You know The Melt, but have you been there recently? We’re big fans, but hadn’t been in a few weeks, and while we were gone, they introduced a new, wholesome kids meal. This isn’t the typical kids meal soaked in saturated fats with a side of trinkets, making this the perfect crowd-pleasing, parent guilt-free dinner on a busy school night.
The new menu addition – called The Kid, how could you miss it? – features a 100% all-natural grilled cheese sandwich with a generous slice of fresh apple slices. It comes with some fun, including stickers, an activity sheet, and crayons, which made for an interactive family activity while we waited for our dinner. My kids gobbled up The Kid, including all of the apple slices, not including the slice I snuck to try. These are really fresh Granny Smith apples, not the mushy, pre-sliced and bagged apples often handed out to kids.
We stopped by The Melt on a Monday night with a very hungry group after lacrosse practice let out late. My son inhaled his meal and gave it a thumbs up with his mouth full of food.
The Melt has been a family favorite for awhile, but the addition of The Kid makes for a simple, yet healthy ordering solution. My kids would stare at the more complex combinations and ask for a plain grilled cheese. Now they have the perfect solution that makes them happy because it tastes good and me happy because it comes with a side of apples and not chips. While their chips are yummy, the apples round the meal.
If you’re looking for one more reason to get back to The Melt, Costco has been selling gift cards, $39.99 for a pack of two $25 cards. Not only is it a healthy quick dinner option, but it’s a bargain!
Disclosure: We were given a gift card to cover our trial of The Kid. All opinions are my own.