Saturday, April 18, 2009

Review: Funky Monkey Snacks and Something For You!

This giveaway is now closed

The great folks over at Funky Monkey sent us some samples of their freeze dried fruit snacks! I had never heard of them, so I was really curious to try them. They arrived super fast and just in time for our mid morning snack. I was imagining those snacks like those baby fruit puffs. But no, these are real pieces of fruit!

Funky Monkey are delicious, convenient freeze-dried snacks with the wholesomeness and natural goodness of fresh fruit. They contain 3 servings of fruit in each 1 ounce bag! They are very light weight and come in an easy open bag.

Funky Monkey Snacks have no added colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives. Their snacks are vegan, gluten free, and certified Kosher. Funky Monkey Bananamon & Purple Funk flavors are certified organic, too!

They come in 4 fantastic funky fun flavors, and we liked them all! I thought the Jivealime were tart and tangy, but liked the Purple Funk best. My oldest liked the Jivealime best. The other 2 kiddos just liked them all. :)

Purple Funk: freeze-dried banana and a├žai -certified organic
Bananamon: freeze-dried banana and cinnamon -certified organic
Jivealime: freeze-dried pineapple and lime juice
Carnaval Mix: freeze-dried banana, pineapple, apple, papaya, and raisins

the Jivealime was a little tart

But wait! That's not all!! I have a Giveaway for you, my lucky readers! I get to help pick 2 of my readers to receive their own sample of these snacks! You will each get 4 packs, flavors to be chosen by them.

All you have to do to enter is leave 1 comment, visit their site here and
1. tell me what you thought of their site and
2. why you would like to try these snacks.
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My Giveaway ends: 7 pm pst, Wednesday, April 22, 2009.
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-Open to USA residents
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If you don't win, or can't wait to see if you are the lucky 1 of 2 winners, they are available online, or in stores where available. I know Super Target, Whole Foods, Kroger and even here on Amazon sells them. Visit their site to find a place near you!

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42 Lovely Comments:

Leslie said...

I love that Funkey Monkey Snacks Site is colorful and very animated, but to be honest, I do NOT like music on sites, it drives me crazy, just being honest!!! (God I hate to be negative, but you asked for an HONEST OPINION!)

Ok... NOW.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that there is 3 servings of fruit in every ounce!

I love that this is RAW food!
I love that this is VEGAN!
I love that this is ONLY fruit and there are 4 GREAT flavors to choose from!!!!

I would love to try them, because they are a healthy snack and they are a great alternative to JUNK, which I do NOT need!


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Do-Maura-rigatou said...

Their site was pretty cute. I dig the monkeys, don't you? I would love to try these because well, I LOVE DRIED FRUIT! It's such a good food to have as a guilty pleasure. These flavors look so interesting too. I would never think of the combinations.

Do-Maura-rigatou said...

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Emily said...

They're site is so cute and animated!! I would love to try these because I love dried fruit!! It mixes very well in my yogurt snacks!

Crystal said...

Cute site, my kids liked the dancing monkey type man. The snacks lookd good enough, and my family eats alot of ruit, so I would try. Good review.

Amy B said...

I LOVE their site and the monkeys are cute..My 4 year old sat and wanted to watch it again..

The thing I like is a snack that is still healthy. I love to try to do both with having 4 kids.

Brooke said...

I thought the site was fun! I love how it was colorful, bright, and easy to navigate! I also loved the music! It made me want to dance! :) I would like to try these snacks because they are real fruit and the flavors sound so good! I think my son would really enjoy them!

Debbie said...

These look great. I love giving my kids natural food products without all those added ingredients. Thanks for bringing this company to our attention.
I stopped by from SITS!

Chrystina said...

How funky is your monkey, how loose is your goose?! Sorry... it just came out! You know how my brain works, or the lack of working! Their site is cute and enticing! I am on my way back.

Nicole said...

Their site is definitely funky with those crazy monkeys. I like to try new things and I've never had these before.

camille said...

The site is ok, although I'm glad I keep my sound off - I found out from reading the first comment that there's automatic music playing on their site, and it's late and my husband is asleep right behind me. I would not have been pleased if there had suddenly been a bunch of music waking him up.

I'm also a little amused by their slogan being "fruit that crunches!" as if there is no other fruit that crunches. They might want to look into these things called apples...

camille said...

Oh... duh. Email is camille at - don't count this as 2 entries!

Maria said...

What fun snacks! I love the name even! I would love to try them and share them with my niece!

Angela M. said...

Cute website! These snacks look yummy! My girls would love to try them.


cdziuba said...

The site is fun and festive, and I would certainly love to try these snacks, their descriptions sounds yummy!

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Andrea M said...

The monkeys are adorable on the site. I like this giveaway because it is a healthy snack for my kids

gina said...

It was a really funky site that matches their funky name. Cool! I'm always looking for healthy snacks that are fun and delicious. Looks like this might fit the bill. gina (

Lainie said...

I would LOVE to try this stuff!! I've seen it at a few health food stores and I find it very intriguing. I love that it is raw and vegan...two ways I strive to eat!


Linda said...

The site was very colorful and entertaining. the music was too much for my liking. I would like to win because my son needs to get more fruit in his diet.

JenniferB said...

great site lots of info they did a good job with the site. I would like to try the snacks because they look good and they are good for you also being organic and 100% natural.

JenniferB said...

following you on twitter and tweeted

JenniferB said...


Grammy Blick said...

Wow! Lots of followers now. Congratulations on how you've grown.

I visit the Funky site and took their survey, too, increasing a chance to try them free. I liked their site, though it was a bit too cartoonish for me. It was easy to navigate and informative.

Looking forward to seeing other items you review!!

Rajee said...

Love to try as it serves 3 servings of fruit. I thought at first their product is artificial flavor. Never tried it.

Melissa Swisher said...

I am always looking for ways to add more fruit to my 5 yr old son's lunchbox...and these seem pretty cool. Their website is really easy to navigate! Seems like a great product - I will keep my eyes open for it the next time I am at Super Target or Whole Foods.

Anonymous said...

The site's really cute -- love that the nutritional info is right there, easy to access!

Our family has been eating more and more healthily over this past month. I LOVE dried pineapple, so this would be awesome.

Found this via the Facebook group -- I'll be checking back often! Thank you!

imagoii said...

just thought I'd drop my 2 cents.

I love the pineapple ... love the tropical fruits... these are great products ... EXCEPT for the bananas ... the bananas are way to "drying" or astringent ... it's like the bananas were too green when they dried them ...
But I love the products otherwise ... so healthy and fresh and a clean way to give the kids fruit on the go!

A Joyful Chaos said...

I would to try these. I had never heard of them before and am always happy to try new things.

MeadowMountainMusings said...

I just discovered your site and would love to be entered in this giveaway. I enjoy sampling new snacks and so do my kiddos.

My email is

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...


Picking a winner now....


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