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Friday, January 19, 2024

Good & Gather Organic Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks

Next up in our household staple series: Organic Mixed Berry Fruit Snacks. These look more like citrus colors than berry colors to me. Know what I mean?

I think of "berry" things as being black, blue, purple, and red. These are yellow, orange, and pink, so I'm inclined to think: lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Nope. These little do-dads are...? Well, shoot. That's a good question. What flavors are they supposed to be?

The packaging shows what appears to be strawberry, raspberry, and maybe grape? Interesting. No blueberry? That would explain the lack of blue fruit snacks.

The ingredients list shows the following real fruit juices were used in these tasty, fruity morsels: apple, blackcurrant, carrot, and radish. Okay. I see why they didn't tell us what juices were actually in these things. Further inspection reveals the aforementioned fruit juices are used only for color rather than flavor. So what flavor are they?

The only juice mentioned in the list that's not in the context of "color" is apple juice. So...these are apple flavored fruit snacks. I feel misled.

Still, they're fairly yummy. They're not as yummy as their "mixed fruit" predecessor, but pretty darn close. 

At $10.29 for 20 baggies, they're quite a bit pricier than the other fruit snacks. I guess you're paying for the organic-ness. Also, these are not gluten-free. They do contain wheat.

I give these organic "berry" fruit snacks 7 out of 10 stars.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Good & Gather Mixed Fruit Snacks

I've always loved fruit snacks ever since I was a little kid. Fruit roll-ups, bars, leather, strips, name it. I'd beg my dad for them every time we went to the grocery store.

Parents look at the label and see something about "real fruit juice" and feel okay about letting their kids have them. In reality, I'm sure they're nothing but sugar with a few drops of actual juice, but hey, they taste great, they're convenient, and they're not crazy expensive.

These Good & Gather dealies are no different. We generally have a box laying around the house and toss a couple bags into the car for road trips or hikes. They're the perfect mid-meal snack for boosting blood sugar and avoiding hangriness.

There's a strictly berry version of these fruit snacks, but this one here has cherry, grape, orange, apple, strawberry, and raspberry flavors. They're all sweet and surprisingly tasty. 

For $5.19, you get 22 bags. There's also a 50 bag option for around $9. Not too shabby. I'd say it's worth it. 

It's been a repeat purchase at our house for the past year or so and we'll undoubtedly keep some on hand for the foreseeable future. One of my favorite items from GAG.

I give Good & Gather Mixed Fruit Snacks 8 out of 10 stars.

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