Search This Blog

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.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Favorite Day Freeze-Dried Strawberries in Dark Chocolate

A couple months ago, the beautiful wifey came home with a product called TruFru, or trüfrü. We were both pleasantly surprised at how delicious and simple they were. They're just freeze-dried fruits with a chocolate coating.

We tried milk chocolate covered strawberries in that instance, though I know the company makes other combinations of fruit and candy coatings including bananas, blueberries, or pineapple covered in ruby cacao, white, milk, or dark chocolate.

I loved the perfect strawberries and the quality milk chocolate, although I wished they were a little smaller. Most of the strawberries were way too big to be bite sized. Sonia wanted to try a dark chocolate version, but they didn't have any in stock at the time. Well, this Target brand iteration is both bite-sized and covered in dark chocolate. Yay.

I do think I'd like a milk chocolate or white chocolate version better, but these snacks are quite tasty. The beautiful wifey loves this version with dark chocolate. Again, the strawberries are dry and crunchy and covered in a quality confection. The bag is resealable and there's plenty in the bag to curb the munchies for a couple people easily.

About four bucks. Not bad. Would buy again or try other flavors of the same style product, either from TruFru or Favorite Day.

I give Favorite Day Freeze-Dried Strawberries in Dark Chocolate 8 out of 10 stars.

Search The Web

Custom Search