BEAR Nibbles

We were sent a selection of BEAR Nibbles for Madame to try out.  I have to say I love the modesty of the bear on the packaging!  It made me smile.  I’m forever trying to find healthy snacks for Madame and to be honest we are getting bored of the limited selection in our local supermarket.  They basically only stock 2 brands and I had never seen the BEAR brand.

This reminds me of when we were in Canada last summer visiting family and I asked at the grocery store where the children’s healthy snacks were.  They looked at me like I was from Mars.  No wonder they have issues with childhood obesity.

Anyhow, we were sent quite a selection (Fruit Nibbles, Granola Nibbles and Yo-yo’s which are dried fruit roll ups).  What I really like about them is that they are all natural, no additives and they count for 1 of your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables or 1 of your 3 a day of whole grains.  The also come with collectable nature fact cards inside.

Here is the list of ingredients from the back of one of the packs and I can pronounce every single one of them!

  • Whole grain oats
  • Whole Grain Maize
  • Pineapple Pieces
  • Coconut, apple, grape and carob extract
  • Absolutely nothing else

Madame really likes the granola type ones.  She did turn her nose up at the dried pineapple one.  However, I have to admit I’m personally not a fan of dried fruit either but they do smell delicious.

Price is 49p yoyos – 2 of your 5 a day & nibbles 69p.

Current BEAR range stockists: Waitrose, Ocado, Boots, Co-operative, Holland & Barrett, Somerfield, Asda, Wilkinsons, Wholefoods, Planet Organic, over 250 small chains & independents & available through Marigold, Fife Creamery, Sweet Ideas, Simple Simon, The Bay Tree, Fosters Traditional Foods.

Hope we see them on ‘our’ local supermarket shelves soon.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Covent Garden

We were invited to Build-A-Bear Workshop in Covent Garden for a tour on Friday. We’d heard good things about it. The night before Madame and I spent some time on YouTube checking it out and to say the least we were both very excited!

We were warmly greeted by Jimmy at the store. He was brilliant with Madame, speaking to her the whole time at her level. He was very knowledgeable about all the bears and the process, even though he’s only been at the store for a couple of months. He guided her through the entire process from choosing a bear, to filling it, to inserting a beating heart, choosing clothes, dressing the bear and creating the Birth Certificate.

Madame normally has the attention span of a goldfish, like most other 3 year olds, but she was absolutely captivated the whole time. See for yourself!

Thanks to everyone, especially Jimmy, at Build A Bear for a brilliant experience.