Review and Giveaway: Raisels!



What is a 'raisel?' you say?


I did not know either, (so don't feel bad) until I had the opportunity to review this new healthier snack alternative for kids (and maybe adults too...just saying.)




They are the latest snack sensation from the National Raisin Company. They are the first 100% real fruit that really tastes like candy (I know this, because of course I had to eat some. You know, for this review and all.)

Raisels are the 'New Candy!' for kids. A much better healthy alternative that actually contain some very good things for the kiddos (shhh...)


What are in these Raisels, you ask?


These fruity flavored raisins contain antioxidants, are at free, cholesterol free and meet 100% of the US RDA for Vitamin C. 


While they are not sugar-free, Raisels have 5x less added sugar than sweetened dried cranberries, 19x less sugar than a package of Skittles, and 17x less sugar than a 12 ounce can of soda, to give some perspective. Plus, 90% of the sugar in Raisels is naturally occurring (raisins, the number one ingredient in raisels, contain about 21 grams of sugar per 35 gram serving.) 


What is NOT in these fruit snacks is sodium, high fructose corn syrup, nor artificial sweeteners. 


And Raisels are Kosher Certified by the Orthodox Union.


So when we received our boxpackage with different flavored Raisels to try out, I will admit my kiddos were a bit dubious. New packaging, unknown 'treat' that mom was actually saying 'go ahead and eat some.' Yea, their radar was up.


But when my six year old ate some, his face was enough to make my 4 year old demand to have a box. They loved the sour taste, especially my six year old, who can never seem to have anything too sour--he is the king of all things sour.


The hubbs, my 13 year old and I then tried some. They were too sour for the old man, a bit too sour-y for my 13 year old, and I admit, took a bit of time for me to get past the blast of sour flavor that these little raisels contain.


But the boys could not get enough of them. I used them as a lunch box snack for my six year old, and the kids in his class were so impressed with them that he asked me if he could bring extra to share with his friends. Our  box of samples quickly disappeared.


Raisels come in four sour-filled flavors: Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Peach and Sour Lemon.) They can be found in the dried fruit sections at the grocery store in six packs of 1.25 oz portion-controlled boxes.


WIN YOUR OWN FREE SAMPLE PACKAGE OF RAISELS!


To enter this giveaway, visit the Raisels website and leave me a comment letting me know an interesting fact you found there. (Please leave a valid email w/ your comment.)


Extra Entries:


Like Raisels on Facebook : 2 extra entries


Follow Raisels on Twitter: 2 extra entries


Like Happy Healthy Families on Facebook : 2 extra entries


Follow Happy Healthy Families on Twitter : 2 extra entries


Follow HHF on Google Friend Connect : 3 extra entries


Tweet this giveaway (one entry each daily tweet)


Share this giveaway on Facebook, Stumble upon. or another social network ( one entry for each time you share --please leave urls in separate comments)




Giveaway will end March 10th.
Open to U.S. Addresses only.
Winner will have 3 days to confirm or new winner will be drawn.


Disclosure: I received a package of Raisel samples from Team Mom on behalf of Raisels to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed here are my own and my kiddos. 


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  5. What great about raisels that they do Not have any High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Sodiu, and they're Kosher Certified!

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  23. Love the fact that they have antioxidants and are very healthy as well as they taste good an A+ forgetting kids to eat them

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  60. I learned that 90% of the sugar in Raisels is naturally occurring. Awesome! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  77. I learned that they are rich in antioxidants!

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