Monday, February 25, 2013

Funky Monkey Healthy Fruit Kids Snacks

Good Food

As a mom of four I know how hard it can be to get your children to come even close to eating the amounts of fruits and vegetables daily that they should. As a point of reference USDA recommends two fruit servings per day for youngsters ages 2-6 and four servings/day for older children and adults. With today's typical constantly on-the-go family lifestyle fresh fruit isn't always practical. For sure, it can be a real uphill battle with potato chips often winning out as the "vegetable" of choice for kids as young as preschoolers.

One of several citrus trees in our backyard

MBE partnered with Funky Monkey for this post

That's why I'm glad I discovered a brand called Funky Monkey Snacks. A company that takes both common and exotic fruits, freeze dries them and packages them into bags of crunchy morsels of nutritious deliciousness that are similar in crispy texture to kettle baked potato chips.

For this review I tried each of the Funky Monkey flavors and I thought they tasted sweet like fresh fruit and tart which reminded me a bit of SweeTARTS the candy I practically lived on in elementary school. If you try Funky Monkey yourself I'm betting you'll agree that these smell and taste better and sweeter than potato chips and are a whole lot better for you, besides. Speaking of taste, if your experience is similar to mine, you'll find it hard to believe that no sugars or sweeteners are added to these tasty 100% natural snacks.

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Funky Monkey comes in 7 funky delish varieties

  • Applemon - Apple with cinnamon
  • Bananamon - Banana with cinnamon
  • Carnaval Mix - Banana, pineapple, apple & papaya
  • JiveALime - Pineapple & lime juice
  • MangOJ - Mango & orange juice
  • Pink Pineapple - Pineapple & guava
  • Purple Funk - Banana & acai

Made with organic bananas and cinnamon

Each 1 ounce bag holds 3 servings of fruit and is perfect to serve as a snack at home or to pop into a brown bag lunch. All flavors are also 100% fat free and are suitable for a wide range of special diets including Kosher - Parve, Vegan, Raw Food, Gluten Free, and Peanut & Tree Nut Free. They also do not contain any Genetically Modified Organisms GMOs and are verified by the Non GMO Project.

Funky Monkey JiveALime product close-up

Funky Monkey Snacks are widely available in-store and may be purchased by the bag at places like Target, Whole Foods, Safeway, Ralphs and many other supermarkets and big box retailers. You can also buy the full line of products online from Amazon in 12 packs for $26.58.

With all this talk of something really delicious that is also a healthy food that kids and adults alike will enjoy, you'll be glad to know I have some more good news. Funky Monkey Snacks is providing one lucky MommyBlogExpert reader with the chance to win a seven bag sampler, one full size bag of each flavor they make. Read on to find out how you can enter the delicious health food giveaway MBE is hosting.

Funky Monkey Snacks
7-Bag Sampler
Ends 4/5/13

The Prize Pack includes one bag each of the 7 Funky Monkey flavors pictured


Just leave a comment(s) below this post and you're entered. Contest ends April 5, 2013 at 12 midnite PST and is open to legal residents of the U.S. only. One winner will receive one bag each of the seven Funky Monkey Snacks as pictured above.  Winner will be selected at random from all entries and will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize. 

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Simply leave a comment below this blogpost saying why you'd like to win this prize. Don't forget to include your email address, Facebook and/or Twitter contact info in the comment section so the winner can be contacted.

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FTC Disclosure: I received the entire line of Funky Monkey Snacks to facilitate this review. In addition Funky Monkey is providing the prize package and shipping for this giveaway. However, thoughts in this blogpost are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.