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Product Review: Solely Fruit Jerky

I’ll admit it, when I first heard of Solely Fruit Jerky, I did not have high hopes. I figured it would be some sort of fruit roll, like the ones I had as a kid. They were always a bit too sweet for me — and I have a serious sweet tooth! But I was dead wrong.

Solely Fruit Jerky

About Solely Fruit Jerky

Solely products follow a “Clean Label” philosophy, which means what you see on the label is what you get. Their fruit jerky contains one or two ingredients with no added sugars, additives, colors or flavoring.

They claim to select the ripest fruit at the farm, and it certainly tastes like it.

Currently, Solely makes six flavors of fruit jerky, all of which are available on Amazon.

  • Organic Banana
  • Organic Banana with Cacao
  • Organic Banana with Pecan
  • Organic Mango
  • Organic Pineapple
  • Organic Pineapple with Coconut

What I Liked About Solely Fruit Jerky

They were surprisingly delicious–in fact, so addictively so, I ate all six in one sitting! Yum.

My favorite flavors were the three banana strips, with Organic Pineapple with Coconut coming in second. The Mango and plain Pineapple were a bit too acidic for my palate.

The texture was nice. Not too chewy like so many dried fruit products are, and not as sticky as I remember fruit rolls being.

I really like that what I was eating was basically a piece of fruit. Nothing else was added, and the flavor supported that claim.

I don’t usually say this, but I also like the packaging. They are easy to open–there is a pull strip in the bottom right corner. And the design aesthetically is pleasing.

What I Didn’t Like About Solely Fruit Jerky

I found the pineapple and mango strips too sweet and acidic for my taste. But I could totally see someone else really digging them.

I wish I had known how tasty they would be. I would have hidden some to eat another day. They are deceptively small. I basically ate six pieces of fruit in one sitting! Yikes!

Overall Comments on Solely Fruit Jerky

I would whole heartily recommend this product. They are tasty. They are organic. They don’t have added sugar, additives or fillers. However, I would make sure that they aren’t easily accessible or you might find yourself with a binge eating tummy ache.

What Is Solely Fruit Jerky Good For?

Because they are basically dried fruit, they are great for taking on the road. Put them in your (or your children’s) lunch box. Take them on a road trip. Take them when camping or hiking. They make a great portable, healthy snack.

And, because they are so tasty, you could probably use them for dessert, as well! Hmmm. I wonder if they would taste good with whipped cream?

For More Information Or To Order Some of Your Own

Solely products are available at 365 by Whole Foods Markets nationwide and select Sprouts Farmers Markets. More retailers are being added, so visit their website to find a location near you.

They plan on upcoming promos and giveaways. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to get in on those goodies!

My Video Reaction

Score: 5 out of 5

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NOTE: I received a free copy of this product in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read past product reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to buy or not buy this product, even if you disagree with my opinion.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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