Even though I love the taste and nutrition of real fruit, I still enjoy fruit flavored snacks every once in a while. I've heard of various iterations of fruit leathers that are more natural than the traditional fruit snack, so I was eager to purchase a box of Archer Farms Organic Pomegranate Fruit Strips (Archer Farms is the Target store brand).
The strips were pretty chick and individually wrapped, which was convenient because they had sort of a slick stickiness to them. The flavor was very tart and very sweet, but the fruit strips get their flavor from the juices of organic apples (and its puree too), pomegranates, and a bit of lemon. Even the coloring is natural as it is based on carrot and blueberry juices. The fruit strips are a nice snack, but the sweetness is so strong that the flavor isn't really that authentic to real pomegranate.
Each 0.5 ounce Archer Farms Organic Pomegranate Fruit Strip provides 45 calories and 9 grams are sugars. There isn't much in the way of nutrients.
The ingredients are, Organic Apple Puree Concentrate, Organic Apple Juice Concentrate, Organic Pomegranate Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Citrus Pectin, Vegetable And Fruit Juice ( Carrot, Blueberry) for color, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate.
I paid $2.54 for a box of 10 fruit strips at Target, but I recently saw them selling for more than $3.00. I really like the pomegranate flavor and the all natural ingredients, but these fruit strips are not really a good alternative to real fruit. I don't think the fruit strips are really that nutritionally beneficial, but if you do have a taste for fruit strips, then the Archer Farms Organic brand is better than a lot of the other choices out there.