Bare Fruit, LLC is a company based out of Washington state, created by founder Eric Strandberg. Bare Fruit has been manufacturing food products throughout the United States for over ten years; it has become one of the industry leaders in the sale of apple chips and other dried fruit chips. The company makes great efforts to be environmentally sustainable -- during this year they will become 100% carbon neutral! They are also a certified B corporation. The founder of the company, as well as his wife and children, actually own and operate a 400 acre farm where they themselves produce some of the fruit seen in the Bare Fruit Snacks.
Bare Fruit Snacks consist mainly of different types of apples, but also mango, pear, and apricot. Their snacks are either one hundred percent all-natural or one hundred percent organic. Washington state has one of the most rigorous organic certification programs, so you know that you are getting a great USDA certified product. Everything made from Bare Fruit Snacks is specifically made in the United States.
Bare Fruit Snacks are like sweet flavored chips without the high fat, sugar, or salt content. They are low in calories, high in protein, and fat free. Bare Fruit Snacks are a more convenient way to get your daily fruit serving in, and a great way to introduce children to fruits. They are a much healthier alternative to regular potato chips, but you still have the satisfaction of being able to crunch on something while you sit on the sofa and watch TV. Bare Fruit Snacks are made by a special process which allows the natural sugars of each fruit to caramelize on the outside. This gives the snacks "a sweet and tart flavor combination" that will satisfy your craving for sweets, but without adding chemicals, sugar, or preservatives. They are made with Washington state apples. Bare Fruit Snacks are also GMO free, cholesterol free, and gluten free! They are also lactose free, trans-fat free, and certified Kosher. These are great snacks for all types of diets. Also, for people with sensitivities or allergies, Bare Fruit Snacks products contain no nuts and are produced in a nut free facility. They use no wheat, gluten or other allergen causing ingredients.
Here are the other products that Bare Fruit Snacks offers that were not featured in this review:
- 100% Organic Bake-Dried Pear Chunks
- 100% Organic Bake-Dried Mango Chunks - One 12 pack of 2.2 oz bags is $44.51.
- 100% Organic Bake-Dried Apricot Chunks
- 100% All-Natural Crunchy Granny Smith Apple Chips - One 24 pack of .53 oz bags is $25.38 and one 10 pack of 1.7 oz bags is $23.85.
- 100% All-Natural Crunchy Fuji Red Apple Chips - One 24 pack of .53 oz bags is $25.38 and one 10 pack of 1.7 oz bags is $23.85.
- 100% All-Natural Crunchy Cinnamon Apple Chips - One 24 pack of .53 oz bags is $25.38 and one 10 pack of 1.7 oz bags is $23.85.
- 100% Organic Crunchy Granny Smith Apple Chips - One 12 pack of 2.2 oz bags is $26.79 and one 2 pack of 11 oz bags is $16.26.
- 100% Organic Crunchy Fuji Red Apple Chips - One 12 pack of 2.2 oz bags is $28.04.
All Bare Fruit Snack products can be purchased through their website (which has a store on Amazon), and also at many major retailers, including: Walmart, Whole Foods, City Market, Costco, Giant Eagle, Hannaford, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Nugget Markets, Publix, Ralphs, Rite Aid, Winn Dixie, etc etc.
Bare Fruit Snacks was generous enough to send me one 14 oz. bag of 100% Organic Cinnamon Apple Chips so that I could test them out and share my opinions with you. I was happy to review a snack that would not compromise my new commitment to (sometimes) eating healthier foods. Right now we are doing a health assessment at school where we have to record all the foods that we intake and how much exercise we do in a week. We are trying to see the major instabilities, fuel wise, in our diet, and what types of foods we need to eat to improve that. Guess what one of the top foods is that I need to improve? Fruits!
Bare Fruit 100% Organic Cinnamon Apple Chips contain 16 servings per bag; each serving has only 58 calories, 0g of fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 34mg of sodium, 16g of carbohydrates, and 0g of protein. They contain 2% the daily value of Vitamin C and 2% the daily value of Iron. The only ingredients are organic apples and organic cinnamon. In every bag there are thirty apples!
I really enjoyed the Bare Fruit 100% Organic Cinnamon Apple Chips. I actually had another brand of dried fruit at my apartment, and I brought it as a snack to school one day and actually had to spit it out -- it was so bitter and fake tasting. These are anything but! They taste natural, and they don't lose any of the apple flavor from the drying process. The carmelization really makes a difference. The texture is nice and crunchy, not soggy like some dried fruit..and not so dry that it crumbles. The cinnamon is a great touch. I love apple slices dipped in cinnamon, and this tastes almost exactly like that. I love that the Bare Fruit Snacks are easily portable, and that in the 14 oz. bag, you have more then plenty to share. These would be great for a wine and cheese party. I may bring the rest of my bag to class this week, when we sit in small groups to discuss our nutrition plans. You do not have to worry about losing flavor or having your Bare Fruit Snacks becoming stale; Bare Fruit Snacks has integrated a nice, resealable bag into their packaging. This makes life a lot easier when you don't have a chip clip handy! I think that the Bare Fruit 100% Organic Cinnamon Apple Chips gave me faith in dried fruit once again. It is much easier to just grab a bag of apple chips to take with me during the week than it is to cut open an apple and put that and some cinnamon into a container. These apple chips are versatile and make life easier. I love the healthy contents, and I think that bringing fruit to class in this form would greatly increase my fruit intake. All-in-all, I highly recommend Bare Fruit Snacks, especially if you need something to snack on (such as during a long trip or while studying). My boyfriend loves the Organic Cinnamon Chips also!
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Bare Fruit Snacks has also offered one lucky reader a chance to win a case of their awesome apple chips! For this giveaway, all you need to do is follow the link HERE. This takes you to a special entry page on Bare Fruit Snacks' Facebook page, but it is tailored specifically for my blog. To enter, you just need to follow the directions indicted on the page. You can also scan the cool QR code below with your smart phone and that will take you directly to the giveaway! THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH.
""Winner" must be a Fan of Bare Snacks at the time of drawing. “Winner” must be a US resident. “Prize” valued at $25. “Winner” will be notified via email by The Second Thought and be given an option of product flavors. The contest begins Monday, August 26 and ends Friday, September 6 at 11:59pm."