I have been a fan of Lunchables since Oscar Mayer first introduced them. And so have my kids. In fact, every time we are in the grocery store, the first question my kids ask is, “Mom? Can we have a Lunchable?” They love them! I love how convenient they are. A full meal right in a box. What busy mom wouldn’t love that?!
But, when I heard about the new Oscar Mayer Lunchables Lunch Combinations, I was even more excited! Now something so fabulous is also really good for my kids! Now made with whole grains and served with spring water, Lunchables are a meal that I can feel good about giving my kids.
The six new varieties include: a Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich, a Ham and American Cheese Sub Sandwich, Turkey and Cheddar Cheese Cracker Combos (my favorite!), Ham and American Cheese Cracker Combos, Deep Dish Cheese Pizza, and Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza. Don’t they all sound yummy?
Both the Turkey and Cheddar Cheese Sub Sandwich and the Deep Dish Cheese Pizza meet the Kraft Foods Sensible Solution criteria for nutritional value, which is fantastic!
The new Oscar Mayer Lunchables Lunch Combinations also offer the following enhancements:
- First-ever sub sandwich
- Turkey made with 100% turkey breast: a good source of protein
- Bread made with whole grain
- Kraft 2% cheddar: an excellent source of calcium
- Dessert like Chewy Chips Ahoy! Cookies and Mini Nilla Wafers
Even though I purchase Lunchables all the time, Mom Central sent me a coupon to try one of the new combinations for free. I picked the Turkey and Cheddar Cracker Combination for myself. But, I couldn’t just get one for myself! I also purchased the Ham and American Cracker Combination for Ashley, the Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich for Jace and Zander, and the Deep Dish Cheese Pizza for Lucy. (Parker will have to grow into his Lunchables. It won’t be long, I’m sure!)
The new varieties were a hit with my entire crew – just like I knew they would be. My kids loved the new “sides” and they thought getting Kool-Aid with their lunchable was just the coolest thing ever. And who doesn’t love cookies? Every one gets filled up and when I serve Lunchables, I never hear a complaint! That’s a very welcome change around here.
Even though we homeschool, and I don’t have to worry about packing lunches for my kids, I still like to keep Lunchables on hand. Because of where we live, we often have to drive long distances to get anywhere. Lunchables are the perfect on-the-go meal time solution, and they are a much better alternative to the local drive thrus.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central on behalf of Oscar Mayer Lunchables and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.