I have not eaten these flavors, but I have snacked on the mango jerky from this brand. It was good; tart and sweet but not cloyingly so. Definitely tasted more authentic than the dried mango where each piece is dusted in sugar.
@wplumleyz I’m in the office today and we have the mango jerky in the break room. I’m eating one now. It looks like the fruit is cut into very small tidbits and then compressed. You can see the variation in darker and light bits. It isn’t wet when touched, so I assume it goes through some sort of drying. Maybe the compression squeezes moisture out as well. Not as “snappy” to eat as a fruit leather.
@troy thought it might be an error.
Though if you want to toss in those two extra boxes that were listed at the time I ordered, I certainly won’t say no…
Hoping these are as good as the mango variety I’ve tried before.
@Lynnerizer No, they are not. They are soft and chewy. Ironically, I just bought some a few days ago at Whole Foods. I got the Pineapple/Coconut. It was very good. I suspect they will outlive their best by date a good while also.
I assume it’s 36+36 for the two flavor packs and not 48+48, right?
24x Banana with Pecans + 24x Pineapple Coconut Cacao + 24x Pineapple Chili & Salt
48x Banana with Pecans + 48x Pineapple Coconut Cacao
48x Banana with Pecans + 48x Pineapple Chili & Salt
72x Banana with Pecans
72x Pineapple Coconut Cacao
@phendrick@troy@tsigley Nope the number would have gone in the wrong direction. 48 in base 7 is 66. 24 in base 7 is 33. You’d only get 18 in base 7. How did I learn base 7? My cousin’s family engraved all combination lock combinations on the locks in base 7. And so, of course, I had to learn how to do it too, because, well, kid competition and I wanted to open the ones in use.
@hchavers There are lots of vegans out there who think meat is delicious, but don’t eat it for ethical reasons.
If you miss eating meat but choose to abstain for ethical reasons, that displays a moral fortitude worthy of respect, in my opinion.
@hchavers Most people do actually try to make their meat taste like a variety of plants, for example pepper, rosemary, parsley, basil, cayenne, cumin, curry powder, mustard, garlic, onion, sage, thyme, hickory…
Maybe you’re an exception.
Anyone with NAFLD or disposed to NAFLD should avoid these and all dried fruits like the plague. Read the nutrition label. While they may be tasty for a person without liver disease, they are concentrated fruit sugars. Just sayin…
@Jackinga Is that any different than if you ate the banana, pineapple, coconut, etc? I’m not sure these are dried or dehydrated anyway. When you look at the images, they look moist inside the plastic wrapper. Could just be the light reflecting off the plastic though.
I don’t see anything in the writeup saying they are dried. In fact, it says, “fruit picked at its peak and compressed to seal in maximum flavor” so it’s compressed, not dried (in my opinion).
@cengland0 These are called “fruit jerky” so, of course the ingredients have been dehydrated and made into a fruit paste in order to be extruded, or “compressed” if you will, and cut into a bar shape for packaging.
How else could you get half a pineapple into that small package? Water must be removed. In other words, it is dried or dehydrated, if you prefer.
@miniskunk The problem I have with that ingredient is tha5t they aren’t being anywhere near specific enought; there are a great many varieties of “chili pepper” with wildly varying flavors and levels (or lack) of heat. Ancho? Arbol? Guajillo? Ghost? Piquin? Without that critical datum, I have no idea what to expect.
The banana and pecans are pretty nice. You really can’t mess up with just two ingredients and sun-drying (unless you didn’t seal them properly).
The coconut-pineapple one is pretty good too, except the cacao really has a strong coffee taste.