Thursday, August 20, 2009

Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks Review and Giveaway!

"All natural, 100% real fruit, organic, no sugar added, 3 servings of fruit in every ounce of Funky Monkey Snacks" are all of the key phrases that caught my attention while searching for healthier snack options for my children.

I found it hard to believe that there really was a snack on the market that was made of *just* fruit that satisfied the urge to crunch. I was truly expecting more of a chewy fruit, like that in trail mix. When we received our samples of Funky Monkey Snacks, I was excited to tote them with us to VBS and to the beach. They never made it to either, because the kids raided the bags completely!

We ended up opening the Bananamon and Purple Funk bags first. The Bananamon is a curious combination of freeze dried bananas and cinnamon. The Purple Funk snacks are organic bananas with acai berries. Although both packages were primarily bananas, they were two totally different experiences!

The next day we opened the Carnaval Mix and the Jivealime bags. The Carnaval Mix contains organic bananas, pineapple, raisins, papaya and apple. It was very sweet and refreshing, and the kids loved the variety of flavors, shapes and colors. The Jivealime snacks are freeze dried organic pineapple slices and pieces, with lime juice. Definitley an interesting combination that I liked a little bit more than the kids did. The kids chose the Bananamon and Carnaval Mix as their favorites, while I preferred the Purple Funk and Jivealime flavors instead.

Funky Monkey
Fruit Snacks are packed full of health benefits and flavor, and will definitely be a part of our Back to School & after school snack menu!

Want it?
Head over to FunkyMonkeySnacks.com and find out more about their products and purchase them online from Amazon.com.

WIN IT!
Our friends at Funky Monkey have offered one lucky winner their chance to score a CASE of Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks. That's a variety of 12 of their super yummy, crunchy flavors!

Here's How:
Head over to Funky Monkey, and create your own Funky creation in the Looney Lab. Let me know what you've created, and which flavor mentioned above you look forward to trying the most!

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This giveaway is open to residents of US & Canada and will end on August 29th, at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. Special thanks to Funky Monkey for sponsoring this giveaway and for joining the Back to School Bash!

77 comments:

amanda August 21, 2009  

I created coconut and pineapple. I'd love to try jivealime.
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amanda August 21, 2009  

Whole foods near me sells funky monkey snacks. There aren't any details from the site to include (?)
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Nancy,  August 21, 2009  

In the Looney Lab, I created a mixture of banana chips, pineapple chunks, dried coconut, and macadamia nuts.

Of their standard Funky Monkey mixes, my favorite is the Carnaval Mix.

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Nancy,  August 21, 2009  

In their web page, Where to Find secion, Whole Foods sells Funky Monkey snacks. There were no more additional details about Whole Foods on the FM web site. The closest oen to me is in Winston-Salem.

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Spamgirl August 21, 2009  

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I look forward to trying the Jivealime.

My creation was lemon and lime juice on papaya.

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I guess Whole Foods, although I don't know where one is near me. My family shops there, though - I don't, as I don't agree with their practices.

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CVSer August 22, 2009  

I would like the combo of Pomegranates & Passion Fruit! I zapped it :) Maybe they'll like it.

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Tamara B. August 22, 2009  

I created the Orange,lemon Tropical Funk. I would love to try their Purple Funk mix.

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checkers August 22, 2009  

I went to the Looney Lab and created, berry, melon, and banana. I'd like to try the Bananamon first.

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I Became a FAN of 4BabyAndMom and Funky Monkey on Facebook.id- checkers casson

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Margaret August 22, 2009  

I created banana chips and pineapple chunks. I'd like to try the Purple Funk mix.

I tweeted: www.twitter.com/littlecomper

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bettycd August 26, 2009  

I concocted a blackberry/blueberry/apple mix and, would love to try the Jivalime

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I would purchase online - amazon.com. We have a target but it isn't a SuperTarget so many items are missing from the shelves

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Jeannine August 26, 2009  

I created coconut,kiwi,pineapple, and nuts. I would like to try the jivealime.
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Jeannine August 26, 2009  

I am a fan on facebook for both of you and left comments on both.
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Max's Mommy August 28, 2009  

I created cherry, pineapple, and coconut.

I look forward to trying bananamon

Max's Mommy August 28, 2009  

The closest store to me is SuperTarget, but it's 2 hours away. :(

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MegaMom9 (same on Twitter!) August 29, 2009  

Created pineapple, raisin, apple and banana :) I'd like to try the pineapple/lime.

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Carolsue August 29, 2009  

I created Pomegranate and Blueberry mix.
I'd like to try Carnaval Mix
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Carolsue August 29, 2009  

Looks like the only stores around us that carry it are Whole Foods. We have one in Campbell, CA which is nearby.
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blueviolet August 29, 2009  

I'm most excited to try the Jivealime flavor and I created banana pineapple apple!
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