Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ring Pop Review (and Giveaway)

Ring Pops were always one of my first choices as a treat while I was growing up.  Well, that and candy necklaces.  I loved to pretend I was dressed up wearing my candy apparel.  Then you got to eat it in the end and I couldn't think of a better treat!

When I was asked to do a review on Ring Pops, I couldn't pass it up.  It brought back so many childhood memories of eating the pops and sharing with my friends.  I rarely give Mason lollipops because I am afraid that he will take a bit of the stick or lollipop and choke on it.  Then there is the mess factor that goes along with a 2 year old eating anything sticky.  The Ring Pop packaging also reminds us that this is a candy kids can wear on their finger so they never have to worry about dropping it.  One more plus for the Ring Pop.

When I received the bag of Ring Pops to try, I was delighted to see that this was a sugar-free version of what I grew up on.  The flavors like strawberry, watermelon, and blue raspberry will appeal to any child.  The Pop seemed large enough at the start that I didn't have to worry about choking and there was no stick to contend with.  So far, so good!

And, I do admit that I am one of those Mom's who save lollipops for special occasions, long visits at the doctors office, or when all else has failed and I need to maintain some sort of decorum.  A lollipop will always work.  Now, I don't have to feel guilty about bribing Mason with a lollipop, because it is fat free and only 30 calories a pop.  According to the package, it also has 0 sugar carbs and 0 impact carbs, (for those watching their carbs).  This is also an approved candy for those with diabetes.  It is good to know that there is fun, diabetic friendly candy, that kids can enjoy eating!

Mason was excited when I gave him the Ring Pop to try.  I slid it on his finger and he wasn't sure what to make of it at first.  He quickly discovered the sugar-free goodness!  It seemed to be a really good size for his hands.  He did wind up taking it off and holding the ring part to eat it, but the plastic ring did help to prevent some of the mess I usually wind up with.

When I gave Mason the Ring Pop, I wondered if he could tell the difference between a regular lollipop sweetened with sugar or the sugar free Ring Pop, which is sweetened with Splenda.  I believe his exact words were, "Ummm, Yum!"...the entire time he ate the Ring Pop.  I dare to say he didn't notice.

I definitely foresee buying more of these sugar free Ring Pops for the future.  They will be nice to have on hand for a special treat without all the guilt, and not just for Mason.

Do you want to win some Sugar Free Ring Pops of your own?  Click HERE or head over to Mama Cheaps and enter to win.  There will be 3 winners chosen!  Good Luck!!

Ring Pops provided us with samples of the products reviewed above in order to facilitate the review.  Ring Pops is providing the prizes for this giveaway.  All opinions are 100% our own.

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