Things I Love Thursday- Explorer's Bounty Puffed Fruit (and a GIVEAWAY!!)

tilt I love it when I get a product to review that I truly, truly love. I am always honest with my reviews, don’t worry, but some I definitely love more than others. And these were high on my list of favorite things to review. And let me be honest, I didn’t have high expectations. I mean, I wanted to review them cause I am always looking for healthy snacks, but puffed fruit doesn’t exactly make me want to jump up and down.

Then again, I hadn’t tried Explorer’s Bounty. Actually, truth be told, I barely got to try the Puffed Fruit because, Lily, the world’s pickiest eater downed 3 of the 6 bags in record time. She seriously couldn’t get enough. When I say puffed fruit, think less cheese puff and more potato chips. These things are crunchy. So they satisfy your need for crunch and sweet all at the same time.

Now for all the stuff that would make Al Gore happy. Explorer’s Bounty products are 100% organic. The fruit is all grown with sustainable farming practice. They adhere to fair trade practices. Now for the stuff that makes mom’s everywhere happy. Their fruit snacks are made with 100% fruit with no added sweeteners. Each pack contains 100 calories, but is packed with way more nutritional value then traditional 100 calorie snack packs. And also unlike traditional 100 calorie packs, these things are packed full. No measly portions here.

Now listen to these flavors: cinnamon-infused banana, cinnamon-infused pineapple, plantain, pineapple, banana and pineapple-banana. Every single one of them absolutely delicious. And desired by a very picky 5 year old. Here’s the only bummer. They are a little hard to find. You can of course order them from the Explorer’s Bounty website. And they can be found at Whole Foods stores is you have those where you live. But they are on the pricey side as most organic, healthy things seem to be. Still the fact that my kids ate something healthy is a a huge selling point. If you saw the healthy eating battles, you would understand.

Do you want to try some for free? Cause the good people at Explorer’s Bounty have a variety pack for a lucky reader. All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment. So simple. Want a second entry? Participate in my weekly carnival, Things I Love Thursday. The guidelines can be found here. The last 2 winners of a Thursday contest have won because of their extra entry. To get it you must link to your post in Mr. Linky AND leave an extra comment telling me you did so. Got it? Two comments. I will draw a winner using comments so that is the only way to get two entries. Best of luck!!


  1. first comment!
    This probably doesn’t increase my chances of winning, does it? I would love these for myself :) I really enjoy snacks with fruit flavors…
    I buy chewy fruit snacks… It’s my pregnancy craving. Refined, isn’t it?

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  2. Sounds weird enough that I just may have to eat it to believe it.

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  3. I’m always looking for foods my son can eat, I’ll have to track down the banana flavor at Whole Foods. This is something he could actually share at preschool! Thanks for the info!

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  4. I linked up. Thanks.

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  5. these sound fantastic… especially pineapple banana! :)

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  6. I think my youngest two would go NUTS for these. We have a healthy grocery store here, I’ll have to look to see if they carry those.

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  7. I linked up.

  8. These actually sound really good, I am always trying to find something healthy to pack into my lunch for school (college) and work.
    This is the first time I posted a comment, so I hope I gave all right info…but I am a subscriber!!

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  9. Krista says:

    puffed fruit? I’m intrigued.

  10. These look great…I think I’d grab the banana cinnamon first!

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  11. I’m linked!

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  12. Those sound delicious!

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  13. i would love to try those!

  14. These sound awesome – please enter me in the drawing!

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  15. What’s funny is I had come over because I was going to put my link in for the carnival – so here’s my second entry! Thanks!!!


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  16. Wow What a great review. I love 100 calorie packs but have stuck to cheez its and items like that. I am always looking for a good way to get some nutrition in me since I (like your Lily) am not the healthiest eaters. I have a whole foods near me maybe I’ll give it a shot!


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  17. yummmm… crunchy and sweet. sounds delightful!

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  18. These sound delish and maybe my picky 3 year old twin boys would like them?! Blessings!!!

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  19. I would love to win these! I am always looking for a healthy snack for my daughter that I can throw in my purse for one the go.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. nicolerenae says:

    I would love to try these! Thanks!

  21. I love your Things I Love Thursday carnival. Maybe I should have blogged about that! ;)

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  22. These sound like a good snack, maybe I could replace my daily chocolate?

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  23. Linked up!

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  24. I would love to try these

  25. I am participating in the blog carnival. I love this blog carnival and every since I found it have participated

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  26. My kids would love these. What a fun treat for track meets!

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  27. They sound yummy!! We would love to try the them!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

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  28. Definitely sounds like something worth trying!

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  29. Those sound delicious! I would love to try the cinnamon-infused banana.

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  30. I linked up. Thanks!

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  31. What a great snack idea! I’d love to try them!

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  32. I linked up with the thing I love this Thursday- Dora Bingo!

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  33. Oh, yummy they sound delicious!!!

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  34. I participated!!

  35. I’m in it to win it—onboard with the meme.

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  36. Always looking for healthy snacks my daughter can enjoy, thanks for sharing!

  37. These sound really yummy. I’ll have to see if I can find them for me and my boys to try.

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  38. I linked up – I look forward to Thursdays because of this carnival :)

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  39. Prissy says:

    This is me commenting! :-)
    I would love to try these. My little ones love fruity snacks, but they’re usually loaded with sugar and other not-so-healthy stuff, so I try not to let them eat too much. This sounds like something they would love! Me too!

  40. The Messy Mom says:

    Thanks! I would love to try them.

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  41. The Messy Mom says:

    I am also participating in Things I love Thursday.

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  42. Yummy..sounds delicious! Thanks for the chance!

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  43. I’ve heard of Pirate’s Booty – is this from the same people?

    Sounds yum. Thanks for the chance.

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  44. Sounds interesting. Count me in.

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  45. These do sound yummy, thanks!

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  47. Kristi says:

    Sounds like a great snack for school lunches!

  48. Sylvia says:

    am i to late? i want my children to eat healthy too…
    sylviarj at yahoo dot com

  49. Misti says:

    HI! These snacks sound like something my kids would like. I also wanted to say thanks for the fiber one giveaway basket. It was awesome and came so fast. Have a great day!

  50. The cinnamon-infused pineapple sounds awesome! Yum! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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