Punk’d: New Snacks With Attitude by Organix

The weaning journey for each of my four children started with breastmilk mixed with a little Organix baby rice. I found it to be the perfect way to introduce my babies to solid food. By mixing it with the milk they loved so much, it tasted familiar and had a lovely, creamy consistency. Later on, I would use it to thicken ‘runny’ fruit purees like pear or butternut squash and they all loved it. Check my little Crevette (now almost 8 years old!) just about to have his first spoonful of Organix baby rice: First Baby Rice I always stuck with Organix for my children’s ready-made treats because they are made with organic ingredients and I have always trusted their ‘No Junk’ promise. They also happen to be delicious and available in my local shops. All my children have grown up with the ‘carrot crisps,’ the rice cakes, the soft oaty bars and the raisins by Organix. They are still the snacks I buy in bulk when going away or having a day out. They are the treats they choose to put in party bags. Crevette, who is almost 8, still packs them for school occasionally. Organix snacks Imagine my excitement when a few weeks ago, I was invited to Organix HQ, alongside a select bunch of bloggers. What a privilege! On the way over, I was excited about the secrecy around the meeting. What would it be about? New snacks for my toddler? An exciting new range of flavours maybe? I was also a tad anxious. When you have such a high opinion of a company, you can be bitterly disappointed when you realise they are not as good as you had anticipated. I shouldn’t have worried: Organix were as good as I had imagined. Better still! As soon as I arrived in the vast open-plan working kitchen, I was offered a drink and a moreish organic chocolate cookie. What a perfect way to start a meeting! Credit: Organix

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I then met Anna Rosier, Managing Director of Organix, and Emily Day, food developer for the children’s healthy snack brand. Let me introduce these two wonderful women before I move on to the amazing snack they unveiled on the day. Punk’d- New Snacks With Attitude by Organix-secret Anna is one of those rare people I could listen to for hours. I have a short attention span and tend to drift off within minutes of a speech starting, but Anna grabbed my attention as soon as she opened her mouth, and I was hanging on to every word she said. Before joining Organix 12 years ago, she was part of the corporate world. She was not overly fussed over organic living. She had worked for companies like Coca Cola and Gillette and something clicked when she met Lizzie Vann, who founded Organix in 1992. Credit: Organix

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Lizzie was a bit of a hippie and campaigner. She wanted food businesses change things. If they were not going to do it, she would do it herself. Anna caught her passionate bug and has been determined for over a decade to improve the food industry with healthier foods, transparent labelling and wider choice of high-quality, nutritionally rich organic products. Credit: Organix

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Anna is down-to-earth and passionate about the Organix No Junk Promise. She is far from smug and incredibly modest about the huge difference she is making through her position at Organix. More than that, she is keen for competitors to improve their own ethos and production methods, so that greater choices become available to parents. She is not scared of competitors; she wants them to follow in her footsteps and create snacks that are better and healthier for children, so that parents have a wider scope for choice. Credit: Organix

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Emily has been developing food for Organix for the past 9 years. She researches, develops and tastes healthy new recipes for children. She is determined to encourage children to grow up with a love of good food so that when they grow up, they are more likely to make healthier choices for themselves. Credit: Organix

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The food at Organix is created by Emily following a few simple principles:

  • Innovation
  • Flavours children will love
  • No Junk Promise, the stamp of reassurance created by Organic
  • Organic ingredients for the lowest levels of pesticides possible
  • Nothing unnecessary – no additives, no preservatives, no extra ingredients that bulk up the food

New Organix treats generally take 18 months to 2 years to be developed. First of all, ideas are considered, then organic raw materials are sourced. After that comes rigorous testing of the food and its shelf-life as well as a range a food safety assessments. The No Junk Promise defines how they make decisions at Organix. A lot of self-policing defines everything they do. They set themselves standards, and although those standards can be crippling, they are rigorous and worthy of their No Junk Promise. Organix are not just about selling a range of food or being a brand. They campaign and operate like a case study for food businesses. They are living proof to other, bigger businesses that you can make food that is good, organic and healthy and still make money. As parents, we are bombarded by all sorts of information that can be confusing. Most parents expect the food industry to make the changes for them. All they want at Organix is for parents to make the right choices. They are not after keeping it all to themselves. With a bit of trial and error, anyone could recreate Organix snacks at home, since they share their recipes on the back of their packets. How brilliant is that? Punk’d- New Snacks With Attitude by Organix with other snacks There are two sides to the challenge we as parents have. We want what is healthiest for our little ones, but our children want fun snacks. Organix have just launched a new range of snacks with attitude that solve that conundrum: Punk’d, the snack food with attitude! Punk’d- New Snacks With Attitude by Organix in the park Filipa, Al, Grace and I were the first people to have a try and we immediately found these snacks for older children pretty appealing visually, with their catchy name and bright boxes with pop art influences. Credit: Organix

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The soft baked bars, packed full of fruit and made with clean ingredients did not disappoint. They have punchier flavours than the soft oaty Goodies bars aimed at younger children, and are definitely ideal for older palates, including mummy’s! Credit: Organix

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The delicious oaty bars come in two flavours: Cocoa & Orange Crash or Strawberry & Vanilla Smash. They retail at £2 for 6 bars and at the moment, you can order them through Ocado and Amazon. I would recommend getting them from the latter as they have a nice bulk offer at the moment (£9 for 6 packs – 36 bars). I have just ordered them in bulk for our holidays. Punk’d- New Snacks With Attitude by Organix You could win a class set of Punk’d oath bars for your little one’s class, for a fun and healthy start of the academic year in September! How to enter the giveaway: You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter. The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a blog post comment. You must also leave a comment telling us which of the Punk’d flavours you would try first. Entries are open until 23.59 p.m. GMT time on 30 August 2016. Good luck! Organix Punk’d Bars I listed this giveaway on ThePrizeFinder, SuperLucky and Loquax. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions and photos, unless otherwise stated, are my own. Check the terms and conditions of the giveaway for more information. I have linked to Amazon and as an affiliate, if you choose to buy the bars after clicking on the link, I might get a few pennies. 

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  1. Kim Styles says:

    I would love to try first strawberry and vanilla Smash

  2. kimneville1 says:

    I like the sound of cocoa and orange

  3. What a fab day, and exciting thing to be a part of my dear! New bars look great 🙂

    • Thanks honey! They’re really yummy, and it was so inspiring listening to Anna and finding out a bit more about Organix. They truly are a business with a difference. Love them even more now!

  4. melanie stirling says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash.

  5. emma walters says:

    the strawberry and vanilla bars sound yummy!

  6. cheryl hadfield says:

    the cocoa and orange sounds delicious

    • I’m not normally a fan of cocoa and orange together, but it works incredibly well in the Punk’d bars!

  7. Abigail Cullen says:

    The Cocoa & Orange Crash, sounds lovely.

  8. Becky Yeomans says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla Smash!! 😀

  9. clair downham says:

    cocoa and orange thankyou

  10. Sharon says:

    The cocoa and orange crash, how cool! x

  11. Natalie Crossan says:

    strawberry and vanilla smash

  12. MARK THOMAS says:

    The Cocoa and Orange Crash

  13. jenn haden (@jennhaden3) says:

    The strawberry and vanilla sounds lovely, I think that would be the first to try 🙂

  14. Kevin Honey says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla

  15. Rachel Craig says:

    Strawberry andVanilla Smash.

  16. michelle smith says:

    they all look yummy

  17. laura stewart says:

    i;d love to try the strawberry and vanilla one x

  18. Hannah Scudder says:

    strawberry and vanilla! 🙂

  19. jo liddement says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla sounds a lovely combination so i would love to try these first.

  20. lucylucciano says:

    strawberry and vanilla sounds yummy!

  21. Amanda says:

    I would ty the Cocoa and Orange first

  22. winnie says:

    would love to try the cocoa and orange

  23. Angela Treadway says:

    I would try the strawberry and vanilla smash first x

  24. Ruth Harwood says:

    the strawberry and vanilla sound yummy!!

  25. Clare Hubbard says:

    The cocoa and orange sounds nice 🙂

  26. Michaela Hannah says:

    The strawberry and vanilla ones, yum

  27. Ray Dodds says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash

  28. Carly Belsey says:

    Cocoa and Orange Crash sounds like my kind of thing. Anything that tastes chocolately is my kind of thing!

  29. Susan lloyd says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash x

  30. Paula Readings says:

    Cocoa & Orange crash

  31. Tabby (@LTabstar) says:

    Cocoa and orange sounds yummy!

  32. Tamsin Dean says:

    The Strawberry and vanilla sounds so yummy

  33. maria blythin says:

    strawberry and vanilla x

  34. Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) says:

    I’d try the strawberry and vanilla. The packaging is so cool!

  35. gemma brown says:

    they both sound lovely, but I think I would go for strawberry and vanilla smash

  36. Zoe C says:

    the cocoa and orange crash

  37. Joanne Phillips says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash would be the first one I would like to try, sounds delicious!

  38. Maria J says:

    The strawberry and vanilla smash! 🙂

  39. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Strawberry and vanilla sound perfect

  40. Caroline H says:

    I think it would be Cocoa and Orange Crash for me (like a slightly healthier Terry’s Chocolate Orange!)

  41. Spencer Broadley says:

    Strawberry always goes down well here, so Strawberry & Vanilla Smash

  42. ben audsley (@baudsley) says:

    the cocoa and orange please!

  43. daniel baugh says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash. Vanilla is such an underrated flavour

  44. Cocoa and orange! Yum!

  45. Julie Henderson says:

    strawberry and vanilla

  46. Candyfloss says:

    I would love to try the Cocoa and Orange, thanks for the giveaway.

  47. JODIE BEAUMONT says:

    strawberry and vanilla!

  48. Matthew P says:

    cocoa & orange crash sounds nice :-))

  49. sam macaree says:

    probably the cocoa and orange one

  50. Kim M says:

    Cocoa and Orange Smash sounds good x

  51. sarah birkett says:

    strawberry and vanilla smash, I am a sucker for anything with vanilla n

  52. Lynn Heath says:

    I would try the cocoa and orange first!

  53. Laura Walker says:

    I’d go for the strawberry and vanilla smash first

  54. Kathleen Bell says:

    Cocoa and Orange crash sounds great to me!

  55. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    Cocoa and orange for me

  56. Cassandra Mayers says:

    Cocoa and Orange 😀

  57. spanner15 says:

    Strawberry & Vanilla Smash sounds lovely!

  58. Chelsey Hollings says:

    Cocoa & Orange

  59. Kay Panayi says:

    The cocoa and orange sound fab

  60. Solange says:

    Strawberry and vanilla

  61. Adrian Crook says:

    The cocoa and orange crash

  62. Tee simpson says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash would be my first choice

  63. Karl Borowy says:

    COCOA
    AND ORANGE

  64. leanne weir says:

    i would go with the strawberry and villa smash – yum

  65. Cara Bemrose-williams says:

    Cocoa & orange sounds good ?

  66. tricia Cowell says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash – but they all sound delicious

  67. Martina Pichova says:

    The Cocoa and orange flavour sounds interesting, I would try that first.

  68. EMA J LOWE says:

    I would try the cocoa and orange crash first

  69. Rachel Butterworth says:

    The Strawberry and Vanilla Smash bars.

  70. lia sturman says:

    strawberry and vanilla sounds yummy

  71. Danielle Cresswell says:

    The cocoa and orange crash sounds good xx

  72. joshua watson says:

    strawberry and vanilla 🙂

  73. Liam Bishop says:

    Cocoa and orange 🙂

  74. lcorrall88 says:

    I’d love to try the strawberry and vanilla they sound delicious.

  75. Jo Glasspool says:

    The cocoa and orange!!

  76. Vickie Jackson says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash sound fab

  77. sadiewoohoo says:

    cocoa and orange sounds refreshing

  78. Kirsty Hosty says:

    I like the sound of the cocoa and orange bars

  79. claire woods says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash

  80. Denise Cross says:

    strawberry and vanillasmach – yum

  81. Janine Thomas says:

    I would love to try Strawberry and vanilla my daughter loves sharing so she would like to win this !

  82. strawberry and vanilla

  83. Sarah Taylor-Fergusson says:

    Ooh, the Strawberry and Vanilla Smash – these are JUST THE TICKET for introducing to my fussy, now style-conscious and wrapper-brand-conscious 6-year-old and 8-year-old boys. They would identify with the branding of the skateboarder, as they both are into skateboarding tricks and aspire to do these for themselves. As a parent, these would totally win out over the dried fruit with added sugar and other ingredients winder type snacks that they ask for.

    • They are cool snacks, aren’t they? We’ve already run out, although I bought them in bulk at the start of the summer holidays. I’m definitely ordering more for my little man’s lunch boxes in September.

      • Sarah Taylor-Fergusson says:

        That’s really good to know, thank you. I’ve bought things in bulk before now and regretted it when they go off something, so that’s a really good sign, thanks.

  84. Jayne Kelsall says:

    I would try the Cocoa and Orange Crash one first, sounds lovely .x

  85. Maria P says:

    I would try strawberry and vanilla first

  86. lorraine polley says:

    strawberry and vanilla smash would be the one for me

  87. Colin Gault says:

    Strawberrry and Vanilla would be my first choice

  88. Joanna Ford says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla Smash sounds delicious!

  89. isis1981uk says:

    The Cocoa & Orange Crash sounds amazing!

  90. dawn f says:

    Cocoa & Orange

  91. Laura Harrison says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash sounds lovely xxx

  92. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Cocoa & Orange

  93. Allan Wilson says:

    I would be straight into the Cocoa and Orange

  94. Vicki Violet Morris says:

    Strawberry & Vanilla smash sounds delicious!

  95. Heidi Craske says:

    Cocoa & Orange Crash sound delicious!!

  96. laura keepence says:

    Sounds delicious!

  97. michelle speight says:

    cocoa and orange sounds nice

  98. Leanne Newsome says:

    I would try strawberry and vanilla first

  99. Michelle O'Neill says:

    definitly cocoa and orange x

  100. jen s morgan says:

    The strawberry and vanilla smash x

  101. carole n says:

    would love to try the cocoa and orange

  102. Empress2976 (@Empress2976) says:

    I would try the strawberry and vanilla ones first seeing as it’s summer and strawberries are a summer fruit!

  103. mynellie says:

    strawberry and vanilla sounds good to me

  104. Sam Goodwin says:

    YUM Cocoa and orange sounds YUMMY…and the kids would love it too!

  105. Samantha O'D says:

    Strawberry and vanilla

  106. Emily K (@EmilyK1983) says:

    Ooooh it’d definitely be the cocoa and orange here!

  107. Cocoa and orange sounds good!

  108. Hannah Igoe says:

    Cocoa and orange crash sounds perfect

  109. LEE HARDY says:

    Would have to be coco & orange

  110. sheridarby says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla sounds delicious

  111. Clive king says:

    Grand kids would love to try the Chocolate and Orange ones

  112. EJ Dunn says:

    I would try the Strawberry and Vanilla

  113. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Strawberry & Vanilla Smash sound delish

  114. Tom Hawes says:

    Cocoa and Orange 🙂

  115. Amy Dear says:

    I’d have to try the strawberry and vanilla, sounds delicious! 😀

  116. linda toth says:

    Strawberry and vanilla – yummy

  117. purpleshoes says:

    definitely strawberry and vanilla

  118. Karen Barrett says:

    I would try the Strawberry and Vanilla Smash, thank you.

  119. Rich Tyler says:

    Strawberry & Vanilla – My Little 1 Would Love It!

  120. Val Pownall says:

    Sound fab! I’d try the cocoa and orange first!

  121. Victoria B says:

    Definitely the Cocoa and Orange – sounds delicious

  122. Samantha R says:

    Definitely the cocoa and orange!

  123. katie w says:

    strawberry and vanilla sounds lovely

  124. steven blake says:

    strawberry & vanilla smash

  125. Kerry Smith says:

    Cocoa and orange chocolate orange is a big favourite of mine

  126. claire little says:

    strawberry & vanilla smash

  127. Karen R says:

    I think the kids would try the Cocoa & Orange Crash first 🙂

  128. Emily Hutchinson says:

    I’d give strawberry and vanilla a go first, then quickly move on to the cocoa and orange 😉

  129. Allan Fullarton says:

    Cocoa & Orange

  130. cat jamison says:

    Cocoa and orange crash

  131. Strawberry and vanilla

  132. adrian price says:

    strawberry and vanilla smash

  133. Patricia Avery says:

    Cocoa and orange crush 🙂

  134. Strawberry & Vanilla Smash

  135. liz ferguson says:

    COCOA AND ORANGE PLEASE xx

  136. Barbara Handley says:

    Hard to choose but probably the Strawberry and Vanilla smash.

  137. Anne Eames says:

    Strawberry and vanilla sounds lovely would try first!

  138. Jemma Dwyer says:

    strawberry & vanilla smash

  139. Kat Allinson says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla smash

  140. Eleanor Wigmore says:

    Cocoa and orange definitely.

  141. Gillian Hutchison says:

    The strawberry and vanilla would be my first choice

  142. Diana says:

    Cocoa and orange 🙂

  143. Donna W says:

    The strawberry and vanilla smash bars sound yummy! I love Organix snacks and fruit pots for when our little one needs a healthy snack. Their breakfast cereals are so much nicer than most too

  144. Tammy (Us Two Plus You) says:

    I think the chocolate orange one would have to go first!

  145. Adrian Bold says:

    The Strawberry & Vanilla Smash

  146. Cocoa & orange crash

  147. Natalie Gillham says:

    I’d love to try the cocoa and orange x

  148. jamie Millard says:

    cocoa and orange sounds ace – my favourite flavour combo

  149. Emma h says:

    Cocoa and orange

  150. Jenny Prest says:

    Think it would have to be the cocoa and orange 🙂

  151. elaine stokes says:

    the strawberry and vanilla would be first on my list

  152. Shelly Layle says:

    Strawberry and vanilla sounds Delish

  153. Hayley Todd says:

    My daughter would love the Strawberry & Vanilla Smash Bars 🙂

  154. Mother And Malamute says:

    strawberry and vanilla smash look amazing x x

  155. paula cheadle says:

    fab prize

  156. Tammy Neal says:

    strawberry & vanilla smash

  157. robyn297 says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla, I love anything flavoured with vanilla.

  158. Dale Dow says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla!

  159. I’d love to try the Strawberry and vanilla x

  160. Hannah says:

    Both sound great, but I’m in a chocolate mood – so cocoa & orange choc for me right now!

  161. Steven Beasley says:

    Strawberry and vanillia sounds lovely

  162. Jessica Hutton says:

    The strawberry and vanilla smash sounds lovely xx

  163. Gem Cook says:

    The Strawberry and Vanilla sounds delicious.

  164. Cerys John says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla Smash!

  165. Averil Lea says:

    I would try the strawberry and vanilla smash first

  166. Holly Walker says:

    ooo my little one loves strawberries so i would definitely say strawberry and vanilla smash

  167. Donna Caldwell says:

    Cocoa and orange

  168. Hayley Elvin says:

    Strawberry and Vanilla Smash

  169. Lisa Debz says:

    Strawberry and vanilla is the one i want to try for sure

  170. Rebecca Roberts says:

    I’d love the coco and Orange yum

  171. ellie spider says:

    Cocoa and orange for us 😀

  172. Harley Richardson says:

    The cocoa and orange sounds lush

  173. Keeley Shaw says:

    Cocoa and Orange sound lovely

  174. Elissa Gill says:

    Strawberry and vanilla smash sounds great

  175. ipswichmum says:

    Cocoa and orange sound yummy.

  176. Hollie Newton says:

    Cocoa and orange. Nm

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