If I had to choose one thing that I actually LIKE about flying, it’s those awesome food packs that you can purchase for $3-$5. Each pack of food contains a cornucopia of snacks that will help satisfy any food craving. What I didn’t know is that you don’t have to pay for a cramped seat to sit in for 4 hours to enjoy one of those snack boxes. GoPicnic, the creator of those amazing boxes, actually sells GoPicnic meals, snacks and care packages that can be purchased online for your next picnic, hike, or to send to your favorite college student.
I kid you not when I say that the GoPicnic Fun Food Care Package did not last a day. I was lucky enough to be able to fend the hungry eaters off for long enough to take pictures of the box that the food arrived in and the great collection of snacks that were contained within that box.
The GoPicnic Fun Food Care Package arrived in Amazon’s certified Frustration-Free packaging (meaning a simple yet durable cardboard box.) Once you open the lid, there is a veritable cornucopia of snacks, ranging from turkey sausages to cookies. The contents of the package include: Old Wisconsin turkey bites, Snikiddy Original Baked Fries, Organic Strawberry Banana Fruit Mashups, Mrs. Mays Sunflower Crunch, Annie’s Homegrown Gluten-Free Bunny Cookies, and a GoPicnic’s GoTrek ready-to-eat meal.
Once the testers got a gander of all of the different types of food, they did not last long. The turkey bites and the Snikiddy Baked Fries were the first to go, which was quickly followed by the tearing open the GoTrek meal.
Opening the GoTrek box was like finding a hidden present during Christmas….just with food. It was exciting for everyone to see what other snacks were inside that box. The GoTrek box contained a snack mix, Swiss cheese, steak nuggets, cranberry & pineapple dried fruit mix, an almond chocolate bar, and a convenient moist towelette.
Each of the snacks eaten were delicious. The meat products were definitely the first choices, followed by the crispy snacks. Within an hour, the GoPicnic box was collection the wrappers of the empty snack packages. For the fruit mashups, I do recommend that you try to chill those if possible – I always think fruit tastes better cold.
I think my favorite thing about the GoPicnic products are their convenience. Picture this – you’re going on a hike with the family. You have kids who get hungry promptly at 2PM. Just grab a GoPicnic box, take some water, and you have the perfect snack for everyone to enjoy on top of the mountain. And let’s not forget those poor kids at college. I would have been in seventh heaven (or as close to heaven as one could get during an all-nighter) if I had one of these care packages to break into. Finally, back when I was young, all the kids in my school had to bring an earthquake preparedness kit to school which includes shelf-stable foods. We didn’t have GoPicnic back then, but now it would be a great option for emergency preparedness.
In addition to the Fun Food Care Package, GoPicnic also offers a Lunchtime Favorites Care Package, Energy Boost Care Package (also Gluten-Free), and the Anytime Care Package.)
Convenient and affordable (and potential sanity savers for the college student), GoPicnic is a great way to give your family a quick burst of energy with tasty snacks.
- Visit the GoPicnic Website
- Join GoPicnic on Facebook
- Follow GoPicnic on Twitter
- Shop the GoPicnic online store or shop for GoPicnic on Amazon
The WiC Project GoPicnic Giveaway
One winner will receive a GoPicnic Family Friendly Gift Package (valued between $24.99-$29.99!)
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Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST, November 3, 2010.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free GoPicnic Care Package from the manufacturer or representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.