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Local Products for Kids' Lunch Boxes

New and easy treats to help change up what you might typically pack in kids’ lunch boxes.

By Caroline Mund

Aug 2021

Mini pies from Prairie Pie
Photo courtesy Prairie PieFind the perfect special treat to light up your kid's face when they open up their lunch box to discover a tasty surprise.

Spring Branch Kombucha

1200 S. Hillcrest Ave., Springfield, 417-496-2647

Elderberry Ginger and Strawberry Rose are the top Kombucha flavors among kids according to Spring Branch Kombucha owner Jessica Ollis. These drinks provide a healthful alternative to sugary juice boxes or cans of soda.

Askinosie Chocolate

514 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-862-9900

The Chocolate Covered S’more Bites, Chocolate Covered Malt Balls and Itty Bars make for an easy dessert to throw into lunch boxes. 

Schuchmann Meat Company

4406 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-771-5339

Mesquite Wagyu Beef Jerky made at Schuchmann Meat Company in Springfield is an easy source of protein and energy. 

Prairie Pie

307 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, 417-459-8222

Individually wrapped and stored at room temperature, these mini pies come in flavors like caramel apple, chocolate chess, and lemon chess and are easy treats for lunches.

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