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Monday, June 21, 2010

Review & Giveaway : Peeled Snacks (Dried Fruit Snacks)


Peeled Snacks kindly sent over a great selection of their snacks for The Wide World Of blog to sample! The selection contained a bag each of: organic banana (Banan-a-peel), organic pineapple (pine-4-Pineapple), organic apple (Apple-2-the-core), organic mango (much-ado-about-Mango), organic apricot (Apricot-a-lot) and cherry (Cherry-go-round). Peeled Snacks ethically uses sustainable farms to source their ingredients, offering many organic varieties. Peeled Snacks also offers a recycling service for their bags which is quite nice!

From the Peeled Snacks bag:

"Our goal at Peeled Snacks is simple: to make you feel good about snacking. We strive to bring you the highest quality organic and natural ingredients from sustainable farms. Our snacks provide a great source of vitamins, minerals, and a full serving of fruit with no added sugar. Make snacking a satisfying part of life with an apeeling (sic) treat that you know is good for you..."




Each bag of Peeled Snacks contains only fruit with no added sugars, salt or preservatives. Weighing in at around 1.4 oz / 40g, each bag is enough for one or two helpings- great for sharing with a friend or family member (like your kids)! The packaging is colorful, cute and modern and the fruit itself looks clean and very pretty. I loved that the fruit pieces look almost rustic with their natural, rich earthy colors, a much welcome change from all those snacks that contain tons of artificial colorings!




The texture of Peeled Snacks was wonderful, far better than almost any other dried fruit I've had in the past. I found that these snacks were slightly more dense and chewy than most other dried fruits which is great! For example, I'm normally not a fan of dried pineapple and apple as the texture is often soft and spongy. The Apple-2-the-core and pine-4-Pineapple pieces in contrast were dense and chewy and also full of robust fruit flavor, not at all spongy. Another dried fruit I'm not normally a fan of is banana but the Banan-a-peel pieces were very chewy and slightly sticky and sweet, almost like candy (kids will love these)! Much-ado-about-Mango is another great selection. Most dried mango I've eaten in the past have had a soft, almost gelatinous texture, but mango Peeled Snacks were more akin to a chewy fruit leather. Overall, each Peeled Snacks flavor I sampled was wonderful. Each piece is packed with with flavor and everyone in my household is now a huge fan!

Peeled Snacks are now available at Starbucks throughout the US and Canada.

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Peeled Snacks was kind enough to offer one The Wide World Of reader an Organic Fruit Picks Variety Pack ($19.99) which contains 2 bags each (10 bags total) of:
  • pine-4-Pineapple
  • much-ado-about-Mango
  • Banan-a-peel
  • Apricot-a-lot
  • Apple-2-the-core
*To enter all you need to do is visit the Peeled Snacks website and tell me an interesting fact about their company or their products.

For one extra entry each you can:

* Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect
* Subscribe to my blog via RSS or email (post your email address)
* Post this giveaway in your blog and leave a link to your post
* Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day)
* Follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter (leave your twitter ID)
* Like Peeled Snacks on Facebook (leave your name or a link to your facebook page)
* Enter any of my active giveaways and let me know which one
* Leave a comment on any non-giveaway posts on this blog & leave a comment letting me know which one (up to 5 extra entries)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Also make sure to leave your email address in one of your comments or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end on July 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US readers only. Good luck!

Giveaway winner: susan1215

**I was sent a sampler of 6 bags of Peeled Snacks for review purposes and allowed to post my thoughts at my discretion. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are mine.**

114 comments:

  1. I am an rss subscriber via google reader.

    rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

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  2. I found out that their product is now located in Starbucks!

    rebeccalynn78 at gmail.com

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  3. The founder has super curly hair! :)

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  4. following in twitter as @maryis2busy

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  5. posted to twitter
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  6. I'm an email subscriber!
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  7. I follow on GFC
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  8. I learned they're partnered with NEt Impact to create a substainable environment!
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  9. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/16805081460

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  10. I follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

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  11. I follow via google friend connect

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  12. I saw that the founder Noha speaks 3 languages

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  13. I learned the company is very environmentally conscious which I appreciate.

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  14. They also have family size snacks

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  15. subscribe via yahoo RSS feed as tsue1136
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  16. follow you on GFC as tsue1136
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  17. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Peeled Snacks is not willing to compromise on their ingredients to save money. They insist on premium ingredients!

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  18. entered your CSN giveaway as tsue1136
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  19. like Peeled Snacks on facebook as Terri S.......e
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  20. follow Peeled Snacks on twitter as tsue1136
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  21. The company cares about the environment.
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  22. I learned that they keep their snacks as close to natural as possible by using high quality ingredients.

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  23. I learned At Peeled Snacks we know that food starts out delicious and nutritious, and it doesn't need some machine to improve it, or engineering to perfect it. We bring you food that's as close to its natural state as possible.

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  24. I love that they have fruit and nut varieties
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  25. I follow peeled snacks on twitter
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  26. i follow your blog
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  27. I learned (and love) that you can mail back your empty Peeled Snacks bags and they will process and recycle them!

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  28. I was glad to learn that they're committed to premium ingredients.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

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  29. "Using premium ingredients is NOT something on which we're willing to compromise."

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  30. GFC follower. I would love it if you'd follow me back.

    I also have a giveaway for Silk Pure Almond Milk with low entries, high odds!

    http://thefrugalkennedys.blogspot.com/2010/06/silk-purealmond-milk-review-giveaway.html

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  31. tweet
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    now following you on Twitter too!

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  32. i learned the nuts are dry roasted and lightly salted

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  33. entered Dr. Lucy's cookies giveaway

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  34. I learned that Many companies try to save money by using less natural ingredients and replacing them with sugars and fats.

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  35. I Follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter (trippyjanet)

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  36. I Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect

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  37. partnered with the American Diabetes Association to help families make the best decisions possible about the food they consume

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  38. following via GFC

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  39. subscribe via GFC

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  40. subscribe via email

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  41. following peeled snacks on twitter (@sweetheart4171)

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  42. like peeled snacks on FB (margaret d.)

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  43. tweeted
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  44. I learned that they were on Oprah's O-list.

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  45. I learned that their Picks are single serving, which is nice because you don't have to guess on calories.

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  46. I like Peeled Snacks on facebook - Rachel Manley.

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  47. I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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  48. I learned that they are partnered with many non-profits including the American Diabetes Assoc!

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    Thanks!

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  49. I follow with Google Friend Connect!

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  50. I think it's interesting that they don't add sugar to their fruit. Very good.

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  51. entered Crazy Dog tshirt giveaway
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  52. I learned they use only premium ingredients
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  53. They use the finest rich dark chocolate with 61% cacao in their Shock-olate variety.

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  54. I learned that you can buy their products at Starbucks.

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  55. I learned that they were featured on Oprah's O-list.

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  56. I learned that Starbucks carries these products!

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  57. Our snacks provide a great source of vitamins, minerals and a full serving of fruit with no added sugar. this is great! no sugar and the food still taste sweet!

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  58. I found out that it was founded in In New York City in 2004, by Noha Waibsnaider.

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  59. I learned that all their snacks are gluten free.

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  60. I follow your blog via google friend connect.

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  61. I follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter. (eveningstarr1)

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  62. Tweet: http://twitter.com/eveningstarr1/status/18166801225

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  63. I like Peeled Snacks on Facebook. (Hesper Fry)

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  64. It's interesting that their snacks provide a great source of vitamins, minerals and a full serving of fruit with no added sugar.

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  65. its great you'd offer this to us crazy people out there who'd do these vitamins, and fruit 2 eat all the time, my boys put it in their back packs 4 hikes with the boy scout troop hikes as well in their back packs from school so they'd can always have something when they'd walk home from their schools. thanks

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  67. This company has partnered with the American Diabetes Association!

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  68. I learned that the folks at Peeled Snacks strive to bring their consumers fruit and nuts from organic and sustainable farms to ensure that their products are good for you and good for the environment.

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  69. I'm a facebook fan of Peeled Snacks under username Jennie Tilson.

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  70. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  71. fun fact:

    the company is located in Brooklyn, NY

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  72. I subscribed to your feed via email (same as in my profile / this post)

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  73. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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  74. following PeeledSnacks on twitter at rosidentevil

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  75. I like PeeledSnacks on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

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  76. here is my tweet
    http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/18237691219

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  77. I entered the CSN Stores giveaway.

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  78. How cool that you can find them in Starbucks. leandrea246(at)hotmail.com

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  79. I learned that they created a special edition pack called the American Farms Sampler which they donated 10% of sales to the American Farmland Trust.
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  80. subscribed to email
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  81. follow peeled snacks on twitter @fce431
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  82. tweeted
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  83. I learned that they partnered with the American Diabetes Association to help families make the best decisions possible about the food they consume. Very cool. Thanks for the contest!
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  84. Peeled Snacks founder, Noha Waibsnaider, was one of the co-founders of the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), a $1.5MM initiative promoting businesses with a positive social and environmental impact
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  85. I like that it made Oprah Magazine's O-list.

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  86. I love that they are conscious of the environment!

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  87. Using premium ingredients is NOT something on which we're willing to compromise

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  88. I entered the CSN Stores giveaway

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  89. I learned that the company was founded in New York City in 2004.
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  90. Email subscriber
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  91. tweet
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  92. I entered your CSN Stores giveaway
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  93. I follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter @atydec
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  94. They are having a summer sale!
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  95. I learned that you can purchase them at Whole Foods!

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  96. I subscribe via email.

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  97. I follow via Google.

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  98. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/annemariez3/status/18317723673

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  99. I like Peeled Snacks on Facebook. (Annemarie Zito)

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  100. I follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter. (annemariez3)

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  101. I learned the company was founded in NYC in 2004. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  102. I learned that they will not compromise on using premium ingredients. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. I subscribed via email. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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