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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Glutino Foods

Glutino Foods

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
As a pioneer in the gluten-free industry, Glutino is committed to creating the best tasting gluten-free products.

Glutino Food Group produces products to make life easier for people who have gluten intolerances or Celiac Disease.

Glutino has a wide array of products, from frozen meals, to mixes, to snack food. To learn more check out our albums and our websites!
I thankfully don't have to live the gluten-free lifestyle, but I have to admit, they do make some pretty tasty foods for celiacs and those wanting to avoid gluten for personal preference.

So, I was very excited when Glutino agreed to send me some products for review. Let's look at what I received.


^^Stock Collage of the items I received^^

Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastry
More passionate than Cleopatra and Anthony, more enduring than Liz and Richard, more comfortable than Bert and Ernie. Apple and Cinnamon: THE match made in heaven.
Like biting into paradise
“AAA” is for Absolutely Amazingly Apple
No wonder William Tell made overtures.
Go ahead. Make your day.
An Apple Toaster Pastry a day keeps the smile on your face.

A little less sweet than the Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Pop-Tarts I am accustomed to, but they weren’t too bad. I really liked the apple flavor in these as well. They also seemed to have more filling than the Pop-Tarts, which is definitely a good thing.
TASTE: 8/10

Animal Crackers – Original
Safari so goodie!
Stalk the hungry hippo. Track down the ferocious elephant. Wrestle the wiley lion cub. Unlike the traditional big game hunter, when the safari is over, You’ll be stuffed.

I really could not tell the difference between these crackers and the commercial variety. Same taste, same crunch… I tasted more graham cracker in these than in the actual graham Animal Crackers (see below).
TASTE: 9/10

Animal Crackers – Graham
Comfort food by the handful!
See the dainty lion dance with the bearded buffalo, the calico cub on the flying trapeze and the vaulting camel tame the man-eating goat. Proof – to children of all ages – that you’re never too old to giggle.

I didn’t seem to taste the graham in these; I tasted what I think was a gingersnap-like taste. Not as soft as the original Animal Crackers, but still delicious.
TASTE: 8/10

Multigrain Crackers
She’s a bit of a country girl at heart, comfortable and confident and always ready to speak her mind. Freckled with poppy seeds and a sexy wisp of rosemary, she’s got the crunch to kick off her shoes and do-si-do to whatever tune is playing. But turn her loose in haute cuisine and she’ll make those city boys swoon. You can take her anywhere and everywhere. Just don’t expect her to be anything but herself.

Even though I consider myself a ‘junk food junkie,’ I notice I gravitate to ‘healthy’ crackers and cracker-like snacks. I really liked all the different seeds and grains in these crackers, and they even had a buttery taste to them.
TASTE: 9/10

Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers
They’re inseparable. Bosom buddies and the best of friends, together they can conquer the world. (Just imagine what they can do for a snack!) These earthy rosemary and olive oil delights go hand-in-hand with cheeses, dips, salads and anything else your imagination can cook up. Just don’t resist the temptation to munch them straight from the box. After all, what are best friends for?

These were okay, but I’m not a huge fan of anything Rosemary flavored. Rosemary seems to leave a strange taste in my mouth. The olive oil tasted fine, but I felt the Rosemary ruined these crackers.
TASTE: 6/10

Pretzel Chips
Pile on the cheese, heap on the veggies, smear on the pat̩, load up the savories, shovel up the dips Рno matter how you stack it, these are flat-out great pretzel chips.

Take a pretzel and flatten it out. You now have these Pretzel Chips. I couldn’t tell a difference between these and normal, ‘round’ pretzels. I like pretzels as it is, so these were delicious.
TASTE: 9/10

Honey Mustard Pretzels
Passion plays a savory sweet tango that hits a spot you didn’t even know you had. Flushed with excitement and dressed in a daring yearning that begs more, more and even more.

In a word, YUM! The honey flavoring was just right, and the mustard didn’t overpower the taste of the honey or the pretzel itself. I think it tasted BETTER that some of the national brands, to be honest.
TASTE: 9.5/10

The biggest problem I see for disabled people (minus any chewing issues) is, like with most snack foods, actually opening the snacks themselves may be an issue as well. I had to use scissors (or ask Mama Melissa) to open some of the packages.

Glutino products are available at most major retailers that carry gluten-free foods. Please visit Glutino's Find-A-Store page or you can but directly from Shop.Glutino.com.

FINAL THOUGHTS
WILL BE FILLED IN WHEN REVIEW IS COMPLETE.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Monday, April 24, 2017

Taiwan Treat Subscription Box

Taiwan Treat Subscription Box

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Taiwan Treat is a Taiwanese snack subscription service whose mission is to spread Taiwan culture, tradition, history, and most importantly -- food!-- worldwide, all in a convenient box.
Taiwan Treat delivers authentic Taiwanese snacks, candies, treats, chips, ramen noodles, coffees, and teas from Taiwan to your front door.
I love trying foreign foods. I've ate 'American' foods all my life, so it's interesting to see what foreign countries have for snacks.

I was very excited when Taiwan Treat agreed to send me a box for review. I received the Original Box, which contains at least 16 snacks. Let's see what I received.


^^What I received^^

A-sha Dry Noodles
Tasted just like 'American' ramen, but maybe a little spicier. This came with a sauce, and it made it a little messy to make, but I liked it.
TASTE: 8/10

Taiwan Fancy Black Teas
Lipton Black Tea from Taiwan. Seriously, I could not taste a difference between the Taiwanese Black Tea and American Black Tea. I used to drink a LOT of tea as a teenager and young adult, even taking an old soda bottle and putting warm tea in it to drink at school (I got there when the principal and office staff were just setting up for the day; I had plenty of time) I’m still a coffee girl, but this wasn’t bad at all.
TASTE: 9.5/10

Iron Eggs
I couldn't get past the smell of these... they smelled sour, if not rancid. Upon research, they should have smelled of soy sauce and spices, so I don't know if the package I got spoiled during shipping or what happened. I just tossed them out.
TASTE: UNKNOWN

Soft Flour Cakes
According to my Google research, this is supposed to taste like a Rice Krispie Treat. Um, No. This had zero flavor and wasn’t very soft. It actually got stuck in my teeth. Only good thing about this was the lone raisin. I wouldn’t eat this again.
TASTE: 3/10

Jin Jin Mango Coconut Jelly
This looked like opaque Jello. Sort of tasted like it too, and had bits of fruit in it. I couldn’t tell if the bits were mango or coconut, maybe both. Very soft on the teeth.
TASTE: 9/10

Crunchoco cookie
Take Cocoa Puffs, crush them and somehow make the crumbs into a cookie, then put slivers of almonds on top. You now have this cookie. I loved this, but the downfall is that it’s VERY crumbly. I had to eat this over the cardboard box to avoid dropping any crumbs and Chase licking them up… Dogs can’t have chocolate. One of my faves in the box.
TASTE: 10/10

Purple Yam Cake
I had something in this flavor in my Snakku box. However, while that one was soft like a Twinkie cake, this was made from crispy chow mein noodles (which I love), Liquid sugar and purple yam. This was delicious and my top favorite item in the box.
TASTE: 10/10

Nougat bar
We had something like this in one of the previous Munchpaks. To me, this had more of a icing/fondant texture than nougat. When I think nougat, I think the stuff inside a Snickers or Milky Way bar, not stuff like this. Very chewy and sweet.
TASTE: 8/10

Assorted chewy candies
Various sizes of chewy candies. These were harder than the Hi-Chews I’m used to. There were two small round ones. They tasted like chocolate, but these are actually caramels. These are a bit deceiving, as they seem to be hard to the touch, but they are chewy.
TASTE: 7/10

Taiwanese Rice Crackers
Quite hard and crunchy. Since there were two packs of these, Mama Melissa and I each tried one. She said they tasted like heavily buttered popcorn cakes to her, while I detected a hint of soy sauce. Either way, I liked these a LOT.
TASTE: 9.5/10

Prince crunchy noodles
This was just broken up ramen with the seasoning on it. It was quite interesting. I detected the chicken flavor of ramen, but yet, it had the ‘potato-ey’ taste of Pringles chips. There were also dried spring onions on this, or as I know them, ‘scallions’ which gave it a slight egg roll flavor. I liked these a lot actually.
TASTE: 9/10

Taiwan loose tea
I don’t do loose teas. I prefer tea bags. Less mess for me. If/When I try this, I will update this.
TASTE: Unknown at this time.

Pineapple cake
Tasted more like a biscuit with pineapple jelly or filling inside. Very soft and crumbly, but delicious.
TASTE: 8/10

There was also a recipe for Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup by CiCi Li

WHO IS CICI LI?
Born in Beijing, raised in Southeast Asia and moved to New York City at the age of 12, CiCi Li has been hosting and producing food and travel TV programs since 2009.

CiCi Li is the host of CiCi’s Food Paradise. Traveling around the world, CiCi has pushed herself to adjust to new environments; she believes there is no better place to do that then around the dining table.

CiCi Li is now a chef-in-training and hopes that the best culinary traditions of the world as well as her passion for great food will bring people a sense of ease and happiness.
WEBSITE http://www.foodparadisetv.com | FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/cicili | INSTAGRAM http://www.instagram.com/cicisfoodparadise | TWITTER http://twitter.com/cicili | YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/c/cicili

The recipe for this can be found over on The Disabled Cook. http://thedisabledcook.blogspot.com/2016/05/taiwanese-beef-noodle-soup.html

The biggest problem I see for disabled people (minus any chewing issues) is cooking the a-sha noodles. If cooking is not your strong point, this MAY be an issue. Also, like with most snack foods, actually opening the snacks themselves may be an issue as well. I had to use scissors (or ask Mama Melissa) to open some of the packages.

There are 2 sizes available, the Small Box (at least 7 treats) or the Original Box (at least 16 treats) They are available from Taiwan Treat for $14.99 a month for the Small Box, $25.95 a month for the Original Box.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Great and affordable subscription box for those who love foreign treats!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

I heart Keenwah Snacks

I heart Keenwah Snacks

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
I Heart Keenwah is a quinoa company, dedicated to bringing delicious snacks and pantry staples to the market. Non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan-friendly too!
I had never heard of quinoa before this, much less knew how to pronounce it. I had to go Facebook and ask my friends, was it pronounced Quinn-NO-ah (the same syllabic emphasis as granola) or quinno-AH (the emphasis on the last syllable)?

Turns out it was neither; it's pronounced just as the bag says; Keen-wah.

So, What Is Quinoa? This protein-packed grain looks a bit like couscous, is as versatile as rice, and tastes delicious on its own or in these quinoa snacks.

Let's have a look at what I was sent.


^^What I received^^

QUINOA CLUSTERS

Chocolate Sea Salt
Almonds + rich dark chocolate + sea salt = let's get it on. One taste of this bad boy and you're going to be begging for more. Rawr!

Not entirely sure why, but the sea salt didn’t blend with the chocolate all that well. Almost tasted like someone salted the chocolate TOO much. I was pleasantly surprised that I really couldn’t taste the DARK chocolate in this. HUGE plus for me. Has a nice bit of a crunch for me as well.
TASTE: 8/10

Cashew Cranberry
The sweet tart of cranberries combined with the smooth cashew flavor will have your taste buds asking for more. Tart never tasted this good.

Very sweet, but in a good way. I love cranberries, so this was a no-brainer for me to like. Just wished there was more cashew flavor in it.
TASTE: 9/10

QUINOA PUFFS

Aged Cheddar
Just like your childhood cheese puffs but all grown up: protein packed and classy. Aged cheddar with a hint of peppercorn?!

I wouldn’t really say these were ‘Just like your childhood cheese puffs but all grown up,’ because they really weren’t. These had plenty of cheddar taste to them, but they were very crunchy and hard on my teeth. I ended up having to soften them with my saliva for a good 5 to 10 minutes if I wanted to eat them without hurting my oral issues or the roof of my mouth. That didn’t really take away from the taste though.
TASTE: 8/10

Herbs de Provence
Snack puff take me away... to the french countryside scented with fresh garden herbs, lush with protein-packed quinoa.

Almost as hard as a crouton, with no real flavor to them. Has a LOT of herbs and spices in it (Sea Salt, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Marjoram, Parsley, Black Pepper, Oregano, Dehydrated Garlic and Lavender), but the taste just fell flat for me to eat them straight. I think these would taste better if tossed into a bowl of tomato (or at least a cream-style) soup.
TASTE: 7.5/10

I see disabled people having trouble with the hardness of the quinoa puffs. They both were VERY crunchy and drove my oral issues through the roof more than once. If you have trouble chewing crunchy snacks, you may want to avoid the puffs.

This is available from https://shop.iheartkeenwah.com/ starting at $3.49.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Very yummy snacks that are good for you
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Friday, April 21, 2017

Pocket Bookmarking App

Pocket Bookmarking App

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Pocket, previously known as Read It Later, is an application and service for managing a reading list of articles from the Internet.
The application allows the user to save an article or web page to remote servers for later reading. The article is then sent to the user's Pocket list (synced to all of their devices) for offline reading. Pocket removes clutter from articles and allows the user to adjust text settings for easier reading.
I like to read a lot of articles from my Google Now page/app on my phone. But, I'm also one that hates ads, and sometimes, ads can be dangerous. I've lost count of how many times I've been 'nailed' with a virus on my Android phone. (I haven't really gotten a virus from these ads, but I've been redirected to a page that makes it LOOK like I did)

I wanted a way to save the articles I found on my Google Now app without having to email the page links to myself, or paste them to a Google Keep note, so I can read them on my computer, where I do have ad-blocking extentions. So, what's a girl to do?

Enter Pocket, the bookmarking app that syncs across all platforms.

Any link I open through Google now on my phone has the option of 'Share' with the Pocket logo. Tapping on that saves it directly to the Pocket app, and then I can read it later from either my Chromebook or my Linux laptop, whatever I have booted up at the time.

Pocket strips the articles to a 'kindle' like experience, where it's JUST the articles themselves; no ads, one column, only pictures relate to the article themselves.


^^The Pocket web browser interface^^

The one feature I completely adore with the app, at least through the web browser interface, is the fact that Pocket asks you to confirm deletion of an article.


^^Pocket asking if you're sure you want to
delete the article you just read^^

This may be a nuisance for those with steady hands, but for those with spastic hands/arms, this one extra step can save them from deleting an article they didn't finish reading or that they wanted to save.

The biggest problem I see disabled people having with this is really on their mobile devices. If they have shaky hands, they may not be able to tap directly and accurately on the 'Share' button in their browser.

The Pocket app is available for OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kobo eReaders, and web browsers.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Best bookmarking app I have personally found
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chewy Blogger - February 2017

Chewy.com

ABOUT CHEWY.COM
We’re dog and cat lovers who want only the best-quality products for our pets. And we’re always on the go. That’s why we created Chewy.com: a specialty pet retailer stocking the very best brands under one roof, with fast delivery right to yours.

Consider us your neighborhood pet store, but better. We’re knowledgeable and always ready to answer your questions. But you won’t have to lug that fifty-pound bag of dog food to your car because we’ll deliver it right to your door.
February was our ninth month with Chewy (and Chase's 2nd Birthday!!!), and because Chase had a LOT of treats left from other months and also what we buy for him, I narrowed it down to one product for this month. Let's have a look at what we were sent!


^^what we received -- stick is NOT shown actual size^^

Newman's Own Organics Chicken Hip & Joint Snack Sticks Dog Treats
If you took all the best ingredients for joint pain relief and added the delicious flavor of chicken, you’d end up with Newman's Own Organics Chicken Hip & Joint Snack Sticks Dog Treats. These dog-pleasing treat sticks contain green lipped mussels for their anti-inflammatory power and turmeric, a natural remedy for stiff joints. Glucosamine and chondroitin are found naturally in green lipped mussels, and even more has been added to the recipe to help repair joint tissue and cartilage. Newman’s Own Organics treats are gluten- and grain-free with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Your pup is getting only high-quality ingredients in this tasty treat, and you can feel good knowing that Newman’s Own donates 100% of their profits to charity.

Key Benefits
~A soft, everyday treat your dog will love with chicken as the very first ingredient
~Contains no wheat, corn, corn gluten meal or soy, and absolutely no artificial flavors colors or preservatives.Great for dogs with common allergens or sensitivities
~Added Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Chondroitin Sulfate in these treats may help support hip and joint health
~Green Lipped Mussels used in treats are sourced from New Zealand.
~You'll feel great rewarding your dog with this treat knowing it can benefit their overall hip and joint health

As I've said before, Chase is a poultry dog. He will scarf down the chicken and turkey treats we give him with no hesitation.
He's also a Chihuahua mix (Going by pics, he's a cheagle), so the vets we've taken him to have already told us he will have joint issues when he gets older.
So, trying to stay pro-active about that, when I saw these as an offer in February, I immediately put my request in for a bag.
He likes these, but NOT as much as the the Le Pooch Beef Jerky sticks or the the Hill's Science Diet Flexi-Stix Jerky with Real Turkey Dog Treats. On days we give him these, he will eat a little here and there throughout the day.
What I liked the most about these treats is that they are aimed for hip and joint issues in mind, and that's exactly what Chase needs.

As with most treat bags, these treats have the ‘Ziploc’ style seal, and if not lined up properly, may not seal tightly, or in this case, the bag tore completely UNDER the Ziploc Seal. This is the MAIN issue I see disabled people having with these treats. However, The plus side to ordering from chewy.com is they deliver right to your door. For someone disabled, who maybe doesn't drive or relies on public transportation, this is completely helpful.

The Newman's Own Organics Snack Sticks Dog Treats are available at chewy.com in Lamb, Chicken, and Salmon flavors. Please click the link above to see pricing.

FINAL THOUGHTS
I made another great selection in February! Chase loves his goodies from Chewy.com! He gets so excited when the 'blue box' arrives each month!
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

The Complete Cookie

The Complete Cookie

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Why did we name our cookie “The Complete Cookie® “? Because Vegans and health-minded people everywhere tasted it and said, “Cookie, you complete me!” If you’ve always wanted to give Complete Cookies a try, now is your chance! This sample pack contains 8 Complete Cookies! This Vegan, dairy-free and high-protein snack is the perfect way to satisfy your inner Cookie Monster cravings.
Cookies aren't really a 'go-to' snack in my house. We prefer salty/savory snacks. But every now and then, I get a hankering for something sweet.

While I'm not really a vegan, I find myself starting to gravitate towards 'healthier' snacks. So, I was excited to get the The Complete Cookie® Sample Pack for review, which contained 8 different cookies.


^^stock photo of what I received^^

Peanut Butter
A nice taste of peanut butter in every bite, but not overly done. Very soft.
TASTE: 8.5/10

Oatmeal Raisin
If I didn’t know any better, I’d SWEAR this was a normal Oatmeal Raisin cookie. The raisin were very plump and juicy… well, as juicy as raisins can be. The oatmeal part wasn’t gritty or grainy, like some Oatmeal cookies are. This was one of my favorites.
TASTE: 10/10

Lemon Poppy Seed
I liked the way the lemon and the poppyseed flavors melded together. This wasn’t as ‘harsh’ of a lemon flavor as the Lemon Poppyseed cookie from Alternative Baking Co.
TASTE: 9/10

Chocolate Chip
Tasted just like a normal Chocolate Chip cookie. Very chewy. The chips weren’t as hard as some other brands
TASTE: 8/10

Double Chocolate
Too rich for me, personally. I’m not one for the ‘Double Chocolate’/’Death by Chocolate’ flavors. Mama Melissa liked it.
TASTE: 6/10

Pumpkin Spice
Tasted just like a slice of Pumpkin bread. I love things with pumpkin flavor, so this was a complete hit, no pun intended.
TASTE: 10/10

White Chocolate Macadamia
Tasted… odd. Not in a BAD way, but it tasted like something wasn’t playing nicely with the other ingredients. Seemed a bit ‘cakey’ to me. I also couldn’t really taste the white chocolate in it; I could SEE the pieces, but I really didn’t taste them.
TASTE: 8/10

Snickerdoodle
I have never really had a Snickerdoodle cookie before, and I wasn’t disappointed. It had just enough cinnamon for my taste. This was another of my favorites.
TASTE: 10/10

Like with most food packaging, I see disabled people having trouble opening these. The packages don't have much of a wrapper to hold onto and rip apart. Scissors would be your best bet to open these.

This is available from Lenny & Larry's website starting at $24.99 for a 12 count box.

FINAL THOUGHTS
For being vegan cookies, these are absolutely delicious.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes/No

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks

Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
What is Crispy Fruit? 100% pure fruit, nothing else! Our tagline literally sums it up.

Crispy Fruit snacks are 100% freeze-dried fruit slices that are made of real fruit and nothing else. The taste in Crispy Fruit comes from the fresh fruit itself. There is no sugar, sweeteners or other additives used to enhance the taste or appearance! Crispy Fruit is truly guilt-free snacking.

Crispy Green’s® premium Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks are an all-natural snack choice for anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle without compromising on taste! Once you and your family try these delicious, crispy snacks, they tend to disappear quickly! Stock up on all seven flavors!

• Light and flavorful
• Retain nearly all the nutrients of fresh fruit
• Long shelf-life
• Convenient - having natural fruit at your finger tips all the time!
• No additives or preservatives
• No fat, no cholesterol
• Low in calories
I actually love fruit, bananas and grapes being my favorites. But, being disabled, I usually make a complete mess of myself when I eat any fresh fruits that are juicy. So, I tend to keep my fruit consumption to either the bananas and grapes, have someone else cut/peel the fruit for me, or resort to canned fruits, which defeat the point of 'healthy.'

But what about freeze dried fruits? Could they help me get my recommended amount of fruits into me, without the mess? After being sent an assortment of Crispy Fruit snacks, I put that theory to the test.

For this review, I was sent the Crispy Fruit Assortment pack.


Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Mango slices

Mango
With our 100% freeze-dried mango slices, all the deliciousness of a mango is ready to take with you at any time. No peeling, no slicing, and, most of all, no cleanup. Just that fresh mango taste you love in the most convenient way it has ever been packaged.
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried mangoes are all natural. On the back of the package you won’t find any additives, preservatives, or the names of any ingredients you don’t recognize. On the ingredient list you’ll just find one thing: mangoes.
With no fat, no cholesterol, and only 40 calories per serving — Crispy Mangoes are your best choice for convenient, guilt-free snacking. There has never been an easier way to add more fruit to your diet while satisfying your snack cravings!

I love mangoes… at least the juice. As a teenager, I would drink Snapple’s Mango Madness like crazy.
This was an interesting taste. Upon opening the bag, I was greeted with an AWFUL scent… I actually DON’T know how to describe the scent. It almost smelled like a rotten mango combined with a musty scent. It was very off-putting, and I was scared to actually eat the pieces.
But the scent doesn’t affect the taste. Once the mango pieces hit my saliva, they re-hydrated a bit and I could taste the mango flavor I was used to as a teenager.
TASTE: 8/10


Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Pineapple pieces

Pineapple
With our 100% freeze-dried pineapple chunks, all the deliciousness of a pineapple is ready to take with you at any time. No slicing, no having to carve out any cores, and no need to worry any cleanup. Just that fresh taste of pineapple you love in incredibly convenient packaging.
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried pineapple is all natural. There are no additives or preservatives, and you won’t find the names of any ingredients you don’t recognize. On the ingredient list you’ll just find one thing: pineapple.
With no fat, no cholesterol, and only 35 calories per serving — Crispy Pineapple is your best choice for convenient, guilt-free snacking. There has never been an easier way to add more fruit to your diet while satisfying your snack cravings!

I usually like pineapple, but this was a bit TOO hard on my gums. I could really taste the pineapple in this, but the pointy edges hurt my already tender gums.
TASTE: 9/10


Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Asian Pears

Asian Pear
Our 100% freeze-dried pears allow you to enjoy all the deliciousness of a pear on the go at any time. No slicing, no skin, no cores, and no cleanup. Just that fresh taste of pear you crave in incredibly convenient packaging.
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried pears are all natural. There are no additives or preservatives, and you won’t find the names of any ingredients you don’t recognize. You’ll only find one thing: Asian pears.
With no fat, no cholesterol, and only 40 calories per serving — Crispy Pears are your best choice for convenient, guilt-free snacking. There has never been an easier way to add more fruit to your diet while satisfying your snack cravings!

I really wasn’t one for pears growing up. But these, I really liked. They were very tender, even more tender than the apples. I’m not entirely sure what an Asian Pear should taste like. I’ve only really ate the green pears. But these taste pretty similar to green pears.
TASTE: 8/10


Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Tangerines

Tangerine
With our 100% freeze-dried tangerine, all the deliciousness of a tangerine is ready to take with you at any time. No peeling, no slicing, and, most of all, no cleanup. Just that fresh tangerine taste you love in the most convenient way it has ever been packaged.
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried tangerine is all natural. On the back of the package you won’t find any additives, preservatives, or the names of any ingredients you don’t recognize. On the ingredient list you’ll just find one thing: tangerines.
With no fat, no cholesterol, and only 40 calories per serving — Crispy Tangerine is your best choice for convenient, guilt-free snacking. There has never been an easier way to add more fruit to your diet while satisfying your snack cravings!

Very tart and tangy, but yet sweet. Freeze-drying these didn’t lose any of the flavoring. Almost had the texture of cheese curls or cheese puffs. Had a nice crunch to them. I liked these a lot, since I could enjoy the taste of tangerines without the stickiness and the mess from the juice.
TASTE: 9.5/10


Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Apples

Apples
With our 100% freeze-dried apples, all the deliciousness of an apple is ready to take with you at any time. No slicing, no clean up, and no need to worry about it getting bruised in your lunch bag. Just that fresh taste of apple you love in incredibly convenient packaging.
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried apples are all natural. There are no additives or preservatives, and you won’t find the names of any ingredients you don’t recognize. On the ingredient list you’ll just find one thing: apples.
With no fat, no cholesterol, and only 40 calories per serving — Crispy Apples are your best choice for convenient, guilt-free snacking.

I was not expecting a soft, easily chewable piece when I opened the bag of these apple pieces. The dried apples I'm used to are very chewy and rubbery. As I said, these were easily chewed and seemed to dissolve with my saliva.
I really liked these. These were one of my favorites.
TASTE: 9.5/10


Crispy Fruit Freeze Dried Bananas

Bananas
With our 100% freeze-dried bananas, you can enjoy all the deliciousness of a banana on the go at any time. No peeling, no slicing, and, most of all, no cleanup. Just that fresh banana taste you love in the most convenient way it has ever been packaged.
Crispy Fruit freeze-dried bananas are all natural- you won’t find any additives, preservatives, or the names of any ingredients you don’t recognize. You’ll only find one thing: bananas.
With no fat, no cholesterol, and only 55 calories per serving — Crispy Bananas are your best choice for convenient, guilt-free snacking.There has never been an easier way to add more fruit to your diet while satisfying your snack cravings!

Another surprise of the package. I'm used to hard, crunchy slices when I eat dried bananas. But these were very soft on the teeth and very delicious. I could really taste the banana flavor in these.
TASTE: 10/10

The biggest problem I see disabled people having with these is opening the bags. Even though they have the 'Easy Open' notches in them, I still had to take scissors to them. Chewing these snacks shouldn't be an issue as with the exception of the Pineapple pieces, these pretty much dissolve when they hit saliva.

This is available from Shop.Crispygreen.com starting at $1.49 for a single bag.

FINAL THOUGHTS
A great way to get your RDA of fruits without the mess of peelings and juices
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**