Lately, our reviews have been loaded with portable snacks, but that seems fitting not only for the time of year (hello lunch boxes!) but also for the dairy-free diet in general. Many people assume that dairy-free living requires substitutes to make meals doable. In reality, most people cheat because they simply get hungry and can’t think of what snack to grab. Enter Veggie-Go’s.
If you’ve followed my site over the years then you know that I have a sweet tooth. Since this can be problematic, I’m always on the hunt for quick snacks with no added sugars. Veggie-Go’s fit the bill, offering a little sweet treat in a chewy fruit leather texture that is low calorie and made up solely of fruit, veggie, and spice purees (no fruit juice even!). Pretty much what you see on the front of the package is what you get with Veggie-Go’s.
Veggie-Go’s Fruit and Veggie Strips come in four flavors that are far more unique than any other fruit leather I’d ever tasted:
Carrot Ginger – The ginger timid should beware, this combination is surprisingly spicy! The carrots and apples offer a nice sweet backdrop that this sweet-ginger lover enjoyed. The Carrot Ginger had a chewier consistency than I was used to in fruit leather, but I worked through it for the potent and addictive flavor.
Sweet Potato Pie – Oh wow. This amazing flavor was a delight to the senses and will surely be enjoyed by sweet potato and pumpkin pie fans. Everything from the taste to the texture was perfect: fragrant, soft, tender, and rich in fall spices. Can you tell that this was my favorite?
Cinnamon Spiced Beet – Unlike the others, the beet variety has one extra ingredient: flax seeds. For that reason, it wasn’t as melt in your mouth as the Sweet Potato Pie Veggie-Go’s, but still more tender than the Carrot Ginger. I’m not a huge beet fan, so this one wasn’t my taste, and I did find the whole flax seeds a little off-putting. However, beet lovers will likely enjoy the intense infusion and mild spice.
Mountain Berry Spinach – Berries, spinach, apples and sweet potatoes – who knew this could be such a magical combination? The word “yum” immediately crossed my mind as I noshed on this more traditional fruit leather flavor thanks to the prominence of the apples and berries (no, you couldn’t taste the spinach, I swear!). The texture wasn’t quite as buttery soft as the Sweet Potato Pie, but still chewy and tender like the Beet variety.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Veggie-Go’s are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free. They are also certified gluten-free and made in an SQF-certified facility. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Naked Edge website at http://nakededgesnacks.com.