The Good: Amazingly nutritious, Very flavorful
The Bad: Proportionately expensive
The Basics: Much-Ado-About-Mango fruit snacks are a great dried fruit option from Peeled Organics, even if they do cost a bit more than other dried fruit products!
For those who might not have seen my review of Peeled Organic’s Paradise Found dried fruit blend (that’s here!), my wife is on a healthy-eating kick and she has gotten me into it as well. As a result, I have been trying and reviewing all sorts of new (to me) healthy foods! The latest of those is the Peeled Organic Much-Ado-About-Mango fruit snacks.
Peeled Organic is a relatively new fruit snack company that is doing good work for both the environment and personal health. Using no preservatives, Peeled Organic strives to present the healthiest possible dried fruit to customers and, as the name suggests, does so using organic farming methods.
The Much-Ado-About-Mango blend is just as the title suggests; a bag of dehydrated organic mangoes! The dehydrated fruit strips are supple, not hard. They are also not covered in a coating of sugar, wax and/or preservatives. The Much-Ado-About-Mango fruit snacks comes in a 2.8 oz. stiff plastic bag that is resealable.
Ease Of Preparation
Much-Ado-About-Mango fruit packs are simple to use. Simply open the bag and remove the fruit from it! There is no trick to eating Much-Ado-About-Mango; they are a snack that is ready to go from the bag to the mouth.
Much-Ado-About-Mango is a collection of nice, long mango strips that smell like stewing mangoes when one opens the bag. There is a rich scent that is not entirely indicative of fresh mangoes, but is no less enjoyable.
On the tongue, the mangoes from Much-Ado-About-Mango hydrate to be delicious and sweet. The sweetness is not overbearing, leaving a surprisingly juicy flavor on the tongue (surprising considering it comes from such a dry fruit). The mango strips are slightly tough, so this is like fruit jerky and ultimately, the dominant taste of this snack is sweet and dry with a slightly rich and juicy aftertaste. More than any other Peeled Organic product, the Much-Ado-About-Mango fruit snacks vary in flavor based on how dehydrated the fruit strip is.
Much-Ado-About-Mango organic dried fruits are an all-natural snack, with no preservatives or added sugar. Given that the ingredient is organic mangos, there is nothing hiding in them that will surprise consumers. These have a shelf life of about nine months, so they are not ideal for stocking up on. The package we got on December 26 (2011) expires on August 5, 2012 (or it would have had I not eaten them all up!).
Each 40 gram serving of Much-Ado-About-Mango has 120 calories, none of which come from fat. There are also 2 grams of dietary fiber. Outside that, there are no significant nutrients in a serving, though there is 30% of one’s RDA of Vitamin A and 20% Vitamin C. They are gluten free and were packaged in a facility that processes nuts, dairy, wheat and soy, so those with applicable allergies ought to keep that in mind.
Kept in their bag, Much-Ado-About-Mango will remain fresh for almost a year and as long as the bag is resealed, one suspects they will last that long anyway. Because I only got enough to review, I am not worried about keeping these fresh! They come in, they go right back out!
Cleanup is simple as well. Much-Ado-About-Mango dried fruits are a dry food and thus leave no mess behind. Simply toss out the plastic bag and cleanup is done!
Much-Ado-About-Mango is a surprisingly good, but basic dried fruit snack. It is, however, far more nutritious than most fruit snacks that have a surprising amount of additives in them. Despite the expense of these fruit treats, this is a snack very much worth picking up!
For other fruit-related reviews, check out my reviews of:
Dole 100% Juice Orange Peach Mango Juice
Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange tea
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