You’re going to think this is silly, but I have a recurring fantasy about snacking with a cow. I know, this is a seriously cheesy confession, but I have to be honest. For a while now I have been fixated on The Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers.
It all started in the last few days of summer. I innocently packed up a cooler full of snacks to take to our local park. Knowing all the kids would be running through the sprinklers, I skipped sandwiches and chips, loading up instead on fruits, veggies, hummus, and various snack-type cheeses.
Looking at the bounty, I guessed I had enough for me and my kids, with plenty extra to share with both their friends and the parents. Among all the goodies, I tossed in a few of the new Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers. Having just gotten them for the first time, I was intrigued to try them. Although I was unsure my picky-eater of a son would dive into the yummy cheesy goodness, I knew they’d be a hit with my daughter, who is as equally cheese-obsessed as her mama.
Little did I realize, I was going to spark a Cheese Dipper-inspired riot amongst the children in our neighborhood.
Immediately after trying the first bite of breadstick both my children were oohing and cooing with yummy sounds that brought a circle of other children in to investigate. Before I knew what was happening, little fingers were diving carrots, peppers, breadsticks, even blueberries in for a dip of cheese! The human locusts devoured every bit of the Creamy Swiss cheese, and then began crying out for MORE!!
If I’d have had any sense what a hit these would be, maybe I’d have brought more than three packs… #ReinventSnacking, indeed!
Yet, while my cherubs licked the last of the cheese off their fingers, I found myself wishing I hadn’t told them there were more of packs of the rich, creamy goodness back int he fridge. More importantly, that the Cheese Dippers could be theirs for school lunches.
Maybe this makes me a “bad mom,” but these are too good to be just for kids. Seriously, I stood there having visions of hoarding the Cheese Dippers, then savoring my new favorite snack with a glass of wine after the kids are tucked in for the night.
Oh sure, they are super easy and fun for little hands to enjoy. But paired with fruits and veggies, these are a perfect option for an on-the-go mama: whether she’s going to be having lunch in between errands, sitting at her desk on a busy work day, or as an alternative to overpriced snack boxes when traveling.
Alas, I had already let the cat out of the bag… or perhaps I should say the cow out of the barn?
So instead of indulging in my fantasies, I remind myself that any real food (i.e.: not candy) which makes my picky eater ask for more is worth keeping at the ready for him. Besides, snacks with no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors, that STILL inspired such gleeful sharing amongst a group of children probably shouldn’t be reserved for grown-ups only.
Ohhh…. Unless I convince them that the Tomato & Herb Breadsticks are “too spicy” for them. There’s no harm in keeping some things as a special treat for mommy, right?
Disclosure: The Laughing Cow provided me with product and a $50 gift card for this review. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.