Imagine always having an interesting assortment of healthy snacks in your pantry for your kids? Snacks that arrive at your door every month… Sound enticing? It’s part of a trend that has been several years in the making and is now at its peak. Enter the kids’ artisanal snack box.
This new wave takes a prompt from adult artisanal food subscription boxes. But loses none of its ability to charm, delight, and surprise the recipient. For those who are not familiar with food subscription boxes, these boxes generally consist of gourmet foods that are hard to source. A box is prepared and sent to your address monthly. The contents are meant to be a surprise and change with each month. Although depending on the type of subscription you purchase, you will at least know what category of food to expect.
And with a kids subscription snack box service, you get an assortment of snacks for your kids every month. What’s not to like? Here are 5 reasons you and your family will want to get in on the action, too.
- It’s a time saver.
Being a mom is busy. And there’s no denying that snack boxes just make things easier for parents. No more quick runs to the store because you’re out of health bars for junior. A subscription service to a kids snack box means that the snacks come straight to your door. You can cut out your walk through the snack aisle entirely when you do your weekly shopping. You don’t actually want to be walking down this aisle anyway, not with all the temptation and diet pitfalls that lurk on the shelves. So a snack box for the kids actually turns into a health benefit for the parents, too.
- It gives you healthy options.
Conscientious parents know the difficulty of finding 100 percent healthy treats that also taste good. Often the selection at the supermarket is less than inspiring. Getting healthy treats that your kids will actually eat means driving to a specialty store that is 30 minutes away. The time that you don’t have. So then you settle for less-than-healthy options because it’s convenient. And convenience is important in the life of a parent. Snack boxes take care of convenience and provide healthy options. The selling point for the majority of snack boxes out there is that they are nutritious as well as being tasty.
- It allows you to source responsibly-crafted or cruelty-free products.
Being a responsible consumer means caring about how your products were made. And where the profits go. Look for subscription services that donate part of their proceeds to charity and that source cruelty-free products. (Cruelty-free means that no animals were harmed in the making of the food product in question.)
- It saves you money.
At first glance, this may not appear to be the case. A monthly subscription to a snack box can range between $30 and $50 per month. But if you consider how much you spend on snacks over the course of the month, you’ll probably find that you are saving money by buying a subscription. Particularly if you make it a point to stop buying snacks elsewhere, now that you have healthy options at home. Your kids will soon stop asking for treats when you go out, which will lead to calmer shopping trips for mommy.
- It’s fun!
Think Christmas-morning fun. That is the general feeling of a snack box. You never know what might be included. You just might be introduced to something that becomes a life-long favorite. Kids love surprises, so once they experience opening a snack box for the first time, they will get on board with this new plan.
Most subscription services allow you to opt out at any time. So you could try it out for a couple of months, but we think once you switch you’ll never want to go back.