Monday, August 23, 2010

Funky Monkey Snacks

How picky can one almost 4-year old boy be? Yeah...well...he's picky! I have a really hard time finding snacks that he'll eat more than once (unless it's a bright orange fish shape) and an even harder time finding things that don't get him "spun up" from the sugar. I'm actually pretty lucky that he likes fruit, black beans and carrots. I was pleased to get the opportunity to review Funky Monkey snacks in hopes that I could broaden his snacking horizons...

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a natural snack that had the great taste and health benefits of fresh fruit, but the crunch and portability of everyday snacks? Now there is! Discover Funky Monkey Snacks - fruit that crunches! Funky Monkey freeze-dries slices and pieces of tropical fruits using a proprietary process to lock in the taste, smell, and nutrients of freshly-picked fruit while adding a fun and satisfying crunch. And every bag of Funky Monkey contains 3 servings of fruit! With nothing added - no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or sugars, Funky Monkey is 100% natural and 100% delicious, as well as gluten-free and certified Kosher. Discover Funky Monkey Snacks - tasty, crunchy, and convenient all-natural snacks with the wholesome goodness of fresh fruit. 

Funky Monkey snacks are freeze dried fruits with really fun flavors! Each ounce contains 3 servings of fruit and are all natural! We're talking 100% fruit, no artificial anythings! They are also nut free, which is good for those households where you're dealing with allergies. The fact that they are freeze dried means that they keep all the great nutrients!

We had a great time testing all of them.

The BananaMon (banana with cinnamon) and the AppleMon (apple with cinnamon) while I really enjoyed, my son was iffy about them, but that's because he's not used to a lot of cinnamon (daddy is allergic).
Funky Monkey Snacks Bananamon, Banana with Cinnamon, Freeze-Dried Fruit, 1-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
Funky Monkey Snacks Applemon, Apple with Cinnamon, Freeze-Dried Fruit, 1-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12) 

The JiveALime (pineapple with lime juice) was so sour and tart! My son wouldn't eat it, so I helped him with the bag!
Funky Monkey Snacks JiveALime, Pineapple with Lime, Freeze-Dried Fruit, 1-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
The PurpleFunk (banana with acai) tasted really good, but the appearance was kinda well, funky.
Funky Monkey Snacks Purple Funk, Banana with Acai, Freeze-Dried Fruit, 1-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
PinkPineapple (pineapple with guava) was my favorite! It was so sweet it hurt my teeth, but it was soooooo gooood!
Funky Monkey Snacks Pink Pineapple, 0.42-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
I can't give an opinion on the MangOJ because my husband and son ate it so fast I didn't get a taste. I'm assuming it's really yummy.
Funky Monkey Snacks MangOJ, Mango with Orange Juice, Freeze-Dried Fruit, 1-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
The Carnaval Mix (mixture of banana, apple, pineapple and papaya) was eaten in the car and again, I didn't get a taste.
 Funky Monkey Snacks Carnaval Mix, 0.42-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12)
So, all in all, these were a huge hit at my house.  I've never noticed them in the stores but they're available for order from Amazon.

Disclaimer: I received a box of sample bags of the snacks for review purposes. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you to Stacy at Funky Monkey for giving me the opportunity to taste your products!

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