The Good: Great ingredients, Flavorful, Decent nutritional value
The Bad: Expensive, Does not taste even remotely like chocolate
The Basics: Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks are a pleasant enough organic snack, even if the "choco" and "crunch" elements are hardly represented by the fruity snacks!
Despite being pretty reticent about liking the things I like, I have discovered that I am pretty open to new experiences and products. For the right price, I'll try just about any new product and I find I enjoy reviewing products that stretch the limits of what I would normally experience. When it comes to snacks, I am pretty open-minded, especially as I have aged and nutrition has become more of a factor in my snacking decisions. When a package of Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks arrived in front of me, I thought nothing of trying them.
Actually, that is not entirely true. Having recently had a lousy experience with Larabar Fruit And Nut Bars (reviewed here!), I was a bit gun-shy toward snacks that were fruit-based, but promising to be something more flavorful and interesting than flat-out fruit. Fortunately for me, Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks were quite good . . . even if the "Choco" in their name implies a chocolate flavor that does not at all materialize in the snack.
Made In Nature is a health food company and the Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks are the first product I have tried by the company.
The package of FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks is a 1.6 oz. foil pouch that holds five snacks. Each FiggyPops fruit & nuts snack is an oblate spheroid roughly 1 1/4” in diameter by 3/4” thick. The FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks come in various sizes of pouch - from 1.6 to 4.2 oz bags. The treats themselves are reminiscent of macaroon cookies with coconut on the surface of the soft sphere.
Ease Of Preparation
Eating Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks is simple. After removing five snack spheres from the bag, simply stick them in your mouth (one at a time!). There is no challenge to eating this snack or preparation required; these are an entirely ready-to-eat food!
The FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks have a smell of coconut and chocolate. The scent of cocoa in the bouquet is inviting and intriguing. The combination of chocolate and coconut in the aroma of these snacks is enough to give the consumer hope that the treat will delight anyone who loves fruit and chocolate.
In the mouth, though, the Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks are dominated by the flavor of the coconut. The dry fruit flavor of coconut is immediately evident and very strong. Breaking the coconut shell that surrounds the soft snack spheres, the consumer is overwhelmed by a sweet and sour flavor of dates and cherries. The fruity flavor is dry and the sweetness of the cherries is not enough to overcome for long the coconut on the snack's exterior. The flavor is not bad at all, but there is no real chocolate flavor in these snacks. Instead, these are ideal for someone who wants a fruity snack with a fruit and nut texture to it.
The FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks leave a slightly sour and dry aftertaste in the mouth that lasts for about five minutes after the last of the snacks is consumed.
Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks are intended as a healthy snack and they are quite good on that front. Each 1.6 oz. Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks pack represents a single serving and they are made of decent ingredients and loaded with dietary fiber. Made primarily of organic dates, organic pepita seeds, and organic figs, the ingredient list is made of entirely recognizable ingredients. These snacks were produced on equipment that processes tree nuts and there is a warning that some might contain a pit, but I did not encounter pits at all in mine. These are certified organic, appear to be Vegan-compliant (though they are not so noted) and I cannot see why they would not be gluten free based on the ingredients.
Made In Nature's FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks have 190 calories, 100 of which are from fat. A full serving represents 25% of one's RDA of saturated fat, but they are cholesterol-free. Surprisingly, they are comparatively low in sodium with only 85 mg (4% RDA) per serving and there are 5 grams of dietary fiber. Consumers also get 4 grams of protein from each serving of the snacks. These snacks give consumers 4% of the RDA of Calcium and Vitamin A and 10% the RDA of Iron, but not much else.
As a healthy snack, Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks remain fresh so long as they are kept in their sealed bag. Our bag had an expiration date of May 1, 2018, so these do not have the best shelf life for a snack of its type. The only real clean-up for the Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks comes from wiping up crumbs, though I also found there was quite a bit of shaved coconut left in the bag after I was done consuming them!
Made In Nature FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks are quite good, so long as one does not go into the experience expecting anything even remotely chocolate-flavored. The expense of the package of FiggyPops Choco Crunch Supersnacks is a bit high, but for the quality of the ingredients, it is on par with other high-end snacks. The result is a fruity snack that is likely to satisfy its target demographic, if not the general public!
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