Friday, June 17, 2011

Peeled Snacks Review & Giveaway

I am always on the look out for healthy snacks that don't have added sugar, other dyes, colorings or high fructose corn syrup for my daughter. My daughter loves fruit so when I got the chance to sample some yummy snacks from Peeled Snacks, I was all for it.


About Peeled Snacks:


In New York City in 2004, Noha Waibsnaider founded Peeled Snacks when she noticed something missing from the world of snack foods. Store shelves were full of processed potato chips, corn syrup-filled candy, and energy bars made with too many mysterious ingredients. But you couldn't get anything healthy and tasty that made you feel good about snacking. So she set about to fix that problem.

Her solution? Tasty and nourishing fruit & nut mixes that became Peeled Snacks. Since then, Peeled Snacks has evolved to offer organic and all-natural gently-dried fruit in single and multi-serving packages. Peeled Snacks are made with ingredients that you recognize - large, easy-to-eat pieces of fruit that provide a natural source of vitamins, minerals and fiber - with NO sugar added.



My Thoughts:

My daughter and I were sent 4 bags of Peeled Snacks. First we tried Go Figure, which contains organic figs, organic dates and organic apricots. Even though my daughter only tasted the apricots from this collection, she really liked them. She had never had apricots before so they were completely new to her. I was surprised how good figs and dates could be. The idea of eating them doesn't sound to me like they would be good but these were. They were really sweet and not dried out at all.

Second we tried Much-ado-about-Mango, which contains only organic mangos. I am embarrassed to say that she and I scarfed this bag down in one sitting. We both LOVE mango and these were fabulous! They were sweet, not dry and tasted almost like candy. If you can't tell, these were our favorite!

Third we tried Paradise Found, which contains organic bananas, organic mangos and organic pineapples. I have never tried dried bananas before(have only tried banana chips) so I wasn't sure if I would like them. This package was our second favorite! The three flavors of the fruits combine wonderfully. Again, they were sweet and not dry. After I tried some, my daughter came along and stole the bag and finished it. :)

The final variety we got to sample was Farmers Market Trio, which contains organic apples, organic cherries and organic seedless raisins. The apples tasted so sweet and juicy, almost like candy! My daughter doesn't like cherries or raisins so she only tried the apples but they were a big hit with her! I really liked this variety as the fruits flavors blended fabulously.

Overall, these were a huge hit at my house. I love that they only contain organic fruit. There is no added sugar and are gluten free. The cost is approximately $3-4 per bag.



Buy: You can purchase these at the Peeled Snacks Website, Amazon, Whole Foods Stores and various other retailers. Peeled Snacks are also now available at Starbucks all across the US!

Win: The generous folks at Peeled Snacks have offered one of my readers to win an Organic Fruit Pouch Sampler, ARV $27.99.

GIVEAWAY

TO ENTER: Visit Peeled Snacks then come back and tell me something you liked or learned. This must be done before completing any extra entries. Be sure to leave your email address in a comment so I can contact you if you win.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

For 1 extra entry- "Like" Peeled Snacks on Facebook, Be sure to leave your Facebook name in a comment.

For 1 extra entry- Follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter, Be sure to leave your Twitter handle in a comment.

For 1 extra entry- Follow my blog via GFC and follow publicly(current followers included). Be sure to leave your GFC username in a comment.

For 2 extra entries- "Like" me on Facebook. Be sure to leave your Facebook name in a comment. 2 entries to leave 2 comments.

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That's a total of 8 possible entries! Good Luck!

RULES: You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US. One entry per household/IP address. 1 winner will be picked using Random.org and will be emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends on Friday, July 1st at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

Disclosure: I was sent complementary samples from Peeled Snacks in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions were honest and my own.

93 comments:

mommy717 said...

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Jessica said...

I love how you have real opinions on your blog and don't just say that you love everything! It's so refreshing!

We've had these snacks before. While we enjoy some flavors better than others, overall they are a hit.

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles

Army of Moms said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog www.realarmyofmoms.com. Friended you and Peeled snacks they sound yummy. http://facebook.com/Realarmyofmoms and I was already following you on twitter @armyofmoms. I will look at Henrys and Trader Joes for these snacks. I alwasy need somthing for car trips for the kids and I.

Kadie said...

These look yummy I will have to order some for the kiddos. Thank you for the visit and follow. I am returning the favor. I will for sure be back I need all the coupon help I can get!

DonnaZ said...

I learned that Oprah likes these!

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Already follow you via GFC.

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liked their FB page.

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llinda29 said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

oprah likes these- hoping that is good and that she did not become overaddicted to them

tatertot374 said...

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kendra22 said...

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smadrigal1976 said...

The peeled snacked come in so many different rare flavors that my children will LOVE..Their fruit is organic and grown to produce "honest" items to their buyers.

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smadrigal1976 said...

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kari jasus said...

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Domestic Diva said...

I love that their products are so clean -- no chemical nasties.

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I follow on gfc

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Caryn said...

I learned that Oprah is a fan of these

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jsc123 said...

I would like to try the Farmers Market Trio Pack.

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Courtney said...

I learned that a pineapple plant only makes one single pineapple a year! Wow!


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saturdaynightfever said...

Sulfites are no longer used in their snacks!

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Sarah said...

I learned they've partnered with the American Farmland Trust to help farmers and ranchers protect their land, produce a healthier environment and build successful communities.

kygirl said...

I learned that I could buy these at starbucks.
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Sarah said...

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Sarah said...

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kygirl said...

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D.Dove said...

I follow you on GFC as Heather, I'd like to try the Cherry-go-round product since I LOVE dried cherries

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D.Dove said...

I liked Peeled Snacks on FB as Heather C

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Meghan said...

I'd love to try Pineapple

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vegan4life said...

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katychick said...

i'd love for my kids to try the mango and know they are eating good and healthy food
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EmmaPeel said...

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kolpin said...

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Amy said...

I love that they're organic!

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Nancy said...

I learned that they have a deal of a month. They also have free shipping for orders over $65 or a $7. flat rate.

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kathy pease said...

their Cherry-go-round and Apricot-a-lot are considered raw because the fruits are sun-dried. Other Peeled Snacks are not technically raw because the fruit is heated to temperatures of 125 degrees or higher, which is above the 118 degree requirement for raw food diets.

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Rachel said...

i learned they are gluten free

Rachel said...

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dvice12 said...

I like pine-4-Pineapple
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purango said...

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