I have found a new favorite snack…Crispy Greens, all natural freeze dried fruit! The fruit is top-quality that is sourced from certified, carefully selected growers who undergo a stringent audit review process. All fruit is processed and freeze dried according to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system, an international standard that identifies critical control points, sets safety procedures and preventive measures, and maintains strict documentation for certification. The Crispy Green‘s manufacturing facilities are kosher certified by Orthodox Union, and do not process products containing peanuts or other tree nuts.
The products are made from fresh fruit being frozen and then placed in a drying chamber under vacuum. Heat is then applied to the shelves inside the chamber on which the fruit is sitting; water is evaporated from the fruit while it remains frozen (called sublimation process). The evaporated water vapor is then condensed onto freezer coils at the bottom of the chamber.
The freeze drying process is completed when the water has been removed (<1% moisture). In this dry environment, no microorganisms can survive. All enzymatic activities stop in this condition as well. Thus, freeze-dried fruit can be kept for years with no noticeable change in taste and other qualities once it’s sealed in a moisture-free, UV-protected package.
Each bag contains no additives or preservatives, no fat, no cholesterol, no skin or cores, natural fruit fiber and nutrients, and is only 55 or less calories per serving!
I liked all of the flavors, even mango, which I don’t usually like the taste of, but my favorite was tangerine. These are simple and easy snacks to throw in your bag and eat as-is, as a topping to your yogurt, or as a crunchy addition to your salad. Take the poll below and let me know which flavor you would try first! Other flavors include pear, banana, and cantaloupe.