Funky Monkey: Fruit that Crunches {Review}

Funky MonkeyMy kids love fruit, but there are times when I’ll purchase fresh fruit and it will sit in the fridge. About a month later, we’ll find nasty, rotten oranges shoved in the back corner that we forgot about. It’s so gross, and I’ve thrown all that money out the window by wasting that fruit.

Enter Funky Monkey Snacks – The Fruit That Crunches.

Funky Monkey Snacks are real fruit snacks, freeze dried with a special process that makes them crunchy, but it keeps nearly all of the fruit’s natural goodness.

Before I get to our review, here’s a little bit of information about Funky Monkey Snacks:

Funky Monkey Snacks are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, peanut and tree nut free, and contain no added sugars, colors, flavors, or preservatives. They are Non-GMO Project verified, vegan, raw, and certified Kosher. They are produced in Brazil, near where the fruit is grown to ensure that all of the premium-quality ingredients are harvested and freeze-dried at the peak of freshness.

Each 1 ounce pack contains 3 of the 4 recommended daily servings of fruit.Applemon

Funky Monkey Snacks are available in the following flavors in both their 1 ounce and .42-ounce packages:

  • Applemon (Apple & Cinnamon)
  • Bananamon (Banana & Cinnamon)
  • Carnaval Mix (Banana, Pineapple, Apple, & Papaya)
  • JiveALime (Pineapple & Lime Juice)
  • MangOJ (Mango & Orange Juice)
  • Pink Pineapple (Pineapple & Guava)
  • Purple Funk (Banana & Acai)

Funky Monkey Snacks are sold nationwide at major retailers and online at Amazon.com.

Now, let’s get to our review of Funky Monkey Snacks.

Pink PineappleI mentioned above that my kids already love fruit, so I was sure these would be a hit. The first flavor we tried was the Carnaval Mix. I shook some out on the table for Lucy and Parker, and I had to try some for myself.

Lucy and Parker gobbled up their servings and quickly asked for more. I took my time, and it wasn’t long before I had Lucy and Parker stealing pieces of fruit from my stash. They loved it!

I couldn’t believe how crunchy it was. I’ve had dried fruit before… lots of times. But, most of the time, dried fruit tastes more like rubber than it does fruit. Not this, though. I could tell exactly what kind of fruit I was eating in every bite. It was delicious.

My teenager had a hard time eating it. She said it reminded her too much of the “puffs” you can buy in the baby food aisle, and she couldn’t get past that. {Remember – she is a teenager.} The other four had absolutely no problem eating the Funky Monkey Snacks and wanted to try every flavor received the first day we had them!

We did try all of the fruit, and some went over better than others. My personal favorite was the Pink Pineapple. Mmmmmm. It really is some of the best dried pineapple I’ve ever had, and I loved having it mixed with the guava. It gave it a great taste! My boys, Zander and Jace, both loved the Applemon. They’re all about apples and cinnamon, and this was the perfect blend of both! Lucy and Parker loved every flavor they tried. They didn’t seem to have a favorite, because they just gobbled up whatever I gave them as soon as I gave it to them.

Overall, I am truly impressed with Funky Monkey Snacks. In fact, since my husband works as a co-manager at a local grocery store, I’m going to ask him to see if he can get these snacks in at his store. I know the kids would love it if he did, and I’d love to have fruit in the house that isn’t going to turn to mush in the back of my refrigerator! Not only that, but the snacks are all natural, and I can feel proud knowing my kids aren’t filling up on junk.

Check out Funky Monkey Snacks today, and try them for yourselves. I’ll bet you won’t believe how crunchy the snacks are! You may want to invest in ear muffs before eating them. 🙂

You can purchase Funky Monkey Snacks at major retailers nationwide, or on Amazon.com.

For more information on Funky Monkey Snacks, visit www.FunkyMonkeySnacks.com, or find them on Twitter or Facebook.

Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of SS|PR on behalf of Funky Monkey Snacks. I was sent a box of assorted flavors of their fruit snacks in order to facilitate my honest and thorough review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was in no other way compensated for this post.