This company began and made by two mumpreneurs, Lucy Woodhouse and Meriel Kehoe when their children, Claudia and Fin were small. Realising they couldn’t find any alternatives to the sugar and additive laden lollies in the shops, they set about creating their own in their kitchens, using only natural ingredients and lots of juicy fruit.
They were looking to create a healthy natural ice lolly which is what they did! Named after their children, Claudi and Fin was created!
You can read more about them and their range here.
I received nine generous, amazing boxes of their mini lollies – each box containing nine lollies each! There is Mango, strawberry and an all new flavour Peach and Apricot! All three of my children were all very excited to try them – who am I kidding – so was I!
The box states very clearly in lovely pastel colours – Good source of Vitamin D, 100% natural, less than 32 cal per lolly and Greek Style frozen yoghurt.
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The kids have been loving the @claudiandfin lollies which they sent to us to try! The flavours in the box are Mango, Strawberry, Peach & Apricot and each one tastes amazing! In each box here are 9 mini lollies which are suitable for vegetarians. I like how they are made with Greek yoghurt as it gives a creamy taste, whole milk for the calcium and they put 3 times the amount of real fruit puree in their lollies. Everything in their lollies comes from nature so I feel confident in my children eating them – my infant has enjoyed joining in with her older siblings and they all feel like they are having a tasty treat without knowing it's also good for them! Annddd also great for anyone on a healthy eating plan as less than 32 calories per lolly. '1 in 4 children in the UK is vitamin D deficient, which means more and more are getting conditions like rickets that stop bones growing normally. It’s really difficult to get vitamin D from our diets (just 10% comes from food), so they've added sunshine to every bite (30% of your recommended vitamin d allowance)' • • #gifted #claudiandfin #healthy #tastytreats #tastetesting #inbeautyandchaos #vegetarian #foodie #blogonmama #flatlay #darlingweekend #fromabove #lightinspired #momcommunity #momentsinmotherhood #watchthemgrow #greekyoghurt #momlifeisthebestlife #review #raisingthefuture #documentyourdays #motherly #snaphappybritmums #triumphanttales #sunnypicchallenge #fiercelittleones #colorfulllife #pursuewhatislovely #everydaymoments #mytinytribe
There are two size lollies – 55ml and 30ml.
Claudi & Fin’s mouth watering lollies are the low calorie treat that doesn’t compromise on taste (I was surprised as something that healthy shouldn’t taste that good!)
At less than 35 calories (less calories than an orange and definitely healthier than a biscuit) for the all new mini size (30ml) these lollies really are the perfect guilt free treat for anyone watching their waistline as well as wanting to treat the children too.
For those following an official weight loss programme, it may be useful to know that the full size lollies are:
- 3 Weight Watchers Smart points
- SlimmingWorld 2.5 syns for Strawberry – Calories: 52 Calories, Sugar: 6.4g
- 3 syns for Mango – Calories: 54 Calories, Sugar: 6.6g
- 2 Weight Watchers points
- 1.5 syns – That makes them the same as a Mini Milk and I know which one I’d rather have!
- Claudi & Fin Mango 30ml Lolly, Calories: 34 Calories, Sugar: 4.1g
- Claudi & Fin Peach and Apricot 30ml Lolly, Calories: 33 Calories, Sugar: 3.5g
- Claudi & Fin Strawberry 30ml Lolly, Calories: 31 Calories, Sugar: 3.8g
Nutritional values of the minis:
Strawberry yoghurt lolly – Greek style yoghurt* (45%) (milk), reconstituted whole milk (19%), strawberry purée (14.5%), sugar, strawberry juice from concentrate (4.5%), water, lemon juice from concentrate (2%), natural strawberry flavouring, stabilisers: guar gum, xanthan gum, pectins; vitamin D3.
Mango yoghurt lolly – Greek style yoghurt* (45%) (milk), reconstituted whole milk (19%), mango purée (15%), water, sugar, lemon juice from concentrate(2%), natural mango flavouring, stabilisers: guar gum, xanthan gum, pectins; vitamin D3.
Peach & Apricot yoghurt lolly – Greek style yoghurt* (45%) (milk), reconstituted whole milk(19%), peach purées (13%) , sugar, water, lemon juice from concentrate, apricot purée, natural peach flavouring, natural apricot flavouring, stabilisers: guar gum, xanthan gum, pectins; vitamin D3.
*Live bio cultures inside: Lactobacillus, Streptococcus thermophillus.
For anyone curious about the full size lollies nutritional values:
Nutrition Information per lolly (50g) Mango: 56 calories, 0.9g protein, 7.6g carbs, 6.8g sugars, 2.3g fat, 1.5g saturates, 0.3g fibre, 0.06g salt, Vitamin D 1.5 ug
Greek style yoghurt (45%), milk*, reconstituted whole milk (19%), mango puree (15%), water, sugar, concentrated lemon juice, natural flavouring, thickeners: guar gum, carob gum, pectins; vitamin D3. *Live bio cultures inside: lactobacillus, Streptococcus thermophillus.
Nutrition Information per lolly (50g) Strawberry: 52 calories, 0.8g protein, 6.9g carbs, 6.4g sugars, 2.3g fat, 1.6g saturates, 0.2g fibre, 0.05g salt, Vitamin D 1.5 ug.
Greek Style Yoghurt* (45%) (Milk), Reconstituted Whole Milk (19%), Strawberry Puree (14%), Water, Sugar, Natural Flavouring, Concentrated Strawberry Juice, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Thickeners: Guar Gum, Carob Gum, Pectins, Vitamin D3, *Live bio cultures inside: Lactobacillus, Streptococcus Thermophillus.
“We use creamy Greek style yoghurt for two reasons; the first is it tastes amazing! The second is that it has less sugar and almost twice the protein of ‘normal’ yoghurt. It’s also jam-packed with good stuff like calcium, potassium, zinc and vitamins B6 and 12.
When it comes to milk it’s the whole way or the highway. Firstly, it tastes a lot better. Not just a little bit, but a lot. Secondly, as soon as you strip out the fat, you also strip out the vitamins; A, D, E and K, to be precise.
We put 3 times the amount of real fruit puree in our lollies because there’s lots of good stuff in fruit; vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. Our kids love the stuff and we think yours will too!
We’re a bit put off by food that contains complicated ingredients with terrifying names, so we haven’t got any of those in our lollies. Everything that goes into our product comes from nature.”
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The cost of the lollies range from £2 to £3.50 per pack depending on whether the lollies are on offer in your supermarket and I’ve added a Mysupermarket comparison link just for you to check out and save pennies!
So they do cost more than a standard pack of average lollies which you can buy six for a £1, however, the average lolly contains 6 sugar cubes and the Claudi & Fin standard lollies is one teaspoon of sugar is measured at 4g. They have 7g in the Strawberry lollies and 6.2g in the Mango lollies. When it comes to the minis, there’s even less sugar at 3.8 in both the Strawberry and Peach & Apricot and 3.3 in Mango. So when it comes to the minis – it’s less than one teaspoon. You pay for what you get basically.
I love the packaging for these lollies! The cute ice lollies with faces and the use of pastel colours makes it not only fun and appealing for kids but for adults too, it’s almost like a fashionable lolly! The ice lollies with faces are continued onto the wrappers too which visually for children is appealing as the saying goes ‘eating with your eyes.’
You can see in the Instagram image I posted the detail of the packaging and the shape of the ice lolly.
They are firm when eaten straight out of the freezer which is handy for younger kids who tend to let them drip all over the place and melt like any normal lolly.
They’re a plain, pale colour, either pale pink, pale yellow, pale orange depending on which you want! As for the flavours, they are creamy, sweet with a fruity flavour.
Overall, these are a tasty and healthy snack for children and are low in calories. All my children loved eating them! My one year old and four year old loved all the three flavours and asked for more, my eight year old is an incredibly fussy eater so didn’t want the Peach & Apricot but loved the Strawberry and Mango.
I’d buy them when we run out for sure!
Disclosure – I was sent these to review but all opinions are my own and my childrens.
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