Iara over at Crunchy N Yummy sent me a variety pack of her freeze-dried organic snacks. Honestly, I wondered how different they could taste than all the others that we have tasted! Boy was I wrong -- they are packed full of flavor and crunch! The 5 flavors in my little sample box included Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango, Papaya, and Banana.
Here are some perks of freeze-dried foods:
- Relatively contamination-free since dehydration makes it virtually impossible for yeast and bacteria to survive!
- Stores for a long time without spoiling!
- Minimal to no preparation
- Low shipping and storage costs b/c extremely lightweight due to water removal
- Easy to transport
- No refrigeration
- Great for camping, hiking, on-the-go snacks, with cereals, baking, salads, yogurt or ice-cream toppings
My Review: I really enjoyed these little snacks. They are perfect for our camping and hiking adventures! I love that she used organic fruits b/c the last thing we needed is concentrated chemical-laden foods while we are doing intense hiking and exercising! It is also a great snack to carry in a purse or a diaper bag for the little ones! Sophia really liked the pineapple, strawberry, and banana.
My favorite, HANDS DOWN, was the banana!! I could have eaten the whole bag in one setting! It is super sweet, packed full of banana goodness! The pineapple had great flavor, although a funny texture, which is not surprising with the way the fruit is when it is fresh. The big pieces of the mango were quite tasty! The strawberry flavor was yummy and the texture was just as I would imagine. I am not a big fan of papaya so I am going to let the hubby have that one!
The cost is affordable too. It is $15.95 for 6 packages which makes them about $2.65/pack. You get a lot of freeze dried fruit in just 1 package!! :) Plus they are eligible for free shipping which is a must for me on Amazon!!
I plan to bookmark the banana and pineapple flavors on my Amazon wish list for our summer trips! :)
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WIN IT: One lucky Go Long! Go Green! winner will receive all 5 flavors that I received: Strawberry, Pineapple, Mango, Papaya, and Banana
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This giveaway is open to the U.S. and will end on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at midnight. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please, no PO Boxes.
Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.