In that moment I decided that's it, I'm done.
Applesauce pouches are overpriced and wasteful. Is it really that hard to open a glass jar of applesauce and spoon out a bowlful to our children? Is it hard to pack it in a storage container with a lid in their lunch or school snack? No it isn't. If you've totally fallen for the convenience aspect of it (I get it, I truly do), I recommend buying reusable pouches. These plastic pouches of 3.2oz of applesauce create absurd amounts of waste in favor of convenience, not to mention how long will it take for a pouch to break down in the dump? I have also confirmed they are not organic anymore, over the past year or so the price has gone up about $3 at Costco and the label now states, all natural. Boo, hiss!
I just spent $9.99 for 4 jars of ORGANIC applesauce at Costco, which is 189 ozs (or 11lbs). You do the math comparing that to 18- 3.2oz pouches! If you don't know, apples have been ranked #1 on Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen produce list, meaning they have consistently carried the highest load of pesticide residue. I highly recommend only giving children organic apples. Plus, we all know that the apples that turn into applesauce aren't handpicked from a tree, they are the ones that have fallen and are blemished on the ground (aka seconds). What a profit these applesauce pouch companies are turning! Joke is on us!
I'm done, no turning back. Good bye wasteful applesauce pouches, I won't miss you!
 The brand of applesauce pouches they sell at Costco rhymes with YOYO, they do sell 4 packs of organic applesauce at Whole Foods. Organic pouches retail for about $1.10/ea.