Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Buddy Fruits REVIEW

"A family project, a common dream... 
We love life , we love fruits and we love the USA!!! 
Let me tell you the true story of my little french family.

During the summer 2006, my wife and I rent a big camper to travel along the mythical road 66 with our little child "Timéo". This was the accomplishment of a dream we always had and the journey proved to be fabulous and rich of new experiences. It was also the occasion for us to meet great people, discovers habits and traditions and spot all those little differences that make the American culture so unique.

And obviously, being a full time Chef and restaurant owner in France, I was also particularly curious and interested by the food and eating habits people have in the USA. And among the differences I observed I was quite surprised by the difficulty to find fruits and fruit pouches...

You have to know that in France, beside the cooking tradition and the wide variety of meals we prepare, we are used to eat loads of fruit and vegetables and so do our kids. And one of the best ways to eat fruits, especially when you are travelling, is through fruit pouches, a best seller concept in France with a high demand from kids and parents.

Well, during this trip, despite looking actively for such pouches for "Timéo" (he's such a big fan), we ended up to the conclusion that they didn't exist in America... And for this reason, we've started thinking in the idea of bringing this fabulous concept into the USA.

Then we came back in France and decided to plan another trip to the USA with samples of pouches in our bags, and with the goal of introducing this concept to our american friends. The trip finally took place during the summer 2007 - we organized an informal garden party with friends we have in Miami, friends our friends, family, relatives and with the objective of getting their feed-back about our revolutionary idea. We wanted to know whether this idea was worth leaving France, our jobs and comfort to start a new adventure in America for the launch and promotion of this new way of eating fruits.

At the end of the garden-testing-party, the general feeling was very positive and everyone seemed convinced by the 'squeezable fruit pouch' concept. All of the testers backed-up the idea and it was a collective "YES". And one of them even said : "Ouh...làlà! c'est bon!!!" … quote we loved and decided to keep to name our company which is therefore : "Ouh...làlà! c'est bon!!! LLC".

And then, everything went quite quickly : I gave up my restaurant and my wife quit her job as a banker. We packed-up our things, jumped in an airplane and here we are !

Yes, here we are because we believe that healthy food must be back on the front scene as it's essential for a good life and a healthy life. We have found the best fruit producers and mixed traditional and innovative recipes thanks to my chief skills to create our pure blended fruit pouches. You can be sure that our wholesome pouches will always deliver 100% natural and delicious fruits. It's our promise. It's our commitment."

Our Opinion: We were sent several different flavors for each the squeezable fruit pouches and the dried fruits. I have 3 small children and it can be quite a task trying to find healthy products that they all like. Our of the squeezable fruits they each had their favorite. M's is the Strawberry apple, K the apple banana and Litte T's is the apple cinnamon, even though to be honest they actually really like them all.
  Out of the dried fruits the kids only liked certain ones together. M and K loved the raspberry and Little T liked the apple. Not a one of them liked strawberry but were very impressed with the others. 

I would like to Thank Buddy Fruits for this great opportunity.

* I was not compensated for this review. I was offered a product or products to give my honest and fair opinion. You experience and opinion may vary

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