Thrifty and Frugal Living: Funky Monkey Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Funky Monkey Review and Giveaway


With a name like Funky Money you know that the product has to be fantastic! What is Funky Monkey? It is fruit that crunches. More precisely, freeze-dried fruit. Funky Monkey is fat free, gluten free, has no sugar added, vegan, 100% organic, 100% fruit and all natural. It is also made in Brazil using the tropical fruits at the peak of their freshness.

There are 7 yummy flavors: 
*Applemon: freeze-dried apple and organic cinnamon
*Bananamon: freeze-dried organic banana and organic cinnamon
*Carnaval Mix: freeze-dried organic banana, organic pineapple, apple and papaya
*JiveALime: freeze-dried organic pineapple and lime juice
*MangoOJ: freeze-dried mango and orange juice
*Pink Pineapple: freeze-dried organic pineapple and guava
*Purple Funk: freeze-dried organic banana and organic acai


First of all, let me tell you that the packaging combined with the name is very appealing. My Husband who rarely eats fruit and often only if he is hungry and I hand it to him was excited to try these. He came up to me and said "What do you have?" and proceeded to steal a bag of the Funky Monkey. I had to hunt him down to try a piece so I could review it! So, these treats are a great way to get your kids and umm.. Husbands to eat more healthy food. 

Funky Monkey is super good! It is not like those hard, gross dried banana chips that you buy at the supermarket. Funky Monkey's fruit is light, airy and crunchy. After you try these, you will definitely have a new favorite way to eat fruit..no chopping or washing required. Did I mention that there is a full serving of fruit in each bag? 

My favorite flavors were the Carnaval Mix, Applemon and Purple Funk. I loved the Carnaval Mix because I like variety. These four fruits went really well together and were delicious individually, or in a hand full. The Applemon has apples and cinnamon: two of my favorite flavors. I was most excited for the Purple Funk because I love the taste and the benefits of Acai. The Acai is actually ground into a powder and the banana is mixed in it so that it sticks. It does make the bananas look a little funny, but the taste is fantastic. I really liked all of the flavors. I did think the lime in the JiveALime and the orange juice in the MangoOJ were a little strong. For these, I could only eat a few pieces at a time. I also wish that Funky Monkey had more Apple flavors. Apples are delicious freeze-dried!

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 Disclaimer: I received the listed product(s) in exchange for this review. I was compensated in no other way. The thoughts here are my own honest opinions.

147 comments:

Janice Crespo said...

Carnaval Mix sounds yummy - forget the kids - I want it! LOL
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Barginmom said...

I would like to try the freeze dried mango and orange juice
snack ~ I have seen these before but have never tried them so I would really like to give them all a try.

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humanecats said...

I'd like to try the pink pineapple first.

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carnaval mix.

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nancy said...

bananamon sounds yummy

CEB said...

The Applemon sounds delicious.

Food Historian said...

I'm excited about Bananamon! Love to try it.

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selinda_mccumbers said...

I want to try the Applemon!

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Sandy @ Journey To Our Home said...

MangOJ looks good to me!!
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ohkeeka said...

MangOJ sounds really tasty--I love anything with mango!
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wigget said...

i'm excited to try applemon

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I would love to try the Pink Pineapple!
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I want Bananamon

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Amanda Thomas said...

I am excited about trying Purple Funk.

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I'd like to try the applemon flavor

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nyrcnmami said...

I'd like to try the pink pineapple! the name got me! I'm curious! ynieves26@yahoo.com

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I'm excited to try Bananamon.

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Diana said...

i would like to try mango ..sounds good

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Courtney said...

I would love to try the carnaval mix.

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Rachel said...

I would like to try the pink pineapple

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Tom Vigen II said...

I am excited to try MangOJ. Thanks!

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Kylie said...

I'd like to try the Carnaval mix with a little bit of everything. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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Crystal said...

Pink pineapple sounds good :)
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Doula! Liz Baer said...

I'd like to try Purple Funk. phathui5@hotmail.com

loni said...

I would like to try the MangOJ

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saturdaynightfever said...

Applemon is my flavor of choice!

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jandsfox_143 said...

I would like to try the Carnaval mix.
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FIBERONE said...

I would like to try the Carnaval Mix.

sandyy456 said...

They all sound great, but I'd most like to try the JiveALime.

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Erin G said...

The MangoOJ!

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dottienielsen said...

i'm excited to try pink pineapple
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the bananamon

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Leslie S. said...

I want to try the Pink Pineapple.Thanks!
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EmmaPeel said...

applemon flavor

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i want to try the pink pineapple
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Stacy said...

The MangoOJ is most appealing to me because I love mango.

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natasha said...

I would love to try bananamon because i love bananas and cinnamon!

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dvice12 said...

I'd like to try Jivealime

Diane52 said...

bananamon please
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Gianna said...

Applemon.

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I want to try the Carnaval and the Mango. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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mmm carnival mix and apple sound great!

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