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Clif's Fruit Ropes are the new Gushers

fruit rollThe good people from Clif Bars have now sent the hungry editors at Time Out Kids not one but two boxes of nutritious kids' products. We don't often point out snacks you can get at the local grocery store, but something has to be said for this company's Organic Twisted Fruit Rope (I've scarfed down two of the 70-calorie fruit-roll-ups today alone).

When I was a kid, all I wanted on earth was for my mom to take me to Grand Union and buy me Gushers (remember those?) and fruit-roll-ups (I used to, rather grossly, wrap one around my thumb, and then suck on it for a solid hour). Luckily, Mom rarely obliged, bringing home tasteless fruit leather instead (which, by the way, everyone in school knew was not nearly as good as the artificial stuff).

Here's the thing: Clif's fruit rope actually tastes as good—maybe even better?--than Fruit by the Foot and all that other garbage your kids are craving. Plus it's fairly nutritious! Even better, the solid rope shape will ensure that your babes don't follow my example and wrap it around any of their fingers. My advice: Try the sour apple flavor first.

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