8.01.2014

Do you Squeeze or Spoon? {Plus a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!}


One of the things I was most looking forward to this summer was that I didn't have to pack snacks & lunches for my girls.
Can I get an Amen?
But, then a few days into summer I realized I am still having to make them lunch each day and they still want snacks each day, especially with all the activities we are doing this summer, like swim team, day trips and vacations!
My kids are constantly asking for snacks all day and I am trying to give them healthy ones.
We recently got a new kitchen island and on the island I have storage baskets.
One of those storage baskets is where I keep healthy snack options for my kids.
They know that they don't have to ask if they can have anything in this basket, they can help themselves to whatever is in it!
 It has cut down on the "Mom, I'm Hungry.... can I have a snack?!?" that I used to hear 10 times a day. If they say they are hungry I say, "Grab something from the snack basket"
I have a variety of healthy snacks in it...granola bars, cereal bars, raisins and Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers.
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers offers the goodness of 1½ servings of fruits and vegetables.
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers and Plastic Fruit Cups have no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. These products are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are gluten free. 
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers and Plastic Fruit Cups are available at your local grocery store.
When we were in Tahoe a couple weeks ago, I picked up a couple boxes of the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers while we were there. 
It is the perfect snack for the beach...no spoon needed, just squeeze!
Luke loved the Fruit & Veggie Blueberry Fruit Squeezer.
 He carried it around the beach as he checked out the water & played.
  He is my kid who doesn't like veggies, so I am glad that he is able to get some veggies with the Fruit Squeezers.
 Both girls loved them also & Kate asked if she could have these in her school lunches this fall. I am always looking for ideas for her lunches since she is such a picky eater.

 Not only will I be putting these in their lunches, I will be bringing them to swim meets for the rest of the summer. Swim meets make my girls so hungry & I am always looking for healthy snack ideas for them at their swim meets.
There are several flavor varieties that Del Monte offers:
 Fruit & Veggies Squeezers: Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, Peach Mango
Fruit Only Squeezers: Mixed Berry, Strawberry
Plastic Fruit Cup Flavor is Pineapple Coconut!
 I am excited to Add Some Garden to my kids Lunchbox this Fall with Del Monte Squeezers that are Bursting with Life!
Del Monte & BlogHer have teamed up to giveaway a $100 Visa gift card. 
Just answer the question:
  Do your kids prefer to Squeeze or Spoon? 
I know my girls prefer to squeeze! Every time I have sent an applesauce to school with a spoon, it is either unopened or if they do eat it, the throw away the spoon also! Squeezing is so much easier! 
Share your answer below for a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card. 
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172 comments:

  1. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/495242841136701440

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  2. I have some squeeze packets for my 7 month old and he loves them. I still have to squeeze them for him, but he'll figure it out eventually :)

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  3. Squeeze (mom prefers it too - less mess!)

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  4. Sqeeze-- easy for my 3 year old and 11 month old!

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  5. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/495269627308421120

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  6. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/495287283335958528

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  7. never tried squeeze so i will say spoon!

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  8. My kids prefer to squeeze, but they are picky about what they are squeezing :) I can't wait to give these a try...so easy for lunch boxes and snacks!

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  9. we like the Squeeze

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  10. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/495318689533947904

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  11. We spoon at home & squeeze on the go!

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  12. I used to spoon when Brady was a baby (I liked feeding him and wanted to control how much he was getting). Now it's ALL SQUEEZE! So much easier. Even my high school-er takes them to school.

    Hugs,
    Trisha

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  13. I have a toddler too so we prefer to squeeze.

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  14. My daughter loves to spoon which helps develop her eye-hand coordination :) Although squeezing may be less messy.

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  15. I tweeted about the giveaway under username @yarbr012 : https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/495372874543562753.

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  16. My kids prefer to spoon.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  17. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/495380043971837952

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. Squeeze! Less mess and more fun.

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  19. Well one kid likes to spoon and the other likes to squeeze! I like a spoon!

    lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

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  20. tweeted: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/495399421895389184

    lil_lady_dz@yahoo.com

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  21. All three of my kids love to squeeze!

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  22. They love to squeeze!! Plus they don't waste a drop when they squeeze!!

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  23. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/495642722301005824

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  24. My kids prefer to spoon but I think they might start going for the squeeze.....looks like fun!

    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  25. TWEET!
    https://twitter.com/samdaleo/status/495653437275512832

    Thanks!
    Samantha (samdaleo)
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  26. squeeze, for sure. They are so convenience and i love that the kids loves their fruit and veggies too. so perfect on the go!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  27. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/495726713108582400

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  28. My children love to use a spoon!

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  29. My children love to use a spoon
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  30. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/495750664530587648
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  31. Squeeze for sure! So much easier and less waste!

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  32. Sometimes my kids prefer to squeeze and sometimes they prefer to spoon.

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  33. My child prefers to squeeze—no bothering with utensils.
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  34. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/496094377295360000

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  35. My Kids love to squeeze - cindygaarder at gmail dot com

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  36. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/mentormommyof2/status/496108068774498304

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  37. My daughter likes the squeeze pouches, but my son like the fruit chunks.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Squeeze!!! I take them in my lunches and snacks! I freeze them and then they melt slowly so they are kind of icy which is the perfect refreshing treat when one works at a FLorida Theme Park in the sun all day lol!

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  39. my kids love to squeeze !:) anything that they can squeeze instead of spoon they love!!!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  40. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/496305303290249216

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  41. We spoon, but I can see how squeezing would be convenient on the go.

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  42. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/496307251703840768

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  43. My son prefers to squeeze, my daughter prefers to spoon!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. My 18 month olds love to squeeze things!

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  45. My kids love to squeeze. vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  46. https://twitter.com/618mom23boys/status/496342919561752577 vandenbosshe3@hotmail.com

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  47. Squeeze. It's so much funner and your hand eye coordination can be a little lax! Thanks!

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  48. MIne love to squeeze. amypugmire@live.com

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  49. https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/496532780377841666

    amypugmire@live.com

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  50. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/496624275185729536

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  51. prefer to squeeze

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  52. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/496629022231523329

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  53. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/FoodNFitDiaries/status/496757287482978305

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  54. so far we spoon, my son hasn't tried pouches yet
    tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

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  55. We have both a squeezer and a spooner.

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  56. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/SavingForLater/status/496972253574492161

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  57. My kids LOVE to squeeze! We just drove home from Tahoe yesterday and both kids were cranky and I handed back some applesauce pouches and all was well in the world....for about 10 minutes. I love those pouches!

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  58. https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/497462104291418112

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  59. My kids prefer to spoon.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  60. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/497587542393225217

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  61. https://twitter.com/channynn/status/498521390362791937

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  62. We prefer to squeeze.

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  63. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/498817101860057090

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  64. I usually use a spoon for my girls but I do occasionally by the squeezable ones for car trips or for amusement parks. :)

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  65. Both my 9 month old and 3 year old prefer to squeeze!

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  66. Squeeze!! He loves to do it himself :)

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  67. Those squeezers are the best invention!

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  68. My kids...even though they are big...prefer to squeeze. I still prefer a spoon:)

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  69. Definitely a squeezer, I am too! It's a lot more fun! =) periwinkleamy (at) gmail dot com =)

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  70. I shared on twitter as well https://twitter.com/AMYetcetera/status/500374083633045505

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  71. My son and I both prefer a spoon over squeezing.

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  72. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/500400697725026304

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  73. my kids like to squeeze pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  74. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/501145310593179648 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  75. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/501522702385967105

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  76. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/502491373895835648 huntandride@hotmail.com

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  77. My 4 year old daughter enjoys to spoon and squeeze! But if she had to choose just one way she would probably go with SQUEEZE! :)
    stoopidgerlart@gmail.com

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  78. My daughter likes to squeeze. They are so handy in the car.

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  79. The squeeze ones are so convenient!

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  80. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/503259078634659840

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  81. we squeeze! :) deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  82. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/503284565989785600

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  83. My kid gets a kick out of squeezing!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  84. My grandkids like to squeeze as it is much easier when constantly on the go.

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  85. I tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/503356486228402177

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  86. My daughter prefers to squeeze! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  87. My kids love to squeeze--and I love the fact that there's less mess to clean!
    familymanagerfor4{at}gmail{dot com}

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  88. We do both...but squeezing is so much easier and convenient especially on the go!

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  89. Tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/Shiebs24/status/505057563260362752

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  90. My son likes to squeeze
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  91. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/505301699926306816
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  92. We squeeze. benz1171(at)hotmail(at)com

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  93. https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/505630683834765312 benz1171(at)hotmail(at)com

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  94. I am a spooner but the grandbabies are squeezers.

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  95. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/avrilsgranny/status/505747159808245761

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  96. My kids prefer to squeeze.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  97. We prefer to squeeze. More fun, less mess and easier on the go. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

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  98. Tweet: https://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/508084483967295488

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  99. My son is a squeezer!


    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  100. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/508262771331727360

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  101. One of the kids is a squeezer - the other a spooner.
    thank you

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  102. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/509173893341261824

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  103. My kids love to squeeze
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  104. tweeted -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/510462086581735424
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  105. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/511221376095485952

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  106. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/511332128227729408
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. We prefer to squeeze
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. Prefer to squeeze. No spoon to have to carry around.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  109. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/511387896742293506

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  110. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/511996846311768065
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  111. My son is a squeezer!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  112. I like a spoon, but the kids prefer to squeeze.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  113. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/512300531314733056
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  114. They are 'squeezers' so yummy and dellicious!

    tannawings at gmail doot com

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  115. https://twitter.com/tannawings/status/512362139374190594

    tannawings at gmail dot com

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  116. Squeezing is more fun!Yay for a snack with the fun built right in.
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  117. https://twitter.com/MsEltonJohn/status/512363822330683392
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  118. No kids for me. Its funny, but my niece used to like the squeeze pouches, but, now that she is in middle school, she makes her mother get her the bowls because she says the pouches are for kids! LOL!

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  119. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/512636987744862208
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  120. The grandkids seem to prefer the fun of squeezing.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  121. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/512985004482117633
    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  122. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/512990604415217665
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  123. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/512800945952915457

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  124. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/513030423698350080

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  125. My daughters prefer the spoon

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  126. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/513094140087640064

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  127. my 9 month old love this shes actually starting to squeeze on her own

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