I’ve heard a lot of people raving about Trader Joe’s line of dried fruits so on my last Trader Joe’s trip I decided to just take a quick (and I mean quick I didn’t even really scan all the shelves) peak at some of the items. I spotted two different bags of dried mango and decided to pick up the Trader Joe’s Soft & Juicy Mango.
I know, I know, dried fruit has so much more sugar than the regular fruit – but I feel as though there are certain instances where if it’s something you like, something you enjoy and something you don’t mind splurging on once in a while it’s worth it. In this case, dried mango is worth it for me. Why? Because I don’t eat it all the time, it’s a once in a while type of food I have and enjoy. Even though I do eat mangos, dried mango is just so different, particularly because of the texture.
The Trader Joe’s mango reminded me of the Philippine Brand of natural dried mango I purchase at my local wholesale club every once in a while. Deciding to open it up and give it a try, I was quite happy with the flavor, texture and taste of the mango. It truly reminded me of the Philippine Brand although it’s a little bit softer, stickier (because of the less sugary coating on the outside) and it tastes so much fresher. It’s quite affordable as well $1.69 for a 6 oz bag. I believe the bag I occasionally purchase at my wholesale club houses 30 ounces, but is $10 for the bag.
A ¼ cup serving (35g) serving is 3 points plus values.
Do you have a favorite dried fruit you’d recommend I try?