Outshine Fruit Ice Bars

Hot day in June here in eastern  Pennsylvania and much of the USA is feeling like the inside of my oven after I bake banana muffins. I should know as I made a batch last night.  Dang it was hot in my kitchen! Anyway, sometimes a chilly treat is in exactly what you need to conquer the heat.  I found these fruit pops in my grocery store; made by Outshine. I was looking for those fruit and veggie juice pops I enjoyed last year, no such luck but these are quite similar. Not a lot to them, mostly fruit puree or juice reconstituted from concentrate, some sugar, not all that much else.  Flavors are Strawberry, Tangerine medley and raspberry. They have 25 calories and no sodium.  The ingredients vary a little but the box says one gram sugar and no protein or cholesterol.  2 percent carbohydrates. The nice thing is they have some vitamin C; about 25% of your daily requirement of C; no guilt!

outshine fruit bars

I find them refreshing, light, and vastly better than a sugary fruit pop that often contains minimal fruit juice.  They are not too sweet but not sour either. Guilt free in my book.  You get twelve fruity bars to a box for about $4 which is a pretty decent deal to my way of thinking.  Cooling and tasty too! Perfect for forgetting the heat today, if only for a few blissful minutes.

Fruit & Veggie Bars: Refreshing

 

Hot, yeap it is July and it is HOT in Pennsylvania and most of the USA.  Sometimes a chilly treat is in order.  I found these fruit and veggie pops in my grocery store; made by Outside, part of Nestle.  Not a lot to them, mostly fruit and veggie puree or juice reconstituted from concentrate, some sugar, not much else.  Flavors are Strawberry rhubarb, Tangerine medley and Blueberry medley. They have from 34 to 40 calories and from 5-15 mg of sodium.  The ingredients vary so the amount of vitamins varies too from 4-20 percent of daily need for vitamin A, 15% of vitamin C and the tangerine has 10 % of your daily vitamin K.  There is a small amount of fiber; 2-3% of daily requirement. 9 g of sugar.  Not much else in there: no fat or cholesterol. The juice/puree includes: apple, pear, strawberry, rhubarb, blueberry, pear, tangerine, sweet potato, pumpkin, passion fruit, carrot, beet, lemon and raspberry.

fruit and veggie bars

I find them refreshing, light, and vastly better than a sugary fruit pop that often contains minimal fruit juice.  They are not too sweet but not sour either. Not really tasting like any vegetables.  The puree doesn’t taste thick or heavy; blends in perfectly.  Adds a slightly different flavor to the fruit. Guilt free in my book.  Twelve to a box for about $4 which is a great deal to my thinking.  They also have a version that is just fruit; no veggies.  Bet they are tasty too! fruit bars