Sunday, July 15, 2018

Banana Joe's Banana Chips Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Banana Joe's delicious Banana Chips! These handmade banana chips are made with "hom thong" bananas and they are handpicked right off of the farm. These bananas are hard to source. Banana Joe's uses this kind of banana because they taste better than any other variety of banana. The bananas have a unique golden color!

Banana Joe's Banana Chips non-GMO, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free. These healthy banana chips are all natural and do not contain any trans fat, MSG or preservatives. Banana Joe's Banana Chips contain both Probiotics and Prebiotics. These work together to support digestive health, to enhance protein utilization and to support immune function. These chips are a product from Thailand. See the four amazing flavors below!

Sriracha with Pickled Garlic- Starts off with a hint of tangy sweetness followed by a pickled garlic aroma and ends with a deep bright chili finish.

Sea Salt- Subtle and balanced flavors. This flower of salt is harvested at the break of dawn from the gulf of Thailand.

Hickory BBQ- Bold combinations of sweet and tangy flavors with generous amounts of smoky heat.

Thai Sweet Chili- A mild sweet and sour with a slight hint of chili finish. A sauce traditionally used for barbequed chicken but now incorporated into many fusion cuisines.

My Thoughts

I love that each bag of Banana Joe's contains over 2 whole heirloom bananas. The banana chips are thin, crunchy, salty and full of flavor. Banana Joe really chose great flavors for their banana chips. My favorites are the Sea Salt and the Thai Sweet Chili. These lightweight banana chips aren't too salty or sweet. They kind of remind me of Pringles. But, of course a lot healthier. I also love that the banana chips contain probiotics and prebiotics. So these chips are healthy for me and good for my digestive health. Each 1.65 ounce bag contains one serving. So, a whole bag of Banana Joe's Banana Chips is only 150 calories! Sounds like an amazing, delicious, low calorie snack to me!  We love them!

I received Banana Joe's Banana Chips in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!

SHOP || $19/6 bags
Monday, July 2, 2018

Karen's Naturals Freeze Dried Fruits & Veggies Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I am sharing with you healthy snacks from Karen's Naturals! Karen's Naturals started in 1985 selling dehydrated tomatoes. Back then, they were know as "Just tomatoes." Now, they are known as Karen's Naturals and they offers a wide variety of freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables. Their products are 100% naturally dried and delicious! Karen's Naturals is a small, family owned business and they are committed to offering the highest quality farm-grown products.

Karen's Naturals processed their fruits and vegetables by picking them at their peak ripeness. After they are picked, they are bathed in cold water and then cut into bite sized pieces. Then, the fruits and vegetables are dried in small batches, the old fashioned way- with no sulfur, salt, fat, artificial flavorings, sweeteners or preservatives. So, when enjoying Karen's Naturals fruits and vegetables, you are enjoying the natural fruit or vegetable. There are absolutely NO additives!

All of their fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and wheat-free.

Karen's Naturals Fruits & Vegetables include:

Just Grapes
Just Strawberries N' Bananas*
Just Strawberries*
Just Fruit Salad
Just Peaches*
Just Bananas*
Just Mango*
Just Blueberries*
Just Raspberries*
Just Fruit Munchies*
Just Pineapple*
Just Apple*
Just Cherries*
Just Cranberries
Just Pomegranate
Just Persimmons
Just Veggies*
Just Corn*
Just Veggies- hot
Just Tomatoes
Just Peas*

*Available in Organic.

 Just Grapes
 Just Veggies
Just Apples
My Thoughts

Karen's Naturals was so sweet to send me a wide variety of their products to try and I must say that I love them all! Their products are so amazingly delicious, so healthy and my kids love them! My youngest son even eats the veggies!  Dehydrated and freeze-dried fruits and veggies taste no different from fresh. I actually prefer them over fresh because they last longer. It's also a lot easier to transport freeze-dried fruits. Especially when traveling or going to the beach! Most of the dried fruits and veggies are crunchy. But, the apple sliced are more moist and chewy. It was nice to try different dried fruits. Such as the raspberries, persimmons and peas. We really enjoyed the apples, bananas, strawberries, corn and mango! I highly recommend Karen's Naturals because they are such a healthy snack that can be enjoyed by everyone. And, their products are reasonably priced. Check out to order some amazing freeze-dried fruits and veggies!

I received Karen's Naturals products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, always!