This is a product that once you’re heard of, you can’t forget. Say it out loud: “Funky Monkey!” You can’t help but smile a little when you say the name. The bright yellow package, the silly name, the ALL NATURAL ingredients… it all adds up for one delicious (and super healthy) freeze-dried fruit snack. I’m trying hard to steer my family in a more natural, less processed direction. When I had the chance to review Funky Monkey Snacks I was swinging from the chandelier with joy. (Maybe not ACTUALLY, but great correlation to monkeys, right?) Funky Monkey Snacks have no artificial sweeteners, no added colors, no added flavors, are gluten free, Kosher, and 100% natural. There are 3 servings (according to the FDA) of fruit in every ounce of Funky Monkey Snacks. AWESOME!
Atticus and I tried out Funky Monkey Snacks and loved it! They have some smooth flavors like Banana-Mon (Banana + Cinnamon) and things that are a little more tart like Mang-OJ (Mango+Orange). My personal favorite is Pink Pineapple (Pineapple+Guava) because it tastes JUST like a juice I had in Hawaii! That’s how fruity these freeze-dried fruit snacks are.
For this review, the CEO of Funky Monkey Snacks, Matt Herzog (whose favorite flavor by the way is Carnival Mix), took some time out of his day to talk with me about their great line of snacks. I had such a great conversation with Matt who is thrilled to be working for a “good for you” company. I had no idea how young Funky Monkey Snacks were. According to Matt, there was about a year of getting everything together and then 4 years sending the snacks out to the public. Now Funky Monkey Snacks are available at 1/3 of all Target stores and all Whole Foods and I’ve even seen them at our local Safeway. Funky Monkey Snacks are also available online at drugstore.com, greenpolkadotbox.com, and Amazon. When I asked Matt what plans Funky Monkey had for the future, he said that Funky Monkey plans to keep moving with all fruits and experimenting with new flavors. As a cost conscious mom I also asked him how moms on a budget could afford all natural, organic snacks like Funky Monkey. Matt gave great advice by saying that moms should “shop sales, use lists, don’t go to the store hungry, and sign up for coupons when you can.” He let me know that there is a Funky Monkey Newsletter that includes coupons! Make sure you sign up ASAP! I just signed up for mine and can’t wait to get my coupons.
Samples were received.
Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and active with our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles.