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freeze dried bananas and strawberries, salted peanuts, caramel puffs & chocolate covered graham crackers
I received a pouch of this snack mix in my January Love with Food Box.
With this salty and sweet snack, I went with something light and crisp: White Tea! And one of my favorite White Teas as of late is this Makaibari Bai Mu Dan from Tea People.
What I Think:
This mix is not at all what I expected when I opened the package. What I expected was granola, I suppose, although now that I read the package again I don’t know why it is that expected this to be granola because it doesn’t actually say granola anywhere on the package.
It’s a “mix” of dried fruit, nuts, crunchy graham cracker-y “cookie” like things that are coated with chocolate (although there were only 2 of these in the bag), and at the top of the pouch there were these “puffs” of sweetness that tasted a bit like a sweetened cereal.
I had about six of those tasty cereal puff things that sat right at the top of the package, and when I looked into the package when I first opened it, it appeared that these were the only thing in the package so I was surprised when I fished out a strawberry piece … and all the puffs were gone! Had I known that there was more to the package than just those puffs I would have poured the mix into a bowl and saved some of those puffs for last because like I said, they were the tastiest part of this weird mix.
I enjoyed the individual ingredients of the mix. The cereal puff things were tasty. They were actually the tastiest part of this mix. Then there was a layer of freeze dried strawberries and I liked those, as well as the three pieces of freeze dried banana. The peanuts … were peanuts and they weren’t bad. They weren’t really salty though, and I guess that’s what I missed there. The chocolate coated cookie things were alright although they were a bit … lacking in something.
But overall, this … just seemed like a very disjointed sort of snack mix. Nothing really seemed to work together. Even the dried strawberries and bananas didn’t really seemed to work together and that always seems to be a classic fruit combination. The peanuts just didn’t work in this. I liked that the fruit was freeze dried because I do enjoy the light crispness of freeze dried fruit, but when combined with the peanuts and the other components … it just all seemed a bit like a jumbled mess.
My Final Thoughts:
This was alright. It was edible. Is this something I’d buy again? No. I found it to be a rather confusing combination of foods that didn’t really seem to go together at all.