Taste test: We opened this large resealable bag to find that the apple chips inside had a color much like sweet potato chips. They didn't at all resemble the ones pictured on the bag next to the sliced-up apple. The chips were cut fairly thick and came in all sort of shapes and sizes. They generally looked like shriveled-up apple slices. The skin was a bit different in color, but it was not much of a red like the skin shown on the bag.
We crunched in to find that the texture varied a lot depending on which piece we tried — there was a pretty good crispness and nice crunch for most of the pieces, while the others were a bit mushier. They tasted like apple, as expected, with lots of flavor. We shared the chips with a whole bunch of people, and most raved about the taste, in many cases quite enthusiastically. A sizable minority gave a thumbs-down, not impressed. One common theme among the dissenters was that if they wanted to taste some apple, they'd rather just eat an apple.
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Smell test: Intense apple smell, but not that good.
From the package: “100% Organic ... “In 2001, a Washington State apple farmer created a good-for-you snack that was both crunchy and delicious. He used his own apples and a home made oven to bake apps slices into delicious, crunchy chips. The chips were so tasty, folks almost forgot how good-for-you they were. After years of perfecting the process, bare fruit was born. Two things happen when you use only bare, natural ingredients, and bake them to perfection: the natural sugars caramelize letting the sweet flavors explode in your mouth and a crunchiness is created by the oven's flames.” ... “fruit undressed®” ... “Ingredients: Organic Apples.”
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Company: Bare Foods Co.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Costco. Review published .