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Toby and Anton’s Taste Test

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I’ve always loved — and highly recommended — NatureBox snacks, with their natural ingredients and wide variety. But I’m sure kids don’t want to take a grown-up‘s word for it. After all, I like olives! And anchovies! And stinky cheese! So, we asked six-year-old Toby and three-year-old Anton to sit down and give their honest reviews of NatureBox’s offerings…

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Toby, who has his birthday front of mind (side note: it’s four months away), thought the Mini Belgian Waffles were a standout. “These are yummy,” he exclaimed. “Let’s definitely take these to my birthday party.” Anton’s dreamy take? “Pretend that I have a big giant dog that is a robot that I ride,” he said.

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And on they snacked! Bite after bite, they gave their reviews:

Dried California Peaches
Toby: They’re sweet and good.
Anton: These are super super sweet. I need three peaches because I’m three.

Sweet and Salty Nut Medley
Toby: Yummy. I like the flavor. I’d like them in my school lunch.
Anton: [Thumbs up sign.]

Whole Wheat Strawberry Figgy Bars
Toby: Thumbs up.
Anton: The big robot is still a little hungry.

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Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels
Toby: These are G-O-O-O-D. Super good. They taste like blueberries. They’re my favorite.
Anton: If you give me two pretzels, I’ll turn my robot dog off.

Crantastic Cranberry Medley
Toby: They smell good. They taste super good. I want to eat them on a plane.
Anton: They are good.

Garlic Bread Cheese Crisps
Toby: They taste like cheese.
Anton: But you don’t like cheese that is not melted!!!
Toby: I like these. They’re crunchy. I would like to eat them on a plane.

Sea Salt Chickpeas
Toby: More please. Let’s take them to my birthday party, too.
Anton: Z-O. No.

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The snacks were a huge hit (other than the chickpeas for Anton). NatureBox has more than 100 delicious flavors to choose from. They’re made without artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners — so they’re perfect for lunch boxes and playdates and everyday snacking. And Alex and I enjoy them just as much. (A few of my personal favorites are their Dark Chocolate Almonds, Salt & Vinegar Veggie Chips and Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps.)

Bonus for all readers: Today, NatureBox is offering Cup of Jo readers 50% off your first order. Go here to automatically receive the discount, or just use the code CUPOFJO at checkout. And pick whatever looks good — NatureBox will replace any snack for free if you decide you’re not into it.

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Thank you so much, NatureBox!

(Photos by Anna Gambuto for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by NatureBox, a longtime partner whose delicious snacks are always in our pantry. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)

  1. Heartbreakers. Especially when they were trying to balance their snack on their little noses <3

  2. I love the idea of having the kids taste test! Too cute!! I used to looove peaches as a kid!

    xo, Sofia
    http://www.thecozie.co

  3. Renae says...

    Omg they ship to Canada now? Yay!

  4. Anton is HILARIOUS! Please post more from your boys, I love their little brains and insights!

  5. Reem says...

    how sweet. i love this.

  6. liz says...

    Some pair food with wine, Toby pairs food with specific locations – Planes!
    I love their dialogue. And I love how Anton is helping Toby keep track of what he likes!

  7. this is too cute.

  8. dian says...

    congrats on having the only sponsored posts on the internet worth reading :) When I read that some Chanel toting NYC fashion blogger is promoting like, Pandora jewelry I’m just like NO.

  9. Your boys are going to lead such unique lives as taste testers, trendsetters, and features of your site! How fun for them to have their opinion influence moms across America in their snack choices!

    I love that Toby spelled out “G-O-O-D” for the yogurt pretzels!

  10. Tiffany says...

    Love these kid interviews, they are honest and creative.

  11. Milly and lulu says...

    Milly l o v e s this adorable post

  12. Hahaha! More reviews by Toby and Anton please – brilliant.

  13. Christine says...

    “I need three peaches because I’m three” :) :) my three year old, Jack, uses the same logic! Love hearing their little reviews, Joanna. Your boys are precious!

  14. Shannon Masvidal says...

    I am snickering quietly to myself because I just put my 2.5 year old to bed. These reviews are hilarious!

  15. Kate Shumaker says...

    Sooo funny!

  16. DB says...

    I also don’t like cheese that is not melted :) Though I’m a bit older than 6.

  17. This is the best sponsored post ever! Love the honesty about the chickpeas…and the robot comments totally sound like my 3 yo. Too funny!

  18. Leah says...

    This is the best sponsored post I’ve ever seen on any blog. Honestly. Bravo!

  19. hahaha Z O, no! so cute. love it!

  20. Joanna, you have a knack for making sponsored posts authentic and engaging. I really appreciate it!

  21. These reviews are amazing. I like how Toby bases his decisions on what would be good plane food :) Cuties!

    Alison – http://www.starspree.net

  22. Amy says...

    Haha I love when you do interviews with Toby & Anton! I have a 5yo (her birthday is also four months away and a daily topic) and a 3yo as well. It’s a good reminder to keep writing down what they say. When we were driving today my 3yo told me he thought I was going to get a speeding ticket from a police car we passed. I asked why and he said “for good speeding! It will probably say “good job” on it for going the right speed.” If only ;)

  23. Bethany says...

    My three-year old actually likes olives and anchovies (not so much the stinky cheese). I’ll blame it on her being half Italian?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      she has a great palate!

  24. Natalie T. says...

    You are a master on how to do a sponsored post and I like that you included an honest review from Anton on the chickpeas. It’s good to know the kids won’t or don’t like EVERYTHING. Regardless, those Belgian waffles look tasty! (Only because I probably eat like a six-year old as well!)

  25. Jess M says...

    I think this might be my favorite sponsored post on any blog EVER! :)

  26. Alice says...

    Weird – just this morning I trawled your old snack/lunch box posts to get some inspiration.
    Perfect timing (you have such a knack for this).

  27. karen says...

    Your boys are adorable, and your house – it’s so beautiful! When can we get a tour?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      soon! just waiting for lighting :)

  28. Oh, how I love this! I’m a crazy organic mommy and am always looking for healthy treats for my twins. Thanks so much for sharing and have a lovely day.

    XOXO, Amy @ Jeans and a Tea
    http://www.jeansandatea.com

  29. Anna says...

    Oh Anton!!!!! Love❤️

  30. Marje Kelly says...

    Now I’m hungry!!! I need one of those snacks!!! … yeah, but not the chickpeas …

  31. Laura P says...

    Great review! Can’t wait to see your new home tour, Joanna! It looks so bright and pretty!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you!! we are still trying to find overhead lighting (somehow it feels impossible) and once we do, we will finally do a tour! :)

  32. Oh my gosh, SO cute. I love Anton’s robot and spelling, and Toby’s plane comments!

  33. Andreea says...

    Where is Toby’s longsleeve from Joanna?

  34. Carole B says...

    This is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen! Your boys are ADORABLE!! Anton is so cheeky and silly, I love it :) Wednesday MADE!

  35. Kati says...

    Your boys are cracking me up!! So cute!! I just found out my baby due in May is another boy and this makes me so excited to have two little fellows to play (and snack) together.

    Really in the mood for another house tour…. I hope one is in the works. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      congratulations, kati!!! so excited for you. it’s so much fun to have two delicious little boys!

  36. Kathleen says...

    I laughed out loud at this entire post – how awesome!! Kids are the best :)

  37. Macauley says...

    I need more Anton in my life.

  38. AB says...

    lol, anton.

  39. yael steren says...

    LOL – i love hearing what kids have to say. My niece and nephews always say the best things and make my parents and me laugh!! xx yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog/

  40. From now on I am only reading reviews by children! So colorful, yet unpretentious :) Also, I’ve been wracking my brain for good snacks to take for my kids on an upcoming plane trip, aside from our usual, every exciting choices like cheddar bunnies and raisins. I think I’ll take Toby’s recs to heart!

  41. Lindsay says...

    So cute! Can you tell us where I can get the ship shirt (jammies?) that Anton is wearing?

    • Sarah says...

      It’s Winter Water Factory (winterwaterfactory.com)!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh yes! i LOVE winter water factory. we have that shirt in both boys’ sizes haha.

  42. Becka says...

    This is the cutest! I absolutely loved the format of this post. Too funny. Well done!

  43. Pam says...

    Oh my! Your boys are adorable! Their comments just crack me up, especially Anton with the robot dog. (Anton is such a mini version of your husband!)

  44. Rebecca says...

    ???

  45. Lauren E. says...

    I’m getting the feeling Toby wants to… go on a plane.

    So, so sweet.

  46. Laura says...

    “I would like to eat them on a plane ” reminds me of Green Eggs and Ham

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha you’re so right!

  47. I loved hearing their reactions.

  48. Amanda says...

    I laughed out loud at Anton’s “three peaches because I’m three” comment. My three year old daughter says that all.the.time.

  49. This is so adorable! I think I should set up a “taste test” of a bunch of healthy snacks and call it dinner next time my husband goes out of town for work.

    http://www.irishboutique.com/blog/ – A blog about cooking with kids.

  50. Jami-Lin says...

    Your boys always make me smile!

  51. too cute! i might need to try some of these snacks now myself. :)

    -kim
    midnight snark

  52. I love reading your kids’ comments! We have cats instead of kids, so we have to imagine what they are thinking a lot of the time, but I could never come up the amazing things your kids have been saying since they started talking. And btw, that is such a beautiful marble mantel! I’m jealous!

  53. Colleen says...

    Your kids are as adorable as your fireplace.

    • Sonja says...

      100% agree. That fireplace – all heart eye emojis over here. Also, Toby and Anton – favorite snack reviews of all time. “I’d like to eat them on a plane,” – high praise.

  54. Anna says...

    Love them both. Can’t wait to have these convos with my littles.

  55. I am dying over Anton’s reviews! Actually laughing out loud. If he had a food blog I’d follow it. Thanks for the laughs this morning, Anton.

    • Chloe says...

      I agree! Anton’s Food Reviews would be a major hit.

  56. Laura says...

    Ok this is feakin adorable. Brava.

  57. This is hands down the best review for anything I’ve ever read. It makes me want snacks, and to be on a plane. ;)

  58. Amanda says...

    Hi, I went to use the promo code CUPOFJO and they said this promo code does not exist. I am a little disappointed because I was excited to try my first order :(

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Hi Amanda,

      So sorry for your trouble! If you use this link, you should automatically receive the discount. Hope this helps!

      Stella xx

  59. Alice says...

    Their little answers!!! Too much! Love this and now I’m hungry too;)

  60. “eat them on a plane”. LOL. Awesome.

  61. this is the best, I’d love more kid reviews. they’re responses are so perfectly put!

  62. Gabriella says...

    That was hilarious! And so sweet. Love the idea! (Z.O. No! Haha!)

  63. Kelsey says...

    Amazing!

  64. Mary says...

    “Z-O. No.” I love it. My daughter does the same thing: “E-A-T-P. Emily!”

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha that is so cute.

  65. Clara says...

    Oh my gosh. I love them. Loving Toby’s commentary about eating them on a plane.

  66. Toby and Anton do the best reviews. “I would like to eat them on a plane.” <- yes, Toby, great idea!

  67. Oh my gosh, how cute! Anton is looking more like you everyday.

  68. Rachel says...

    How sweet are your boys’ comments Jo? Love them!
    Took a second for Anton’s Z-O to sink in, since in Australia I read “Zed O” instead of “Zee O”…

  69. I see a great future for Anton. Especially in the world of robotics. But perhaps not spelling.

    • That’s ok! My dad is a very successful mechanical/computer engineer and he can’t spell either. Haha.

  70. Chloe says...

    I am dying at how cute Anton’s comments are. I love that you quoted them.