One thing I know in life that is an absolute truth is that you should not go food shopping when you are hungry, that is unless you want to walk out of the store with a good deal of snackage. While my mom and I strolled through our local Target store with Madeline in tow we came across an aisle end cap that featured Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies, the all natural baked alternative to cheez-its and Gold Fish crackers. I picked them up and told my mom about how Dan’s cousin’s sister-in-law, Tracy, worked for Annie’s Homegrown and how she had ranted and raved about the snacks (and basically all the products they made). Knowing that we were going to see Tracy the next day at her niece’s birthday party I decided to give them a try so I could tell her.
We then walked down the cracker/cookie aisle and only to find a plethora of flavors of different Annie’s Homegrown products. That’s when my mom saw the White Cheddar Bunnies, she loves white cheddar and was very interested in trying them. There were also Teddygram-esque style snacks called Honey Bunnies and a tri-cracker snack called Bunny Graham Friends which are honey, chocolate and chocolate chip. There were also snack mixes there as well, everything looked so good. It was hard to decide, everything is all natural and some are even organic, we decided I would get the regular Cheddar Bunnies and my mom got the White Cheddar Bunnies.
We proceeded down the market section and found another cluster of Annie’s Homegrown products, this time it was all different kinds of macaroni and cheese. There were organic selections like Shells and Real Aged Wisconsin Cheddar, and all natural selections like Bunny Pasta with Yummy Cheese, there was even a gluten free variety. There were also canned products like a vegetarian Organic P’sghetti Loops With Soy Meatballs, and Organic Skillet Meals like Organic Beef Stroganoff. I picked up the Deluxe Shells and Real Aged Cheddar to try. As we got in line to check out we saw 2 snack sized packs also by Annie’s Homegrown for only a dollar each- we had to get them. We got the Organic Cheddar Snack Mix as well as an awesome tye-dyed pack of Bunny Graham Friends.
We were already discussing which we would try first as we walked to the car. I locked the car seat in and sat down to have a snack. We opened the White Cheddar Bunnies first, they were light, tangy, cheesy, crunchy, non-oily and had a very light dusting of white cheddar (which I proceeded to lick off my fingers). “O my God, these are so good!” I exclaimed. Next we tried the Organic Cheddar Snack Mix, it was mix of cheddar bunnies, butter cracker bunnies, and pretzels shaped like bunnies and carrots. “Delicious!” my mom said when she took a small handful of this crunchy, zesty, salty (but not too salty)- it was a flavor explosion in your mouth. Then we tried the Bunny Graham Friends, we each took one of the three graham cracker flavors to try. Upon opening the snack it had a wonderful aroma of vanilla. They were all crunchy without being hard, had a sweet and natural flavor, didn’t leave any artificial aftertaste in your mouth, and were extremely satisfying. Next we tried the Cheddar Bunnies, they were very good, crispy, salty, and cheesy. I would say that they had a less robust flavor than say a cheez-it, but they also were not oily and didn’t have an artificial flavor like a cheez-it. I would recommend all of these snacks to anyone, they are great tasting and the fact that they are healthier for you is a huge bonus. You don’t have to be health-conscious to like these and they are comparably priced to other similar snacks. They’re great!
I can’t wait to try the macaroni and cheese!
I also have to just say that my mom and I both commented and appreciated how easy it was to open these products. Especially when you are giving a snack to a kid, the last thing you want to have is a snack explosion all over the kitchen because they had to put so much muscle into opening the pack.