Sensible Foods Crunch Dried Snacks, Cherry Berry, 0.75-Ounce Pouches

The seed that sprouted into Sensible Foods was planted in Sono ma County, California, by Bob and David, two sensible guys who are committed to healthy living for themselves and their families. Their quest was to create a munchy crunchy snack that was both delicious and nutritious, that everyone would enjoy. The goal was realized when they perfected the unique crunch dried process for fruits and vegetables and the results were extraordinary! It is an intensely flavorful snack that’s naturally sweet, crunchy, convenient and so incredibly sensible. Here at Sensible Foods we are pleased to offer delicious and nutritious snacks from our family to yours, a product of the USA.

Quick facts

  • Case of twenty four, 0.75-ounce pouches (total of 18 ounces)
  • Mix of apples, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries; Each pouch is equal to 1/2-cup fresh fruit
  • All-natural; No fat; Gluten or GMO; No preservatives
  • Shelf life of more than one year; Unique process removes water and preserves nutritional value and natural flavor
  • Product of California

Top reviews

Promising, but flawed

In principle, this is a great product: It’s actual fruit, with nothing added, dried to a crisp and put in a packet that only has 85 calories. If you’re looking for light, healthy-ish snack foods that are still tasty, this is a great choice.

But there are a couple of problems:

1. The packets are very narrow and long, which makes it virtually impossible to reach into them to get the fruit out, once you’re past the top third or so.

2. There’s a decent amount of fruit dust inside — which, as these are berries and cherries, is red, and just waiting for a bit of added water to stain up any fabric it lands on.

Either of these in isolation is no problem, but put them together, and you’ve got a product that you MUST pour out, and yet a product that you CAN’T pour out. I guess maybe if you had a bowl or something, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but that sort of takes away the portable-snack nature of it, no? As much as I liked the fruit, the inconvenience of the packaging is going to keep me from buying more.

Oh, and one more caveat: Despite the “Cherry Berry” name, this is at least 50% apple. I suspect that apples are to dried fruit mixes what peanuts are to mixed nuts, the inexpensive and unobjectionable filler. The apple tastes fine and all, but I wouldn’t mind more cherries and berries, and fewer apples.

ParisWalnut Grove, MN

Yummy and only one point…

Weight Watchers point that is. The bag is one point. A great, healthy snack to incorporate into your WW diet, or any other healthy lifestyle.

I haven’t had a problem with crumbs and powder in the packets I’ve tried, no more than any other dried fruit I’d buy from Trader Joes or the Gerber ones. It’s definitely a small bag for the price, so if you’re near a Trader Joes, you should really buy their dried fruits.

Amazon does have a great price for this item though… I paid $1.79 for one packet at a major chain!! That’s insanity.

PatLiberty, PA

Food fruit snack

Very good product to have on hand if you need a quick on-the-go snack. Good tasting and easy to eat. I keep a couple in my car to snack on if I can’t stop for a meal right away.
AlfredoUnionville, OH

Yummy!

I really enjoy these as a light snack. They are only 85 calories a bag so it is easy to fit it in your diet.
ArmandPineville, MO

Nice flavor, but…

I tried 3 flavors (Cherry Berry, Orchard Blend and Tropical Blend) and found the following to be true of all of them.

1) Packaging is impressive with long, narrow, foil lined one-serving sized bags. However, the size of the bag is deceiving for the amount of product inside. Although they are easy to open by simply tearing off the top inch, they are not resealable – not that you would want to because the servings are so ‘small’. The bag design also makes it near to impossible to reach in by hand for snacks. Even a child’s hand is too large, resulting in having to eat this snack by pouring into hand or bowl.

2) At the bottom of each bag is a layer of fine ‘powder’ residue from the dried fruits. It gets on everything and stains: esp. when wet from fingers, etc. It also makes it difficult to get the last of the snacks from the bag to your mouth, esp. if eating directly from the package, because the powder from the bottom of the bag puffs out, up your nose and all over your mouth. Makes a mess.

3) All 3 flavors that I tried had the same issue as someone mentioned in their comments before me: each flavor seems to have an over-abundance of one particular fruit. In the Cherry Berry, it is apples. In the tropical, I found it to be mangoes, and in the orchard, it was bananas, lots and lots of bananas.

4) I also found some of the snack to be ‘crunchy’ while other pieces of fruit were sticky/mushy once in my mouth. Ex. banana slices. The combo of moosh and crunch (very little crunch) was disappointing when this is suppose to be a ‘crunchy snack’. I found myself using it up in yogurt and oatmeal rather than as a snack.

This is a natural snack so the first time around I didn’t mind the expense. However, now that I know what to expect, I will not purchase again unless the packaging and fruit ‘dust’ issues could be addressed. Then it might be worth the money. Until then, I’ll buy my own fresh bananas, mangoes and apples.

I will admit, however, a few of these put together in a gift basket would make a nice presentation for someone who has never tried this product.

DomingaBartelso, IL

Love this product…and so do the kids!

This is the best dried fruit product we have tried. Sweet and crunchy, totally portable, great for toting around in your bag and a super quick and easy snack. A good choice for people trying to reduce their calories because it is portion-controlled and very satisfying, as well as delicious.
KristieHolden, MA

Tastes good, but Don’t Inhale

This is a good tasting snack, but I should have read the reviews more carefully. It’s called “Cherry Berry” but it should be called “Apple Cherry Berry with more Apples and some Apples on top”. The apples are fine, but I expected more berries.

Also, I don’t know if this is an effect of shipping or what, but there’s a lot of “fruit dust” in the bottom. Be careful if you tip the package up over your mouth (which you will do since your hand doesn’t fit in the narrow package) because it’s easy to inhale it.

CaritaSmithland, KY

a great snack

i tried this about two months ago and really loved it. i love the crunch and natural sweetness. i also made corn chowder with their corn product. i recommend this for any one who loves healthy natural snacks.
MichealTrevorton, PA

Great snack

This is a very tasty & nutritious snack! No fat, sweet & crunchy, a great alternative to running out to the vending machine at work!
LeonieChampion, NE

Sensible Snacking

The Sensible Foods Cherry Berry snacks are great. I keep them at my desk and anytime I need a little something they are perfect. No drips or dribbles on the keyboard. I have ordered some other selections of the dried fruit, but be mindful that there are more apple pieces than berries. The pouches average about 2 blueberries, 6 strawberry slices and 2 cherries.
WaltonMalibu, CA

One of my favorite snacks

When it comes to snacking, the crunch dried snacks are the best. Each fruit has a distinctive texture and flavor. The individual pieces are flavorful so you can nibble one tiny piece of banana and actually taste banana. There is no fat so you don’t have greasy fingers. You can take the packages anywhere. Dried blueberries taste like blueberries. Dried cherries taste like cherries. In some of the dried fruit mixes, the general taste is “blend.” With Sensible Foods crunch dried snacks, you can savor the morsels slowly, one individual flavor and one individual texture at a time or eat them fast, mingling textures and tastes depending.

I keep packages on hand to satisfy midnight snack urges, to crunch instead of chips when I eat a sandwich, to snack while I watch the tube or to grab and go. Cherry Berry is frankly delicious. I buy regularly to always have some on hand. It is much tastier, more interesting to the palate, and cleaner eating than nibbling on rice cakes, popcorn or chips. The product satisfies hunger, too, which makes it a close to perfect food in my world. The ONLY reason I did not give it a 5 is because I’ve gotten packages that were light on the cherries and I really like the cherries a lot.

MargeTionesta, PA

misleading name

While the taste is good, the name is quite misleading. There are very few cherries in the mix. It is mostly apple.
JerryPomona, MO

Best low calorie snack in the world

These fruit snacks are the best low calorie, extremely flavorful snacks in the world. I eat the Orchard and Cherry Berry for breakfast at my desk every day. The fruit is dried to a crunch not a gummy chew and the flavor has no aftertaste or funky smell.

Overall, I love these snacks more than any other pre-packaged food. I carry them with me on trips and eat them at my desk or in my comfy chair at home. Try them!

JennineSebec, ME

Better than Potato Chips!!!

My family and I do all we can to eat our fruits and vegetables, but it’s not always easy. But this product is so easy to eat as a snack and is so delicious, I don’t even buy chips anymore! I love this and am going to keep this product on stock in my house. I recommend it 100%!!!
EdwinaEast Texas, PA

Perfect Snack-mostly apples

These are the perfect size and the fruit is delicious, the only drawback is that the contents are mostly apples, some only have 1-2 blueberries per package and 4-6 strawberry pieces. The apples are very good but are a little bit “sharp” if you are thinking these would good toddler snacks.
KimberleyHinsdale, NH

Sweet and crunchy!

The Cherry Berry snacks from Sensible Foods are my new favorite food on the go. I’ve taken them on road trips, shared them at the office, and even gave them as stocking-stuffers this year. I find them delightfully sweet and crunchy, which is perfect for my typical snack craving. The powder at the bottom of the bag doesn’t bother me, but I can understand the frustration some folks have voiced; if you get it on your hands with any moisture at all, it can stick. I always have little hand wipes in the car or in my purse, so it hasn’t caused me any trouble. I highly recommend this product as a healthy alternative to candy, and I’m looking forward to trying other flavors.
BeliaNelson, MO

The Best Dried Fruit

This is the best dried fruit I’ve had. There are some big whole berries in there and it’s great tasting. Contains only fruit and nothing else. No fat or extra sugar. And it’s crunchy instead of chewy like most dried fruit. If I had one complaint it would be once I added up the cost (no shipping cost for Prime) it comes out to $1.11 per bag. Still, good for you snacks never come cheap.
HelgaPleasant Plains, IL

Healthy, delicious treat

Love, love, love this snack. It’s low in calories with no sugar added, and it is definitely satisfying. I like to add it to 0% fat Greek yogurt and it really kicks it up a notch into a nice treat. It also satisfies my sweet tooth.

Much cheaper to purchase on Amazon than buying single packets at Vitamin World or one of those other GNC-like stores.

RhettArbuckle, CA

Quick and yummy!

Easy to pack around for a serving of fruit without the unhealthy extras! We love it!
TillieKiester, MN

Great Product

My family loves these snacks – healthy and easy “on the go” for them! Great for the toddlers and my older kids!
MarlinFraser, CO

Delicious, portable snack

I love these snack packs! They’re surprisingly satisfying, really crunchy, and have and lots of fruit variety. For less than 100 calories, I find they REALLY satisfy my hunger pangs and help me wait till my next meal. So easy to tuck into my bag to take with me on-the-go. I will DEFINITELY repurchase. I’m a big fan!
QuentinGilmore City, IA

Great snack for the road

These dried fruit snacks are great for camping and hiking. The seal is waterproof and the fruit is always crunchy. I eat them with lunch almost everyday! The price is a great value.

3 Years later:
I get these through subscribe and save and it makes them about $1 a pack (compared to over $2 in the store). My 10 month old loves them too. She eats the strawberries and blueberries and I eat the apples and cherries. They sell some baby food like this but you get very little dried fruit.

CelestaBranson, MO

Great healthy snack

I haven’t been able to find these locally, so we ordered a case from Amazon. We weren’t disappointed. Our only complaint is that there could be more dried berries. Instead, you get mostly apples which are good, but not quite as exciting.
QuintonEureka, UT

Super Snack Food

This is a really great snack food idea. It is all natural fruit with no sugar added and has a great crunchy texture. I like to eat it anytime I need something extra!
MarkusMillwood, NY

Love Em!

Not a big “dried fruit” lover by nature, THIS has changed my thinking. Fresh fruit flavor in nicely dried form. Not at all leathery, very light texture. No additives is a big plus! Easy to grab and go, great for snacking or taking the edge of a “sweet” craving!
OttoElmira, NY

YUMMY.

CRUNCHY and great tasting. A bit pricey, but hey, you gotta treat yourself once in a while!
DonnieKennedy, MN

Sensible Foods Crunch Cherry Berry

Think freeze dried and you have the consistency of this product. You actually re-hydrate it in your mouth. Very convenient way to have 87 calories of real fruit. The longer it is in your mouth, the more the flavors come thru. I will buy again — I just wish there were more cherrys and less apple in the mix.
AmeeChaska, MN

A Crunchy Delight

This is my favorite topping for cottage cheese each morning. Being diabetic, using a pre-measured envelope ensures that I eat the correct amount. The variety of taste and texture, as well as the quality of the fruit makes Cherry Berry a great product. The ratio of cherries to apples has improved, so those who wanted more cherries should be pleased. Enjoy!
BrainDerby, IN

Yummy Healthy Sensible Foods Snacks

These individual snack size bags are perfect for moms on the go. A nutritious snack everyone can enjoy. I saw them at the store for $1.75/bag, and these are just over $1/bag from Amazon. No sugar added, and very tasty fruits inside. Even my picky 3-year-old loves them. I only wish they had more strawberries in the mix.
ChristianRevere, MO

My mom loves these!

I was pleasantly surprised by the simple goodness of these snacks. They remind me more of fruit that has been “freeze-dried” (like the ice cream at the Air and Space Museum in DC, if you are familiar) than of conventional dried fruit. They are light and flavorful with “nothing else” added to the fruit (as the ingredients state). They might take some getting used to if you are familiar with sugary (or high fructose corn syrupy) dried fruit, though. They are a great addition to organic cereal and low-fat ice cream, too. Yum!
EsmeraldaOliver, GA