Smashies – A Wholesome, New Way to try Applesauce

A few weeks ago, I was given a pack container thing of applesauce to try at a conference. I promptly dropped it into my bag and forgot about it until the very last session of the day. I was hungry and a little tired so I started rummaging through my bag to see what I had in there. I came across the pouch (the official term) of Smashies and started to check it out. I mean, I knew that it was applesauce but other than that, nothing. I twisted open the lid and gave it a try.

For those of you unfamiliar with Smashies, the product comes in a pouch complete with its own straw. This is applesauce that was so good, I had to stop eating it so that I could let the kids try it.

Once the kids tried Smashies, they were hooked and asked for them by name. My five year old said that he wants one in his lunchbox everyday which I found odd because I am incredibly lazy and give him money to buy school lunch on a daily basis. The five year old also has a problem with regular applesauce brands because he does not understand why they put paper (which the rest of us call it pulp) in the applesauce. Smashies took this into consideration (not because of my son but I am sure it was someone else’s kid). The applesauce is thinner and more like a smoothie consistency. Although you don’t have to refrigerate Smashies, we keep ours in the back of the fridge where it gets coldest. They are ice cold when they come out.

I fell in love with Smashies because my entire family devoured them and they taste wonderful. My kids like something without sugar? I can hardly believe it but it is true. Smashies are:


  • Nutritious
  • Healthy
  • Sugar free
  • Convenient
  • Easy to eat
  • USDA Organic
  • Gluten free
  • Kosher
  • BPA free
  • Packaged in eco-friendly containers

I fell in love with the company after reading this on their site, “We only get one turn on this merry go round and we are dedicated to having a blast doing so. But if we only have one turn, can we serve as a model and example to others who will follow in our footsteps? We will do things right and we will do things wrong but at the end of the day we’ll have put our best effort forward.” So they are environmentally conscious, make a great tasting snack plus seem like a cool place to work? Even better.

Although the website recommends Smashies for kids above age 5 (because of the removable cap), this did not stop all three of my children from devouring them. The one year old (almost two) asked for Smashies several times rather than the Coo-coo's that she is so fond of (actually she is fond of any type of dessert and calls everything in the dessert food group Coo-coo's).


I am eating the very last Smashies pouch as I write this and I just realized that I will have to lie to my children in the morning when they ask for it. And believe me, they know that there is one left. I will just tell them “Daddy ate it.” That gets me out of so many things. 😉

The amazing folks at Smashies really want to share the love and they know that you will love Smashies as much as we do. They are giving away a 10-pack of their fabulous product to one lucky reader. To enter:

1. Please visit the Smashies website and leave a comment below telling me what you think the coolest thing is about Smashies. Make certain to leave your email address or way to contact you.

2. Tweet this post and win an extra entry. You can Tweet the post once daily for an extra entries but please place the link to your Tweet in the comments below for each day.

3. Subscribe to my blog (I have some fabulous giveaways coming up).

***Smashies Giveaway ends March 15. Please each time that you visit the Smashies site (once per person), Tweet the post for extra entries (this can be done daily) or subscribe to my blog. Winner will be chosen by ***


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Written By Valerie M on March 11th, 2009 @ 6:53 am

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  1. Lisa Mom of 2 Boys

    I have something for you posted on my blog…come check it out!

  2. Jo

    I think the coolest thing bout this is that it has a straw…I mean most things like this I would say it was the lazy way but a straw in a pouch of applesauce is the CLEAN way to eat applesauce…especially for the little little ones…how neat is this.

  3. Valerie M

    I’ve had these before and they are great – real fresh apple taste – not sugary 🙂

  4. I love the packaging and the way it comes out. I think my son would love it because it is different!

  5. Jo

    LOVE this product! What a smart idea. And you are right, how could you not love a company with a slogan like that?!?!

  6. I love that it has no added Sugar, wonderful. I like the total convenience of these. My niece who is 7 comes in after school and always “needs” a snack immediately. Poor girl is “Starved” to hear her tell it. This would be perfect. Wonderful idea Smashies, We would love to give them a try.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  7. Carol

    I like that there is NO SUGAR!!

  8. Oh, my kids would love these! I subscribed. 🙂

  9. I think the coolest thing about these is that they’re resealable! My kids are constantly consuming half of a snack.

  10. Brittany

    Easy, no mess.. and no added sugar.. sounds great!

  11. Miss Blondie

    I think the coolest thing is that they are resealable! Its perfect for the kids who don’t finish their snack all at once!! My son would love it

  12. Vicki Wurgler

    great easy way to take a sugar free snack when you are on the go-pouch with its own straw, the kids would love these

  13. Nadia

    I like that they are organic and BPA free and fun to eat! Thanks for the chance!

  14. Nadia

    I suscribed to your feed. Thanks!

  15. Emily N.

    It’s cool that they have straws and are organic.

  16. Wehaf

    I love that the pouches are resealable; that’s a big plus in my book.

  17. I love that they are sugar-free. Apple are the perfect flavor to begin with. Why do so many other companies think they need to add sugar? Beats me!

  18. Oh I love this! And actually the thing I love most is that you can twist off the top so it’s cleaner eating AND you can save some if you don’t eat it all. Totally rocks. LOVE it.

  19. I love that these come in a pouch! We could take them in the car as a healthy snack and they wouldn’t be messy!

  20. I subscribed via Google Reader!

  21. Tiffani

    It has a straw! How cool is that?!

  22. Gina Stratos

    The coolest thing is the packaging. My son would love’em

  23. I think it’s great that it has no added sugar!

  24. Jill

    I luv that they are resealable, as my youngest can go back to eating it later without worry 🙂

    I can’t wait to try these!

  25. M

    I like that they are organic, sugar free and resealable!

  26. Sarah

    I love that there’s no sugar added and it’s resealable!

  27. I love that they are organic and have no added sugar…I wonder if Target sells them???

  28. luz

    what an easy and CLeAn way to get my kids to eat organic!

  29. No spoon and therefore no dishes? Brilliant!!!!!!

  30. Treasia/TruckersWife

    I think the coolest thing about them is that No sugar added and the fact that you can just drop them into the kids lunch boxes.

  31. Treasia/TruckersWife

    I subscribed by email and twittered about it as well.

  32. Treasia/TruckersWife

    Sorry here’s the link on twitter.

  33. Madeliene

    This is perfect, because my son has decided that slurping his applesauce is more fun than using a spoon!!

  34. Madeliene

    I subscribe by e-mail.

  35. Where were smashies when I had two bottom teeth cross-checked from my mouth and could not eat solids for six months. This product should be in every NHL locker room. Oh and smashies look good for kiddos who have just had tooth fairy visits.


  36. Beth

    I think that the fact that they are mess free would be great. I had never heard of them before and hope to try them soon.

  37. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for posting. I will certainly be subscribing to your posts.

  38. Steph

    I think as a mum this would be convinient especially on the run

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