Love pretzels? Chips? Cookies? Chocolate? Here they are, all rolled into one delight from Sara Snacker. Details below. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE




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December 2009

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Kids Gift Ideas

2009 Picks For Food Gifts For Kids


You don't have to spend big for the littlest person on your gift list—everything but the first item costs less than $25.00. Be sure to also check out our Chocolate Gifts Under $15 and Sweet Stocking Stuffers, because if there’s one thing that children love, it’s sweets! (They’ll also love the Veggie Chips on our Savory Stocking Stuffers list).

Products are shown in alphabetical order. Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.


Bentley’s Popcorn:
Butter Pecan, Cinnamon Almond
& Toffee Caramel

This excellent toffee-covered popcorn makes any day a holiday, and kids will have to watch out that parents don’t snitch a snack pack. In individual 1.5-ounce bags for crispness and portion control, the bags are packed in reusable gold tins featuring the smiling face of Bentley, the canine mascot. This popcorn will help youngsters develop a palate: They’ll instantly recognize how superior it is to everything they’ve had before. The Toffee Caramel flavor is the same as the Butter Pecan flavor, but without the nuts.

  • Bentley's Popcorn Gift Tins
    20 To 60 Bags
    $49.95 To $109.95

Order online at



Bentley's Popcorn
Thank goodness it’s portion-controlled! Photo by Corey Lugg | THE NIBBLE.


Element Bars:
Personalized Granola Bars

What fun: Give your favorite youngster a healthy snack via personalized, customized granola bars. You choose the ingredients (and yes, you can throw in some chocolate chips or M&Ms along with the healthy oats, nuts and dried fruits). Then, name your bars, e.g., Justin’s Favorite Snack Bars. Our personalized bars are shown at right.

  • Element Bars
    Variety pack of 4 set flavors (12 bars)
  • Element Bars
    Build-your-own (1 flavor/12 bars)

Buy online at

  Element Bars
Our own personalized granola bars. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.

L.A. Burdick Chocolate:
Hot Chocolate Canister With Mini-Whisk

We hate to call this hot chocolate “too good for kids,” because it’s the best our adult palate has ever had. The chocolate is the same cacao from which Larry Burdick makes his terrific chocolate confections. But, treat your favorite youngsters to a canister, and let them learn how to make hot chocolate from scratch with the mini-whisk provided. Read our review of Burdick Chocolate, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.

  • L.A. Burdick Dark/Milk/White Hot
    Chocolate Christmas Canister

    1 Pound Canister

Buy online

  Burdick Hot Chocolate
Deck the halls with a cup of Burdick’s hot chocolate. Photo courtesy L.A. Burdick.

Fiesta Products:
Head Chefs Cool Tools

What better way to start children on the road to cooking and baking than to give them their own set of utensils? The Head Chefs line has 11 different utensils—each of the so adorable that you may end up giving them to your adult friends to decorate their kitchens.

  • Head Chefs Children's Baking Tools
    11 utensils in a variety of colors
    $9.95 each

At retailers nationwide; store locator at

  Head Chef
Some of the Head Chefs gang. Photo courtesy Fiesta Products.

Swiss Maid Fudge:
Snickers Fudge


We tasted through many of the flavors from this fudge-maker. Most were too sweet for us (although not for any kid). But, the one that we thought was spot-on was Snickers Fudge—crunchy peanuts and caramel united with chocolate fudge. What we liked even better was the sugar-free fudge, which had just enough sweetness without being cloying (you couldn’t tell it was sugar free). Find it on our Sugar-Free Gift List.

  • Swiss Maid Fudge Snickers Fudge
    $13.98 per pound

Buy online at


Swiss Maid Fudge
Snickers fudge. Photo courtesy Swiss Maid Fudge.


Pura Stainless:
Kiki Stainless Steel Baby Bottle

For the baby gourmet/fashionista, these sleek, modern bottles are available in colors to match every outfit. The feeding system grows with the child, from a slow-flow silicone nipple to a medium-flow; the 5-ounce bottle turns into a toddler sippy bottle with sip spout! The first stainless steel baby bottle that’s BPA free, hygienic, non-leaching, lightweight and durable.

  • Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Infant Bottle
    5 ounces
  • Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Infant Bottle
    11 ounces
  • Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Sippy Bottle
    11 ounces

Buy online at

Feeding chic. Photo courtesy Pura Stainless.


Sara Snacker:
Chip n' Etzel In Original, Dark Chocolate & White Chocolate Flavors

Here’s something any kid will love: cookie dough stuffed with pretzels and potato chips, then dipped in white or semisweet chocolate. They’re also available without chocolate, for those few non-chocolate lovers. And guess what: Adults will love them too! A fun family gift, read our review of Chip n’ etzels.

  • Sara Snacker Chipn'etzel In Original,
    Dark Chocolate Or White Chocolate

    Box Of 24 Cookies
  • Chip n’ etzel Assorted Minis
    Box Of 48 Cookies

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Chips, pretzels and chocolate all rolled into one delight! Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.





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