Dried fruit is a time-honored backpackers’ staple and children’s snack. It wins hearts for its nutritional value and sturdiness. It can add a burst of flavor to salads and baked goods. But it doesn’t always satisfy a sweet tooth.
Sunsweet’s new dried Philippine Pineapple changes that perspective. It’s like pineapple candy with serious nutritional benefits: one cup of pineapple delivers a whopping 94% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C.
The pineapple bites have excellent texture and manage to avoid the pitfalls of other dried pineapple. They’re neither stringy nor chewy, but are light and juicy—moist and almost candied.
A citrus undernote balances the sweetness, making this dried pineapple ideal for both savory and sweet dishes and for spicing up your favorite snack mix—as well as for snacking out of the bag.
Sunsweet attributes the difference to ideal growing conditions in the Philippines, at elevations of 2,000 to 3,000 feet, where cooler temperatures add more moisture to the finished product, versus pineapple grown in hotter climates and/or at lower elevations.
Sunsweet Philippine Pineapple doesn’t taste like fresh pineapple, as the bag claims—it lacks the racing acidity—but anyone who enjoys pineapple will appreciate it. It’s easy to keep the resealable bag at work or in the car or gym bag for an energy lift, to eat with yogurt or salads, as “dessert” with lunch, or as a snack with a cup of tea.
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