grrrrreat Bear snacks and alphabites (a Bear nibbles review)

October 5, 2014 at 11:00 am 6 comments

”…we’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to catch a big one…”
E up Leckhampton HIll 4B
I spent many a lazy summer’s day up Leckhampton Hill as a child yet I’d not got round to taking E there. Last week I packed our rucksack with plenty of snacks Bear snacks and set off on an adventure with E. After a slow and steady climb, collecting sticks and stroking passing dogs, we reached the ruins of the limestone quarry. E up Leckhampton Hill_quarry 4B
Bear had heard of our plans for a hillside adventure and sent us some Yoyos, Dino paws and Bear Nibbles. With so many nooks to explore we soon worked up an appetite and attacked our lunch. collage_bear snacks
E’s been collecting Yo Yo Bear cards since he was 1 so he was pleased to find a new card to add to his collection inside the new Mango flavour Yo Yo. E up Leckhampton Hill_yo yo bear card 4B
E grinned from ear to ear when I said he could eat the second Yo Yo too after offering to share it with me; ”fanx Mum, I like this mango one”.E up Leckhampton Hill_yay yo yo 4B
We saved the Dino Paws for the journey home to help a very tired boy stay awake. We don’t generally encourage munching in the car but Dino Paws are soft and melty and just the right size for little mouths.
Yo Yos Bear snacks contain no added sugar, just 100% baked fruit so despite E referring to them as sweets I don’t feel the need to ration them in quite the same way. Bears generosity was more than enough for one day so E had the Bear Nibbles for pudding after lunch out with friends.  E named the dried pineapple slices and mango strips without prompting (he’s quite the nut and dried fruit chomping monster).  We all loved these snack size packs of dried fruit (especially me as I love dried cherries and strawberries but can never find them to buy). Bear nibbles 4B

Further packs of the Bear Nibbles proved impossible to track down too in our local supermarkets at least. Fortunately Bear Nibbles are available on-line in convenient packs of 12 and are a reasonable price compared with the larger bags of dried fruit we buy. It’s a great way of encouraging kids to eat fruit (2 of their 5 a day) so it wasn’t just E who gave this new snack from Bear a big thumbs up (when you’re 2 that’s how an ‘‘I love Bear nibbles” thumbs up looks!)E thumbs up bear nibbles 4B

Lastly we were excited to find Bear has branched out into breakfast cereal.  Alphabites are a delicious, healthy breakfast cereal with no refined sugar, salt, or any other nonsense.  Bear sweetens his cereal with coconut blossom nectar which contains twice the calcium of milk, and has a naturally low GI.
ingredientsWhile E enjoyed his Multi-grain Alphabites as cereal at first he likes to pick up each letter and call them out so now rejects milk on them.  Eating alphabites 4B
Instead we use them as a great, crunchy snack at any time of the day.  In that way the box is lasting forever!  When we eventually reach the bottom we’ll look forward to trying the Cocoa flavoured Alphabites too.
3-10-14 - snack plate_alphabites
Disclosure:  Bear sent E samples of his snacks for tasting.  We weren’t  growled at asked to write a positive review.

Entry filed under: Gloucestershire, reviews.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sue  |  October 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Love this!!! We are pleased to have now found strawberry bear nibbles in our local tesco here in Ireland. C was delighted!! Interested to learn of the new bear products. Hadn’t realised they did others?? Maybe something to purchase and collect via mums when next in uk at Xmas,..x

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  October 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Sue, you can order direct if you have the cupboard space to buy in bulk (free P&P if over£30)

  • 3. Kim Carberry  |  June 12, 2018 at 9:52 am

    That looks like such a fun day out….It sounds like the the snacks were perfect for your big adventure.

  • 4. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)  |  June 12, 2018 at 10:41 am

    What a lovely place to go exploring and healthy looking snacks too #TriedTested

  • 5. Jenny  |  June 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Oh we are big bear yo-yo fans in this house – and that letter cereal looks great fun! I love the idea of taking your bear snacks on your very own bear hunt. #triedtested

  • 6. dearmummyblog  |  June 12, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Dino paws and yo yos are our favourites from the BEAR range! We loved their stand at Geronimo Festival this year. So yummy! Popping over from #TriedTested


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