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.
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
|Apples||No sulfur dioxide, no potassium sorbate, no sugar added, no salt, sulphite free||10 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.
|Dried Peaches||No sulfur dioxide, no potassium sorbate, no sugar added, no salt, sulphite free, gluten free||4 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.
|Organic Pineapple||gluten free, USDA organic, Canada organic, ECO CERT||40 g |
(full bag is 105 g, 3.7 oz)
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.
|apple puree concentrate, apple, pear elderberry, strawberry & lemon juice concentrates, citrus pectin, natural flavour||gluten free, nut free||1 bar|
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
|sun-dried date paste, hazelnut pieces, cacao||gluten free, non-GMO project verified, no added sugar, contains hazelnuts||4 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
|cocoa mass, cane sugar, cocoa butter, raspberry||gluten 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 35g||170|
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
|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 salt||pro-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
|Organic||Non GMO||Nut Free||Gluten Free||Soy Free||Kosher|
|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||✅||✅||❌||✅||❌||✅|
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!