While shopping with my family this weekend at a store I don't frequently visit, I found a new product that has GREAT potential for my feeding therapy. Have you heard of the Magic Milk Flavoring Straws yet? http://www.magicstraws.com/about-magic-milk-straws.php. I am intrigued with them and thus far so is my 11 year old daughter. She recommends the vanilla milkshake (she is so my daughter) so far.
First, let me tell you that I am NOT a pushover when I am grocery shopping with my kids...OR my husband... but while we were shopping Saturday night and we saw these cool milk flavoring straws I couldn't resist and was just as excited as my daughter about them. For starters, they were ONLY $.75 for a pack of 6 straws! Upon further investigation, I see that they have NO artificial colors, NO preservatives, NO artificial flavors and are GLUTEN FREE. You're paying close attention now aren't you?
WAIT, there's more. Much more.
Magic Milk Flavoring Straws also have only 4g of sugar (and 17 calories for those of us who might want to try it but need to pay attention to these things). They come in many flavors; chocolate, cookies and cream, orange cream, vanilla milkshake, strawberry, chocolate peanut butter (no peanuts it's with NUTELLA), strawberry banana, wild berry, banana and chocolate candy cane. Are you kidding me? There are so many possibilities here for new flavors, chaining to new flavors and ultimately chaining to new foods!
You want to know the other FANTABULOUS thing about this product?????? They look interesting and FUN also. Each straw has the coolest little flavor beads on the inside so it has that WOW factor for kids. I can't get a great picture so you'll have to visit the website to see how cool they are...SORRY! My camera stinks.
I have not yet used them in therapy but you can bet I'm planning on it this week. I couldn't wait to get the word out to everyone about this new find. I just know I'm going to have trouble sleeping tonight!
Have you seen these? Used these? Have an idea for a new flavor? (go to the above link and you can enter your suggestion). Let me know.