Freeze-dried fruits have got to be the best kind of dried fruits, at least in my opinion. Though I do enjoy dehydrating fruits myself sometimes, they certainly have a different texture than freeze-dried, which has that airy crunch to it. Freeze-dried fruits also sort of dissolve in your mouth if you suck on them.
I recently received some samples from Crispy Green of their freeze-dried fruit. They’ve not only got your “typical” dried fruits, but they throw in a little something extra, too.
Dried Cantaloupe? Who ever heard of such a thing? It’s definitely the strangest thing. It’s like cantaloupe in a chip form. It’s pretty good, and pretty fun. Some pieces are sweeter than others (because they’re real fruit, of course). Carter said it tastes a little weird, but after his fourth piece, I still got a “Can I have another, please?” Corice thought they were really good and said “I love this!”
Tangerine, though, takes the cake. This is definitely my favorite! I could seriously eat these all day long. They’ve got the pucker of the tartness and the lift of sweetness. Of course, you get all of the fiber and nutrients (because only the water is removed). I almost had to smack Corice’s hand away; she tried to snitch them off the plate while I was photographing them.
I don’t want to share them, but I’ll be a good Mommy.
Carter gives them a thumbs up and Corice says they are “very, very, very good. They taste like fruit that is juicy but there is no more juice.”
I think that about sums it up.
Crispy Green comes in other flavors, too, like Asian Pear, Pineapple, Apple, Mango, and Banana. There are no additives or preservatives. The only ingredient is the fruit! They are also peanut- / tree nut-free and gluten-free, and now Non-GMO Project verified.
You can use the store locator to find a store near you, or they can be purchased online.
Give the tangerine a try and get ready for a sweet pucker. Don’t forget to share!