Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – May 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
This month’s theme is Make Believe Meals! “Create meals that spark your imagination.” We shall see about that…
The reverse side of the theme card has your shopping list, so you and your children have a list of everything you need right on hand when you go to the grocery store.
Aside from the recipes and activities, Raddish Kids always includes two bonus items that are key. One is a skill card, which teaches kids things about cooking that aren’t really described on recipes, like kneading and scraping. This month’s skill is Heat Safety, which is a really important one! The other items is called “Table Talk,” and it’s a little set of cards with questions on them that help facilitate good conversation during dinner.
This month’s activity is to decorate your own potholder. I was happy to see this because I actually need some nice potholders!
This is what my seven-year-old created. It’s a drawing of him climbing a wall and me yelling encouragement at him. I love it! On the reverse he drew a treasure map! I think I have the most interesting potholder ever!
This month’s recipes are Superhero Scrambles, Royal Tea Sandwiches, and Sweet and Salty Pirate Popcorn. I love that they are laminated! We definitely make a mess when we’re in the kitchen together!
This is a peek inside the recipe card so you can get an idea of how well they communicate the directions with the children. It is very graphics heavy, which I think is so important for kids trying to understand.
This is the reverse side of the recipe card (they are tri-fold). This is pretty typical for Raddish Kids – one panel has a word scramble and the other has some food facts.
One thing to notice about the recipe cards is that on the front, along the bottom, they list the skills that the little ones will be using in making the recipe. I think that’s especially helpful information if you have multiple little helpers and need to decide which recipes are better for older or younger kids. It also gives you a good idea of how much help will be required from you.
Et voila! Here are our Superhero Scrambles. These were absolutely delicious and super easy to make. I took a shortcut by buying diced ham instead of letting the kids cut it up, but otherwise, we followed the directions very closely. They chopped up some cheese and broccoli, then put all three items into a greased muffin pan. Then we whisked up some eggs and milk and poured it over. I’m not sure what about these makes them “Superhero,” though. Maybe all the protein?
Here’s our Pirate Popcorn! Again, I have no clue why this is “Pirate.” In any case, this was also super easy and delicious. I learned that my 9-year-old has the attention span of a gnat when I taught him how to make popcorn on the stove and he literally could not stand still and wait for the first few kernels to pop, which takes maybe 90 seconds. After we popped the popcorn and let it cool per the instructions, we added a little salt, some pretzels, and some chocolate chips. It was so good! But also a big mess. The chocolate chips still melted a bit and then kind of sank down to the bottom. No matter! We still gobbled it up!
The Verdict: This was our fourth month with Raddish Kids, and I still think it’s great. I liked that the recipes were a little easier this month; I hope that trend continues! I also really liked this month’s craft! Another thing I really like about this subscription a lot is that both boys can participate with me. I think it’s super that they are learning a little about cooking every month. Hopefully by the time they leave home they will be able to cook like the pros!
What do you think of Raddish Kids?