All-natural, all-yummy

By Mir
March 11, 2010

Regular readers know that I’m trying very hard to buy good food for my family without having to pay top dollar all the time. I mean, I like Whole Paycheck Foods as much as the next person, but I can’t really afford to shop there the way that I’d like to.

Which is why I often get the all-natural snacks my kids love when they’re on special at Amazon. It’s cheaper, and I don’t have to leave the house. Score on both counts! The last time these Brother’s All Natural snacks were on sale I grabbed a case, and my children ate up those little dehydrated banana and strawberry slices like they were chocolate-coated balls of pure high-fructose corn syrup (read: they liked ’em). And I really liked having a healthy, portable fruit option to put in their lunches even in the dead of winter when all of the fruit at the store looks pitiful.

Here’s the deal: Browse the eligible snacks (which are already on sale), use coupon code BROTHERS to save 10%, then buy via Subscribe & Save to save another 15% on top of that and get free shipping. The fruit snacks come out to around $.70 bag this way (and each bag has the equivalent of two servings of fruit). No additives, no extra sugar, nothing but actual good food. What a concept.


  1. Thank you, oh lovely Mir! My kids love these and I packed our last one in a lunch box this morning. Perfect timing!

  2. P.S. If anyone’s going to Disney for spring break, these would be awfully handy to pull out at the parks for snack time. Lightweight, (relatively) inexpensive, and pre-Disnified for your convenience!

  3. I’m in for the strawberry/banana, and thinking about the Fuji apple too! ($32 on snacks is a bit hard to swallow, but I’ll probably talk myself into it…)


  4. whole *paycheck* foods. good analagy. 😉

  5. We love these too – they have them at Costo, though, for less (I think!)

  6. As I say every time I post an Amazon grocery deal and someone volunteers that you can get it at Costco: Not everyone has a local Costco. Also, not having to drive to get it (or pay for shipping) is a savings in itself. Just sayin’.

  7. Thanks Mir! I’ve been paying $1 each around here so to get them at this price and shipped to my door for free is wonderful. My kids eat these and think they’re getting dessert! Just a warning that as good as the fruit ones are, the potato ones are pretty gross.

  8. I always hesitate on these food deals because we haven’t tried the food and who wants to be stuck with a bunch of stuff no one will eat. But someone above said the magic word, Disney, and I jumped and bought 2 boxes of the variety pack. We’re going, for spring break, (but no one else is, right?) and these will be great. Tempted to ship a box to the friends we’re visiting so I don’t have to carry them on the plane.

  9. I love these. I know that you could get them at Costco, as others have said, but who wants to drive there and stand on long lines only for a few items. I have a Costco membership and since I’ve been using my 90-day trial Amazon Prime (which is sadly about to expire), I haven’t been to Costco in months!! I’m actually considering getting Amazon Prime & not renewing my Costco membership.

  10. Giving them a try! Thanks for the tip.

  11. I think my Prime just ran out! I went to buy a $10 item this morning and was so disappointed to find it only super-saver shipping eligible. We’ve been spoiled too! Any new free Prime ideas, Mir?

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