I’m very excited to announce that In Katrina’s Kitchen is offering its first product review and giveaway! If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I often refer to my son as Four Year Old Foodie. That’s because he loves all things FOOD and he often joins me in the kitchen. I am always on the lookout for healthy, fun snacks for him to enjoy in between meals or when we’re running errands. So when Funky Monkey Snacks Company asked if I would be interested in conducting a review of their freeze-dried simply fruit snacks I was excited to accept. They were generous enough to offer a sampler gift pack (1 of each of their 7 flavors) to one of my readers as well! That’s YOU!!!

Both the one-ounce and 0.42-ounce sizes are available in the following flavors:
Applemon®(Freeze-Dried Apple and Organic Cinnamon)
Bananamon® (Freeze-Dried Organic Banana and Organic Cinnamon)
Carnaval Mix (Freeze-Dried Organic Banana, Pineapple, Apple and Papaya)
JiveALime® (Freeze-Dried Pineapple and Lime Juice)
MangOJ®(Freeze-Dried Mango and Orange Juice)
Pink Pineapple® (Freeze-Dried Pineapple and Guava)
Purple Funk® (Freeze-Dried Organic Banana and Organic Açai)

Funky Monkey Snacks are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, peanut and tree nut free, and contain no added sugars, colors, flavors or preservatives. They are Non-GMO Project verified, vegan, raw and certified Kosher. Funky Monkey’s freeze-drying method uses less energy than other processes by utilizing thermodynamics and steam from a cashew shell-powered boiler. Further supporting its mission to be environmentally respectful, Funky Monkey only uses organic bananas, pineapples, cinnamon, açai and lime juice, eliminating the use of chemicals.  Also, all fruit waste (peels, cores, etc.) is re-used as fertilizer or animal feed, as opposed to taking up space in a landfill.

Now to the review – My son was so excited to get his hands on these that I literally had to hide the package the first day in order to get some time to snap some pictures for you. The moment I was done shooting them Four Year Old Foodie had his hands on the JiveALime pack while I went for the Pink Pineapple. We opened them up and were both delighted with the taste and texture. Sometimes freeze-dried snacks can have a Styrofoam or powdery feel to them but these were crisp and crunchy and just perfectly delicious! Four Year Old Foodie approves and with three servings of fruit in every ounce this Mom approves too! I have plans to add the Applemon and Bananamon to some rice cereal and granola for a filling and healthy breakfast-on-the-go. Perfect for those mornings we are rushing to get out of the house.

Okay, let’s get down to the specifics of this giveaway. You want these, right? This giveaway will end on April 13 at 9am EST. The winner will be announced and contacted via email so I must have a valid email with each entry. If the winner does not respond by April 15 a new winner will be chosen. The mandatory entry must be completed or extra entries will not count! A winner will be chosen using random.org. You must be a resident of the United States to take place in this giveaway.Update: And the winner is Meggs @ URBakin’MeCrazyy Congratulations! You’ll love the Carnival Mix!

If you didn’t win check out this site to see where Funky Monkey Snacks are sold in your area.

Mandatory entry:

1. Tell me which of the 7 flavors are you most excited for your family to try.