Thursday, August 19, 2010

Foodie Friday: Funky Monkey Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**


Funky Monkey snacks are made from fun combinations of  fruit.  These healthy snacks are freeze-dried in a special way to preserve the flavor and nutrients found in fresh fruits. They are all natural, vegan, raw, gluten-free, and contain no added sugars, colors, or preservatives.  Plus, each 0.42 oz bag of these Kosher snacks has 1 serving of fruit! Their fruit comes from Brazil and is at its peak of freshness when picked and freeze-dried.

The fruit that crunches comes in a variety of flavors:
Applemon: apple and organic cinnamon
Bananamon: organic banana and organic cinnamon
Carnaval Mix: organic banana, organic pineapple, apple and papaya
Jivealime: organic pineapple and organic lime juice
MangOJ: mango and orange juice
Pink Pineapple: pineapple and guava
Purple Funk: organic banana and organic acai


Review:

I am not the biggest fan of dried fruit, so I was surprised that I liked these snacks. I think the flavor combinations are fantastic and they keep the fruit tasting sweet, unlike over freeze-dried fruits I have tried in the past. They were indeed crunchy, but not so hard that you are afraid of chipping a tooth! The snack pieces looked like small pieces of fruit as the company uses full pieces and slices rather than dices of fruit. My kids fell in love with the colorful packaging and I was hopeful that they would like the snacks. Unfortunately, they did not. I think the flavor combos appeal more to grownups than kids and they would have probably preferred solitary flavors. I, on the other hand, am happy that I can take these snacks on the go with me. I like fruit, but I would often find that I would take an apple or banana with me to work, would not think to eat it for several days and by then it was rotten. This is a great alternative for me and I can keep packages in my desk and eat at my own convenience without having to worry about spoiling.

Buy it here: You can buy Funky Monkey snacks from Amazon, Efoodpanrty.com, Target, Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Kroger, Sprouts, Weis, Albertsons, Marsh, and Acme.

Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader will win a sampler pack of Funky Monkey snacks (one bag of each flavor).

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Mandatory Entry: Tell me: what flavor of Funky Monkey you are most excited to try.

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The winner will be selected on 8/29 via random.org and will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

I was provided with the above mentioned products for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.

134 comments:

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

Carnival I think

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

carnival

Miranda Ward said...

Purple Funk

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I would love to try the Carnaval Mix.
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I'd like to try the Pink Pineapple.

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Melissa said...

The Carnival Mix sounds great!

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Applemon sounds good.

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I would love to have a taste of the JiveALime

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Applemon flavor!

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hity88 said...

I want to try the JiveALime flavor.

llinda29 said...

Applemon is my choice

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I would like to try Purple Funk.

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I would love to try the MangOJ

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Tiffany said...

i'm most excited to try pink pineapple!!!

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Liz said...

i am most excited to try Bananamon. my two fav flavors in one!
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katklaw777 said...

I'd like to try the Jivealime: organic pineapple and organic lime juice, thanks.

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Pink Pineapple sounds very cool to try!

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Traci said...

I think I'd prefer Applemon flavor, but I'd be willing to bet that The Boy would like Bananamon flavor!
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wigget said...

i most want to try the applemon flavor

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Hi, I'm most excited to try the Bananamon flavor.

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I would like to try the Pink Pineapple.

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The Carnaval Mix is my favorite!


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Tom 2 said...

MangOJ sounds the best to me.

Gianna said...

Applemon

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I'd try the pink pineapple.

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Purple Funk would be my choice.
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