Welch's Fruit Snacks (Island Fruits) Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | May 13, 2011
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Welch's Island Fruits Fruit Snacks

I spotted Welch's Island Fruits Fruit Snacks with a "Made with Real Fruit" stamp on the packaging and decided to check it out. I have to say I was skeptical about this claim since my experience with Fruit Snacks is that they are mostly sugars.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 pouch (25.5 grams)
Calories: 80
Total Fat: 0%
Saturated Fat: 0%
Sodium: 10 mg, < 1%
Carbohydrates: 19 grams
Fiber: 0%
Sugars: 11 grams
Protein: 1 gram

First thing I did was examine the ingredients list. It includes, juice from concentrates (grape, pear, peach, passion fruit and pineapple), corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, fruit purees (banana, mango, pineapple and kiwi), gelatin, citric acid, lactic acid, natural and artificial flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), vitamin A palmitate, sodium citrate, coconut oil, carnuba wax, red 40, yellow 5 and blue 1.

With the added fruit purees I suppose this qualifies as "made from real fruit" but it's made from a whole lot of other things as well!

As for the taste - delicious as usual. Welch's Island Fruits Fruit Snacks has the characteristic chewy taste of fruit snacks, but although this is supposed to be a tropical flavor, to me the predominant taste was just ... sweet. I don't know if each fruit snack piece has a distinct flavor - I mean - who eats just one piece of a fruit snack? I dumped them all in my mouth and enjoyed. And each piece is shaped like fruit, pineapple, grape and some other stuff I couldn't really make out.

Each 25.5 gram pouch provides 80 calories, 11 grams of sugars and 1 gram of protein. There is also 100% of the daily value of vitamin C and 25% of vitamin A and E. Welch's Blueberry Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks have 7 grams more sugars and provides 20 more calories.

I bought a box with 10 pouches of Welch's Island Fruits Fruit Snacks for $2.50. The pouch contents are probably enough of a snack for small kids, but not for an adult. I would much rather eat a real fruit, but if it's a fruit snack I'm after, then I would choose Sunkist Fruit Gummies Review over this.

{Website: Welch's}

Rating
Taste: 4.5
Nutrition: 3.5
Price: 5
Overall: 3.5
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