Say the words: Apple. Pie. Jerky. Now, together: apple pie jerky. It's already starting to sound appealing, right? Just wait until you get a few of these pieces in your mouth, letting the flavors sink in, the apples softening as you chew. It's the mashup we never could have dreamed up that just tastes so right. All of that warm cinnamon and gingery spice and tart apple, shrunk down to chewy fruit leather. Apple pie, so wonderfully American, made into jerky. Someone should write this snack in for President. It's all real food and absolutely the best thing to happen to fruit since plucking it from the tree. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
No one ever said jerky needs to be beef, right? It doesn't even need to be meat. In the last few years we have seen amazing things like coconut jerky and superfood fruit leathers. Along comes a company called Watermelon Road. They pair fruits from watermelon to apples to pineapple and even eggplant (yep, that's a fruit) with the simplest of accents like cinnamon, ginger, lime, lemon, and mint. The result is more than the sum of its paleo parts. You'll reach for nibble after bite after taste; relishing the perfect flavors and satisfying texture.
While all of us probably love apple pie, it's not a food we have on a regular basis the same way we have chocolate or coffee or heck, even jerky. Perhaps over the holidays, or, for the true pie fanatics maybe once in a while at a diner or for a dinner party. But those apple pie flavors are too good to relegate to special occasions. Tart yet sweet apples, warming spices like cinnamon and ginger: how can anyone resist? Just pull open this bag from Watermelon Road and start living out your "pie every day" fantasies. From the first bite to the last little bit at the bottom of the bag, you're in pie heaven. Sure, these organic dried apples are not warmed up on a plate and covered in whipped cream but boy are they perfect just as they are.
I love how the texture changes from piece to piece: some are almost leathery with chew while others have a softness that melts into delight. Regardless, you'll wonder how quickly you can obtain another bag to satisfy your new daily pie habit.
The Watermelon Road Story:
"All roads lead to happy-especially when snacking is involved! At Watermelon Road happy and healthy go hand in hand. So whether you're deciding between one of our sweet or savory snacks, you never need to worry about taking a wrong turn.
Our unique snacks start with the highest quality fresh fruits and veggies that are lightly flavored with natural citrus, herbs, and spices-and most importantly, nothing else! We then gently dehydrate our snacks to preserve the most nutrients and flavor. Each small batch is prepared by hand, from our family to yours."
Questions? We know you've got 'em! Here are answers!
Are there refined sweeteners in this fruit jerky?
Darn tootin' that's a big NO. Mostly the sweetness from fruit makes everything awesome, but there's a touch of real maple syrup just to nudge those apples along. All natural! Woohoo!
Is Watermelon Road jerky vegan-friendly?
YES! Enjoy your fruit jerky with complete satisfaction for your plant based life.