Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Smooze


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Nicole asked me about dairy-free frozen treats yesterday, and one I didn't mention was Smooze Fruit Ice. We have been enjoying these push-up pops in the recent hot weather.

Although they are called "fruit ice," they are more of an ice milk consistency, probably because they are made with coconut milk. The Smoozes? Smoozi? are packaged in little triangular push-pop containers and come in four flavors: Mango and Coconut, Pink Guava and Coconut, Pineapple and Coconut, and Passion Fruit and Coconut. The kids like all four flavors, but I find the mango and pineapple ones to be a little too sweet. The Pink Guava and Passion Fruit ices have a tangy flavor that I think goes well with the sweet coconut milk.

The packages we received were not frozen, which I like for portability. We could take some on vacation, for example, and just throw them in the freezer when we get there. I also like the ice creamy consistency of the ices. You could easily squeeze one into a bowl and serve it as an ice cream substitute for an allergic child.

Ingredients: Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, or Mango juice, coconut milk, sugar, stabilizer: pectin, citric acid (all except Passion Fruit flavor), natural fruit flavors, ascorbic acid.

Smooze ice pops can be ordered for $60/case (plus $12/shipping) from Smoozeusa.com. There are 12 boxes of 10 pops in a case. I believe they are new to the US, so I don't know when they will be available elsewhere for less of a financial and freezer space commitment.

This review was written for Go Dairy Free.

12 comments:

  1. Sounds delish! I think we're going to have to try a homemade variety as I have no freezer room for that many pops.

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  2. Thanks for the info! My three year old gets a rash around his mouth and a bit of diarrhea when he eats ice cream, although he eats yogurt with no issues, so I'm wondering if he has a slight dairy sensitivity. It takes forever to get in to see a doctor, so I'm just trying different non-dairy foods for him. Thanks for your help.

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  3. Sounds good! Though I'd be nervous to have my allergic child eat these because of the more exotic fruits. Hopefully they'll create some different flavors we can try.

    Nice review!

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  4. Smoozi, I love it! I had no idea they were portable like that too, very cool.

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  5. They sound terrific. Stupid pineapple :(

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  6. Thanks Sarah. I'll have to look these up. I hope to find them local at some point. I'd want to try them with the girls b4 I spend $60 on them. They can be picky. :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing your story with the blogging world. It’s so great to have found support. I am new to this world of “kid allergies” and am having a hard time dealing with it emotionally. Any advice or kind words would be much appreciated at this time.

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  8. We tried the Mango ones last summer in August. We bought them from our local Whole Foods and they were $3.99 for a box of 10. That inspired us to make our own pops with coconut milk and canned mango puree :-)

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  9. We just found the pineapple ones in our local market. They were pretty sweet but I liked them a lot. I liked the touch of creaminess from the coconut milk. Unfortunately the picky little dairy-allergic monster did not like the coconut flavor.

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  10. Hey I have a niece who has a milk allergy. Is coconut milk safe for those with a whey/milk protein allergy? The new coconut milk ice cream is so good I would love for her to be able to have something so close to real ice cream.

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