Thursday, April 23, 2009

Giveaway and Review: first juice

First juice is "the nation's first organic, low sugar, fruit and vegetable juice for infants and toddlers." First juice has 12 g of sugar per 8 oz compared to 27 g of sugar per 8 oz serving of apple juice. First juice is also different because they have some great new flavors! They offer a 3 varieties currently: apple+carrot, banana + carrot, blueberry + purple carrot and peach + purple carrot.

The juices are offered in a 32 oz bottle, 8 oz sippy tote bottle and an 8 oz size 12 pack. Led by moms and dads in Randolph, NJ first juice has a lot to offer parents of toddlers and infants.

Here is an experts opinion on the first juice:

"It's important for parents to help teach children healthy eating patterns from the beginning. Juice has become such a staple in the daily diets of many young children these days. That said, offering them a juice that contains significantly less sugar and the nutritional benefits of 100% fruit juice is a good way to help toddlers develop an appreciation for less sweet tastes."
- Dr. Laura Jana, Pediatrician

SOURCE: Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician and co-author of the newly released book Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor and a Bottle of Ketchup (American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 2007).


Alisha's (Out of the Box Mommy) Review:

I had some time so I drove out to Toys R Us yesterday with the kiddos. Going anywhere with a toddler and a baby seems like a task, but I felt like I was up for it, so we went. I was so relieved when I saw the First Juice on the shelf. YES!! Blueberry! I picked up a couple of the sippy cup (8 oz.) juices and one larger 32 oz. juice. Preston is 3 and he had no trouble drinking it. He didn't gulp it down, but he never complained, so we'll take that as a victory. ;) Keely just turned one year old a couple of weeks ago, and she had trouble getting the juice from the sippy cup. (had more to do with her developmentally capabilities than it did with her interest or disinterest in the juice).


As a mom, I love that it is chock full of nutrients that I want to get into my children. I love that it is convenient. Buying the sippy cup that is reusable saves us from having to buy more sippy cups (if you are someone still going through that phase) My biggest excitement with this juice, though, is actually because of a cookbook I just recently purchased. I bought "The Sneaky Chef" cookbook, written for moms who want to sneak nutrients into foods that their kids will eat. In it there is a suggestion to use blueberry juice in things like brownies. I will definitely be trying out this juice in some of that recipe and then I will post them with my critiques.


While First juice has great products out there in the market, it is incredibly hard to get your hands on! Meal Planning Mommies, Katie and Sarah have gone to 6 different stores that were on the list that sold first juice trying to get the product to review and were out of luck each time!

First juice products are sold in several locations for a complete list click here, but it is highly recommended that you call before you go to each store to make sure they actually have this product stocked.


Thanks to first juice we have FIVE coupons for FREE first juice to giveaway! That means there will be FIVE winners!

Leave a comment with your name and e-mail to be entered into the giveaway (end by noon on Saturday, April 25th)

Random.org will choose 5 winners to each receive a FREE bottle of first juice!

45 comments:

Danielle said...

Free Juice? Sign me up! Thanks!
Danielle
daniellek01 at yahoo dot com

Kindra said...

I LOVE the sound of this juice, thanks for introducing it!!!
Kindra Baron
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S Semon said...

Please let me win! Yeah for winning!
Sharon
semonfam@gmail.com

Heidi B C said...

I would love to win some juice for my two little ones!
haleightrevor@rapidwave.net

April Emery said...

i hope random.org picks me! i have tried one of these before with my kids and they are pretty yummy!

Doodle said...

I would love to try this juice for my toddler. :) Crystal ifollowhim247@hotmail.com

snbjork said...

That sounds great!

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Shannon said...

Enter me please!! I would love to give this juice a try.

BTW, love love love the blog!!

Shannon said...

me again...sorry I forgot to leave my email....

shannonjmelton@gmail.com

Thanks again

4torock said...

OOOOO yummy . healthy juice?... I am IN!!!! thanks so much:)
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natalie said...

Awesome giveaway!

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Abbie's Mama said...

I would love to try this juice with my daughter - I have heard great things :) Thanks for the chance.

Amy said...

This sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway! I have a 2 year old so I have really been enjoying the toddler posts

Tara T said...

Sounds delish! I would love to let my kids try some!

Tara Taylor
bittersweet_777@yahoo.com

The Hansen Family said...

I love the Sneaky Chef ideas, hope I win this juice to use a few!

Patricia Linehan said...

Would love this! Thanks for the chance.
Prlinehan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jillian said...

Sounds great!!
Jillian
cstgrdwife@hotmail.com

Sara said...

Would love to try this!
I have been using your blog recipes for awhile now. Tonight we are trying the crockpot Chicken Floretine! Thanks for sharing all these great recipes. :)

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Angela C. said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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GGM said...

this sounds like a very good thing!
amanda
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stacey said...

Is it bad that I think I would enjoy this every bit as much as my toddler? :) Thanks for the entry!

Stacey Hoopes

staceylea at gmail.com

Lori said...

I'd love to try these for my DD. Thanks for the chance.

-Lori @ http://www.thetowells.com

Busy Mom said...

Sounds awesome!
Sign me up!
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Marie

Jodie said...

I would love to win some juice for my little ones!

Jodie
jodie-cox@hotmail.com

Team Sherman said...

I'd love to win!
Sarah_sherman@verizon.net

Shawna said...

Would love to try this.
Shawna Jewett
shawna@pukaluka.com

Destiny said...

We're all about juice. destiny(dot)mawson(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeff & Carrie Seeley said...

Sounds wonderful!
Carrie Seeley
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Katrina said...

Please enter me!

katrina

kajohn345 at gmail dot com

Thanks!

The Keevy Family said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway and the great review!
Jane
Alltogetherbeautiful.blogspot.com

sharon said...

Thanks for the great review. I'm going to try to find it in our area. Plus would be a bonus to win a free bottle too.

cpullum said...

Count our family in!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Hyders said...

This sounds great!! I also have been hitting up toys r us for the nutritious goodies they are carrying in our area. My kids are loving the Horizon organic vanilla milk and I am loving the price. $4 cheaper than whole foods for the cases. Please sign me up for the coupons!!!!
Love your BLOG!!!
Julie Hyder
McMinnville, TN
juliehyder@hotmail.com
thehyders.blogspot.com

Car T said...

This juice sounds tasty and healthy.. Thanks for doing the review.
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Kendra said...

This would be such a nice drink to try! I'm always looking for healthier juice.

Kendra said...

I just posted a comment and forgot my email address. frugalkendra@gmail.com

bobbi said...

cool! now ill be on the search for this juice. free is my favorite! =)

Megan B. said...

Sounds great! I love the idea of a healthier juice.

Julie said...

I've heard of it but we haven't tried it yet! Thanks for hosting the contest!

chickfilamom at gmail dot com

mel said...

My kiddos and I would love to try this, thanks for the chance.

mdhohn(at)msn(dot)com

auenviro said...

I would love to win. Sounds like a great juice for my 2 kids!

Megan
auenviro76 at yahoo dot com

jenjunum said...

My daughter turns 1 in 2 weeks and she'd love to try this.

jennifer(dot)pope(at)gmail(dot)com

Piper Paradise said...

sounds like a great product!

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Ashley said...

Sounds great!
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staciefrost said...

My little boy would love this! He loves juice! Love your blog!
Stacie
staciedfrost at hotmail dot com