Giveaway now closed.
THE WINNER of the Funky Monkey Giveaway was #11, Jen - moorethanamom. Congrats, Jen!
Funky Monkey sent me a sample of each of their current four flavors to try. They came in the mail last week and the kids were begging to try them from the minute I opened the box. Between the fun name of the product, the fun flavor names, and the packaging, the kids were excited.
Here is where it gets really good!
Funky Monkey Snacks are glute-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and are certified Kosher-Parve.
Finally - something SAFE to serve no matter the allergies in the room!
Just the natural fruits with crunch. A wonderful alternative to chips or candy as they give you that crunch factor and a natural sweetness without being too hard to bite! Each of the bags shown contain one serving size. That one serving size gives you 3 of the recommended 4 daily servings of fruit!
They claim that the freeze drying process retains nearly all of the flavor and nutrients found in fresh fruit. The natural flavor of the fruit is really strong! As soon as you open a bag, you can smell the fruit medleys!
- Bananamon (freeze-dried banana and cinnamon)
- Carnival Mix (freeze-dried banana, pineapple, apple, papaya, and raisins)
- Jivealime (freeze-dried pineapple and lime juice)
- Purple Funk (freeze-dried banana and acai - pronounced ah-sigh-EE)
We have tried all but the jivelime as of yet - they were inhaled! I think my personal favorite so far was the bananamon. I love cinnamon and banana together! The banana was really strong, but oh so good!
Funky Monkey snacks are available in some grocery stores (including super target, kroger, winn dixie, hyvee), all whole foods stores, online at amazon (where I see some new flavors - applemon, pink pinnaple, and mangOJ will be available soon!)
Check out the Funky Monkey website - http://www.funkymonkeysnacks.com/index.htm
Make sure you have the kids around and plenty of time! The website is a lot of fun!
My only negative (and it is minor) has to do with the size of the package. The serving size is a great amount, and makes a very filling snack or lunch component. I am guessing the bag has to be larger to hold a certain amount of air because of the freeze drying? Not sure... but the package iteself for one serving is pretty large. I am going to see how they make it to school tomorrow when transferred to one of our airtight lunchbox containers.
Overall, I will definitely be on the lookout for these at the store! They made a great grab and go this weekend when we went on a family mall trip!