Crunchy Fruity

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Freeze Dried RaspberriesI’ve been enjoying the freeze dried fruits of Just Tomatoes, etc for a couple of months now, ever since I first picked up a tup of their crunchy dry strawberries.

Only now am I discovering their website for the first time and finding all sorts of great freeze dried items that my local stores don’t carry. Not only do they carry fruits, but they have a wide variety of vegetables as well.

Freeze Dried StrawberriesDepending on the product, 2 oz is $6. While that may sound a touch spendy, these are fruits and vegies don’t spoil and last quite awhile if keep in an air tight container.

These are great crunchy snacks to add to this Healthy Resolve time of year. I’ve enjoyed making the fruits into powders to dust onto not so healthy items like marshmallows and ice coffees. I imagine these could be interesting sprinkled on popcorn and bagels too!

The company is in the process of expanding their offering of organic products – yea!

Here’s a list of all their different varieties of dried fruit :

6 Comments

posted January 5th, 2006 at 8:33 am

I found these at my local organic market and picked up some raspberries. They are super delicious, and you only need a few to satisfy a bit of a sweet tooth. Yum!

  • I agree. I’d like to try the cherries next. Heck, I’d like to try all of them.

    –McAuliflower

- Trinity
posted January 8th, 2006 at 8:56 pm

I don’t know if you have a Trader Joe’s near you, but I noticed today that they had their own brand of the Just Strawberries — and they are much cheaper than the original. Hopefully they’ll be putting out other fruits and such soon!

  • thanks for the heads up about that. We do have a TJ’s nearby.

    –McAuliflower

- Christina
posted January 12th, 2006 at 7:31 pm

I discovered these at a market in Loma Linda, Califonia that caters to the mostly-vegetarian Seventh Day Adventists. I was looking for good foods to use for backpacking. These not only are good as is, but reconstitute well. You can do all kinds of great foods with these without having the weight on your back.

  • that’s a really good resource angle! I haven’t played much with reconsituting these. I may go throw some in my oatmeal now :)

    –McAuliflower

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