When I went to overnight camp, we weren’t supposed to bring any food from home. Instead, we got to visit “canteen” once a week, where we could select two treats. I always selected one half-melted chocolate thing and a purple ICEE.
Of course, that single weekly visit was never enough, and we wrote whiny letters home begging our parents to send us food.
Once, my mother sent me a package filled with all kinds of goodies. Sadly, none of that delicious contraband made it beyond the office, as someone in there figured out that the lumpy Cookie Monster stuffed animal had been unstuffed and filled with all kinds of junk food.
In less than 3 weeks, my 13-year-old son will head off to overnight camp.
For seven weeks.
TechSupport’s camp allows him to bring in food — so long as it’s kosher. This is always a bit of a conundrum as it’s difficult to find kosher snacks that are healthy, tasty, reasonably priced, and don’t require refrigeration.
But this year, I’ve got it figured out.
*insert happy dance*
The good folks at GoGoSqueeZ have nine flavors of applesauce that can be easily put into kids’ overnight trunks — and they don’t even have to be refrigerated.
Not only is GoGoSqueez kosher, but it’s also all-natural, gluten-free, wheat-free, and vegan-friendly. It doesn’t contain any yucky stuff like high fructose corn syrup or added colors or flavors.
Listen, I know my kid is going to eat his fill of s’mores at camp.
Like every night, probably.
But I also know he loves GoGoSqueez cinnamon-applesauce.
So I’m stoked about sending him off with something homegrown that comes from a company that uses the best ecological practices to grow and harvest their fruit.
Good snacks are like currency at camp, so the kids in my son’s bunk are in for a treat if they want to trade.
Y’all are in for a treat too because the folks at GoGoSqueeZ are offering one lucky winner* a chance to try their 9-flavor sampler.
Your kids don’t have to settle for plain ole apple.
You can see which flavor your children like best: appleapple, applegrape, applecherry, apple-banana, applepeach, applemango, applecinnamon, applestrawberry and appleberry!
If you sign up for the GoGoSqueeZ newsletter and place your order online, you’ll receive 10% off your entire order.
I bought the 20-pouch sampler.
I figure that should hold my kid.
For about 3 weeks.
What do you have to do to win?
1. Leave me a comment telling me the kind of snacks you remember eating during the summer.
If you went to overnight camp, which one did you attend? Did you have a canteen to raid? If you didn’t go to overnight camp,
why the heck not do you ever wish you did? What other kosher snacks can I send to camp with my kid? Oh, and no, they can’t use hot pots.
2. For an extra chance to win, tweet MY POST:
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*LEGAL STUFF: I received a 9-pouch sampler from GoGoSqueez for TechSupport to try. He still loves apple-cinnamon the best. Big surprise. As you know, I only do reviews when I really LOVE the products. Y’all, you can make appletinis with this stuff. And cook with it. What’s not to love?
*NOTE: Comments will be closed on 6/13 and one winner will be announced on this page on 6/14, so be sure to check back. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours, Random Number Generator will select a new winner. My apologies, but you have to have a US shipping address to be eligible to win.
NOTE: The winner of the GoGoSqueeZ giveaway is Brown Road Chronicles! Congratulations Steve! Send me your mailing address within the next 48 hours!