Funky Monkey Snacks Review & Giveaway
Founded in 2006 with the mission of nourishing healthy lifestyles by providing delicious, nutritious, convenient, quality snacks, Funky Monkey Snacks are simply real fruit snacks, made using a proprietary freeze-drying process that creates Fruit That Crunches! while retaining nearly all of the fruit's natural goodness.
Funky Monkey Snacks are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, peanut and tree nut free, and contain no added sugars, colors, flavors or preservatives. They are Non-GMO Project verified, vegan, raw and certified Kosher. They are produced in Brazil, near where the fruit is grown to ensure that all of the premium-quality ingredients are harvested and freeze-dried at the peak of freshness.
Different from other freeze-dried fruits on the market which can have a powdery and Styrofoam-like texture, Funky Monkey's proprietary method of freeze drying creates a snack that has the crunchy appeal of more traditional snack foods, with three servings of fruit in every ounce. Full slices and pieces of fruit are used, not small dices typically found in other types of fruit-based snacks.
I was asked to review Funky Monkey Snacks and was happy to accept. I am typically very strict about what kinds of foods and snacks my daughter eats because of her Autism. Snacks with added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, dyes etc are usually a problem for her because it seems to make her more hyper and her behaviors worse.With that said, I am always on the look out for healthy snacks that don't contain those items and that she will actually eat.
I was sent a sampling of Funky Monkey Snacks. I received Applemon(apples and cinnamon), Pink Pineapple(pineapple with guava), Carnival Mix(banana, pineapple, apple and papaya) and Mango OJ(mango with orange juice)
I let my daughter first sample them all to get her take about them. She loved all of the flavors except the Pink Pineapple. She loved that they were crunchy and not chewy like a dried fruit snack. She even asked for more once they were all consumed. With her being a picky eater and snacker, this was a big compliment.
I had the chance to sample the 4 flavors I was sent as well. I loved all of the flavors and enjoyed the different texture. I've never had freeze-dried fruits before but really enjoyed the crunchiness they provided. It was like eating chips due to the crunch but eating something more healthy. I also loved that there is three full servings of fruit in every ounce.
I would highly recommend Funky Monkey Snacks to anyone who wants a new way to eat fruit or just wants a different textured snack, while still eating something healthy and while still getting in those important servings of fruit daily.
They have 7 flavors in all and come in 2 different size packages, 1 ounce and .42 ounce. They can be purchased at their website, Amazon.com, and many grocery stores.
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Disclosure: I was sent complementary samples in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions were honest and my own.