“MOM! IT’S THE ICE CREAM MAN!”
We knew there wasn’t much time. You had around three minutes to get your parent to firstly agree to let you have one – and once that was accomplished, there was the whole palaver of getting your obliging parent to find the change in their pocket or purse to give to you – and if you were too small to buy the ice cream yourself, you had to wait until they were also properly attired and had made their way from their house to wherever the ice cream man had stationed himself. It was nerve wracking, intense, and somehow your parents never seemed to understand the urgency of the situation.
Now it’s my turn, there isn’t an ice cream man in sight where we live – but the supermarket is crammed with frozen confections. Until I discovered Claudi & Fin, I had never tried frozen yoghurt and didn’t quite fancy trying it unlike my American friends. It just didn’t appeal to me, and I never thought of offering it to my boys.
The lovely mummies behind Claudi & Fin [named after their little ones] asked us if we’d like to try their lollies – a healthier alternative to the myriad of artificially concocted ice-creams in the freezer section of Sainsbury – and so we bought a pack of each and settled this afternoon to eat them on the way home.
With everything we know now about the nasties in children’s foods, it feels good to not have to make shameful excuses in public like, “as a treat” or “just today” – when buying sweets or ice cream for your little ones – and even better to know that there’s a healthier choice that I can make for my children without feeling like they are missing out on an aspect of my childhood that I loved dearly.
The amazing thing about Claudi & Fin lollies though, is that they are SO good. Fruity, light and refreshing. Nothing like I imagined they would be – I was imagining sickly sweet, heavy, milky lollies. My boys devoured the mango box and came running back for more after I said we had the eat them all before going home.
There was peace. Quiet. Happy boys, eating healthier treats. Real fruit lollies with added vitamin D and 100% natural ingredients.
Claudi & Fin are available in Sainsbury, Waitrose, Ocado, Budgen’s, and Supervalu and Centra for our Republic of Ireland readers. This Summer is going to be very delicious!