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Product Reviews: Ariel Natural Foods Fruitwell dried fruit snacks- 3 flavors- gluten free, dairy free, all natural

Posted on | October 15, 2008 | 2 Comments

Ariel Natural Foods makes gluten free Fruitwell freeze dried fruit snacks. This was a first for me- I have never had freeze dried anything before! These Fruitwell freeze dried snacks come in three flavors: apple, banana, and pineapple. They weigh a lightweight 1.4i ounces. Don’t let the weight fool you- each bag is enough for two people to share.

I really like the resealable packaging that helps keep the fruit fresh and ready to eat; it was very easy to open and close.

These gluten free snacks are initially a bit crispy when you bite into them, but then seem to turn chewy and almost melt in your mouth. I must say, these snacks really pack some powerful flavor. The flavor is pure and concentrated, since the only ingredient of this snack is the fruit. That’s it! Gotta love simple. I also liked that these fruit snacks were dry to the touch, which avoided the sweet, sticky fingers you can get from eating regular dried fruit.

*The pineapple flavor is quite crunchy and sweet with a sharp punch of flavor. The fruit pieces are made from small wedges of bite size pineapple- the perfect size to pop in your mouth. Ingredients: pineapple

Rating: 4 stars

*The apple snacks are actual slices of apple with the peel still on them. This adds a little extra texture and flavor to the apple slices that I really enjoyed. The flavor was slightly sweet and much more subtle than the pineapple flavor. Ingredients: apples

Rating: 5 stars

*The bananas varied in size and shape, ranging from smooth to deeply textured. They were very crunchy and boasted a medium strength flavor. I did detect a strange aftertaste that I wasn’t crazy about. Ingredients: bananas

Rating: 3 stars


Pros: naturally fat free & low in calories, portable, no sticky fingers, packed with flavor

Cons: texture may a bit weird, bananas had a slight aftertaste

To try these all natural and gluten free fruit snacks, visit Ariel Foods website for more information!


2 Responses to “Product Reviews: Ariel Natural Foods Fruitwell dried fruit snacks- 3 flavors- gluten free, dairy free, all natural”

  1. Nicole
    October 23rd, 2008 @ 4:09 am

    We have been gluten free for 1 year, 3 months and 9 days, memorable as it was the day after my daughter’s 4th birthday (and the last time she had “regular” birthday cake.

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    November 16th, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

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