Dried Fruit Bars
We used to carry some wonderful Fruit Bars from a small supplier in New Zealand. Our customers loved these dried fruit snacks, but unfortunately… that supplier went out of business.
Still longing for the simple quality of those first Fruit Bars, we recently discovered that our original supplier has been re-opened under new ownership—and they are still capable of making the exact same snack for us!
So, what makes Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars so special? Two things. First, each bar contains simple ingredients. Our Apple Mango Dried Fruit Bar, for instance, consists of apple purée, mango purée, citric acid, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C for freshness). That’s it! Same simplicity applies to our Apple Strawberry, Apple Raspberry, and Apple Apricot Bars.
The second reason these Bars are special logically flows from the first: These new/old Fruit Bars taste amazing!
To make them, the two fruit purées are blended together, poured into flat pans, and dried until they are just the right moisture level. Then, they are cut into the thin bars you find in each individual package. An added bonus for us (and really, for our customers) is that the uneven edges trimmed from the sheets of dried fruit purée become our Fruit Bars Ends & Pieces—another way to enjoy this wholesome, fruit snack.
Just like the first time around, Trader Joe’s Fruit Bars are fantastic for snacking, no matter what your age. They also have a first-time-around price of just $0.69 per 0.7 ounce package (two thin Bars).
APPLE MANGO BAR: Apple Purée, Mango Purée, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C for freshness).
APPLE STRAWBERRY BAR: Apple Purée, Seedless Strawberry Purée, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C for freshness).
APPLE RASPBERRY BAR: Apple Purée, Seedless Raspberry Purée, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C for freshness).
APPLE APRICOT BAR: Apple Purée, Apricot Purée, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C for freshness).