Crunchies Freeze Dried Fruit Review and Giveaway!!!!
One of the healthiest and simplest snacks that I have discovered is freeze-dried fruit. The thing that makes these healthy is that this is a single-ingredient snack. Since it is only fruit they are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and kosher. As an added plus they have no added sugar or artificial flavoring.
When I received the Crunchies Freeze Dried Fruit Assortment for review, I was looking forward to sample some fruits that I had not tried freeze-dried before.
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I received an assortment pack of Crunchies that included the following freeze-dried snacks –
Pineapple – As the first flavor I tried I was not sure what to expect since I had never had a freeze-dried pineapple before. These were good, but I would have liked them being a little more on the sweet side. Other than that it was a good snack!
Strawberries – These are sliced strawberries that are 40 calories per serving and just pure fruit. These are tasty and delicious, much like strawberries that have their hydration.
Grapes – Up until recently I had not been a particular fan of grapes and for some reason as I age, fruit tastes better than it used to. That being said these were crunchy versions of a snack that I am still warming up to, but they were ok. I imagine if I loved grapes I might have felt differently, but worth a try if you are a grape fan.
Raspberries – One of my favorite desserts is cheesecake with raspberries over it so I was curious what a freeze-dried version would taste like. These were similar to hydrated raspberries and were really good. I loved that I could see the general shape and texture of the freeze-dried raspberries.
Cinnamon Apple – I was curious when I saw these and was not sure how I would like a freeze-dried version of a snack that I like hydrated. These were not very sugary and these were soft shortly after putting in the mouth. I would have liked a little more moisture removed and more of a crunch and more sweetness added.
Strawberry-Banana – I will start by saying I love freeze-dried bananas, so I had very high expectations for this combo. The strawberries were good, and the bananas were as well. I would have liked a little more flavorful bananas but overall a good mix.
Blueberries – Usually used in baking and in breads, I had never really had blueberries on their own and I was pleasantly surprised to try these. They were not super sweet like some blueberries can be but were good.
Each of the Crunchies have 97% of the moisture is removed, while maintaining 94% of the nutrient and enzyme level of the fruit. Crunchies have a 24 month shelf life and come in resealable bags, which is very important, as air will re-hydrate and soften the fruit – which also happens if you put the fruit in a bowl to eat.
If you want a pure and healthy snack you can not go wrong with Crunchies.
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GIVEAWAY: Crunchies is offering to my readers an assortment pack!! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win an assortment box of Crunchies that will include the following flavors – Pineapple – Strawberries – Grapes – Raspberries – Cinnamon Apple – Strawberry-Banana – Blueberries. This is a $41.50 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on October 9th (10/9/2016) to receive this fruitful assortment! Open to residents in the US only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by Crunchies/Crier PR! Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!