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September 18, 2009

GoPicnic!



What's GoPicnic? Quite simply it is ready-to-eat meals filled with natural ingredients that require no refrigeration or preparation. There are so many varieties, I don't even know where to begin. Both children and adults can simply open and enjoy. GoPicnic has gluten-free, halal, kosher and vegetarian varieties too. They’re great for camp, school and when you don’t feel like cooking.



In my house we have used the GoPicnic boxes (just like the ones sold on airplanes only tastier!) on long car trips, on a plane, train and on hikes. The compact boxes pack perfectly in a work bag, backpack, stroller and even a purse or diaper bag. Simply make a selection, grab a box and go! I tried the SportsMunch, Go Delight and Go Power, among others, and found them all to be quite good, each in their own way. My kids loved them too.



We took the Go Delight box with us on a hike to the library one day. That's a five-mile trek and we stopped for a snack before making the loop back home. My daughter and I both loved the sunflower butter on crackers with the strawberry preserves. The sun dried apricots are the same brand I normally buy and the little organic chocolate cookie by Late July completed our snack. We felt sufficiently sated and made our way home.



Right before that trip I headed out west on a rather long plane ride. Halfway through, when no meal service was being offered, I broke out my Go Enjoy Fruit and Cheese meal. The traveler next to me look entranced and couldn't stop staring at my little meal. She had the look of downright envy as I spread asiago cheese on my lavash crackers, ate more dried apricots, a chocolate noir bar and some cashew nut crunch. It was all very good in flavor and fresh. I felt re-charged and I love how you can choose meals not just by taste but protein factor as well. That is huge for this low-blood sugar gal.



I also broke out a GoPicnic box with my two kids on a train earlier this summer too. The tiny red-checked napkin made my daughter squeal with delight as she exclaimed, "We are on a real picnic!" From the organic cheese crackers to the tasty crisps and dried fruit we really enjoyed our little snack.



The portions are just right for kids and will tide an adult over too. GoPicnic has breakfast, lunch, dinner and even emergency prepardness options. The prices cannot be beat either. Ranging from $2.99 to $17.99 (for a 3 day supply) you cannot go wrong with GoPicnic for your next day trip, hike, or wherever your traveling. I love having these handy boxes around my house.



MPR Rating: Four Stars.


GIVEAWAY- Three lucky readers will receive four GoPicnic products of their choice. All you have to do is comment to enter yourself to win. Follow the blog and you get another chance. The three winners will be chosen at random on September 25, 2009. Good luck and thanks for reading!!

37 comments:

Tech Savvy Mama said...

I love the idea of GoPicnic especially because of the natural ingredients and the fact that I could keep them in the pantry and grab a box and go.

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tech Savvy Mama said...

Oh and I follow MPR through Google Reader!

Clueless_Mama said...

These sound like a lot of fun. We hike a lot, so these would be perfect.

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow your blog :) Thanks for the fun giveaways

Bill said...

These look great - I like that they have vegetarian ones, even for kids.

The Thrifty Divas said...

I'd love to win! My kids would love it and it sounds healthy and very convienient.... a mom's dream!!! :)

Thanks for such a great blog!

The Thrifty Divas said...

I am now a follower! :)

marlena said...

I would love to win and share these with my toddler! Thanks for the chance!
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Mommy's Favorite Things said...

I love how you can grab and go
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I am following you!
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crystal said...

Healthy and convenient!! I think GoPicnic is a great company;)
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remarker/fcffollower said...

A friend of mine won some of these recently and when I went to check the site out I saw they had 2 vegetarian options that looked great. Would love to try them

remarker/fcffollower said...

i started following MPR now

Dwalline said...

ting you need in the box. These would be great for us to take camping! It would be nice to have a change from all the grilled food all the time.

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

This looks fabulous! I love that you could just throw it in your bag and go.

Aimee @ Smiling Mama said...

I follow MPR via Google Reader.

spoodles said...

I'm in! I've been entering to win GoPicnic stuff for weeks now. Maybe this one will be the one!

spoodles said...

I'm following.

Bebemiqui said...

We frequently fly and it would be great if the kids and I could have more than peanuts!
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megankortepeter said...

This would be great for a picnic or traveling with the kids.

Cherry Blossoms said...

These sound amazing! I love that they have natural ingredients and that I can use some of the items to add to my daughters lunch box!

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Cherry Blossoms said...

I follow your blog!

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adrian said...

sounds like a good product
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sweetbunnabunny(at)yahoo(dot)com said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win!

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I follow your blog through blogger!

chris said...

love the idea!!! Love that it's all natural! can't wait to try them!

Dee said...

This would be great to take to the pool or for school lunches on the mornings that we run late!!

Julie said...

This would be perfect for my daughter as she takes her lunch to school

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Mary A said...

I would love to give these a try. They seem like they would be very convenient. Thanks for the giveaway.

Erin said...

GoPicnic has a great idea with their pre-packaged travel meals, and I'd love to give them a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Wehaf said...

Wow, this is an awesome idea! I love that they have gluten-free options.

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Angela said...

These sound good. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

Xenia said...

These sound like they would be so handy to have to bring for my daughter and I when we head to the park or out to play with friends.

Thanks for the great review!

Xenia said...

I'm following your blog now!

Rajee said...

I love the idea of GoPicnic especially because of the natural ingredients and quick fix meal

Rajee said...

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