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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Funky Monkey Snacks Review
I was recently introduced to a great snack for kids and adults too! They are called Funky Monkey Snacks and they are simply 100% real fruit snacks that are made using a proprietary freeze-drying process the creates "Fruit that Crunches" while retaining nearly all of the natural goodness that fruit provides.
Funky Monkey Snacks are free of gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut and tree nuts. These snacks contain no added sugars, colors, flavors or preservatives and are Fat Free. The fruit used in Funky Monkey are non-GMO project verified. Funky Monkey Snacks are also vegan, raw and certified Kosher. They are produced in Brazil, closest to where their premium fruits are grown and harvested and freeze-dried at the very peak of freshness.
In addition to using organic fruits and juices (eliminating chemicals), they use a freeze drying method that uses less energy than other processes and all the fruit waste (peels, core etc) are re-used as fertilizer or animal feed.
All that is great, icing on the cake if you will--but the real reason I love them is that they are truly dried fruit that tastes great--they have been 4 year old approved in our household! There are currently 7 flavors available, the varieties with their complete ingredient list are:
Applemon (Freeze-Dried Apple and Organic Cinnamon)
Bananamon (Freeze-Dried Organic Banana and Organic Cinnamon)
Carnaval Mix (Freeze-Dried Organic Banana, Pineapple, Apple and Papaya)
JiveALime (Freeze-Dried Pineapple and Lime Juice)
MangOJ (Freeze-Dried Mango and Orange Juice)
Pink Pineapple (Freeze-Dried Pineapple and Guava
Purple Funk (Freeze-Dried Organic Banana and Organic Acai)
All of the flavors have been a hit at our house. I honestly can't tell you which one we liked best. These Funky Monkey Snacks are perfectly tasty crunchy fruit--perfectly portable, plus, since they are completely fruit--not a bunch of extra ingredients--1/4 cup of Funky Monkey Snacks is a fruit serving--the 0.42 ounce package contains 1 fruit serving and the 1 ounce package contains 3 fruit servings. So it is a great way to get extra fruit servings into my child without him really realizing it. I like that the fruit is really crunchy and not at all chalky like some dried fruits are.