In November, I wrote a product review on FruitChia bars. True to the name, each all natural bar is made of fruit and chia seed, which come together to create a chewy texture and tangy flavor. The bars came in four flavors at the time: blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry. Follow this link to read my review of the product.
I recently got in touch with Get Chia, the makers of FruitChia bars, to see if the company might be willing to support my trek with a donation, and the company representative generously agreed (for which I’m so grateful. Thanks!). Much to my surprise, he crammed 24 bars in a small-sized USPS Priority Mail box (and you know I’m in awe of anyone with that kind of spacial skill).
And, and, AND, he sent me flavors that have never seen the light of day including pear, cherry, apricot, and peach. I’m talking literally here. The flavors are still in the experimental phase. The only one that has been confirmed for market is the pear.
There are two parts of this equation that have me giggling in a corner:
- I fall all over myself with the thought that I get to sample products before they hit the market. It’s like I’m 10 years old again, goading my younger sisters, “I know something you don’t know!”
- My absolute favorite dried fruit on the face of the earth is pear. And it’s so difficult to come by. In the mixed dried fruit bag available at Costco, there are inevitably only two pieces of pear. It makes no sense! Why can’t pear be more popular and available? Well, now I have one more avenue.
I’ve already starting scattering some of the bars in my mail drop boxes among my dehydrated meals and oatmeal. Fancy wrapper or no fancy wrapper, they’re definitely a welcome addition.