Crunchy N Yummy Organic Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks Review And Giveaway! 1 Follower Will Win EVERY Flavor!
So it's official...My toddler, Sophie, is weird. Okay, maybe not weird, but she definitely likes what she likes, and if she DOESN'T like something, she makes her feelings quite apparent! She is quite the little Diva, and if she even remotely disapproves of something, she will literally look down her nose upon it, with a smug little expression, and will toddle off on her merry way and ignore whatever she has taken offense to. It's actually kind of cute! Snobby as all get-out, but cute, nonetheless. So yes, my little girl has very discerning tastes when it comes to food, as well. When it comes to gastronomical preferences, she is very much her father's daughter. She LOVES chocolate and cookies and cake....Daddy condones this. Mama, not so much. (Mamas know better than to load children up with sugary snacks that are full of fat and excessive calories!) Sophie also likes things that are spicy, like buffalo wings and even my Cincinnati Chili! She'll scarf down her veggies happily, too. But the one area that she puts up a fight? Fruits. Hence the reason I say my daughter is weird. I mean, what toddler doesn't like fruit? Well, aside from bananas and watermelon, Sophie HATES fruit. Hopefully it's a phase!
I was browsing online last week looking for a healthy, nutritious way to "trick" my little Diva into eating her fruits. Pie wasn't going to cut it, as that's not a very healthy option. (Although pie IS what my sugar-addicted husband suggested.) While browsing, I came across something I had never seen before: Freeze dried fruit snacks called Crunchy N Yummy. They have 5 different varieties of these snacks: Mango, Papaya, Banana, Pineapple, and Strawberry. I read about the company and looked at the Nutrition facts, and I was elated to discover that these are not your average fruit snacks! A lot of fruit snacks, like the pineapples or apricots you find in trail mixes, are loaded with added sugars. Not Crunchy N Yummy! They are freeze-dried at their peak of freshness to retain all of their wonderful flavor, color, and nutritional value. They are also certified Kosher, and are USDA Certified Organic. Crunchy N Yummy snacks do not contain any preservatives, salt, sweeteners, or gluten.
Crunchy N Yummy also believes in upholding social responsibility to their consumers, their farmers, and to the environment. That's why they only use the finest organic fruits sourced from local farms in South America, and they even preserve the water extracted from the fruits in the freeze-drying process and return it to the farmers to use in the cultivation of the next generation of the delicious, juicy fruits that go into Crunchy N Yummy snacks.
After learning all of this about Crunchy N Yummy, I contacted them to learn more about them. I was thrilled when they offered to send me a full sampling of all of their flavors AND to extend the same product package as a giveaway to one of my lovely readers! How cool is that?! When I received my package, I was immediately impressed by the bright, cheerful packaging and by the fact that these snacks are super light-weight. I love that, since I am already weighed down with gear for 2 babies! These are wonderful on the go.
My husband, my 11 year old, and I then decided to try these snacks. They are unlike any other fruit snacks I have tried, because they truly are crunchy....Think potato chips or pretzels...But they are lighter than those. And the flavors are awesome! It was kind of a contradiction, though! They tasted exactly like the freshest of fruit, but when I think fruit, I think soft and juicy. These are crunchy, which was a delightful surprise. And they can even be used in recipes, like in oatmeal or muffins, or even in stir-fry dishes! And I LOVE the fact that these snacks, while delicious, are absolutely healthy. Don't believe it? See for yourself! Here are the nutrition facts for the Crunchy N Yummy Strawberries:
And yes, ALL of their varieties are just as healthy and vitamin rich!
Now then came the moment of truth....The most critical of testers had her turn to try Crunchy N Yummy! I was a little bit worried, but hoped that the crunchiness of these snacks would deter her from throwing them down in protest. I gave Sophie one of each of the flavors for starters. And guess what? My picky, picky princess ate them! And then she grabbed the bags and wanted more! Success!!
Crunchy N Yummy snacks definitely live up to their name. We really enjoyed them! Our favorites were the strawberries, mangoes, and papayas, although all of them were quite tasty. I plan on ordering some more to keep on hand as Sophie Snacks.
Want some of your own? You can buy Crunchy N Yummy freeze-dried snacks on Amazon or at select other locations. Their website has a complete listing of retailers as well.
Crunchy N Yummy has been super generous and would love to send one of my lucky followers their own assortment of Crunchy N Yummy snacks! (The same package I received.)
Here's how to enter:
You MUST leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win! I had to re-draw a winner recently because they did not leave an e-mail address! Also, if an entry is worth 3 entries, you MUST leave 3 separate comments for those entries to count.
This giveaway will close on Friday, April 8th, at 11:59 PM. I will choose my winner using Random.org, and my winner will be posted here on my blog as well as contacted by e-mail. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond to me to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture, and I will then draw another winner. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I received sample products to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and my opinions are 100% honest, and are my own. Your experience may differ.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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