Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – February 2015
Raddish Kids is a subscription service that delivers everything you need (except the ingredients) to have a culinary adventure with your little ones! Targeted at children ages 4-12, Raddish Kids helps take the guesswork out of cooking with your kids.
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The Subscription: Raddish Kids
The Cost: $24 a month with free shipping (discounted rates for longer subscriptions)
The Products: Every month, Raddish Kids sends recipes and activities that will help you and your children cook together!
Ships to: US only
Mangia, Mangia! This month was all about cuisine from Italy! The theme card includes a little patch that can be ironed onto your child’s apron.
The reverse side is your shopping list, with all the ingredients listed out so you can be sure to have everything on hand to make your big feast.
Check out this awesome apron! My seven-year-old made himself an apron and chef’s hat in our last Kiwi Crate, so this one went to my eight-year-old. I have mentioned how much kids this age love emblems of achievement, and this works out perfectly. My eight-year-old can collect the patches every month, while my seven-year-old is coloring a fold on his chef’s hat for every new recipe he masters!
These are the recipe cards for the dishes we made. I really appreciate that they are laminated! We did get them messy, so it’s wonderful that we could just wipe them clean and keep them for future use. We made Herbed Focaccia, Meatballs al Pomodoro, and Chocolate Chip Biscotti! YUM!
This is what the inside of the recipe card looks like. The ingredients and tools are clearly listed out on the left side, and the other two panels have very easy-to-follow instructions.
Raddish Kids does include some extras beyond just the cooking essentials! This is a little matching game where the kids can match different Italian cuisines to different areas on the map.
They also included a skill card to teach about kneading, which we did a lot of this month! They also sent some clay to practice making fresh pasta in all different shapes.
Finally, Raddish Kids sent us a little set of dinner conversation cards. There’s never any lack of discussion at our dinner table, but these were fun to go through anyway. One of the questions was, “If you could invent something that would solve a problem, what would it be?” My seven-year-old started his answer with, “You know those signs that say, ‘We buy ugly houses’?” I looked over at my husband and said, “This is gonna be good…”
The kids and I suited up, washed our hands, and got to work. This was our first dish, the herbed focaccia. It turned out great! But boy, it was some serious work. I don’t bake, and I don’t think I’ve ever baked bread of any kind! Kneading is hard! I had my eight-year-old kneading while my seven-year-old and I added the flour, and I thought we might never see his hands again! I was amazed, but it turned out fabulous!
This is our Meatballs al Pomodoro, which also turned out great! This is the best outcome I have ever had making meatballs. Making the meatballs was also the most fun part of making this meal for both boys.
We learned when we were making this that biscotti means “twice-baked cookies.” We did bake them twice, but they still turned out quite a bit softer than real biscotti. That was fine with me, though, since biscotti is usually too hard for my liking!
Verdict: What a fun night this turned out to be! The boys loved it! Having said that, I will say that it was super messy, so if you are afraid of getting food everywhere, then I wouldn’t recommend this subscription (but I’m not sure how you will teach them to cook…). The kids are definitely not old enough to have done this without me, but perhaps once they have more experience they will be able to give it a try. All of the recipes came out tasting a little on the plain side, which is actually good when you have picky eaters. They liked everything! That alone is amazing! As a Mom, I wish we would have made a vegetable side instead of a bread, but as a person with tastebuds, the bread was delicious and now we know how to make it any time we want. I also might recommend trying the different recipes on different nights just to make it a little less hectic. We had a blast going all out! But it would also have been fun to relax and enjoy the experience a bit more. All in all, this was a really great experience for all of us!
What do you think of Raddish Kids?