Patience Fruit & Co {Review}

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I love a good trail mix. I once unwittingly filled a bag in the bulk section of a well known expensive organic grocery store and when I got to the till I was horrified to be told it was almost 20 dollars. Oops. I bought it of course, because, trail mix! I also learned that amazing and yummy trail mix can be very expensive. When I first came across Patience Fruit & Co it was a result of my search for a dried cranberry that wasn’t sweetened with sugar. Patience Fruit & Co came to my rescue with their apple juice sweetened dried fruits and it was love at first bite.

I recently got the opportunity to try their new line of snack mixes and I was very eager to see if they were as great as their juice sweetened berries. I was sent four samples to try: Moka Moments, Zesty Sunshine, Exotic Journey and Spice Oasis. I immediately dug into the Moka Moments, which has a fruit and nut blend with 70% dark chocolate and a hint of coffee flavour and I loved it. I think it would be a great snack on its own or a great addition to oatmeal or even yogurt. My friend was over and we decided to go ahead and just try the rest of them. The Zesty Sunshine was good, but we agreed could have used a more pronounced kick of the lemon flavour. The Spice Oasis was definitely spicy but for some reason didn’t work as well as the other mixes. It may have just been too much heat and not enough flavour.

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Last we tried the Exotic Journey and we both loved it. It has a subtle India flavour profile and with the addition of crunchy roasted chickpeas, it was markedly different from the other blends. I decided it would be amazing in a couscous salad so I tossed the remainder of the bag (most of it) in a cup of cooked couscous and it was fabulous.

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I really appreciate that the products are certified organic, non-gmo and are high fibre, protein and full of antioxidants. I would prefer that the cranberries in the blends were the juice sweetened ones, but I think they are maybe too soft and dense for the purpose of the mixes so I understand why the sugar sweetened ones were used. Just my own personal preference really. I would definitely buy a few of these mixes to have on hand and would experiment in using them in different recipes. On top of salads, in muffins, the opportunities are endless.

If you are looking for a quick and easy healthy snack, or a great addition to your salads or breakfasts, check out the Patience Fruit & Co next time you are at the grocery store.

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Disclosure: I was gifted product for review consideration, this is however not a paid post and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.
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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.

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10 responses to “Patience Fruit & Co {Review}”

  1. Samantha Corbin — September 13, 2016 @ 11:19 am (#)

    I saw these while shopping at Safeway today after reading your review and got a pack, can’t wait to try it!

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  2. Dandi D — September 14, 2016 @ 4:33 am (#)

    I love making my own trail mixes and these look so yummy!

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  3. Laurie P — September 14, 2016 @ 11:20 am (#)

    Dried cranberry without added sugar is almost impossible to find! Thanks for the introduction to this new brand! I’ll be looking for it!

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  4. Lynda Cook — September 15, 2016 @ 12:21 am (#)

    Out of all the samples you were sent I think I would like the Moka Moments the best, sounds awesome!!

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  5. kristen visser — September 18, 2016 @ 7:53 am (#)

    I have never heard of Patience Fruit & Co before ! Looks interesting and I definitely have a few dishes I could add these too! I love the sound of the Moka Moments <3

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  6. AD — September 18, 2016 @ 4:53 pm (#)

    I love Patience Fruit! I keep a package in my desk at work all the time for a quick snack.

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  7. Debbie White Beattie — September 18, 2016 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    This looks and sounds delicious.I love adding stuff to my yogurt and cottage cheese but especially this type of mix that doesn’t taste like I’ve visited health food store

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  8. Stephanie LaPlante — September 28, 2016 @ 11:27 am (#)

    I’d definitely like to try this. I love healthy snacks!

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  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 28, 2016 @ 10:07 am (#)

    I’m afraid that I’m one of the few who doesn’t like mixing most foods. I love nuts and chocolate but don’t like chocolate coated nuts – weird I know 🙂

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  10. Elva Roberts — November 21, 2016 @ 8:36 am (#)

    I am a trail mix lover from way back. I am so happy you told me about the Patience Fruit Co. I shall look for it in our large grocery store. The Moka sounds really good. I love any mix that contains a mixture of nuts and fruit.

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