From Tracie: Goldfish Snacks Are An Even Bigger Catch

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Goldfish Snacks Are An Even Bigger Catch

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Do your kids get extra hungry in the summer? Katarina seems to go through more snacks when the heat hits. (Let's be honest, so do I.) We homeschool through summer. In addition to the important tradition of the after-school snack, Katarina has been hungry in the morning after working on her research paper. This is adding up to a lot of snack food I have to buy.

Enjoying the weekend with a book and Goldfish snack

Pepperidge Farm snacks are always a hit with my family. Those little bags of Goldfish get eaten pretty quickly. We found the new Goldfish Puffs at Target, and Katarina was excited to try them.

Goldfish Snacks at Target
For more pictures of our shopping trip, check out my #MakeItGoPuff Google+ album.
The big bags make it easier to eat them right out of the bag - like chips - which is definitely Katarina's preferred snacking system. Now that she is a tween, her hands don't fit in those little bags to pull out a handful of goldfish as easily as they did when she was five or six.

Not only are the bags bigger, the goldfish themselves are bigger. Which is great when you have a tween trying to eat all your snacks in one sitting.


When Katarina and I aren't hard at work on research papers and math, we spend a lot of our summer hours at the pool. We took our new-found Goldfish Puffs with us this weekend, because poolside snacks are a necessity.

Goldfish Puffs by the pool

When I was a kid, my mom instilled into me a firm belief that you have to eat something crunchy and cold after a swim. We lived near the beach, and on the way home, we always stopped at a grocery store with a fabulous salad bar. To this day I want a big drink and a crisp, cold salad when I get out of the water.

give your salad a cheesy crunch

Katarina thought it would be a great idea to use the Goldfish Puffs in place of croutons on our post-swim salad. They gave the salad a great crunch and a kick of flavor. We were both impressed.

Turning your snack food into a component for an early dinner is the food equivalent to taking your favorite dress from day to evening wear. It takes high snacking skills to do this, but Katarina is a snacking expert. Plus, the Goldfish Puffs made it easy.

What is your family snacking on these days?

44 comments:

  1. Go Katrina! I thought I was the only one to top my salad with Goldfish. I've never seen the huge bags of Goldfish. I usually buy the big box and put them in little snack dishes for my daughter. My little one would lose it without Goldfish, fruit snacks, and graham crackers. Thank you for visiting BeQuoted! #sitssharefest

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    1. I love that you put Goldfish on your salads, too. One little change like that can revitalize a boring dinner.

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  2. I seriously LOVE Goldfish! It's sort of a problem.

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    1. I don't think that is a problem at all.

      ...but, if it is, I have that same problem! ;-)

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  3. Fresh fruits and popsicles mostly! I tagged you on FB today. REALLY wish you could find a way to attend Allume with me! It would be awesome! =)

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    1. I would love to go to Allume. I'll check out your fb post!

      Popsicles are always good on a hot day.

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  4. So now I want the buffalo wing ones.. dagnabbit. I have got to stop reading posts that involve food..

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    1. Mmm. They are yummy! You need to grab a bag the next time you are at the store, and let me know how you liked them. :)

      I'm sure snack foods are a big deal in your house with all those teen boys.

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  5. We are going though snacks like crazy over here. Can't wait to try out the new puffs! What a fabulous idea to use them in place of croutons... salads are about to get more fun at our house!!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Yay! Salads are the one big healthy thing we do at my house, so I'm always excited when we can make them more fun.

      I hope y'all enjoy it as much as we did.

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  6. My girls ADORE Goldfish! I will definitely be grabbing these at Target! :) Great post!-Ashley

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    1. Awesome! I am sure they will love them.

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  7. I love Goldfish. They are sorta like Lay's chips, but orange. They are just as addicting too. Can't eat just one (bag) haha

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    1. Ha! It really is impossible to eat just one (bag). ;-)

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  8. My son loves Goldfish. Did not know they made a puffed one. Must try!

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  9. I'm trying to eat fruit when I need to snack.

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    1. Fruit is good. I had a long conversation about pears and mangoes with a friend on facebook the other night, and I have been wanting some ever since.

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  10. We're seriously addicted to goldfish over here! How fun to be able to munch them by the pool! :D I love the idea of having them over a salad too!

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    1. We are pretty goldfish addicted, too!

      They really do make salads fun. I think even the salad-resistant little kids would be willing to try one if it had goldfish on it.

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  11. Goldfish definitely bring back childhood memories! I'm more likely to snack on nuts or fruit these days though. :)

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    1. I remember eating them when I was a child, too. In fact, I was surprised to see on their website that Goldfish have been sold in the US since 1962!

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  12. I love the idea of putting Goldfish in a salad! Mmm, I might have that for dinner!

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  13. Oooh, these Godfish puffs sound good! I look forward to trying them. Thanks for the referral!

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  14. We love Goldfish! I'm going t look for these when I go shopping next time. :-)

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    1. Awesome! Let me know what you think of them. :)

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  15. I will try to look for Goldfish snacks here in Singapore. I hope I can find one, I would love to try it out :) I liked what you and your daughter did with the salad, now hungry...

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    1. Hmmm. I am not sure if they sell them in Singapore, or not, but they should ;-)

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  16. We don't have these here in Aus but they do look like something I would like

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    1. :( Maybe you just need to come visit the US so you can try them.

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  17. Now I want a salad - with Goldfish Puffs on it, yum!

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  18. What a brilliant idea little Katarina had to replace croutons with her puffs. Looks like y'all are having a fun summer too. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. She is pretty brilliant, and that salad was pretty yummy.

      Our summer has been very nice, hope yours is, too.

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  19. I love the idea of Goldfish Puffs in your salad, especially for kids who might not want to eat salad.

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    1. Exactly! I can see that pulling in a lot of salad-reluctant eaters.

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  20. We're a Goldfish family. I haven't heard about Goldfish Puffs yet, but I'll be getting them on my next shopping trip.

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    1. Awesome!! I am sure you will enjoy them.

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  21. WE love goldfish over here! I haven't seen the puffs as of yet! I am definitely gonna have to get some. This is my kids favorite snack to take to school.. :) Thank you

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    1. Awesome! They are going to love them.

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  22. My whole family loves the goldfish brand but I have never heard of the puffs before. I will have to look for them at my local store hopefully they have them. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Adding gold fish puffs to your salads or boring recipes along with some fresh fruits and nuts is not only a healthy and tasty option but also provides great nutritional complement revitalizing your day. So try these crunchy snacks with cheese toppings, sauces, fruits, nuts, etc.

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