Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops: Powered with Probiotics!

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Version:
Rock-It Red, Orbit Orange, Galaxy Green, Far Out Fudge, Gravity Grape, Meteorite Mango, Planetary Pink, Celestial Cherry
Price:
$4.99 per box of 6

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Rating:
5
On May 31, 2016
Last modified:June 9, 2016

Summary:

Don't expect a sugary rush. Rather, Ruby Rocket's are a just-sweet-enough smoothie fruit and vegetable blend, stocked with probiotics and frozen into fun pops. While they are a great, healthier alternative for kids, I loved them for a refreshment "treat" post-workout. They revitalized, tamed my tummy, and tasted a whole lot better than plain old water.

Admittedly, when I first sampled Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops at Expo West a couple of years ago, I was underwhelmed. But odd as it may sound, the real problem wasn’t the pops, it was the setting.

Ruby Rocket's Frozen Pops - healthier, non-dairy refreshment! Stocked with probiotics, fruits, veggies and no added sugars!

You see, Expo West is this massive show where everyone is attempting to wow with functional and free-from foods. I had just come off of dairy-free salted caramel ice cream tastings and a probiotic pop sounded like a good idea. But the flavors seemed so subtle next to that flavor-injected ice cream, I simply wasn’t wowed.

Fast forward to just a few weeks ago when a surprising shipment of Ruby Rocket’s frozen pops arrived at my home (yes they ship!). I put them in my freezer and planned to give the boxes to a friend with food allergic kids. But one day after a workout, I was hot and craving something more than water. I looked at the ingredients of the Ruby Rocket’s frozen pops and was elated to see no added sugars … just fruit and vegetable purees, a little fruit juice, dairy-free probiotics and a wee bit of monk fruit extract. In total, it was just 25 to 35 calories of low sugar, sweet hydration.

Ruby Rocket's Frozen Pops - healthier, non-dairy refreshment! Stocked with probiotics, fruits, veggies and no added sugars!

And let me tell you, at that moment, I discovered my post-workout bliss. With heightened taste buds from exercise (rather than dulled ones from a sugar overload!) Ruby Rocket’s frozen pops were the perfect refreshment with just the right amount of sweet and flavor. I was left feeling good, better in fact … refreshed and satisfied.

I trialed three flavors of the Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops and to no surprise, the Orbit Orange was my hands down favorite. I also enjoyed the Rock-It Red and Galaxy Green Frozen Pops, but I’ve been an orange-lover for as long as I can remember. And as you might have guessed, my friend’s poor kids didn’t receive a single one of my pops, but I’ll make sure they get some of their own!

Ruby Rocket's Frozen Pops - healthier, non-dairy refreshment! Stocked with probiotics, fruits, veggies and no added sugars!

Certifications: Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops are Certified Kosher Parve and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Ruby Rocket’s Frozen Pops are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and perhaps paleo. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Ruby Rocket’s website at www.rubyrockets.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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