Parents, do you have a little one that always wants to "help" you in the kitchen? Do you have an older child who actually wants to do the cooking one night? Raddish Kids, a cooking club for kids may just be for you. Raddish Kids is a subscription box service that sends child-friendly recipes (among other goodies) right to your child each month. Read on for my honest review of Raddish Kids.
Disclaimer: I was given a box from Raddish Kids free in exchange for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Raddish Kids Cooking Club for Kids Review
Raddish Kids Review: What is Raddish Kids?
Raddish Kids is a cooking club for kids.
It is monthly subscription service that sends kids one themed box each month for the duration of their subscription.
Raddish Kids offers you the choice to purchase monthly, for 6 months or for 1 year.
Both the 6 month and 1 year subscription include a free apron for your child.
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Raddish Kids Review: What's Included in the Box?
Raddish Kids Review: What's Not Included in a Box?
This is not "Hello Fresh" for kids. No perishable food is sent in a Raddish Kids box.
Parents will still need to purchase items off of the grocery list in order to make the recipes on the cards provided each month.
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Raddish Kids Review: My Final Thoughts
The price for a box from Raddish Kids, without a 6 month or 1 year commitment is $24 each, and your child does not get sent an apron (but they will still receive a patch).
Personally, this feels a bit high since you then have to go and purchase the food items needed to prepare the meal on the cards sent to you.
The recipe cards are sturdy and laminated and certainly something that can be kept and used again.
The kitchen utensil I'm assuming is hit or miss as you may already have what is sent to you. For instance we received a garlic press, another box I saw included tongs.
Other times it may be a more specific utensil to that box's meal, for example, the box for September 2020 includes donut molds as the utensil because the dessert is Apple Cider donuts.
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My favorite thing included in the box was the Table Talk Cards.
I love the idea of having conversations with your kids at the dinner table. Not just asking "how was your day" or yes or no questions but actually getting them to open up to you.
The Table Talk cards are great conversation starters and can get your kids thinking about their answers as a "fine" won't suffice.
The other items included in the box; recipe cards, game/craft, skill cards and utensil were fine.
The recipe card is the most important part of the box as that tells you the three items you'll make for that night's meal but the game/craft and skill cards were just extra fluff for the box.
Our box's theme was a Vintage Theme, "Family Date Night".
Our main dish was Chicken Parmesan. Our side dish, green beans and our dessert was chocolate fondu.
My family's favorite part was the chocolate fondu.
Not because Chicken Parm is bad, it just wasn't *new*.
The chocolate fondu was something we never made before and dipping pretzels and marshmallow in chocolate is fun!
I think the new/never made before factor is KEY for Raddish Kids.
Other boxes I've seen have been themed more specifically to different countries/cultures.
For instance I saw a Tokyo themed box where the meal was sushi.
They also offered a Sweden themed box where they made Smorgasbord.
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The Overall Experience
This can certainly be a fun activity for the whole family!
Kids will love feeling like they're in charge of dinner that night - if they're older perhaps they actually will be in charge.
As mentioned above the boxes are themed so if it is a theme of something no one has made before or tried before that will certainly up the excitement for the meal.
Raddish Kids makes for a great gift idea for families with young children.
I know I am always looking for "experience" over things for my kids.
For a budding chef, Raddish Kids provides kid-friendly recipes with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and can allow them to build their own collection of culinary tools.