Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Funky Monkey Snacks Review & Giveaway


Every kid likes snacks and if your kids are like mine, they are nagging you constantly about what they can have to eat (I seriously don't know what I'm going to do when I have 3 teenage boys in the house to feed). I am very big on not feeding them junk, so I'm always looking for healthy snack alternatives. That's how I discovered a company called Funky Monkey.

Funky Monkey snacks are freeze-dried fruit of all different kinds. They have no added sugar and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are 100% natural and are all Kosher and gluten-free. Not only that, but each bag of Funky Monkey snacks contains 3 servings of fruit! Now, that is awesome.

I was sent each of their 7 flavors to review. The flavors are Bananamon (bananas and cinnamon), Carnival Mix (bananas, apples, papaya and pineapple), Jivealime (lime and pineapple), Purple Funk (banana and acai), Applemon (apples and cinnamon), MangOJ (mango with orange juice) and Pink Pineapple (pineapple with guava).

Now, I must admit, even though my kids love fruit, I wasn't sure how they would feel about freeze-dried fruit. They all decided on the Applemon to be the first that they tried and taadaaaaa, they all liked it! Once they were done with that bag, they wanted to open another one but I made them wait until the next day. We have since eaten all of them and everyone liked every single flavor. Who would've guessed?!

I also tasted each kind and the only one I wasn't totally sold on was the Purple Funk that had the bananas and acai, but that was just my preference. I have to tell you though, the pineapple is downright awesome! Seriously, it was so dang good!

I was very happy with everything about these snacks and would be happy to buy them to give to my kids on a regular basis.

The nice people over at Funky Monkey would like to give one of my readers a Sampler Pack (1 bag of each of their 7 flavors) of their own! See below for how you can gain entries to win!

BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE ENTRY DIRECTIONS EXACTLY FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT!!!!

This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on March 1st. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.

LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORM - Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com


MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Funky Monkey Snacks. Take a look around and tell me what you think you or your kids would like best about their snacks. (1 entry)

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Follow my blog (publicly via google friend connect, located on the top right sidebar) - You can use this as an entry whether you are a new follower or a current follower. (2 entries)

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(4 entries)


Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and leave me the link to your post (5 entries) This counts as 5 separate entries so leave a comment for each and just number them.


Become a fan of Funky Monkey Snacks on Facebook. (1 entry)


That's 16 chances to win! Good luck!

Disclosure: I received these products for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.

47 comments:

Kim said...

I think my son would love the 'fun crunch' they talk about!

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Annette W. said...

My kids have never had fruit snacks, so they would look at the fun packaging and think it was awesome.
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Ann Harrington said...

I am totally looking for a healthy snack, but don't like to eat fresh fruit so I like the idea of getting three servings fo fruit in every ounce.

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Jennifer B said...

My kids would like the crunch, and I would love that the snacks are made with real fruit.

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i like the wide variety of flavors the best!

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Anonymous said...

I like that it contains three servings of real fruit.

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Trina said...

I love that there is 3 servings of fruit in every once.
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The kids are really into foods that have "good guys" (nutrients, you know, good-for-you type foods) that actually taste good! So I bet this would be a hit!!

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