Friday, November 21, 2008

Warn me next time. . .

Dear Beechnut,

Why does your box of Fruit Nibbles neglect to tell me that the Fruit Nibbles contained within look like dried squirrel brains. Don't believe that they do? Click here.

Don't get me wrong, they taste great and I love your "No Junk Promise" (meaning there's no artificial colors added) but warn a guy when the food going in is going to look like the food coming out. I don't mind how they look, I'm happy to give my kid something that looks like healthy food, but the image on the front make the Fruit Nibbles look like any other brightly colored fruit snack on the market.

Just be honest. I don't mind putting little brown wrinkly things in my son. . . that sounds bad, but you know what I mean.

EDIT: Whoops wrong little brain link.

6 comments:

Our family is complete said...

You know I thought about getting these, but were afraid they were like fruit snacks. They do look like little brains. I may have to see if Bubs will try them. He is really bad about eating his fruits...sigh.

Amy

I'm Not Skippy said...

He did really good with them, I recommend them as long as you're prepared for the shape and color.

~Joe said...

oh geez I almost gagged when I saw those that is too funny.

caramama said...

They look really really gross. I don't think I could eat them or give them to my kid. Does that make me superficial? Oh well.

Anonymous said...

i just was gonna try these today, but when I opened the package, I had the exact same reaction as 'Not Skippy'. The only difference was that in the pack we opened, there was one very brightly colored red and smooth looking fruit piece in there, which led me to believe that there was something wrong with the brown wrinkly ones. I didn't give them to my daughter, although she was screaming and crying in protest- I just couldn't tell if that was how they are supposed to be. I have been scouring the net now to see if I can find any info, and am considering contacting Beech Nut to see if I can find out any additional info. Are you sure they are supposed to look like that? I'm dying to find a healthier fruit snack for her to have as her candy treats...

c

Anonymous said...

hey,
so i just talked to beechnut, and they're not supposed to look like that!! Something happened in the drying process that caused the natural fruit ingredients to come to the surface and look all wrinkly with a brownish/white casting on them. THe 'nibbles' should look like the image on the packaging. Beechnut says they are still safe to eat, and they say they are working to improve the quality.
I would never give my daughter something to eat that I was unsure about, it only took a phone call to clear up my questions- I guess I'm the only one who thought to check it out directly from the source...
-c