I've mentioned before on the site that the Rhino loves fruit and I do, too, so I was really interested when Funky Monkey asked me to try out their all-natural freeze-dried fruit snacks.
Funky Monkey fruit snacks are 100% fruit, with no added sugar, colors, flavors or preservatives, and each bag gives you three of the those four recommended servings of fruit that you should be eating every day (but probably aren't because you are so busy). Three of the four fun Funky Monkey flavors (Bananamon, Purple Funk and Jivealime, love those names!) are certified organic, and I've been trying to go the organic route lately because I just think it's the healthier choice.
Funky Monkey snacks come in 1 oz pouches that you can take with you anywhere. The flavor I tried was the Carnival Mix, which contains organic banana and pineapple in the mix.
Normally the Rhino won't even try dried fruit, but he gave these a try, mostly because they just smelled so good when I opened the bag that he had to taste them. I have to say that, in the past, most of the dried fruit that I have eaten tastes all right, but it is a little...rubbery. Sometimes even tough. So normally I just skip it.
But the Rhino and I agreed that the Funky Monkey Carnival Mix was a pleasant surprise. First off, it was really flavorful, better than other dried fruit I have eaten. You could really tell that you were eating actual pineapples and bananas and not any nasty chemical stuff.
Even better, though, was that Funky Monkey was crisp and chewy, not rubbery at all. What makes them different, according to the manufacturer, is the (original, patented) freeze-dried process they use right when the fruit is at its freshest, which is designed to remove 97% of the moisture while still retaining that crunch. Turns out Funky Monkey's trademark slogan is, "The Fruit That Crunches!" and in my experience, they lived up to that promise.
I really enjoyed my Funky Monkey Carnival Mix, and so did the Rhino. We ate the entire bag of Carnival Mix at lunchtime, and I felt good about the healthy choice we had made.
You can find Funky Monkey snacks in all 250 Whole Foods Markets across the country.
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