Thursday, March 24, 2011
As most children do, my little guy loves Goldfish crackers. He was introduced to these cheesy cracker delights by my parents, but he must also get them at daycare because he can spot the ‘fish’ package half way down the grocery aisle.
I like crackers. I try to buy the most nutritionally dense, lower in fat variety and I try not to eat them too often.
My son often asks for the ‘fish’ crackers. At the grocery store I have picked up the Goldfish package, looked at the nutritional information and put them back down. They aren’t awful, but they aren’t that great either.
Saying that, we have both Goldfish and the President Choice’s Penguin variety in our house.
We now also have Bear Paws Crunchy crackers.
And they are pretty good. They are the same amount per cracker as the Goldfish and Penguins but they seem bigger and have a nice crunch to them. I thought they were shaped like moon, but my son said it was a hand – more accurately a bear paw. (Yes, I am blond, why do you ask?)
And in the nutritional department? There is one per cent more saturated fat and 10 mg more sodium than Goldfish and Penguins, but the Bear Paws have more vitamins and minerals — vitamin A, calcium, iron, folate (15 per cent), thiamine and niacin.
Dare Paws Crunchy crackers also come in original and vegetable, but I think the cheese is my family’s favourite.
So while my son will still only get crackers as a treat once in a while – usually for long car rides – I may reach for Bear Paws for him and me.