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Dippin’ Stix Are Fun and Good for You Too!

March 20th, 2020 · No Comments

Chances are you’ve heard the old saying about apples and doctors, and at Dippin’ Stix, we’re changing the adage just a little bit: An apple or carrot a day could help you keep a thick waistline away.


We don’t find this much of a challenge since Americans are legendary snackers—from sandwiches to doughnuts to chips, there’s plenty snacks out there to chew on. However, you have fewer choices that are not only good for you, but also actually interesting to snack on as well.


At Dippin’ Stix, we’re looking to change your thinking about what you choose to eat during that break at work, ride home, or after-school snack for your kids. We make our snack foods just a little different and more special and even fun. It’s hard to quibble with the source of fiber and nutrition to be found in an apple slice or a baby carrot. But instead of boring your taste buds with plain old fruit or veggies, we’ve added a twist—a very flavorful twist at that!


Remember as a kid how much it was to get an apple covered in caramel? Now that still is a treat, but it’s also kind of messy, and in some cases, just a bit too much apple for the average sweet tooth. Enter Dippin’ Stix and its fun snacks. We’ve got that classic caramel dip all figured out. Instead of pouring it on the apple, we let you decide just how much you’d like to drench your fruit slice in that brown, sticky, delicious treat. It’s a DIY snack and so easy to enjoy.


But we didn’t just take a crowd pleaser and stop there. We also let you choose from other Dippin’ Stix varieties like caramel and nuts, peanut butter and chocolate, and peanut butter all by itself. We also offer apple slices and yogurt fruit dip that is gaining a following. And if apples just aren’t your speed, we have the classic combo known as baby carrots and ranch dip. All of our snacks taste great, and you know that when you’re eating our snacks, you’re doing something good for yourself.


In all, you can choose from eight flavor varieties of Dippin’ Stix, and with five in each pack, you’ll want to stock up for a week’s worth of healthy snacking or grab some extra boxes so you can mix up your snacks. Each snack is individually wrapped and ready when you are. Dippin’ Stix—just dip it and enjoy it!

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Dippin’ Stix Are Great for On the Go or Quick At-home Snacks

February 20th, 2020 · No Comments

Nutritious, healthy, and delicious, Dippin’ Stix are a great grab-and-go snack in a world where healthy snacks are few and far between, and few fill the bill quite like Dippin’ Stix. We have apple slices paired with peanut butter, caramel, and even yogurt, which make it an easy way to get an apple a day and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.


But why take our word for it? Our fans are discovering Dippin’ Stix and they like them so much, they write us notes of thanks:


“I just wanted to tell you I LOVE your products! I recently started to try and lose weight and your snacks were the absolute perfect thing to eat. My favorite is the Green Apples & Caramel with Peanuts in it. So far, I’ve lost 40 lbs., and still going.”


Dippin’ Stix is a great addition to anyone’s diet, but it’s never too early to get youngsters started on healthy snacking habits:

“Hi, I am a mother of five. I have such a hard time getting them [my kids] to eat fruits and vegetables. I recently found your products on the shelves at Walmart. I bought a bunch hoping the kids would like them; and they all loved them! Thank you for such a tasty, quality treat.”

While we’ve found several ways to tempt your taste buds with apple slices, we haven’t forgotten a classic combo that includes baby carrots and ranch dip. They’re full of flavor, and like all of the Dippin’ Stix varieties, they’re available in just the right serving size:


“I am diabetic, and these were delicious, appropriately portioned, healthy, and reasonably priced. It was a special find while I was on a road trip, and now, I can’t wait to find them in my local grocery store. Thanks for the work you do with these terrific products.”


We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. There are actually eight flavor varieties of Dippin’ Stix in all to choose from, and with five in each pack, it’s easy to plan for a week’s worth of healthy snacking. Or consider mixing and matching our varieties, depending on what you’re craving. Each snack is individually wrapped and ready when you are. Dippin’ Stix: just dip it and enjoy it!

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Getting a Tasty and Healthy Snack Fix with Dippin’ Stix

January 10th, 2020 · No Comments

Sometimes you want something that not only satisfies your sweet tooth but has real food value in terms of nutrients and fiber. If that sounds like an impossible order, you probably haven’t put your taste buds to the test on Dippin’ Stix.


We’re aware you’ve got plenty of snack choices when it comes to deciding what to grab when it’s time to fill those empty spaces that seem to appear in your tummy between major meals. If you’ve really taken a hard look at what’s in the vending machine in your office, aren’t you sort of left with a hollow feeling? When you think about it, you’re staring at a lot of empty-calorie choices low in nutritional value and high in sugar, fat, or both!


If you want to be good to yourself and enjoy a treat as well, we encourage you to plan ahead. Next time you’re in the produce section at your favorite local market, look for Dippin’ Stix. Inside our brightly colored, five-serving snack packs are some tasty goodies you’ll want to enjoy, brag about, and share.


The health benefits of apple slices and baby carrots are hard to dispute. But why go with plain when Dippin’ Stix has added some flavor combinations that will make your snack time something to look forward to. Most of us are fans of baby carrots and ranch dressing. But Dippin’ Stix takes things an extra step when it comes to the combos to be found with apple slices. There’s something about apples and caramel that takes you back in time. Maybe sliced apples and peanut butter is a better combination. Apples and chocolate are also crave-worthy. Maybe you like what you’ve heard and would like some nuts with it. We have you covered, and we’re also ready with apples and yogurt if you’re wanting to add a touch of calcium to your healthy snack.


There are eight flavor varieties to choose from, and with five in each pack, you’ll want to stock up for a week’s worth of healthy snacking or grab some extra boxes so you can mix things up. Each snack is individually wrapped and ready when you are. Dippin’ Stix – just dip it and enjoy!


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Grab and Go with the Snack that Loves You Back

December 16th, 2019 · No Comments

There are choices, and then there are healthy choices when it comes to grab-and-go snacks to have ready when the hungries hit. Dippin’ Stix is the snack that loves you back when you’re in a hurry and you need guaranteed goodness in just the right size.


If you’ve been to your local convenience store lately, you know that you’re running a gauntlet of goodies when it comes to what you’ll decide to down to fill that extra space that just happens to appear between regular meals. You know you need something to tide you over, but just what, without filling you up and making you feel guilty?


Instead of doughnuts, instead of chips, instead of string cheese, there is something else and it’s not going to fill you full of empty calories. In fact, along with giving you an extra boost of energy, Dippin’ Stix is going to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth all at the same time.


If Dippin’ Stix was just about apple slices, that would be fine, and that would be healthy, but we’re not here to bore you with one food. No, we’re going to make your mom proud you’ve decided to make a wise choice that comes packed with a little extra variety.


It’s hard to resist apple slices dipped in caramel or maybe caramel and nuts. Also, it could be that apple slices and yogurt are more your speed. Or how about a combination that includes peanut butter dip? Dippin’ Stix is just what you’re looking for. On the other hand, if carrots are more your flavor, then it’s hard to top baby carrots and ranch dressing when you need something good that is also good for you.


But we haven’t stopped there; be sure to keep an eye out for our tasty protein-packing cousins called PRO2snax. We’re taking apple and carrot slices to a whole new level of “munchie.” We’re combining them with options like nuts, cheese, cranberries and pretzels. It’s a mini power snack of produce and protein that is guaranteed to give you a great pick-me-up.


Along with being a good-for-you food to nibble on, Dippin’ Stix comes in a convenient size that’s not too big and not too small for most folks who need a little something for that mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. It’s the kind of go-to goodie you can stock up on too, so you’ll have extra in your refrigerator or lunch bag when that gnawing feeling hits and you need something that satisfies. Dippin’ Stix—just dip it and enjoy!

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Dippin’ Stix Should Be Your Go-To Snack for Flavor and Fun

November 20th, 2019 · No Comments

Mom always said that eating your fruits and veggies was a good idea, but she probably didn’t have Dippin’ Stix in mind or think anyone could make getting some healthy munchies to taste so yummy!


When it’s grab-and-go snack time, chances are you want something that’s good and good for you. Dippin’ Stix has you covered. We know that just eating your vegetables or some fruit can be a bit boring, and that’s why we’ve amped up the flavor and the fun.


Dippin’ Stix isn’t just about nibbling in a healthy way, it’s also about tempting your taste buds with a little something unexpected. Why just have apple slices for that next snack when you can pair them with flavored dips like caramel, yogurt, peanut butter, peanut butter and chocolate, or peanuts and chocolate? Or for something more traditional, pack baby carrots and ranch dip for a snack.


You’ll think you’ve gone to snack heaven when you consider how easy Dippin’ Stix makes it to get something that tastes great, but also keeps a watchful eye on the calorie count. Eating Dippin’ Stix is also a convenient way to know you’re enjoying a consistent portion of goodness that is gluten-free.


Dippin’ Stix snacks are easy to bring along on your next road trip or nature adventure. And, yes, they are also easy to pack for school lunches and snacks. The snacks are a convenient way to make sure fruit and vegetable fans of all ages get their daily allowance of good food while also enjoying it with one of our signature dips.


Fresh fruit is currently the fastest growing snack in the United States, and the Dippin’ Stix apple combination was the only fresh produce snack ranked in the top 10 by the National Association of Convenience Stores. Find out for yourself today why Dippin’ Stix creates a balance of healthy indulgence by combining fresh Granny Smith apples with a tasty selection of fun dips.

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Snacking Can Harm or Help Your Weight Loss Plan: Find Healthy Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

October 15th, 2019 · No Comments

When you stop to think of the food available to us, it’s no surprise why our country is in a state of increasing obesity. If you are looking to lose weight or have already set up a weight loss plan, consider healthy snacks that will help, not harm, your weight loss goals with fruit and vegetable snacks from Dippin’ Stix.


It seems as though we, as a society, are constantly bombarded with foods, drinks, and snacks and the ready availability of them. For example, you may have school parties, birthday parties, office parties, weddings, dates, and get-togethers at a favorite restaurant. You also have snack and drink vending machines around nearly every corner of a school or office building. Combine the ubiquity of snacks with declining activity levels, and you have the perfect formula for weight gain. Consequently, the ever-expanding waistlines in the United States continues to grow.


The phrase “everything in moderation” holds true in eating as well as in other areas of life. For example, you can have your cake and eat it too, if you watch portion sizes and enjoy responsibly. While there are many foods on supermarket shelves that may not be entirely healthy for you, if enjoyed in moderation, they can fit into a healthy diet.


Consider the following dietary facts when snacking between meals:


  • Snacking isn’t meant to replace a meal. In fact, many nutritionists recommend alternating meals and snacks every hour or two throughout the day.
  • Snacking helps to curb your appetite and prevent overeating.
  • Avoid snacks loaded with sugar and a high calorie count.
  • Snacking on foods such as fruits and vegetables will fill you up, so you’re less likely to eat a large meal.
  • In addition to snacking on healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, try eating smaller meals.
  • Avoid mindless eating. While there is nothing wrong with healthy snacks, don’t graze all day long. And always be aware of portion control, limiting yourself to single servings.


If you are looking into a weight loss plan or have already started, snacking can help rather than harm your health goals. Dippin’ Stix snacks have healthy eating and weight control in mind such as our fresh crisp baby carrots with premium ranch dip and our apples with yogurt, peanut butter, or caramel dip. Check out our healthy, delicious selections at a retailer near you. And definitely consider healthy snacks that will help, not harm, your weight loss goals with fruit and vegetable snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

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Conquer Your Kids’ Snack Attacks with Dippin’ Stix Snacks

September 30th, 2019 · No Comments

When your kids come home from school screaming for food and snacks, it’s time to refuel. They’ve been cooped up in the classroom, and lunch was probably hours ago. Afternoon snacks are the perfect opportunity to refuel their bodies with nutritious and healthy foods. Instead of filling their tummies with sugary cookies or salty chips, serve them healthy kids snacks like Dippin’ Stix.


Whether their time home is short before their sports activity or they’re home for the evening, provide them with snacks that will fill them up until dinner, and, make sure the snacks are fun yet include more protein and less sugar.

Whole foods.

Instead of processed foods like chips or cookies, give them apples with peanut butter, string cheese, or nuts.

Dairy products.

These typically contain protein and help maintain lean muscle mass while making you feel full longer. Serve a glass of milk or have string cheese available.

Fruits and vegetables.

Not only do those hungry bodies need protein, they need vitamins C, A, and K as well. Fruits and vegetables are the leading sources of these vitamins.

Find substitutions.

If a milkshake is on the wish list when your kids step through the door, substitute with a smoothie and use yogurt instead of ice cream. If they enjoy apples, think outside the box and prepare an apple quesadilla, apple muffins, or apples with peanut butter or dip.

Lead by example!

If your kids see you eating sugary cookies, salty chips, and drinking soda, chances are they will follow suit. Lead by example and get your kids involved in helping prepare foods. This will encourage them to eat healthy so they feel well.

Make your own snacks.

You don’t always need a recipe to be healthy. Gather some ingredients to make your own trail mix and include dried cranberries and bananas, walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, or cereal.


Dippin’ Stix can help with sliced apples and dip and crisp baby carrots and dip. These healthy kids snacks are not only affordable, nutritious, and healthy—they’re also fun with individual or family size packaging. Check out the healthy kids snacks available from Dippin’ Stix today from a retailer near you. When your kids plow through the door with a raging appetite, conquer their snack attack with healthy and nutritious snacks from Dippin’ Stix!


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Choose Sliced Apples and Dip for a Healthier You!

August 7th, 2019 · No Comments

The old proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” has more truth to it than one might think! Not only are apples tasty, refreshing, and fun, but consuming apples has many health benefits as well. Stop at your local retailer and pick up apple slices and dip from Dippin’ Stix for a fun, refreshing, and healthy snack.


Filled with antioxidants and dietary fiber, apples help to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Other benefits include:


  • Neurological health. An article in the Journal of Food Science in 2008 argued that eating apples may benefit your neurological health and help to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Stroke prevention. Studies in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2000 suggest that the intake of apples reduces the risk of thrombotic stroke.
  • Cholesterol control. The antioxidants and dietary fiber in apples help to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.
  • Obesity management. Apples have a positive effect on good gut bacteria and, therefore, can help to prevent obesity.
  • Apples contain very little fat, sodium, or cholesterol, and are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamin, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Basically, you can’t go wrong with a fresh, crisp apple!


If you’re looking to boost your nutritional intake, eat healthy, and lose weight, an apple a day will help keep the doctor away. Dippin’ Stix snacks of apple slices and dip can be found at your local retailer. Our products are an award-winning fresh snack solution that anyone, at any age, can enjoy. The single-serve fruit and dip and vegetable and dip snacks appeal to both parents and kids alike with excellent quality and superior taste.


Take a step toward reducing the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer as well as decreasing cholesterol and obesity by eating an apple a day. Check out Dippin’ Stix apple slices and dip snacks today to help achieve a healthier you!

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Ease Your Struggles of Healthy Snacks during the Heat of the Summer Months with Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

July 12th, 2019 · No Comments

In the heat of the summer when you are struggling to stay cool, avoid sunburns, and keep your kids occupied with minimal screen time, it’s sometimes difficult to think of fun and healthy snacks. Dippin’ Stix snacks of apples and carrots with premium dips can help ease the daily struggle to provide healthy food.


Apples are an all-around go-to snack that will never let you or your kids down. They are nutritious, easy to prepare, and fun. Need a few ideas to make the presentation of apples intriguing and keep those little bodies healthy? Try these fun apple recipes.


  1. Apple sandwich. Core and slice an apple, and then add peanut butter, raisins, or cheese and top with another apple slice for the perfect sandwich that is fun to eat.
  2. Applesauce muffins. Mix up a batch of muffins and add applesauce or cooked apples for a delicious treat.
  3. Spiral apples. What could be more fun than an apple cut like a spiral Slinky? Let the kids dangle the apple spiral before devouring it.
  4. Apple animals. Be creative with the cutting, slicing, and presentation of an apple snack. Cut an apple to look like a turtle. The eyes could be two marshmallows and a chocolate chip. How about a penguin? Cut a heart shape in the apple and use this piece to make wings for a penguin. Baby carrots can be carved and shaped into feet and a beak, and a raisin or chocolate chip can be used for the eyes.
  5. Apple dips. Who can resist a tasty apple dip such as caramel, yogurt, or cream cheese? Or you can roll apple slices in crushed graham crackers for a crisp and sweet taste.
  6. Apple cookies. We’re not talking about a cookie loaded with sugar. Slice an apple into a round piece and top with peanut butter, chocolate chips, nuts or a bit of caramel, and you have a snack very similar to a cookie that is sure to please the palate.
  7. Apple nachos. Who says nachos need to be made with meat and cheese? Try slicing an apple and topping with caramel, granola, oatmeal, chocolate chips, yogurt, or a bit of frosting for a whole different sort of nacho that is healthy and fun.
  8. Apple salad. Cut an apple into pieces and mix with yogurt and other fruits for a light and refreshing salad. You sure can’t go wrong with a recipe as simple and delicious as this one.


If you are looking for creative ideas to keep your kids as well as yourself, eating healthy snacks during the hot summer month of July, look no farther than Dippin’ Stix apple snacks. Our snacks are prepackaged in single or family packs for quick and easy access and preparation. Be creative and let your ideas flow. Dippin’ Stix snacks can be found at your local retailer. Check them out today and ease your struggles of healthy snacks during the heat of the summer months.

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Do Not Let Academics and Healthy Eating Habits of Your Children Suffer this Summer with Healthy Snacks from Dippin’ Stix

June 4th, 2019 · No Comments

When summer rolls around and the kids are out of school, it’s time for everyone to kick back and relax, right? Sleep late, put the books to the back of the closet, and have free reign of the snacks in the refrigerator, freezer, and cupboard.


Wrong! Studies show that students who stash away the books over the summer months lose up to one month of school year learning (study by David M. Quinn and Morgan Polikoff). The same goes with snacks and unhealthy eating. Don’t let summer become a season of unhealthy eating habits. Instead, invest in fun and healthy snacks from Dippin’ Stix.

You’ve invested a lot of time, effort, love, and money into making your kids a success, and that’s not just academically successful. You work hard to prepare healthy and balanced meals, pack nutritious lunches, and try to be creative with fun and healthy snacks during the school year. Don’t allow unhealthy eating habits just because it’s summer.

Follow a few simple tips to keep on track with studies and healthy eating this summer:


  1. Go for nutrition by following the food pyramid with enough servings of fruits, vegetables, protein, and grains.
  2. Understandably, the summer months are busy with sports, work, camps, and daycare. However, not all convenience foods are filled with sodium, fat, and calories. Foods such as apples and baby carrots with dips are fun, convenient, healthy, and nutritious.
  3. With a little bit of time and creativity, those brown bag lunches and snacks can be healthy and fun. If your family is young, make animal shapes or flowers out of their sandwich, fruits, or vegetables. Who could turn that down?
  4. Read and review. Who doesn’t want a break from the studies over the summer months? However, taking a few minutes each day to read with your child and review those math problems can keep them up-to-date with their academics so they aren’t so far behind when school starts again in the fall. If you’re traveling, take along some books to read in the car, have them read road signs, and add up the cost of items purchased in the store or restaurant to keep their reading and math skills sharp.


This summer, don’t let your child’s academic progress and healthy eating habits suffer. Take a few minutes each day to work with your child by reading, writing, and reviewing math calculations. Additionally, work with them to continue and achieve healthy eating habits.


Dippin’ Stix can help with sliced apples and dip and crisp baby carrots and dip. These snacks are not only affordable, nutritious, and healthy—they’re also fun with individual or family size packaging. What’s even better, Dippin’ Stix snacks are also available in vending machines for convenience. Check out the healthy snack options available from Dippin’ Stix today at a retailer near you, and don’t let your child’s academic progress and healthy eating suffer this summer!

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