SuperMom Status With Kemps Yo² So Yummy + NO Guilt = #MOMWIN
I have mom days that feel completely dominated by the word NO.
“Can we go outside now?”
“No, it’s pouring and 23 degrees.”
“Can we have cookies?”
“No, it’s 6 AM in the morning.”
“Can we have a dance party?”
“No, your brother is sleeping for the first time in 3 weeks and I NEED him to sleep.”
“Can we go to the store and buy blind bags?”
“No. If you get presents everyday, they stop being special!”
Notice I always follow my NOs with an explanation. That’s a varsity move, which I learned after hearing thousands of echoing, wailing, whining “whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhys!?!?!?”
I know I’m not alone. And I bet most moms would agree that saying “no” over and over again is the worst.
We want to say yes! We want the day to be all glitter, sprinkles, rainbows and unicorns just as much as our kids do.
But we also want to do a good job raising tiny humans. Therein lies the frustration.
Luckily Kemps Yo² came into my life this past week and gave me a reason to say YES to one of the top 3 questions my kids ask on an almost daily basis:
“Can we have ice cream?!”
Normally my answer is – you guessed it – “NO.”
Why? Because your average tiny cup of ice cream is far from healthy mommy approved. The “nutrition” labels on most of the popular brands are scarily loaded with sugar coma inducing ingredients and the arch nemeses of wholesome whole foods: artificial coloring, flavors and-ew-hormones.
I just don’t want my kids eating all the junk.
But like I said, that ALL changed when Kemps invited me to pick up some Yo² at Wegmans this week.
Of course I went on the Kemps website to check out the ingredient list before agreeing to spoon it out to my kids. I opened the webpage with one eye closed, completely afraid of what might pop up.
As I’m guessing you can tell from the pictures and my video, I was shocked by what I read. Actually, forget “shocked.” I was over-the-moon excited. I felt like this company “got” me; their website highlighted taste and consistency AND high quality, wholesome ingredients.
Plus Kemps offers up 3 NOs of their own that rocked my mom world: NO artificial flavors, NO artificial growth hormones and NO high fructose corn syrup.
AND they’ve been doing it since 1914 with family farmers.
Kind of amazing, right? Cold creamy goodness I could say YES to with zero guilt. That’s a #momwin all day long!
So with all that in mind, I basically RAN to Wegmans with my coupon in hand, ready to be one of the first dessert-loving mamas to taste Kemps newest flavors.
I went in knowing my six options: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, Very Vanilla, Mudslide, Salty Caramel Cookie Crunch, Raspberry Cheesecake and Cold Brewed Coffee.
After 13 minutes of debate time (during which Sadie made friends with two other ice cream shoppers, both of which ended up with cartons of Yo² ) we grabbed Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Vanilla for our first taste test. Joe and I wanted to snag the coffee flavor because we fancy ourselves coffee aficionados…but it was SOLD OUT! I’m not shocked, considering coffee IS life for so many of us, but I was sad (and I will be going back ASAP to try it).
When we got home we tore into the y immediately. Yes, we should have eaten dinner first, but Cest la vie mon ami (can you tell we’ve watch Moana a few 100 times already!?).
The verdict is in…
Yo² is absolutely delicious!!
The Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge consisted of the following droolworthy ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter, fudge and chocolate peanut butter cups. In the words of my son, Patrick: winner, winner, chicken dinner. Except that I definitely did not eat a chicken dinner…because I ate half a container of Yo².
The vanilla was equally excellent. One of my main problems with “healthy” vanilla desserts is the undeniably overdone sweetness, which leaves me feeling like my tongue just got coated in Splenda. I’ve baked enough to know what an organic vanilla bean looks like and smells like. It’s simple and uncomplicated. I personally like when a vanilla dessert retains those qualities.
Yo² vanilla holds true to what vanilla REALLY tastes like and I appreciated that so much, for my own tongue AND my kids’ developing palates!
A delicious dessert for breakfast with lots of fruit and yes, some kale too.