Snack cheese just got a sweet makeover with Cow Candy, combining the temptations of the candy aisle with the nutritious goodness of Wisconsin cheese. The new fruit-flavoured Monterey Jack cheese is packed with 15 percent of the daily value of calcium, 4 grams of protein and just 1 to 2 grams of sugar per serving. It contains no artificial ingredients.
"Children's bodies are growing and developing so fast," says Nutritionist Tierney Planasch. "It's important for them to consume foods that are high in vitamins and minerals, while lower in sugars. Cheese provides ideal amounts of protein, calcium and vitamin D as well as potassium and vitamins from the B-complex, which helps with muscle and nerve growth."
A fan favourite among parents and kids, packaged cheese sales have surged in recent years due to its convenience and calcium boost. But as parents of picky eaters know all too well, smart snacking can be challenging.
"As a parent, it can be difficult to find a healthy, easy-to-serve snack that competes with candy," said Cow Candy founder Danyel O'Connor. "This struggle led to the creation of Cow Candy, a high-quality cheese bursting with fruit flavour to tempt kids' taste buds and establish healthy snacking habits."
O'Connor adds, "While the playful colours and flavour combinations may be surprising to adult palettes, we've seen firsthand how quickly even the pickiest little eaters gobble up this sweet/savory snack."
Find out more about the Cow Candy brand and its new product line here.