The school year is coming to an end and our family couldn’t be more excited to welcome Summer break. Though school lunches are not in our immediate future, the days of making lunches hasn’t ended. Our kids are getting ready for Summer camp and we will continue to pack lunch for these kiddos. So, we were really excited to taste test a snack that has been garnering a lot of positive press.
We were offered a chance to sample Crunchies’ a single-ingredient snack that has zero sugar added and all of their varieties are non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and they are freeze-dried. The kids love that the flavors are freeze-dried, because it’s different.
As the parent that does the grocery shopping and lunch packing, I know what my kids like and what they will or won’t eat. But, I know that they will eat snacks that taste good and are always interested in the junk food, first. They rarely gravitate to choosing a healthy snack, because they don’t enjoy the taste. So, it was great to see the kids embrace Crunchies and ask if there were other flavors to try. We started off with the mango and it was an instant hit.
The packaging is simple, much like the company’s philosophy of offering a healthy snack, with only one ingredient. The farmers and farms that they utilize are offering up the best produce and the fruits and veggies are picked at the most optimal time.
The secret to their success is that the freeze-drying method is second to none. They are able to freeze dry without putting the produce in a liquid state, which is what can remove many of the nutrients. Instead, the company employees a method that allows the company to quickly freeze produce and put it through a low-pressure drying process. This is the reason that the nutrients are retained and taste so fresh and delicious.
As a parent with kids on the go, I love that we can throw a bag in a camp backpack, in the car or on a plane. In terms of traveling it is lightweight, not messy and healthy. Each serving is approximately 40 calories. With an offering of 10 different options, everyone in the family will find a Crunchies that they will love. Besides the mango, the strawberry and banana have become our favorites.
For more information about this great snack, as you prepare for Summer travel, Summer camp and healthy snacks on the go, check out this fantastic brand HERE.
FTC Disclosure: We did not receive compensation for this post, but did receive product in order to review. All opinions are our own.