Friday, October 9, 2009

Sensible Foods: Dried Fruit Snacks

It can sometimes be hard to get in your fruits and veggies on a daily basis. We don't buy produce because we don't eat it in time, it's too messy (peaches! <3),>Unfortunately, I've never tried the vegetable snacks from Sensible Foods, but I have tried all of the fruit ones. :) My mom went on this crazy QVC spree and bought an assortment box of, like... 40 or something. It was insane, yet strangely awesome to witness. Our neighbors actually asked what was in the huge box on our porch. I replied dried fruit. They stared. Hm.

Again, in order from favorite to least favorite:

Tropical Blend: A delicious mix of apples, pineapples, bananas, and mangoes. The only reason that this one beat the Orchard Blend was because the bananas are so delicious. They're not like dried banana chips, they're much softer and more like... puffed, I guess?

Orchard Blend: This one is a mix of apples, peaches, and apricots. The peach bits are very good, but the apricots that I had in my bag were slightly sour. It may be just that one bag, because my mom had one as well and she thought the whole thing was sweet.

Cherry Berry: Ah, this one has apple, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries. The strawberries are definitely sour in this one, everyone in my family agreed on that. The blueberries are hit or miss, depending on the size really. The big ones tend to be sweeter. I kind of thought the cherries were kind of scarce in my bag, but it really varies.

Apple Harvest: Eh. Still good but... Apples are one of my least favorite fruits. I love the flavor, don't actually like the fruit itself. These are incredibly crunchy and flat, unlike the puffed up cubes of peach, pineapple, mango, etc...

I do believe there is a marketing strategy to having apples in every bag. Simply put, apple are much cheaper than any of the other fruits they use, and trust me, there are way more apples than the other bits. Oh, well. If you like apples, it's good for you!

The flavors range from 70 (Orchard Blend), 80 (Tropical Blend and Apple Harvest), and 84 (Cherry Berry). The Apple Harvest is the only organic fruit flavor. It's all fat free, and each bag is equal to 1/2 cup of fruit, or one daily serving. The sugars and carbs are quite reasonable considering it's fruit! Check the website here for full nutritional info.

So that's it, lovies. Another yummy review. Anything special you've seen lately at the grocery store, but haven't tried because you don't know if it's good? Leave me a comment and I'll try picking it up and reviewing it for you. ;) Yes, yes, it will be very hard work.

Price: I'm not sure how much my mom got them for, but an individual bag is $1.69 on their site.
Calories: 70-84 per bag

Dun dun dun dun! *fanfare* Giveaway time!


  1. yum yum yum heavenly looking much the tropical one looks the best to me

  2. I like to top my cereal and Greek yogurt with these pre-portioned snacks. Yum.

  3. Love dried fruit! I almost used to eat them and fresh fruits in crazy amounts to get my sugar fix...largely because, well, who doesn't love fruits? And I got tired of candy:) Dried fruits<3

  4. I used to love snacking on these mixed into my cereals and yogurt. So fun!
    Haven't bought these in a while since I forgot about them. Thanks for the reminder.

    And the man wasn't feeding his daughter just.. because.
    He treated that little girl like a dog.
    He'd take her hand and make her touch the door knob, then say: NO! and pull her hand away. Then he would do it again.
    It was very weird :/

  5. I love dried fruit! I also saw on the website that they have dried corn... sounds veryyyyyyy interesting!

  6. woah- WEIRD! i just got these in the mail to do a review on!
    i tried the corn and orchard blend so far. the Corn one is REALLY good! its almost butter tasting!

  7. You won my Apron giveaway. Please send me your home address, so I can get it to you.

  8. I've seen so many similar goods in health stores lately. They seem to be getting really popular.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

  9. If I do that I'll get worse. I always get worse when I have time off from school, When I'm at home I just get back into my old habits.
    That's why I'm dreading this long weekend coming up. Ugh.
    Thanks for the kind words.

  10. Okay so I just wanted to let you know that I am now obsessed with the Apple Cinnamon Z Bars heated up!!!! Thank you!

  11. These sound wonderful!! Mmm, fruity!!
    <3 jess

  12. I tried this once and really like it, especially the apple one. Great healthy snack!