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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:15 pm 
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I was at Costco trying to find safe candy and found a new product:

Fruit to Go Squiggles!

http://www.sunrype.com/viewproduct.php?line=15

Basically the same ingreds as the regular Fruit to Go but shaped like a snake and thicker. If your kids like Fruit to Go they should like these - and there's more "fun factor" in these ones.

At the moment there are only two flavours - zesty raspberry and wild strawberry.

I didn't realize that Fruit to Go also has apple sauce:
http://www.sunrype.com/viewgroup.php?id=2

K.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:25 pm 
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My daughter didn't like the regular fruit to go but she LOVES the squiggles. I think it's just because they look more fun. We get ours from Loblaws/Superstore.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Good to know--Fruit to go is the one preprepared snacky food I can eat. Well, actually, I am a bit skeptical about the "natural flavours." probably contains corn. I hope it doesn't contain soy? At any rate, I don't eat tons of fruit to go bars, but I carry them with me in case of emergencies (plummeting blood sugar is an emergency in my books :lol: )


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:12 am 
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Send them an email and ask. They were very prompt in responding to my enquiry about future flavours. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:36 pm 
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Thanks for the tip, Karen. I bought these today and my son loves the strawberry ones.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:01 pm 
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My youngest daughter gets OAS from some of the Fruit To Go flavours. It must really be pure fruit in there!

I must have her try the grape, as she doesn't react to grapes.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:41 pm 
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I'm really impressed with this company! I emailed them and since my allergy issues are kind of complicated, they called me. The customer representative stressed that there is no nuts, peanuts, egg, soy in the plant. There *is* soy in the Fruit Plus bars [<==edited to add: this is wrong info. see Karen's correction below], but those are made in another facility. The natural flavours are from fruit, not corn. But they are coming up with a new recipe which includes ascorbic acid which is from corn, but the ascorbic acid should not contain any corn protein. The best thing is the customer service representative volunteered *all* this info. I didn't have to ask any questions at all! Usually I find that getting complete, accurate information requires a lot of questions from my part.

I'd say that this was my best experience in terms of trying to get accurate, complete allergen information!


Last edited by Helen on Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:19 pm 
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I'm glad it was such a positive experience, Helen! They must have been on a roll because I got a call too (Friday night) - saying that they would pass on my oldest son's comments about wanting a new flavour (Fruit Punch) for the Squiggles. :)

K.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:46 pm 
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That's really sweet of them :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:52 am 
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Helen, thanks for sharing the info about the corn. I think I will buy them just for my older daughter.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:34 pm 
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I noticed that they still have the old ascorbic-acid free type at my local Loblaw's . . .

I mentioned to my allergist that I wasn't sure which corn-derived additives would be safe for me and he replied that no one knows . . . so one can't take the company's view that ascorbic acid has no protein too seriously I don't think. I do hope that that doesn't end up being your daughter's allergy . . .


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:00 pm 
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Helen wrote:
There *is* soy in the Fruit Plus bars, but those are made in another facility.


I was speaking with a rep from the company who asked me to clarify something:

1. There is no soy in their Fruit & Veggie bars.
2. There is soy in their Fruit Plus Essential Nutrients drink - but it's a juice and soy product in a tetra pak and not a bar, and only available in Western Canada (i.e. from Manitoba to BC)

Just in case it was a concern to anyone with a soy allergy.

K.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:42 pm 
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Whoops---I suspect that this error was on my side rather than on the company's. . . I'm guessing I misheard/misremembered. Thanks for double checking this, Karen.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:42 pm 
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No worries - and thanks for editing your original post! Very savvy forum behaviour. ;)

K.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:19 am 
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I just saw in WalMart's flyer for this week that Sun-Rype now makes "Funbites" in Berry Blend and Very Cherry flavours. I was unable to find anything about this new product on Sun-Rype's website but take a look here to see what they look like: http://walmart.ca/wps-portal/wpscontrol ... agePreview


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