100% Fruit – 100% Fat Free – Gluten Free – No Added Sugar – No Additives/Preservatives – Crunchy, Sweet & Delicious
This product was part of my Goodies Tasting Box for September.
Because the dried fruit is so flavorful and such a strong taste, I decided to go with something on that had good flavor but wasn’t a strong, overpowering flavor so that the snack and the beverage were not competing with one another. I selected this tasty Hazelnut Vanilla Oolong from Zenjala Tea Company. The sweet, creamy vanilla and nutty tones provided an excellent contrast to the bright, flavorful fruits of this product.
What I Think:
I am really liking this snack … and so far, it may just prove to be my favorite product in the September Goodies Box. These fruits are freeze-dried, which I like better than the dehydrated fruit, because I love the crunchy texture that the freeze-dry process imparts on the fruit. I’ve tried a few freeze-dried fruits up until this point: apples, strawberries, and pineapple … and of these three, pineapple is definitely my favorite. It tastes like candy!
This package of Cherry Berrry Crunch doens’t have pineapple, but it does have apples, strawberries, blueberries and cherries. Of the four fruits, there is far more apple. I found this kind of interesting since the mix is called “Cherry Berry” … and based on the name I would expect there to be more cherries and berries than apples, but, I’m not entirely surprised, since apples are cheaper than cherries, strawberries and blueberries.
And the apple is nice in this. It is sweet and crunchy, and when eaten by the handful with the cherries and berries, the apple gives off a mellow enough flavor that the flavor of the cherries and berries really shines through. The cherries aren’t really strongly flavored, though, which kind of surprised me – I expected a slight tangy-tart note from them but they’re rather mild. The blueberries are only slightly more tart and flavorful than the cherries. Of the fruit, the strongest flavor is the strawberry, and it is bright and very sweet and has a tart finish.
My Final Thoughts:
This was a very tasty mix, although I found myself wishing for more flavor from the blueberries and cherries. The strawberries seemed to dominate the entire pouch, and as a strawberry lover, I didn’t really mind that, but, I think it would have been neat to taste more from the blueberries and cherries. If I see this in the store while shopping, I might pick up a bag. It is an enjoyable, healthy and energizing snack-time choice.