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Food Find: Freeze-dried fruit at Trader Joe’s

posted on September 9, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Freeze-dried fruit
I am hopelessly addicted to these bags of freeze-dried fruit from Trader Joe’s. They are an easy snack when you want something sweet and crunchy. A whole bag comes to about 200 calories. My favorites are the mangosteen and pineapple. I have never had fresh mangosteen (getting them in the States is notoriously expensive and rare), but the freeze-dried version are a welcome alternative. They also have rambutans, salted apples, and strawberries. Check them out.

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3 comments

  • Re: Food Find: Freeze-dried fruit at Trader Joe’s
    posted by: Meagan · September 11, 2007  7:27 PM

    I just tried the freeze-dried Mangosteens today and they were delicious! Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Re: Food Find: Freeze-dried fruit at Trader Joe’s
    posted by: Anonymous · September 28, 2007  1:52 PM

    Mangosteen is my favorite fruit and I have had it fresh many times outside of the US. They do not have fresh mangosteen anywhere in the US as it is illegal because of the fruit fly it carries. In the US, it can be found canned at any Asian store, sometimes frozen which is the worst mushy mess and now freeze dried. The canned is the closest in flavor to the fresh fruit. Personally, I was extremely disappointed in the freeze dried mangosteen from Trader Joes. Trader Joes has a panel that does taste tests and most of their items are wonderful unlike this product which tastes nothing like the real thing.
    I just returned to Atlanta from Vancouver this morning and was able to find mangosteen at Granville Market for $5.99/lb. Since the fruit inside the thick bark like hull was so small, I enjoyed a couple pounds before I had to reenter the US.

    Hopefully you will find fresh mangosteen to taste while visiting Hong Kong.

  • Re: Food Find: Freeze-dried fruit at Trader Joe’s
    posted by: Anonymous · September 29, 2007  10:42 AM

    Just tried the Mangosteen, Rambutan and Mango… Loved them.

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