Review: Pure Organic’s Layered Fruit Bars – Vegan, GMO-Free, & Gluten-Free
Pure Organic makes awesome fruit bars! We had the opportunity to try 3 flavors: Strawberry Banana, Pineapple Passionfruit, and Raspberry Lemonade. Each bar has 3 layers consisting of 2 tasty flavors. There aren’t any artificial colors, no high fructose corn syrup, and it’s vegan (and certified gluten-free). It comes in a candy shape and you can easily share one or two pieces with friends without feeling guilty about breaking into an entire bar yourself!
But there’s no reason why you would with these snacks. I’ve tested this out myself, however, it’s not for everyone. And in my opinion, is a wonderfully sweet treat for when you are catching up on work and chores but don’t have the time to fix yourself up a full course meal.
Where can you find Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars?
I found these delightful treats at Costco. But you can also find it on Amazon or at the website for Pure Organic.
You can also find it at Walmart as well.
How are Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars packaged?
I bought a box with an assortment of all 3 flavors. Each bar was individually wrapped with a front and back label.
The bars are about the size of a typical granola bar, but thinner than that. The wrappers seem to be made of an aluminum and plastic combination which helps seal in the freshness! And when you open it up, there’s no wax paper or other wrapping like you find on many candy bars. You simply get straight into the snack.
Each individual flavor has its own wrapper with different colors and text while all holding the same design theory. The wrapper has left and right jagged edges to allow you easily tear through the air-tight seal.
What are the nutritional facts of Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars?
There are actually three different flavors and because these are completely organic with none of the artificially harmful stuff in it, the ingredients are all totally different from each other.
That’s why the company had to make separate wrappers for each flavor.
The calorie intake isn’t all that bad. One bar gives you about 60 calories.
In every serving, you get:
- 0g of fat
- 0g of sodium
- 0g of protein
- 12g of sugar
- 15g of carbs
Now honestly, you can tell that there’s almost 0 anything that contributes to the nutrients on the list.
But, it’s a fruit and there are vitamins in that. It’s not that much though. Really it’s nothing at all. I won’t go over the vitamin intake too much. Just know that it’s extremely little, almost negligible and that each flavor has some slight variation in the minerals and vitamins you’ll get.
Besides the sugar content which is pretty high for one serving of anything, these bars really aren’t bad at all.
It feels like you’re eating dessert but you don’t have any guilt about it because it doesn’t feel too heavy on your stomach or make you feel sluggish.
What are Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars made of?
This is where we come to the main differences between the 3 flavors. The company is pretty clear about how each of these snack bars is uniquely flavored and how organic their ingredients are.
In total, all 3 bars contain:
- Apple puree concentrate
- Apple juice concentrate
- Citrus pectin
- Lemon juice concentrate
But when it comes to the differences in ingredients, what you get is:
|Pineapple Passionfruit||Strawberry banana||Raspberry Lemonade|
|Passion fruit juice concentrate||Banana puree||Raspberry juice concentrate|
|Pineapple juice concentrate||Strawberry juice concentrate||Carrot and blueberry juice for color|
|Carrot and blueberry juice for color||Carrot and red cabbage juice for color|
As you can probably tell, there’s either a lot of concentrate going on and a bit of puree mixed into the batch as well. I’m not so sure how I feel about this but once again, there are no artificial flavors, no high fructose corn syrup, and no synthetic colors.
With it being organic, vegan, and gluten-free, I can see why it is an acceptable snack even though there’s not much of anything else going on.
What do Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars look like?
This is the interesting part of all the bars. And all 3 of them really look the same.
It kind of reminds me of grape jelly but instead of it being vicious and liquidy, they turned it into a candy bar and made it hold its structure as in a candy bar shape.
It’s a little translucent so you can kind of see through it to a certain point.
Each bar does have 3 different layers, however, each bar is fitted with 2 different flavors. Both outside layers are basically the main fruit flavor which I’m assuming is the first flavor in its name. The middle flavor is the second word on the label.
It basically creates a sandwich with the bread on the outside made of the main flavor and the inside made of the second flavor.
The color differences are only slightly noticeable between the layers.
What’s the texture of Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars like?
When I say that these snack bars remind me of a thicker grape jelly that can hold its candy bar-like structure, I mean it. In fact, they even taste like it as well.
It’s a really flimsy bar that’s pretty sticky to the touch.
All three bars had the exact same texture. When you bite into any of them, it’s like biting into a candy bar made of grape jelly. It’s moist and not at all dry. It’s also very chewy.
It almost has the same texture as a Fruit Roll-up, but I would have to say that the Fruit Roll-up is much dryer. This candy is almost sticky and can get slightly stuck to the roof of your mouth and in between the gaps of your teeth.
How long do Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars last?
According to the date we bought these snacks, we have just about a year before they expire. It’s labeled as “Best if used by” so I assume you can continue to eat it afterward.
I would imagine it not being as tasty by that time and more stale than not.
12 months is honestly plenty of time to finish these snacks, especially if you have just 2-3 snackes a week or so. A lone person can finish it in no time especially if you love it.
Is Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars any good?
I’m very surprised at myself. This isn’t something I would normally enjoy eating but I have to confess, it’s actually not that bad. I’m not sure I would get it again though. At least not the same mega-size box.
The flavors are good, the texture is nice but there’s something about these that doesn’t make me want to eat more than a few bites of this at one time. In fact, having just 1 bar is enough for me. I rarely ever go for seconds. Maybe my palette just isn’t made for fruity things like this.
Like I said before, this candy bar really does remind me of grape jelly made in the form of a candy bar. It’s a little sweet and a tad bit sour.
I bet you’re also wondering if there are any differences in tastes between the flavors, yeah kinda. I wouldn’t say that the differences are night and day. They are all sweet and the flavors are so slight, that I really don’t care which one I open up. At least for me, I found it hard picking a favorite flavor because I simply didn’t find the flavors being drastically different from each other.
I surely taste the strawberry and the pineapple differences but they were so subtle that it didn’t really matter to me at all.
Ultimately, my kids seem to enjoy it and that’s what matters.
Who makes Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars?
These layered fruit snacks are founded by a company called Pure Organic with their name being Pure. After looking at their website it looks like this was a snack that the creator originally created for a 6-year-old daughter who wanted to become a vegetarian.
The creator whose name I believe is Veronica wanted to make this treat with simple ingredients.
It’s pretty clear on their website that Veronica has created a snacking company that’s completely invested in simple and clean eating.
I love supporting family-owned businesses. If you’re in the market and want to try out something different. I do recommend getting a box and trying it out for yourself!
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