Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Maynard Discovery Patch Review

My boys love sweets so they were chomping at the bit literally to get reviewing these.  Reading the pack though I was more conscious of being treat aware and not leaving both packets for them to munch on.  But a few sweets now and then are a welcome treat as part of a balanced diet.

The shapes are interesting.  One packet was based around animals and the other around body bits, so both things children are interested in and keen to learn more about.  The packets (160g) also hold further information which eldest enjoyed reading.  There is one further packet available to buy that is the Myths & Monsters one.  I think that particular pack might go down well especially at Halloween (with Dracula amongst the sweets!).

You can come up with adventures with the shapes but I must admit my boys were far too quick with the eating part to even consider this.  But it’s the extra facts on the packets that really caught their interest.  Eldest especially loves learning new things and increasing his knowledge so he can go into school and share intriguing facts with his friends! Like “Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles” – I for one am pretty impressed by that little nugget of information.

Now available to buy from all major retailers, so keep an eye out for them when you’re next shopping.  The packets we were sent have an RRP of £1.52 for an average of 26 sweets.  The sweets are a good size so I think its reasonable value and going on my boys reaction your children will be happy!  As a parent I am pleased Maynard have managed to bring some educational value to sweets as well.  There is also an app you can download and then scan the front of each pack for yet more facts!

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