Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Today’s Farm Review and Giveaway
Today’s Farm is a brand that makes these super cool, freeze-dried fruit snacks. When I first heard of them, I thought, that’s got to be a cool treat [get it? Cool and freeze-dried? Eh?]! And until I had heard of these, I had never seen or heard of any other brand trying the freeze-drying process.
Freeze-drying is nothing like dehydrating. The biggest difference is the way it works – freeze-drying uses cold and super low pressure to basically freeze the fruit solid, though the water is still there. Dehydrating simply takes the water out of something. One of the greatest things about freeze-drying is that as long as you seal it without moisture, it can last for a long, long time! These snacks are good in their package for at least 18 months. Not bad!
I got to sample some of the freeze-dried snacks, and honestly, I love them! It’s a little bit weird, only because I’m so used to fruit being dehydrated, which still leaves it kind of soft. Freeze drying the fruit leaves it pretty crunchy, which was cool! It was like eating potato chips, only they were fruity instead of salty. :) My favorite flavor is strawberry. When they freeze dry the fruit, it tends to shrink. A lot. So much so that it takes 10 pounds of fruit to generate one pound of freeze-dried fruit! You know what that means? Each little package of these snacks is the equivalent to eating 1 ½ to 2 servings of fresh fruit. WOW! I was planning on trying some in plain yogurt, but they were too good and I ate them all before I got the chance to buy the yogurt.
You can purchase any of the great items from Today’s Farm here.
Today’s Farm has generously offered one of my fabulous readers what they call their “Bag O’ Gold”, which contains a pack of all 4 of the flavors as well as a 10% discount card for a future internet order!
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This giveaway ends Tuesday, July 28th at midnight, MST. I will use random.org to choose a winner, and will post the winner on my site. The giveaway is open to US readers only.