New in the Market: Crunch Pak Flavorz and Dipperz

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New in the Market: Crunch Pak Flavorz and Dipperz
Posted by Jo-Ann Heslin
http://www.thenutritionexperts.com

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Crunch Pak is a leading producer of cleaned, sliced, fresh apples. We highlighted this brand last summer. The company has perfected a breathable package which allows sliced apples to absorb oxygen while getting rid of carbon dioxide. This, coupled with slicing the apples into the correct width, gives the products a 21 day shelf-life.

New to their growing product line are Flavorz and Dipperz. Flavorz are apples slices infused with another fruit flavor. The texture and crispness of the apples slices is not compromised and the added flavor is subtle. These would be a great lunchbox surprise or on-the-go treat. Flavorz come in 2 ounce bags, packaged 5 to a container. Grape has 30 calories a bag, 0 milligrams of sodium and 124 milligrams of vitamin C (120% of the daily requirement). Peach Mango and Strawberry Vanilla Cream have 35 calories a bag, 0 milligrams of sodium and 124 milligrams of vitamin C (120% of the daily requirement).

DipperZ are fresh apple slices or baby carrots coupled with a dip. Though some may find the dip objectionable because it bribes the child to eat the fruit, studies have shown that allowing kids to dip fruits and vegetables increases consumption. The dip provided in each Dipperz is slightly more than 1 tablespoon and the parent can choose those dips they feel are the best choice because a wide variety of flavors are available. Dipperz are single serve items in 2.75 ounce packages, a good portion size. Dipperz Carrot Sticks with Ranch Dressing has 50 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 10,500 IUs of vitamin A (210% of the daily recommendation) and 135 milligrams of sodium. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A. Dipperz Sweet Apples with Yogurt Dip has 60 calories, a trace of fiber, 124 milligrams of vitamin C (140% of the daily recommendation) and 15 milligrams of sodium. Dipperz Sweet Apples with Chocolate Dip has 70 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 124 milligrams of vitamin C (140% of the daily recommendation) and 15 milligrams of sodium. Dipperz Sweet Apples with Low Fat Caramel Dip or Tart Apples with Low Fat Caramel Dip both have 60 calories, 12 gram of fiber, 124 milligrams of vitamin C (140% of the daily recommendation) and 35 milligrams of sodium. Dipperz Sweet Apples with Peanut Butter has 150 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 118 milligrams of vitamin C (130% of the daily recommendation) and 105 milligrams of sodium.These are products kids will enjoy and are good-for-them treats. They are a good choice for an adult’s brownbag lunch, too.

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