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The Little Kernel and Aquaball Bring Healthier Snacks to the Table + GIVEAWAY! Ends 8/30

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Snack time can be difficult when you have a bunch of small children. We try to keep the snacks healthy but obviously, you have to find something that the kids will enjoy. With five, it can be tough to find something that everyone can appreciate.the little kernel flavors

The Little Kernel is a new brand of popcorn popped in 100% pure olive oil and co-founded by Chris Laurita of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. For those of you who have children with diet restrictions, you’ll be happy to know that it’s gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher, and made with certified whole grains. I absolutely love the fact that this popcorn is mini! It’s a teeny tiny popcorn kernel, fitting perfectly into those tiny toddler hands and mouths!

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My first thought would be to inquire about the taste. Sometimes healthy snacks taste, well, healthy. You know what I mean, right? That’s not the case here, The Little Kernel is absolutely delicious! My husband is the biggest food critic so I let him taste it and even he agrees that it’s full of flavor. Speaking of flavor, there are six different flavors: Naked (that’s no salt added, regular popcorn!), Truffle Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, White Cheddar, and my favorite so far, Butter! We didn’t get our hands on a bag of The Little Kernel White Cheddar yet but you better believe that we will and I won’t be sharing it with my husband because I know that he’ll scarf the entire bag down.

The mini size of this popcorn is incredibly convenient. I feel like average popcorn is a bit bulky to fit into a zippered snack bag but these are just the right size to send along for snack or lunches at school. Bigger popcorn is also somewhat of a concern still with my one year old so we are loving these bite-sized pieces! Also, don’t assume that my frequent references to kid things means that this snack is just for them! I ate almost the entire bag of the butter flavor myself! The calorie count is a lot lower than a lot of the popcorn I’ve encountered so you might just be able to fit this into your own diet!


To wash down our popcorn, we also gave a taste to the AquaBall flavored water! I’ve seen these waters around and they caught my attention because they all have adorable Disney characters displayed on the bottle. They’re cute little rounded water bottles containing 10 ounces of naturally flavored water. AquaBall is a good source of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, and C. They have absolutely no artificial flavors, colors, or sugar! Since we heavily limit the sugary drinks and artificial flavoring in my house, we are thrilled to have a yummy option for the kids!


AquaBall comes in Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape, and Strawberry Lemonade and features the faces of so many of your children’s favorite Disney characters like the princesses and superheroes. We actually passed out AquaBall as part of our son’s birthday celebration and I think they made for the perfect party accessory! We would definitely buy these before purchasing any type of juice box in the future! Also, at least these can be closed up with the lid if your child doesn’t finish it right away. Goodbye big squeezy mess, right?!



You can purchase The Little Kernel mini popcorn at Tal Depot. AquaBall is available at many of your local retail stores.

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One (1) winner will receive three bags of The Little Kernel mini popcorn!
Open to US only. Ends 8/30.

*The Quirky Mom Next Door received the above item(s) in exchange for her honest review. All opinions and experiences are her own only. Open to US only. Must be 18+. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway ends August 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). One entrant per household/IP address. Winner(s) will be chosen at random by Giveaway Tools. Winner will be notified via e-mail and must reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. The Quirky Mom Next Door is not responsible for prizes lost or damaged in transit. This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.

103 thoughts on “The Little Kernel and Aquaball Bring Healthier Snacks to the Table + GIVEAWAY! Ends 8/30

  1. I would love to try the truffle sea salt popcorn and the strawberry lemonade Aquaball sounds refreshing!

  2. We would really love to try the white cheddar. My child, ket alone everyone in our home are big cheese fanatics.

  3. They all sound delicious, but I would really like to try the White Cheddar…and the Truffle Sea Salt. 🙂 Thank you.

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