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Vegan Snacks-First Impressions and Reviews (Fruit Strips, Energy Balls, Chocolate, Dried Fruit)

We like to keep it whole food plant-based (WFPB) the vast majority of the time, but it’s also nice to have packaged vegan treats here and there. We tested some dried fruit as well as some other oil free vegan snack items. The snacks we tested and reviewed are great options when you’re on the go, or want to enjoy a tasty treat!

*Please note, this post is NOT sponsored. All products were purchased with our own money; and all opinions are our own.

Check out our first vegan snacks review post here.

Dried Fruit

All of the dried fruit we are testing for review is just the fruit with no added oil, sugar, or salt. Dried fruit is one of our son’s favourite snacking options. Check out our dried fruit favourites here.

Bella Viva Orchards Pure & Natural Apple Slices

Bella Viva Orchards Pure & Natural Apple Slices are delicious! They have a chewy texture and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed them! Since filming the video, we finished the whole bag of dried apple slices, and we would definitely repurchase these.

One of our top 3 favourites

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
ApplesNo sulfur dioxide, no potassium sorbate, no sugar added, no salt, sulphite free10 pieces (30 g)120

Bella Viva Orchards Pure & Natural Peach Slices

We were excited to find Bella Viva Orchards Pure & Natural Peach Slices since we had never seen dried peaches in store before! They were good, but they were not my favourite (or Chris’s favourite) dried fruit. Ryerden enjoyed them, but I don’t think we would repurchase these.

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
Dried PeachesNo sulfur dioxide, no potassium sorbate, no sugar added, no salt, sulphite free, gluten free4 pieces (30 g)100

Elan Organic Pineapple Chunks

The Elan Organic Pineapple Chunks had the family divided. Ryerden and I really enjoyed the sweet pineapple flavour. Chris had issues with the texture, and said they were somewhat reminiscent of wood shavings from a hamster cage. I wholeheartedly disagree with his assessment. They were not our top favourite, but we would repurchase these for Ryerden and I to enjoy from time to time.

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
Organic Pineapplegluten free, USDA organic, Canada organic, ECO CERT40 g
(full bag is 105 g, 3.7 oz)
120

SunRype Fruit to Go – Strawberry Flavour

We were somewhat divided on the Strawberry SunRype Fruit to Go strip as well. The strips are somewhat sticky. The flavour was nice, but it was a bit too sweet for my personal taste. That being said, Ryerden and Chris love them, so I’m sure we will repurchase them from time to time. They are also easy to find at several shops in our area which is an added bonus.

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
apple puree concentrate, apple, pear elderberry, strawberry & lemon juice concentrates, citrus pectin, natural flavourgluten free, nut free1 bar
(14 g)
50

FIT Balls – All Natural Fruit & Nut Snacking Bites

I love the simple wholesome ingredients in these FIT Balls – All Natural Fruit & Nut Snacking Bites. We typically prefer to make our own energy bites at home, but these were really delicious! All three of us loved the chocolate hazelnut flavour of these energy bites! We would definitely repurchase these yummy treats. We will also look out for other varieties to taste test in future.

One of our top 3 favourites

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
sun-dried date paste, hazelnut pieces, cacaogluten free, non-GMO project verified, no added sugar, contains hazelnuts4 bites (36 g)118

Theobroma Chocolat – 60% Dark Chocolate with Raspberry

We also had differences in opinion with the Theobroma Chocolat – 60% Dark Chocolate with Raspberry. I wasn’t sure what Ryerden would think of this one, but he really enjoyed it! I also really liked the combination of dark chocolate with raspberry flavour. Chris wasn’t a fan of this particular flavour combination. We would repurchase on occasion for a special treat for myself and/or for Ryerden.

One of Meg and Ryerden’s top 3 favourites

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, raspberrygluten free, nut free, USDA organic, Canada organic, certified vegan, non-GMO, ECO CERT, fair for life fair trade. May contain almonds, coconut, soybean and milk.1 stick 35g170

Innofoods Dark Chocolate Nuggets – Almonds & Superseeds

The three of us liked the Innofoods Dark Chocolate Nuggets – Almonds & Superseeds. They are sweet clusters of nuts and seed coated in chocolate. They offer different varieties with other seeds, nuts, and dried fruit, so we will look out for different flavours to test in future.

One of Chris’s top 3 favourites

IngredientsProduct InfoServingCalories
Dark chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, cane sugar, cocoa butter), sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, coconut flour, chia seeds, sea saltpro-cert organic, Canada organic, non-GMO project verified, gluten free, kosher check, no artificial ingredients. Contains almonds, may contain milk, packed in a facility that uses tree nuts.1 serving (20 g), (full bag is 100 g)120

Additional Product Information


OrganicNon GMONut FreeGluten FreeSoy FreeKosher
Check
Bella Viva Orchards Pure & Natural Apple Slices
Bella Viva Orchards Pure & Natural Peach Slices
Elan Organic Pineapple Chunks
SunRype Fruit to Go – Strawberry Flavour
FIT Balls – All Natural Fruit & Nut Snacking Bites
Theobroma Chocolat – 60% Dark Chocolate with Raspberry
Innofoods Dark Chocolate Nuggets – Almonds & Superseeds
Disclaimer: ALWAYS read package labels carefully before purchasing and consuming products. Always read ingredient labels, allergen information, and any other information that may be important to you (nutrition facts etc…).

I would also recommend checking product websites for additional (up-to-date) information.

We hope you enjoyed this post and found our reviews helpful. Let us know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the products we reviewed. What are your favourite vegan snacks? Let us know which ones we should try next!

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