s kind of like eating a ‘cookier’ Larabar.

For the following flavors that I tried, the calorie counts for Ona Cookies range from 85 to 105 calories per cookie:

  • Peanut Butter: a light cinnamon peanut butter flavor; coconut?
  • Cinnamon Raisin: light, nutty cinnamon flavor with organic raisins and bits of organic walnuts
  • Brownie: deep chocolate with walnuts…very similar to a straight up brownie

Out of all the flavors, Brownie was my favorite. I can see myself mindlessly popping these lil’ cookies in my mouth while sitting at my work desk.

Caveman Cookies – Mayan

Highlights: Paleo; All-natural; Grain free; Low calorie

One of the first things I tasted in the Mayan Caveman Cookies is the raw cacao powder. Next, I detected the cashews paired with a slight crunch from the chia seeds. Cinnamon and chili powder flavors follow. One Caveman Cookie is 70 calories. The cookies are grain-free, made with almond meal. The consistency of the cookie is grainier, and falls apart easily. If you like edibles with a raw cocoa flavor, then this is a cookie for you. In my opinion, sweetness takes a backseat with this treat.

I like that it is low calorie, but it’s not my kind of cookie flavor.

I went on Caveman Cookies website, and they have other flavors, such as Coconut & Macadamia ‘Tropical’ which caught my eye.

Where Did I Find These Snacks?

All of the snacks above are part of a Great Kids Healthy Snacks subscription box that I received which offers gluten-free boxes and ‘regular’ boxes filled with 30 snacks.

Disclosure: I received a discount to purchase a subscription box, in exchange for sharing my opinions, which are 100% my own!

Have you tried any of the snacks shown above?

34 thoughts on “Four Snack Brands Discovered from Great Kids Healthy Snacks”

  1. natalie z says:

    We are gluten free so I appreciate so many safe options for us! Now that school is back in sessions I need some new snacks to keep my busy boys nourished!

  2. Misty Nelson says:

    I’m always looking for kids snacks for my hungry little crew. These look like great options, I’m going to give them a try.

  3. Katherine says:

    Ohhh, I like the idea of these subscription box, meant specifically for kids. Thanks for the post about it.

  4. Alyssa C says:

    These snacks look great! I haven’t heard of most of them but definitely plan on giving a few a try. Thank you for sharing

  5. I like that some of these cater to kids who play sports. It is so important that athletes stay hydrated and have the fuel they need to be so active.
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  6. Arlene says:

    Yum! All of these look like such healthy snacks and delicious. I am going to have to check put a subscription. My kids are gluten free.

  7. Surprisingly enough, while I love snacking (a lot!) I have never come across these four brands before. I will definitely keep an eye out for these on my next grocery run. Looks yummy!
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  8. I am always looking for more snack ideas for my kids, I have never heard of any of these but they sure do sound like snacks my kids would enjoy!

  9. Lynn says:

    We’ve never tried any of those snacks. I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for our son especially now that school is back. Those look good!
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  10. Cindy says:

    I’ve never tried any of these snacks but I definitely want to. The cookies look so good and those ice pop trays sounds like a refreshing treat.
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  11. ricci says:

    I have actually never heard of any of these snack brands but they all look great! I will have to check these out for myself!!

  12. Heather says:

    These all look like great options for my daughters. I have two totally different girls as far as their eating preferences go. I’d love to get them both on the same page so I just keep trying new things.

  13. I would love to try the ice cubes. They would be perfect for flavoring water or munching on it on a hot day.

    I like that a few of the cookies are sugar free. I’m trying to lower my sugar intake but still satisfy my sweet tooth.
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  14. Sylvia says:

    This sounds like a great subscription box. I always want to try new snacks for my son but i hate buying whole packages in case we don’t like them. This is a great way to try without the commitment of a while box!
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  15. Jean says:

    It looks as though you’ve had some great snacks. I’ve never heard of any of these but would definitely like to try a few.

  16. I haven’t tried any of these snacks! They sound amazing and it’s so nice to see more healthy snacks for the kids. I always give them a treat after school, and the healthier the better!

  17. Subscriptions is the way to go to discover a host of new things that you might like. Of course, the opposite is also true, that some things in those boxes are not as great as their packaging. I have never heard or seen these things but always on the hunt for those 2pm in the day snacks at work that keeps me awake. Thanks for sharingi.

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  18. Cat says:

    I really need to try those ONA cookies! Their brownie and the peanut butter cookies look the best to me!

  19. I’ve never heard of these snacks before but I’d totally try any of them. The Mayan Caveman Cookies totally got my attention and also Ona cookies, I’m sure I’ll like anything chocolate flavored. ^^
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  20. Lynsey says:

    Ona cookies sound amazing without all of the bad parts!

  21. Carolyn says:

    What a fun way to try new healthy snacks. My kids would love the Power Ice and it would be extra nice in the hot summer.

  22. So many great healthy kids snacks! That Lideice sounds like a fun and tasty treat!
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  23. I’ve never tried any of these snack and heard of them. They look really good though. So many options!

  24. I’ve never heard of any of these brands. The Power Ice seems like it would be a perfect thing for my SO so he could use them after he’s done reffing soccer!

  25. Angela says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve never heard of ANY of these snacks before…so I am super excited about this post! They seem great for kids….but actually I would love to try them all too! Always looking for new, fun snack ideas.

  26. Amber Nelson says:

    The only one i have heard of is the Boom Boom, but the others are all new to me. Would love to try them at our house!

  27. Eloise says:

    these look not only healthy but tasty too! I’ll have to check out the subscription and give them a try! thanks for the heads up! got to be healthy ; )
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  28. sara says:

    I am going to try the PowerIce bars. My kids struggle to stay hydrated and these look really great. We have tried lots of these options and they are great. Thanks for helping me discover something new.
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  29. leslie says:

    These look like some great snack options. I’ve not seen a lot of these locally but I will be on the lookout now!

  30. I haven’t heard of any of these. I don’t think the ice thing would be my cup of tea, but the cookies are totally something I would enjoy! I love snack subscription boxes!

  31. Interesting…I haven’t heard of any of these brands either. I think I’ll look them up!
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  32. These snacks look yummy and they’re all in one box! I have to check this out. My family would love this.

  33. Awesome! The coconut Lifeice sounds yummy 🙂 I bet my kids would love to try some of these.

  34. These look great. This is what I love so much about subscriptions like this. You can find some majorly cool stuff you’d never see otherwise.

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