- Three delicious, all natural, organic flavors in every pouch: lemon, lime, and orange.
- Certified organic and made with real fruit juice
- Vegan, gelatin free, fat free, and naturally gluten free
- 100% recommended daily value of Vitamin C
- Four boxes each with five 0.4Oz packets.
Great product for vegans
Would rather buy the brands that don’t use added sugar
Ingredient #1: Organic Tapioca Syrup-this appears to be a great alternative to high fructose corn syrup and other sugary additives. Here’s what I pulled up about this ingredient-” Tapioca syrup provides the sweetness needed in a natural way. Produced from tapioca starch using a natural fermentation process, tapioca syrup is a gluten-free and non-GMO (genetically modified organism) alternative to corn syrup, sugar, honey, maple syrup and molasses.” […]
Ingredient #2: Organic cane sugar-this is just sugar. It’s organic, so it wasn’t grown using pesticides or anything, but sugar is sugar and I try to limit it as much as possible. I’m bummed that this is the 2nd ingredient.
The rest of the ingredients aren’t really a big deal to me, but here they are: organic tapioca solids, organic white grape juice concentrate, pectin, citric acid, ascorbic acid, colors (tumeric, black carrot juice concentrate, annatto), natural flavors, sodium citrate, organic sunflower oil, and carnauba wax (from palm leaves)
So why am I let down by this product? There are tons of great tasting fruit snacks out there that don’t use any extra sugar to sweeten them. Stretch Island Origional Fruit Leathers don’t use any extra sugars, here’s the ingredients of their summer strawberry fruit leather- “Apple Puree Concentrate, Pear Puree Concentrate, Strawberry Puree, Organic Natural Strawberry Flavor, Lemon Juice Concentrate. All Sugars Are Found Naturally In The Fruit.” Clif sells their Twisted Fruit rope that has no added sugar. Archer Farms sells a fruit snack for a great price that has no added sugar.
So the Annie’s Organic Fruit snacks are a great tasting snack that is far above those icky artificial brands that are loaded with artificial dye’s and sugar, but I still think there’s some room for improvement by using only fruit to sweeten it, rather than cane sugar.