Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!}

Marla Meridith

August 2, 2014



Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!} | MarlaMeridith.com
Are you all ready thinking about Back to School? Maybe just a smidge? I believe that always burns in the back of our minds, even during the heat of the summer. My kids go back in just over a month & I’m all about trying new snack ideas on them now…to know what they will crave then. Looking to add more garden to their lunch boxes?
I bet you are & I have some fun fruits & veggies that can be packed up easy peasy. Your kiddos will probably  love them like mine do. We recently tried Del Monte’s Fruit Burst Squeezers & Fruit Cup Snacks. Let’s take a look…

Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!} | MarlaMeridith.com
First I asked my kids (being the thoughtful mom I am) “Who wants to spoon & who wants to squeeze?”
Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!} | MarlaMeridith.com
My son took the squeeze & my daughter took the spoon. My little guy LOVED the Blueberry & the Peach-Mango Fruit & Veggie Fruit Burst Squeezers.
Before this quick shoot was over he had guzzled both of them! Keep your eyes peeled for the Apple Cinnamon & Mixed Berry flavors too. My kids are packing these in their camp back packs for quick, hydrating & healthy pick me ups while on long hikes.
Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!} | MarlaMeridith.com
My daughter was smitten by the Pineapple Coconut Fruit Cups. Both the Fruit Burst Squeezers & Fruit Cups have no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. These products are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are gluten free. 
Here’s another cool thing ~ Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers offers the goodness of 1 ½ servings of fruits and vegetables with a fruit-forward taste so kids love them! Find them all at your local grocery store.
Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!} | MarlaMeridith.com

Be sure to check out & enter Del Monte’s contest on Facebook – Do You Squeeze or Spoon?

Y’all can share your kids’ favorite Del Monte snack on their Facebook page. Upload your photo directly to their micro-site on Facebook (it’s also mobile enabled) & vote on your favorites. Fun eh?!

Del Monte Back To School Contest: Do You Squeeze or Spoon? {Giveaway $100 Visa Giftcard!} | MarlaMeridith.com

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146 Comments
  • Lisa Brown
    Posted at 09:04h, 02 August

    i like gluten free snacks

  • Lisa Brown
    Posted at 09:05h, 02 August
  • Kimberley
    Posted at 09:34h, 02 August

    These look amazing!

  • cori
    Posted at 09:35h, 02 August

    Anything with peanut butter

  • Brenda
    Posted at 10:17h, 02 August

    Spoon!

  • Elena
    Posted at 10:19h, 02 August

    we like to squeeze

  • vaishali
    Posted at 10:26h, 02 August

    Wow…we love del monte in our house too..:)

  • susie king
    Posted at 10:27h, 02 August

    Cucumber and Hummus Boats are a great snack.

  • susie king
    Posted at 10:50h, 02 August
  • Kristen
    Posted at 10:57h, 02 August

    I love the idea of carrying the squeeze ones around while hiking or camping! Sounds like a great snack idea along with some trail mix or almonds.

  • Katie
    Posted at 11:16h, 02 August

    My kids love to squeeze and I love that I don’t have to worry about a spoon.

  • Katie
    Posted at 11:19h, 02 August
  • Mami2jcn
    Posted at 11:38h, 02 August

    My kids prefer to spoon.

  • Mami2jcn
    Posted at 11:40h, 02 August

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/495640352083038208

  • Kelly D
    Posted at 12:04h, 02 August

    I kids prefer to use a spoon, but these look great for when we travel.

  • Kelly D
    Posted at 12:06h, 02 August
  • Stephanie
    Posted at 12:27h, 02 August

    we love the Squeeze

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 12:28h, 02 August
  • Natalie J Vandenberghe
    Posted at 13:46h, 02 August

    Somehow, I didn’t see the contest prompt (maybe I’m just too hot & tired, IDK); but, if the question is to spoon or squeeze, my kids would prefer to squeeze. We love Del Monte fruit!

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:25h, 03 August

      Awesome Natalie! Thanks 🙂

  • Natalie J Vandenberghe
    Posted at 13:51h, 02 August

    https://twitter.com/lexiquin/status/495673136394665984
    (please note: the tweet available using the icon above was too many chatracters, so I had to edit some–sorry)

  • Lury
    Posted at 14:24h, 02 August

    I like to spoon it you no one of those that never stopped playing with their food.

  • Jessica To
    Posted at 14:40h, 02 August

    We like to do mixed fruit as a snack along with some pretzels.

  • Amy Tong
    Posted at 17:31h, 02 August

    My boy prefer the spoon…but my little girl definitely loves the squeezer! 🙂 I always love your lunch and snacks inspirations.
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:25h, 03 August

      Thank you so much Amy! I love sharing all those helpful lunchbox & snack ideas 🙂

  • Amy Tong
    Posted at 17:32h, 02 August
  • heather
    Posted at 18:47h, 02 August

    My great snack inspirations are using veggies out of the garden. It is so much more fun to eat them after you plant them and watch them grow.

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:24h, 03 August

      It really is such a great reward to be able to grow your own food 🙂

  • Maria Malaveci
    Posted at 19:50h, 02 August

    I like to spoon. Just not use to the other pouches!

    mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

  • Kelley Sullivan
    Posted at 21:07h, 02 August

    We love to put fruit cups in lunch boxes!

  • Nicole Dz
    Posted at 21:13h, 02 August

    I like to spoon, and my kids, well one likes to spoon and one likes to squeeze.

  • Nicole Dz
    Posted at 21:14h, 02 August
  • blima
    Posted at 22:27h, 02 August

    oh wow thank you for the opportunity to win

  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming
    Posted at 04:05h, 03 August

    those look so good! i bet it would be great for a kids’ snack paired with graham crackers!

  • Jessica W
    Posted at 11:18h, 03 August

    we have been all about fruit, cheese, and nuts as our regular go to snacks

  • rachel
    Posted at 11:34h, 03 August

    We squeeze!!

  • mysweetiepiepie
    Posted at 11:55h, 03 August

    Sometimes my kids prefer to squeeze and sometimes they prefer to spoon.

  • Aly
    Posted at 12:42h, 03 August

    Hummus and celery are the favorite snack at my house. The pineapple coconut cups sound delish!

  • Aly
    Posted at 12:44h, 03 August
  • Vickie
    Posted at 16:06h, 03 August

    We make smoothies and also, cheese and/or peanut butter with crackers with fresh veggies too…we spoon.

  • Madeline
    Posted at 17:35h, 03 August

    These fruits would taste great with some granola!

  • Madeline
    Posted at 17:36h, 03 August
  • Colleen Boudreau
    Posted at 19:10h, 03 August

    I like to spoon.

  • Colleen Boudreau
    Posted at 19:11h, 03 August
  • Jessica Z
    Posted at 19:32h, 03 August

    I like both – spooning at home and squeezing on the go!

  • Jessica Z
    Posted at 19:35h, 03 August
  • Erika
    Posted at 19:57h, 03 August

    My daughter likes the squeeze pouches, but my son like the fruit chunks.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Leela
    Posted at 03:54h, 04 August

    My kids love the spoon.

  • Theresa Sea
    Posted at 07:22h, 04 August

    We’re smoothie lovers.

  • Theresa Sea
    Posted at 07:23h, 04 August
  • Pam
    Posted at 09:08h, 04 August

    We are spooners in our house!!

  • courtney b
    Posted at 10:03h, 04 August

    we love to eat fruit with a spoon !:)

  • courtney b
    Posted at 10:05h, 04 August
  • Melissa M
    Posted at 10:25h, 04 August

    We love to squeeze.

  • Melissa M
    Posted at 10:26h, 04 August
  • Cynthia C
    Posted at 11:28h, 04 August

    I like snacks like these Del Monte fruits and also trail mix or yogurt cups.

  • Cynthia C
    Posted at 11:31h, 04 August
  • Dawn Monroe
    Posted at 12:07h, 04 August

    My grandkids are team squeeze!

  • S Kint
    Posted at 12:20h, 04 August

    Spoon!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 12:22h, 04 August

    I like to spoon. The squeezing is just a little strange for me 🙂

  • LAMusing
    Posted at 12:41h, 04 August

    Add some yogurt to del monte fruit for a super healthy snack.

  • Norma
    Posted at 12:42h, 04 August

    Peanut butter, crackers and fruit make a good snack.

  • Marty Musser
    Posted at 17:37h, 04 August

    I am all about high-protein snacks – thin rolls of lunchmeat, nuts and seeds, hard-boiled eggs, etc…

  • Kelly
    Posted at 17:58h, 04 August

    The kids always enjoy having fruit!

  • Samantha Daleo
    Posted at 18:36h, 04 August

    We like to spoon but squeezing looks pretty cool!

  • Vickie
    Posted at 20:37h, 04 August

    We pretty much always spoon!..thanks Del Monte and the hosts for this great giveaway..and, for easy snack time that is delish too.

  • amy pugmire
    Posted at 22:30h, 04 August

    i spoon and my kids squeeze. usually less mess that way.

  • amy pugmire
    Posted at 22:30h, 04 August
  • Alina
    Posted at 05:19h, 05 August
  • Alina
    Posted at 05:20h, 05 August

    My kids love to squeeze!

  • Sean C
    Posted at 05:20h, 05 August

    Our family likes the spoon.

  • latanya
    Posted at 07:29h, 05 August

    prefer to squeeze

  • latanya
    Posted at 07:29h, 05 August
  • amanda whitley
    Posted at 12:35h, 05 August

    my kids like to squeeze

  • priya
    Posted at 13:24h, 05 August

    Would love to win

  • Kari M
    Posted at 14:01h, 05 August

    Squeeze is perfect for my toddler! He hasn’t quite mastered the mess-free spoon feeding.

  • Ashley H
    Posted at 14:48h, 05 August

    They prefer to spoon.

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 11:03h, 06 August

    Squeeze is the preference in our house!

  • Ashley C
    Posted at 06:56h, 07 August

    These are my son’s favorite! He definitely prefers to squeeze 🙂

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Elle
    Posted at 11:59h, 07 August
  • Elle
    Posted at 12:00h, 07 August

    They definitely prefer to spoon!

  • Jessie C.
    Posted at 20:32h, 07 August

    We love Del Monte fruitburst. Kids love to spoon in our case.

  • Jessie C.
    Posted at 20:33h, 07 August

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/497585740327305218

  • Jen B
    Posted at 13:34h, 08 August

    My kids love being able to just squeeze the little pouches but I like to use spoons

  • Birdiebee
    Posted at 23:09h, 08 August

    I prefer to squeeze just as my grandkids would also.

  • Birdiebee
    Posted at 23:10h, 08 August
  • Susan Smith
    Posted at 13:58h, 09 August

    My kids prefer to squeeze the pouches.

  • Susan Smith
    Posted at 14:01h, 09 August
  • Karen L
    Posted at 20:36h, 09 August

    We like to spoon.

  • Kristin
    Posted at 12:37h, 10 August

    Spoon!

  • Kari Shifflett
    Posted at 07:41h, 13 August

    We love to squeeze and spoon in our family also! I personally can’t wait to try the pineapple/coconut blend. Yum!

  • Barb
    Posted at 15:14h, 14 August

    a spoon is so much easier to scoop out the fruit in the cups.

    We love the fruit in the jello – this would be difficult to squeeze out.

  • Rajee Pandi
    Posted at 03:10h, 15 August

    i like gluten free snacks

  • Rajee Pandi
    Posted at 03:11h, 15 August
  • Amy
    Posted at 13:42h, 15 August

    I love the pictures, and your daughters hair band is adorable hehe, we are a family of squeezers over here, its just fun and different 😀

  • Amy
    Posted at 13:42h, 15 August
  • Dandi D
    Posted at 15:21h, 15 August

    My son would prefer to use a spoon most of the time.

  • Dandi D
    Posted at 15:21h, 15 August
  • anna pry
    Posted at 16:39h, 17 August

    my kids like to squeeze
    pryfamily5@gmail.com

  • jennifer horn
    Posted at 09:50h, 21 August

    We squeeze at our house.

  • jennifer horn
    Posted at 09:52h, 21 August
  • Kimmy Ripley
    Posted at 11:52h, 21 August

    My 4 year-old likes to squeeze! It’s just so much easier and convenient. 🙂

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 17:00h, 22 August

    My kids like to squeeze and use these on the go.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 11:42h, 23 August

    We love the squeeze items so easy to grab and go and keep a small thermal lunchbox in car to keep cool

  • Kathy
    Posted at 11:45h, 23 August
  • Dee
    Posted at 13:36h, 23 August

    My nieces prefer to squeeze! 🙂

  • Dee
    Posted at 13:39h, 23 August
  • BusyWorkingMama
    Posted at 06:52h, 25 August

    My daughter prefers to squeeze! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Madonna
    Posted at 09:34h, 29 August

    my grandbabies love to squeeze. I guess because they feel they are getting something over on me 🙂

  • Madonna
    Posted at 09:35h, 29 August
  • Norma
    Posted at 12:37h, 30 August

    Crackers with peanut butter and fruit!

  • LAMusing
    Posted at 12:38h, 30 August

    My favorite snack is yogurt with honey and walnuts.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 13:22h, 06 September

    My kids would prefer to use a spoon!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

  • Maureen
    Posted at 13:24h, 06 September
  • sandra
    Posted at 08:45h, 10 September

    prefer to squeeze

  • Debbie B
    Posted at 20:25h, 11 September

    my niece and nephew love to eat the fruit cup type snacks after school so i guess they prefer to spoon!

  • Debbie B
    Posted at 20:26h, 11 September
  • Barbara Montag
    Posted at 18:38h, 13 September

    I spoon & squeeze depending on what I’m having.
    thank you

  • Rebecca Graham
    Posted at 22:54h, 14 September

    We are squeezers here.

  • Neiddy
    Posted at 08:11h, 15 September

    My kids love to squeeze

  • Neiddy
    Posted at 08:13h, 15 September

    tweeted -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/511533132013522945

  • One Frugal Girl
    Posted at 15:07h, 16 September
  • Kerry
    Posted at 16:40h, 16 September

    I like a spoon, but the kids prefer to squeeze.

  • Ashley K
    Posted at 17:32h, 16 September

    We love the squeeze pouches! They give my toddler a healthy serving of fruit and veggies (cinnamon apple/carrot are a favorite here) and are a snack I can take on the go.

  • Kerry
    Posted at 11:05h, 17 September
  • ellen beck
    Posted at 18:38h, 17 September

    Mine are squeezers!

  • ellen beck
    Posted at 18:40h, 17 September
  • ellen beck
    Posted at 18:43h, 17 September

    Mine are squeezers

  • angie
    Posted at 08:48h, 18 September
  • ewhatley
    Posted at 16:20h, 18 September

    we are a squeeze household

  • Carmen N
    Posted at 20:13h, 18 September

    Squeezey-peasy

  • Betty C
    Posted at 08:51h, 19 September

    I’m very lucky that my family loves fruit and veggies of all kinds. We keep fresh fruit handy for quick snacks and carrots, celery and even cauliflower make tasty snacks too.

  • Betty C
    Posted at 08:52h, 19 September
  • Amanda Sakovitz
    Posted at 08:56h, 19 September

    We like to squeeze

  • Amanda Sakovitz
    Posted at 08:56h, 19 September
  • erica best
    Posted at 10:40h, 19 September

    we spoon in our house

  • erica best
    Posted at 10:40h, 19 September
  • Thomas Murphy
    Posted at 11:06h, 19 September

    We like to squeeze.

  • Thomas Murphy
    Posted at 11:07h, 19 September
  • Tabathia B
    Posted at 16:00h, 19 September

    I have one daughter that likes to spoon and the other likes to squeeze

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia B
    Posted at 16:02h, 19 September

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/513099503767797760

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Ali celestino
    Posted at 11:17h, 10 September

    I squeeze

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