The Best Wines To Pair With Your Kids Lunchables

The kids are in bed, the dishes are, well, mostly in the sink, and you are ready to unwind with a nice glass of full bodied red. If your anything like this mama, then these days all you want is some quiet time to catch up on reruns of Grey Anatomy, and drink that discount wine you picked up from grocery store while stocking up on milk and diapers.

Gone are the days where you call over a friend, pull out a chartreuse platter (those big plates full of smelly cheese, salted meats, and random pickled things),  and uncork a fancy bottle of your favourite vintage. No, you are now sophisticated enough to appreciate the gentle balance between a string cheese and a cabernet, a fruit loop and a riesling, a granola bar and a….red something. But if you are still looking for more great snacks to compliment that fine bottle of reasonably priced vino than look no further, because this mama has you covered.

Cabernet Syrah + Stale Goldfish Crackers


Let’s start with a nice full bodied red. This Cabernet Syrah has a full bouquet of blackberry, blueberry,  and coffee. Wait, maybe I’m still tasting the remnants of this afternoons cold cup of pick me up. Either way, it pairs nicely with those stale goldfish crackers you’re sure to find floating around the back seat of your mini van.

Bubbly + Chocolate Smarties


If your a mom, then there is a 97.32% chance that you have bribed your kids with smarties and some point in their lives. We constantly have a box of these bad boys floating around the house, giving me bargaining power when it comes to potty training, and also as a quick sugar fix when my kids aren’t looking. These candy coded pieces of gold are also the perfect snack next time you pop the top off of your fruity bottle of bubbly.

Blended Red + Kinder Surprise Eggs


If you’re looking for a red, you can never go wrong with….red. These blends of….ummmm….red, always match up nicely with those Kinder Surprise eggs grandma likes to bring over and feed the kids while constantly forgetting that the biggest surprise of all, are all those tiny chocking hazards hiding inside.

Riesling + Lunchable Cheese & Crackers


Ok I have to admit, these seemed like a good idea at the time, but that neon cheese I’m dipping those sawdust bites into are making me rethink every trip I’ve ever made to the grocery store. This is a warning to all of you out there, if you see cheese the colour of a school bus, put it down and walk away slowly.

Merlot + Oreos


Theres something so magical about an Oreo, and one could also argue the same about a full glass of Merlot. Therefore put two and two together and you can’t go wrong, right? Right!

Pinot Auxerrios + Peanut Butter


Although I’m 97% sure I have no idea how to pronounce this wine, I’m 112% sure that it pairs perfectly with a nice full tub of peanut butter. I’m also 78% sure that if I keep making up random stats, 43% of you will start questioning how much wine I drank while putting this list together.

Pinot Gris + Fruit Pouches


The refreshingly crisp citrus notes of a pinot gris pairs perfectly with that unlimited stack of fruit pouches you keep stashed away for those impromptu melt downs and tantrums your toddler likes to pull out every time you’re in public. Also, if you mix these two together it counts as a full serving of fruits and vegetables.

There you have it, some of the best snacks to pair with your wine are currently hiding in your pantry…or at the bottom of your oversized diaper bag. Don’t forget to drink responsibly, and let me know what some of your favourite mom hacks are.


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