Every time I see Crunchies Natural Freeze Dried Snacks at an event, I tell the reps that I like the product. Crunchies are actual fruits and vegetables, freeze dried and put into sealed packages, ready to pop into your mouth as a healthy snack.
At the last Editor’s Showcase called “Snack Attack.” I once again ran into the lovely ladies repping the product at a table. I felt really guilty becuase while I have sampled the product a few times, I’ve never actually reviewed it. But the truth is I’ve become really fond of these packages of dried fruits and veggies. They allow me to satisfy an mid-afternoon, proverbial “Pig Out” and still feel like I’ve given my body some good food.`
Crunchies Natural snacks don’t just taste like the real thing, they <em>are</em> the real thing. But try carrying a bunch of blueberries or strawberries around in your tote or suitcase. You’d soon have nothing but rotten mush!
In case you’re wondering how Crunchies get their crunch, it isn’t from little elves in a fantasy factory, but it is from a real factory! The company says that they take fresh fruits and vegetables and remove 97% of the moisture, in a vacuum chamber. This process lets you actually see the color of the fruit instead of serving up a brownish, shoe-leathery product. It also preserves the taste. While you might not necessarily be buying this solely for the nutritional benefits, the only ingredient is this one: strawberries. It takes 8-10 pounds of fresh fruit or vegetables to make 1 lb. of Crunchies because all they use is the fruit or the veggie.
Crunchies also don’t have added sugar, preservatives, or trans fat. While I think dried fruits and vegetables appeal mainly to adults, children will like the fruit version, which include: apples , pears, mango, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, raspberries, tropical fruit, and mixed berries. Adults craving a crunchy snack will dip into bowls of corn, edemame, sugar snap peas, mixed veggies, and more. They’re perfect for cocktail hour instead of chips and dips.
I like this type of snack for travel, and it’s also good for back-to-school lunches. The Strawberries packette, for example, has only 20 calories per 1.5 servings and only 3g of sugar. There is no sodium, carbs, or fat, but there is 60% of a daily value for Vitamin C and 2% iron. The snacks are also vegan, heart-healthy, and obviously low calorie. They’re even Kosher certified, and they can last up to 18 months on the shelf in the (unopened) package. The full sized bags are re-sealable.
If you are into raw food that can travel, and/or want something gluten free, these are great. Tuck a packette into your tote, and when hunger strikes you can feel satisfied, wi.thout any guilt whatsoever.
Crunchies cost about the same as a high end chip or crisp. You can get a 2.25 oz. bag (about 4.5 ¼ oz. servings) bag or single serve packettes that cost about $.99 to $1.49 for a .33 oz. bag. Visit <a href=”http://www.crunchiesfood.com/”>www.crunchiesfood.com</a> or call 888-997-1866 to learn more, find stores that carry it near you, and to order. It’s a delicious idea that will have you reaching for more