Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Urban Fruit - The Healthy Snacks You Need To Try*

Now I'm usually always about the chocolate, I have such a sweet tooth it's actually a bit of a problem, so I'm always on the lookout for healthier snacks and treats that can give me that sweet hit but not be as big on calories. I've tried various healthy snacks over the last few years, and Urban Fruit are a brand I've gone back to a few times. So when they sent me a box full of goodies to try, I was so happy, and as I'm currently trying to eat a bit better and watch my calories, they couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
Before I get onto my actual review, let me tell you a bit more about Urban Fruit. It was founded by a lady called Hayley who started off as a personal trainer and was seeing people facing the same dilemma everyday, that they all struggled to avoid unhealthy snacking between meals. She noticed this was quite a common thing for people and so decided to set herself the task of finding a solution. A solution that would make eating fruit on the move a bit more exciting and would remove refined sugar, concentrates and sulphites that you usually find in dried fruit. Eventually after hours in her kitchen, Urban Fruit began. Her idea was to pick fruit when it's at it's most pure and fresh, and then bake it, leaving us with a healthy and tasty snack that contains no nastys. It's gently baked because if you bake at low temperatures for a longer time, it retains basically all the goodness that you find in fresh fruit, oh and it means these packs are 1 of your 5 a day, perfect for people like me who struggle with getting enough fruit and veg each day.
Urban Fruit are a brand I'd seen in Supermarkets for quite a while and I'd actually tried the Smashing Strawberry pack in the past and loved it so I was so excited to try all the others flavours I was sent.

Aswell as a pack of the Smashing Strawberry, I also received a pack of Perfect Pineapple and Magnificent Mango. I think out of all of these the one I was really excited about was the pineapple as it's one of my favourite fruits. I thought if I liked this pack, it would be brilliant for me as it means I can enjoy one of my favourite fruits whenever I like and not have to worry about all the effort it takes to cut a whole one (does that make me sound really lazy 🙈) Anyway in the end I did love the pineapple pack. It was just so nice and sweet, and really filled me up. You could tell that it was just pineapple and nothing had been added to it. I will definitely be stocking up on more of this pack! The next pack I tried was the mango. I have to say out of all the different packs, these were probably my least favourite but that's only because mango wouldn't usually be my first choice of fruit anyway. They were were really nice don't get me wrong and that isn't a reflection on Urban Fruits in any way, other people have commented on a few of my pictures saying the mango is their favourite, it's just personal preference really. I'd definitely give them another go in future though. The last pack out of these three that I tried was the Strawberry. As I said I've tried this flavour before so I knew I would like it, and it was just as good as the last time. So tasty and actually just like sweets, they are that good. Even though they are small you can tell all they are is literally just strawberries. They are so moreish!
Two other packs I got sent were, Cheeky Cherry and the Ravishing Raspberry. What I love about these packs is that they are perfect for sharing, and would be brilliant to keep in your office for yourself and your work mates when you're all needing a little pick me up in the afternoon! Just a few of each of these gives you that sweet treat you sometimes need to get yourself through the day but is so much better for you than a chocolate bar. Of course you could also keep these in your bag too to just pull out a few when you need a snack or they'd be brilliant to keep at home to stop you reaching for any bad stuff. I just think these packs especially are brilliant. They both taste absolutely delicious too, though the cherry was probably my favourite. Another reason I love the cherry pack so much is because fresh cherries can be so expensive and I personally think having a few packs of these in the cupboard would be so much easier than trying to find fresh every summer and paying ridiculous prices.
Overall, I'm just so impressed with Urban Fruits and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to try out some of their delicious snacks. I really liked every single flavour and wouldn't hesitate to pick more up in future. As I've already said these are fab to keep in your handbag for when you're on the go, to keep at work, or to just snack on at home. 

If you would like to find out any more information about Urban Fruit, check out their website here and they can also be found in supermarkets Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsburys. I definitely recommend giving them a try!

Have you tried anything from Urban Fruit before? What's your favourite healthy snack?

*I was sent a selection of snacks to review. As always I only work with brands I feel are relevant to my blog

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