A few weeks ago I got an email from Peeled Snacks asking if I wanted to try some of their fruit snacks. I had seen their snacks at Starbucks and had always wanted to give them a try. Peeled Snacks are organic, gently dried fruit snacks that have no added sugar, oil, or preservatives. I received three kinds: much-ado-about-Mango, Apricot-a-lot, and Farmer’s Market Trio. I had a dance event on Sunday with my dance club so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get my friends opinions and try something new. Plus, when we’re dancing, we don’t want sugary treats. We started with the much-ado-about-Mango. First off, I opened the bag and got a huge whiff of mango (which I love). At first the texture was a little weird for me, but I soon found that I was eating these nonstop while chatting with my friends. Everyone else liked this one, but not as much as I did. Then we tried the Apricot-a-lot. This one was probably my second favorite. My friends Brittany and Jordan absolutely loved this one though. I wasn’t getting enough apricot taste for my liking and was getting too much raisin texture but I was told I was wrong and it definitely tasted like apricots so I’m guessing it was just me on that one. Next we tried Farmer’s Market Trio. There’s cherries, raisins and apples in this pack. I have a slight confession… I really do not like cherries. So I had a hard time trying this one. I tried the apple slice and really liked it. But I could not get myself to try the cherries. After picking out the apples to eat myself, I gave the pack to Brittany and Jordan who happily ate the cherries and raisins. After asking my friends which was their favorite most said the Apricot-a-lot or the Farmer’s Market Trio. My favorite was the much-ado-about-Mango. I guess that means more mangoes for me!
After looking at the Peeled Snacks website, I found some other mixes that I definitely want to try in the future. There’s Paradise Found which has a mix of bananas, mango and apricot and Apple-2-the-core. I’m excited to try more varieties. One of the other things I love about these snacks are that the bags are re-sealable. You can leave them at work in your desk and pull them out when you want a healthy snack. Who doesn’t love feeling like they’re on a tropical island eating mangoes in between doing stacks of paperwork? I know I do. It’s just so much better to know that there something convenient and healthy to snack on when we’re pressed for time. When I’m working the last thing I have time to do is wash and cut fruit. So I normally grab a cookie instead (bad Megan). But I think I’ll start buying these snacks so that I can eat something that’s nutritious and tastes good.
Where can you find Peeled Snacks you ask? Well, Peeled Snacks are now available at CostCo stores in the Midwest, or at Starbucks and a variety of grocery/convenience stores across the country. You can also order Peeled Snacks on their website www.peeledsnacks.com.
Now on to the giveaway. I would like to give one of you the chance to try out Peeled Snacks. One winner will receive an Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack. This pack contains 12 single serving snacks: 2 each of pine-4-Pineapple, much-ado-about-Mango, Banan-a-peel, Apricot-a-lot, Cherry-go-round, and Apple-2-the-core. To enter, go to the website and look around and then leave a comment here telling me which variety you are most excited to try or which name you think is the best (I love the creative names!). Please leave your email address in the body of your comment so I have a way of contacting you. You must live in the United States. One winner will be randomly selected. Giveaway will end on Saturday, September 3rd at 12:00pm Central. Good luck!