Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Good for you Goodies: Peeled Snacks

  Hope everyone had a wonderful Monday due to the fact that Monday’s sometimes get a bad rap, but now that a lot of us our out of school/college, everyday can roll into the lazy next day without a care—of course this isn’t a reality for those taking summer courses, or those who are employed. Sorry if that’s you! Hopefully at work you have access to a computer and you can secretly read blogs! Blogs can always make boring things fun, right?! So that leads me to today’s post…..

The Good for You Goodie: Organic “Just Peeled” Fruit and Nuts in 8 Varieties

The Company: Peeled Snacks

The Chew Review: It is kind of hard to describe all the Peeled Snacks even with pictures—they are definitely not dried fruit, but they are not fresh fruit—it’s more like in between. The best I could describe it would be a gummy, not really fresh, but not bad tasting fruit. Hopefully you follow? Ha ha, if not be sure to give them a try regardless of my opinion! For me, these were not my favorite Good for you Goodie I have featured. I would much rather have dried fruit, these were just different,although my dad sure had no problem finishing off all of the bags! Before I give ya the full review here’s a little more about the company and their snacks—“At Peeled Snacks, we believe snacking should be a satisfying part of life. We enjoy delicious, wholesome foods, and know that when we eat healthy, tasty snacks, we energize our minds and bodies.Ingredients matter! We keep our snacks as close to natural as possible by using high quality ingredients. When you bite into a juicy piece of fruit or a crunchy nut, you’ll wonder why anyone would want to add sugar or fat. We’ve had enough of seeing high fructose corn syrup and other artificial fillers in the foods we buy. Many companies try to save money by using less natural ingredients and replacing them with sugars and fats. At Peeled Snacks, however, using premium ingredients is NOT something on which we’re willing to compromise.” Totally cool! Check out the grub I got =)

CIMG0184          [[Gotta love the rainbow colors—super fun right?!]]

From left to right—Cherry-go-round, Apricot-a-lot, Apple-2-the-Core, Banan-a-Peel, Pine-4-Pineapple, go-Mango-man-go, Cashew later, Almond-daze. All fun and crazy names; Love it!

  • Cashew later & Almond-daze: Besides the catchy names, these cashews and almonds are nothing too special, but very good! I liked the extra hint of salt in the almonds and dido with the cashews. If you’re in the market for some new nuts, try these because they come in cute colorful packaging!
  • Banan-a-Peel: You better believe I dived into the bananas first! CIMG0262


Not the prettiest things you’ve ever seen and not the best banana I’ve had either. Really chewy to the point where I almost had to spit it out. Not sure how else you could use these besides eating them plain? The plus side to these is they do have 2% Iron, 23% Vitamin C, 4% Vitamin B1, and 8% Vitamin B6. Gluten, dairy, wheat and cholesterol free. I say eat a real banana, or some dried banana crisps.

  • Apple-2-The-Core: Same story here. They do taste like the fruit, but still too chewy for my liking. Here’s a pic in case your curious. CIMG0020



So bad news, I didn’t even try the other flavors of fruit, but instead asked my dad and he claimed he liked them all, but then again he is the garbage disposal one with the biggest appetite in the house, so you would really have to try these out yourselves to find out if they fit your fancy!

Stayed tuned for tomorrow and a brand-new sweet summer treat created by yours truly!

p.s. If you want some Holey Donuts, give it a shot at coming up with your own flavor and win some here.


Jenny said...

haha I love using my dad to get rid of foods i don't like - they honestly will eat anything!

p.s. did you say holey donuts! I want some i want some!!! is this a giveaway girlie?!?!

can't wait for your sweet summer treat :) you always have the best stuff!

Erica said...

These sound good- I like somewhat more juicy dried fruit (if that makes any sense)- so I think these would be perfect for me. Love your reviews

Laura said...

Grapes in tuna sounds reallllly good... do u use mayo in tuna??? i have an irrational fear of mayo (& cream cheese and sour cream) idk why but im contemplating trying it in tuna since it tends to be the norm... i normally go for salsa or plain but then again what isnt good with salsa lol... thanks for all the input girl!