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Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Box

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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Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - inside

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

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - info

This month’s theme is “Campfire Kitchen!” It’s all about cooking for and in the Great Outdoors! This is one of my favorite themes, I just wish it weren’t so hot outside right now. I can’t wait to get back outdoors in the fall!

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - shopping-list

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.

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - extras

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 Roasting Marshmallows, which my kids are already proficient in. This month Raddish Kids also sent us this awesome multi-utensil which I am a little obsessed with! I need to know where to get at least three more. I got the family all these reusable outdoor kitchen utensils a couple of years ago and about 30% of them are now missing. These would be perfect!

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - table-talk

They also include this little set of cards every month called “Table Talk.” It has questions for everyone at the table to answer. It usually spurs quite a bit of interesting conversation at our table! I think it’s a great touch!

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This month’s activity is to build your own solar oven! This will totally come in handy when we go camping this fall. This black paper and the actual box the package came in are the supplies they provided. (I love when sub boxes give you a reason you to re-use the box!)

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - solar-oven-before

We had to provide tin foil, plastic wrap, tape, plus the chips and cheese.

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - solar-oven-after

Thirty minutes later we had nachos! Unfortunately it is so extremely humid right now that they came out pretty stale. Still delicious, though.

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - recipes

This month’s recipes are Happy Trails Granola, Campfire Banana Boats, and Fireside Paella. I love that they are laminated! We definitely make a mess when we’re in the kitchen together!

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This is a peek inside the recipe card so you can get an idea of how well they communicate the directions to the children. It is very graphics heavy, which I think is so important for younger kids trying to understand.

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This is the reverse side of the recipe card (they are tri-fold). This month has a sensory scavenger hunt to be done on the trail, plus some interesting information about maple syrup.

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.

Raddish Kids Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - granola

This is our granola, fresh out of the oven. Instead of raisins, we used chopped dried apricots and goji berries. It is soooooo goooood. I had it for breakfast this morning and it tasted amazing! I know it’s supposed to be for the trail, but I couldn’t wait to try it.

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OK, this looks kind of gross, but it’s actually really delicious. This is one of our completed banana boats. We cut open the bananas and stuffed them with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and crumbled graham crackers. Then we wrapped them in tin foil and baked them. They should have been grilled, but it’s just too hot outside! So they gave us directions for baking as well. I was very impressed that the kids loved this dessert. I usually can’t trick them into eating fruit for dessert!

The Verdict: Raddish Kids is a huge hit at our house! The kids love cooking and are learning new things every month, and I love helping them learn. The dishes are also usually pretty easy and completely delicious. Plus my husband loves eating, so it’s a four-way win!

What do you think of Raddish Kids?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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6 Comments

  1. You can get something similar to those multi -utensils in the camping section of target… very similar!

  2. Fun review–kids love this stuff! Thanks, Anna!

    • Thanks chris!

  3. Thanks for the great review Anna. I’m glad you kiddos enjoyed it. I was thinking of trying this with my 4 year old granddaughter who loves to help in the kitchen. But you aren’t going much more than a few recipes for 24.99? Is it basically just the theme you are paying for?

    • Thanks Terri! It’s really a matter of opinion on whether the cost is worth it or not. If you are a great cook and working with kids in the kitchen comes naturally to you, then it might not be worth it. In my case, it expands what I normally do in the kitchen so that the kids get to explore all the different things one can do. The first month their skill card was kneading – I can’t tell you the last time I kneaded my own anything! But now they know how to do it. Focusing on a different skill every month is one cool aspect. I like that they often send kid-sized tools for them to work with. They also send instructions and some materials every month for doing a craft or activity related to the theme / meal. We don’t always do it, but it usually enhances the experience for that month when we do. The table talk cards have been really fun, too. Some families are less familiar with the dinner table banter than others, and they provide interesting topics to tackle. I really enjoy hearing what the kids have to say. The pictures on the recipes are especially helpful for the little guys. And lastly, there’s loads of information and fun ideas on the back of the recipes. It’s a great overall education for my little guys on the whole eating experience, from what happens in nature / on the farm all the way through to enjoying a meal with loved ones. So, I think it’s worth it.

      • Thanks Anna for the great explanation. I might give this one a try. My granddaughter loves to help cook. This will keep her on task and help build kitchen skills at a young age.

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