A tiny bag of harribo and multi vitamin is healthier than a little box of raisons

(54 Posts)
Southglosmum Sat 27-Feb-16 08:55:27

Another other mum thought this was rubbish, but the harribo have less cals, are less sticky so cause less tooth decay and don't get stuck between the teeth, have more vitamins and most importantly fill a child up more and leave them satisfied. So far as I'm aware they area healthier choice right?

cornishglos Sat 27-Feb-16 08:58:03

Is this a joke?

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Sat 27-Feb-16 08:58:16

No. Just no.

Tbh, I don't think there is really room for haribo in a healthy diet.

TurnOffTheTv Sat 27-Feb-16 08:59:54

Oh ffs. Really?

RochelleGoyle Sat 27-Feb-16 08:59:54

Fine as an occasional treat but there is nothing healthy about Haribo. Dried fruit, though high in natural sugar, is a healthier choice overall and I'd be worried about teaching a child to choose sweets over fruit.

splendide Sat 27-Feb-16 08:59:59

I've no idea how many vitamins raisins have but any they do have will be more available to the body than a vitamin pill.

I suppose there's also the habit of a bag of sweets to be considered?

Lucky those aren't the only two options for feeding kids I guess!

Southglosmum Sat 27-Feb-16 09:00:57

What do you mean?

drivingmisspotty Sat 27-Feb-16 09:00:57

I would dispute that haribos fill the child more. There is no fibre in them, is there? Obviously you have analysed the vitamins. I wonder if the body absorbs the multivitamin in the same way it would from the more natural source.

You could also argue that by giving the raisins you are teaching the child to eat slightly more natural/less processed food than by giving the haribos. But raisins are processed too. Perhaps best to leave both to one side and have a banana/boiled egg/glass milk...

Birdsgottafly Sat 27-Feb-16 09:02:41

It's the trend for snacking on anything other than fresh fruit, cheese etc, that I don't like.

We been brainwashed into thinking that these 'snack' foods should be part of everyday life.

My youngest is 18, I didn't have snacks as a child, my children didn't, neither did any of our peer group. I don't see the need for the amount and type of food that we are consuming.

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Sat 27-Feb-16 09:02:43

It's not really an either/or thing is it? Haribo ocassionally = fine. Raisins ocassionally = fine too. Neither would be top contenders in a healthy snack competition though.

TurnOffTheTv Sat 27-Feb-16 09:03:08

So Haribo ingredients are listed here. You honestly think it's a better choice than raisins? With the only ingredients being err..raisins?

BabyGanoush Sat 27-Feb-16 09:05:47

Both haribos and raisins are super bad for teeth, according to dentist. She says chocolate is better as a treat as it does not stick to teeth but dissolves. smile

And Calories are a GOOD thing for kids, you don't restrict a kids calorie intake! Don't put your kids in the madness that is WW or SW Muller Light misery.

Mide7 Sat 27-Feb-16 09:09:32

Depends on your definition of healthy

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 27-Feb-16 09:10:42

Blimey, there's spinach in
Who knew!

TurnOffTheTv Sat 27-Feb-16 09:11:47

I personally hate raisins as a snack anyway but I honestly can't believe people think like this.

Mide7 Sat 27-Feb-16 09:13:16

Also depends on the rest of the diet IMO

Bunbaker Sat 27-Feb-16 09:14:39

BabyGanoush is right. Raisins are really bad for your teeth. My friend's dentist told her not to give her children raisins at all.

We aren't snackers in our house either. Which in OH's case is difficult because he lost a lot of weight after a stomach operation and he needs to snack to put it back on. Something he isn't used to doing.

HermioneJeanGranger Sat 27-Feb-16 09:16:02

Raisins are awful for the teeth, but haribo aren't exactly healthy!

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sat 27-Feb-16 09:17:59

How about an apple or a banana instead?

LaurieMarlow Sat 27-Feb-16 09:18:50

OP your reasoning is ridiculous. As haribo is a nutritionally nil food, I'd be limiting its use to a very occasional treat. I wouldn't say there's anything satisfying about a sweet comprised almost entirely of sugar - it's just going to leave them wanting more. At least raisins have a bit of fibre.

I think the jury's out on whether vitamin supplements are absorbed by the body in the way vitamins from food are, far better to give them a healthy diet.

GooseberryRoolz Sat 27-Feb-16 09:28:21

Wind up, yes?

TurnOffTheTv Sat 27-Feb-16 09:31:14

Must be!

cornishglos Sat 27-Feb-16 09:32:23

Since when did haribo not stick to teeth? And if you take dentists out of it, raisins are a healthy snack. They have calcium, potassium and iron. I would not be teaching kids that they can eat whatever crap they like as long as they take vitamins.

bakeoffcake Sat 27-Feb-16 09:34:07

I'd much rather give a child a raisin than a haribo.

And multivitimins are nowhere near as good as actually eating food with the vitamins in them.

UnmentionedElephantDildo Sat 27-Feb-16 09:34:18

Skewed comparison, isn't it?

Dried fruit plus vitamin would outstrip nutritional desirability of haribo plus vitamin.

And good oral hygiene is required for everyone.

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