Brothers-All-Natural creates a number of healthy snacking products including a line of 100% natural (no sugar added) fruit crisps which come in a wide variety of flavor options. Because they are made of only fruit, these snacks are all vegan and gluten free (yes! high five!). Brothers-All-Natural recently provided me with some samples of these freeze dried fruit chips to test out here on the ol' bloggeroo and also very sweetly provided a case of snacks for one of you lucky ducks, hooray!
Brothers-All Natural offers their fruit crisps in 8 flavor options: Fuji Apple, Asian Pear, Banana, Pineapple, Strawberry, Organic Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, and White & Yellow Peach. The Fruit Crisps also come in fun Disney themed packaging and flavors which are great for kids! I was send a few samples of these as well & while the contents are no different than the original flavors, the packaging is quite cute:
Cute packaging, check. Great flavor options, check. The taste? Oh yes, the taste! Here's the lowdown:
Fuji Apple: The fuji apple variety has a delicious, classic apple flavor. The freeze dried fruit crisps are light and crispy and have a robust apple flavor that is sweet and very slightly tart. The light, crispy texture makes them an ideal snack that isn't too filling or heavy. The fruit crisps are also great to carry around because of their super light weight, perfect for packing into lunches or to travel with (just don't crush the bags as the pieces are a bit delicate). Applelicious!
Banana & Strawberry : Both the strawberry and banana varieties were deeeelish! Both flavors are pretty much exactly as you'd expect: true, clean banana and strawberry flavors with a nice sweetness and light, delicately/airy crunchy textures. These were a favorite among the members of my household as the flavors were very clean and fruity.
Pineapple: The pineapple flavor had a great sweet and tart combination flavor that was so much like biting into a fresh pineapple. As I've mentioned in previous posts, I dislike dried pineapple because it tends to loose some of its tartness, but this freeze-dried variety retains pineapple's characteristic sweet and tart flavor, yum! Among the flavors that we sampled, these were my favorite!
Peach: The peach flavor was subtle, sweet and delicate. I would say these had more of peach essence to them as the flavor was not as bold as the other varieties- they also weren't as tart. A few members of my household really liked these because of their sweetness and delicateness- classy! They are excellent paired with a sparkling drink!
Asian Pear : The Asian pear flavor was sweet and light, and, like the peach flavor, a little on the delicate side. While the peach flavor did taste like peach, I couldn't actually tell that this particular flavor was Asian pear. Maybe because of the lack of liquid? Despite not being particularly Asian pear-y, the flavor is quite nice and has a perfect sweetness and definite fruitiness to it.
Pear: Like the Asian pear flavor, the fruit flavor of this variety was a little difficult to identify. I blind tested some people and they actually thought it was apple (not a bad thing methinks). The flavor is somewhat similar to the Asian pear variety, but with a little bit of a stronger sweetness. I blind tested another individual and they couldn't distinguish between the pear and Asian pear flavors. I did like the flavor however, and like the other fruit crisps it makes a wonderful, light snack!
Overall, I really enjoyed these snacks (and so did everyone else in my household). While I would love to see more organic varieties or possibly some USA made products emerge, these snacks are quite nice with their 100% fruit ingredients + no added sugars or preservatives. I love that they aren't too filling and are indeed a snack that is both satisfying and light. I also love that they are offered in so many flavor options so that you can switch things up and find the perfect flavor to suit your mood!
Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps can be purchased direct, and from major retailers including Amazon.com, Costco and Whole Foods. Click here to find a retailer near you.
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**I was provided with free samples of Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. Other's experiences with these products may differ from mine. **