I have to admit that I was skeptical about liking freeze-dried fruit when I first received these samples in the mail. The last time I remember trying freeze-dried fruit was over 20 years ago, and there was a reason it was that long ago, I didn’t like it. Since I have grown up a lot since then, both in maturity and in the foods that I eat, I decided to give the Crunchy & Yummy snacks a try.
Love seeing this on food packages:
Crunchy & Yummy fruits are certified USDA Organic, OU Kosher Parve, gluten-free, vegan and peanut-free. They are available in 5 different varieties – banana, papaya, strawberry, mango & pineapple. I was curious as to how the fruit is made into the freeze-dried state and was happy to see an explanation in the Crunchy & Yummy package that I received. Here is a little more information:
All Crunchy & Yummy fruits are freeze-dried at their peak of flavor. The freeze-drying process involves removing almost all the moisture in a vacuum chamber and sealing the food in an airtight container. They retain all of their color, flavor & nutritional value after freeze-drying and don’t contain any preservatives, salt, sweeteners or gluten.
Crunchy & Yummy fruits are amazing! I honestly didn’t think I would like them, but went into this with an open mind. I was very impressed. I love the crunch and then the burst of fruit flavor from each little piece! I was so impressed I opened each of the 5 packages to sample each & every variety! My brain immediately began to brainstorm about what I could use the fruit for, aside from eating straight from the bag. Salad toppers, yogurt mix-ins, ice cream toppers were the first few that crossed my mind. I love that they come in single serve packages for on-the-go snacking. These fit great in my purse or gym bag. I bet these would be a great addition to lunch for kids!
Crunchy & Yummy snacks can be purchased online or in select stores in New York & Florida. If you would like a store near you to carry Crunchy & Yummy snacks, click here to print a letter out to bring in to your store.
**Thank you to Crunchy & Yummy for the complimentary samples. The opinions posted in this review are mine and haven’t been influenced by anyone or anything.