Local (to Colorado). Organic. Philanthropic. Delicious.
This is my best summary of the products Wacky Apple sent me to try out recently and why I admire this company. They are a family-owned, family-operated apple orchard out towards the Western Slope of Colorado. They went into the manufacturing of simple apple products three years ago in response to the need for healthy snacks in our schools. The products are good, like real good. I do not buy much processed foods but was eager when approached by them with the summer coming up and some things about their company that fell in line with my values.
They tugged at my heart-strings with their involvement with the Food Bank of the Rockies by donating about $14K in product. If you read this blog then you know I have massive love for FBR and there is a need for healthy donations like this.
They do not add sugar to their products but use fruit that they produce.
They recommend reusing containers. One of their recommendations is to use them to start seeds for gardening which is a great activity to do with kids.
The products arrived and
I decided my husband begged me to make some cookies with the apple sauce ahead of our camping trip to Mesa Verde National Park over Memorial Day weekend.
We also took the Fun Pack with us (the same kind of Fun Pack you can win).
Mesa Verde for a few days was awesome with the cliff dwellings and family times outside.
There were even bears and lions in our campground (tradition of putting kids into warm costumes for chilly CO nights when camping that I started with our first son)
In between our meals and activity we snacked like crazy – the Wacky Apple came in handy
The trip was obviously good. Both boys did great. I was glad we had the Wacky Apple Snacks because they were really good and an easy source of calories. The apple sauces were tasty and I appreciate that there is no refined sugar added. In the juices, leather, and sauce you could actually taste apples. With so few ingredients all you have to rely on is quality. I can see our family buying from this company for road trips and camping to make life easy in the future. The cookies also came out well and were useful on the trails. I can see having some of the apple sauce on hand in the pantry for cooking and not needing to open up large quantities of sauce for baking.
In my area Wacky Apple is available in King Soopers, Sprouts, and Whole Foods. However if you would like to win a Fun Pack like the one I have depicted in the picture at our campsite enter and follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
Disclaimer: Opinons expressed here are my own. I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a Fun Pack to sample.