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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Peeled Snacks Review and Giveaway

I recently won some Peeled Snacks in a giveaway. I'd been dying to try them since they had such fun names and sounded much more interesting than the usual dried snack you see in the store. Plus they're made with organic and all natural fruits.  I received the Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack





When they arrived there were two bags of each of five flavors. I told you they were fun names!
pine-4-Pineapple
much-ado-about-Mango
Banan-a-peel
Apricot-a-lot
Apple-2-the-core


I decided to do a "hidden" taste test with my two teens and my husband. So I handed them each a sample of each of the fruits and then asked them to first see if they could identify them and then also to tell me if they liked them, and what qualities they did like and didn't like. A true honest taste test!



The first one we sampled was the Apple-2-the-core. This was the overall favorite! All four of us loved this one. I was used to dried apple snacks that were VERY dried and even crunchy. These were so moist and chewy. They were by far my son's favorite of the five. After we finished our taste test, he asked for the rest of the bag to eat and said he'd love to have these to take in his lunch every day to school.







The second bag we sampled was the Apricot-a-lot. I was excited to get to try these because my daughter and I love dried apricots. Well they didn't disappoint! Again, all four of us liked these. I was surprised that even my husband and son who are not big dried apricot fans liked them. They did seem similar to the dried apricots we're used to purchasing, but we liked knowing they were free of preservatives. I finished this bag off myself.







The third item in my taste test were the pine-4-Pineapple. Once again all four of us loved these and my husband said these were his favorite. My daughter liked them but said she preferred fresh pineapple. But they are a great snack to take in lunches or for her to keep in her dorm room for those times she has a late night fruit craving. These were different from the other fruits as it contained several large fruit rings and not many small pieces. But I did cut one of the rings in half so you could make more servings if you needed to.






The fourth bag was the much-ado-about-Mango. This was the dried fruit I was the most excited to taste. I love mango but don't get it that frequently and had never had it dried before. This too was a big hit with my family. It was my daughter's favorite of the five and both my son and husband said it was their second favorite. I was stunned by that because neither of the two guys in my house ever eat mango. My son liked it so much he asked me to buy fresh mango for him to try because he thought he might like it now. That truly shocked me! Later that evening my son even asked if there was "any of that mango left" and finished off the bag.






At lastly we tried the dried bananas. I have to admit that of the five these were probably the least favorite of everyone. It wasn't that they totally disliked them--after all, the bag was gone by bedtime--they just didn't like them as well. One issue was that when I first opened the bag, the smell was of very ripe, almost overripe, bananas. After the bag was open a bit the smell wasn't so strong, but when I first gave them to my family they all said they were a bit "stinky". It didn't keep them from eating them, but they did comment on it. If you like very ripe bananas or have small children, then you'll probably love these.



They have several other varieties available too.   I'm dying to try Cherry-go-round (Natural Bing cherries), Bing Bing Cherry (Bing cherries, apples, peaches, walnuts and cashews) and FigSated (Figs, apricots, dates, almonds and pistachios).  Don't those sound yummy too?!?

If you like healthy snacks for yourself and your family, then I'd suggest trying Peeled Snacks.   I was in Starbucks on Saturday and even saw them there by the register.  They're now available at Starbucks throught the US and Canada.   Whole Foods carries the products also or you can get them online.


Connect with Peeled Snacks
Their Facebook Page
Their Twitter Page
Their Home Page

The Giveaway
Peeled Snacks has offered one reader their own  "Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack"

Mandatory Entry
Go to Peeled Snacks and pick out which product you'd be most interested in and come back and comment on it. 

Extra Entries
1)  'Like' Peeled Snacks on facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you did.
2)  Follow Peeled Snacks on twitter and come back and leave me your twitter name.
3)  Follow my blog.   If you follow before May 18th, you can also enter the $10 Target Gift Card giveaway for followers.  Commenting on this post will NOT enter you into the $10 gift card giveaway. You must enter via the link above.
4)  Enter my Vera Bradley purse giveaway or my ABC Neckties giveaway before May 21st, and come back and let me know.   You can get one entry for each of those contests you enter. 

Rules
1)  Giveaway starts now and ends May 28th at 10PM EST.
2)  Mandatory entry must be completed before completing extra entries.
3)  Winner will be selected using random.org and notified via email.
4)  Make sure you leave your email address in your comment or visible in your profile so I can contact you if you're the winner.



Disclosure:   I did not receive any compensation for this post.   I received the products through a contest I had previously won.   The sponsor will be shipping the prize directly to the winner. 

91 comments:

  1. I think the American Farms Sampler sounds yummy. Love apples and cherries.

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  2. I would love to try the much-ado-about-Mango.

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  3. My twitter name is perrytyra.

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  4. Hi! I would like to try the Bing Bing Cherry. Really cool and fun giveaway! :)

    Connie
    connie_bryant@hotmail.com

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  5. Much ado about Mango sounds good.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  6. The Shock-olate sounds delicious!! I'd love to try that. candaceotto32 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow you on gfc.
    candaceotto32 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I entered your ABC Neckties giveaway.

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  9. I entered your Vera Bradley giveaway.

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  10. I follow peeled snacks on twitter @caotto7446.
    candaceotto32 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I think pine-4-Pineapple and saltedfig look the best, although it all looks delicious and pretty healthy!

    duaneandsusannah at yahoo dot com

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  12. I also entered your ABC necktie and vera bradley contests.
    duaneandsusannah at yahoo dot com

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  14. I would like to try the much to do about mango!! yummy!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  15. I think I would like much-ado-about-Mango the most

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  16. The much ado about mango sounds tasty

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  17. The Plu-what? mix sounds yummy. I love fruit and nut mixes, too bad trail mixes always have other stuff in them too. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  18. I'd like to try the Fruit & Nut Fan Favorites.

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  19. I want to try the cherry-gor-round.
    Hannah C
    psychopathicpixie @ yahoo

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  20. Apple-2-the-core sounds so good.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. The Bing Bing Cherry sounds yummy.

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  23. Bing Bing Cherry is gonna be a fun and tasty one.
    waitressdani (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. follow via google friend
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  25. I think cherry-go-round sounds good. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

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  26. I'd most like to try the apple.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  27. I would love to try the Shock-olate and the Apricot-a-Lot.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. I am a fan of Peeled Snacks via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  29. I am following Peeled Snacks via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  30. I am following via Gogole Friends Connect.

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  31. I would like the Much Ado about Mango
    bcgood83@yahoo.com

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  32. "liked" Peeled Snacks on FB
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  33. following Peeled Snacks on twitter: bcgood83
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  34. I am following your blog
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  35. I'd like to try the Shock-olate fruit and nut mix. Thanks.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I would love to try the Apple-2-the-core one, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  37. The Bing Bing Cherry sounds like a great combination.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Peeled Snacks Twitter follower as jennem1.
    http://twitter.com/jennem1
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  39. Public follower with Google Friends Connect as jennem.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Apricot-a-lot since i like apricots also

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  41. The Bing Bing Cherry sound good

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  42. I like Peeled Snacks on FB

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  43. PeeledSnacks Twitter follower - @Ziggywag

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  44. Google Friend Connect Follower

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  45. I have been appreciating mango of late, so I would like to try the Much To Do About Mango!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  46. I would love to try the Apricot-a-lot!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I "liked" Peeled Snacks on Facebook. username:Annemarie Zito

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  48. I follow via Google.

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  49. Would love to try the much-ado-about-Mango.

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  50. following Peeled Snacks on twitter


    @lostnwv

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  51. FigSated, I love dates and apricots

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  52. following Peeled Snacks on twitter (07violet)

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  53. following blog

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  54. I entered the Vera Bradley giveaway

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  55. i would like to try the Tropical Organic Mix
    Tropical Organic Mix

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  56. i like them on facebook tony l smoaks
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  57. follower
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  58. The Cherry-go-round sounds yummy!

    motherabagail531 at yahoo dot com

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  59. Follower on GFC

    motherabagail531 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Me and my kids love anything mango & pineapple!!

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  61. I like Peeled Snacks on facebook :)

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  62. I would love to try the CApricot.

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  63. i "like" peeled snacks on fb, my name: sarah u.

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  64. I would love to try the much ado about Mango. Yummy@@
    butterfly707mld@yahoo.com

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  65. I think I would go for the pinapple snacks. I love pineapple in any form and think this would be great!

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  66. Like it on facebook. Those Apricot ones look yummy!
    seam991969@aol.com

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  67. I'm interested in trying much-ado-about-Mango.

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  68. I would most like to try pine-4-Pineapple.

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  69. I follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter (username MissJo1990).

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  70. I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect.

    brownhairgirl7@hotmail.com

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  71. Apricot-a-lot looks very tasty!

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  72. I became a fan of Peeled Snacks on Facebook.

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  73. I entered the Vera Bradley purse contest.

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  74. I entered the ABC Neckties contest.

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  75. I would like to try apple to the core.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  76. follower
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  77. I follow them on twitter.(donnak4)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  78. I liked them on facebook.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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