Dried fruit tends to be just a candied form of the fibrous snack we all love, and every time we go out of our way to buy it, chances are your inner voice says “that’s not healthy”, and it would be right.
Fortunately, dried fruit is making a bit of a change, and is actually being cooked.
Emily Fruit Crisps are the latest concept to cash in on dried fruit, and basically cook fruit up so they’re bite-sized crunchy crisps of fruit, which are more or less given away in the name.
We’ve been munching on the pineapple ones all day, and while you can go through an entire packet in minutes, you are at least eating fruit, and not fruit covered in sugar, much like the typical dried pineapple you see in supermarkets.
Different from the chewy sugar blasts that normally passes as “dried fruit”, Emily Fruit Crisps are crunchy and lose most of the acidity you’d typically find, though at around $4 per bag, aren’t cheap.
However, if you need a dose of fruit and want it in a bite-sized form that feels more like you’re eating a bag of crisps, these do the job.
We might even find a use for them in desserts, crumbling the crunchy fruit and topping ice cream with it. Yummy.