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Applesauce on the go

By Sarah Mupo
September 28, 2011

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Following in the footsteps of yogurt and peanut butter, applesauce has gone squeezable. Shaped like a small juice packet and bright green like a Granny Smith, Materne’s GoGo squeeZ ($2.28-$2.99 for four 3.2-ounce pouches) makes applesauce even more portable than the sealed cup design. No spoon is necessary because of a built-in straw, and the pouch has a cap that can be fastened back on after opening. Each of the five flavors (apple apple; apple banana; apple cinnamon; apple peach; and apple strawberry) has three-fourths of a fruit serving, and 60 calories or less. And this school lunch candidate has no preservatives, refined sugar, or artificial flavors. Those who favor chunky applesauce may want to look elsewhere; this variety has a thinner consistency. Available at Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Roche Bros., Walmart, Market Basket, and Target locations, or go to www.gogosqueez.com.