Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Introducing Dole Real Fruit Bites and the "3 Steps to True Bliss" Sweepstakes (Review and Giveaway)

Dole Real Fruit Bites - Mango Chunks

Dole Real Fruit bites, made from real dried fruit, offer a healthy alternative to snacking for both you and your kids and are ideal for packing in purses, lunch boxes and beach bag. Dole Real Fruit Bites are available in three delicious flavors – pineapple, apple and mango – with only 90 calories per pack.

My family loves yogurt and dried fruit, so when I found out that Dole created a new product, Dole Real Fruits Bites, which combined my family's two loves, I couldn't wait to try them out firsthand.  Dole kindly sent samples of their three Real Fruit Bites flavors, apple, pineapple and mango, for us to try.  What I loved most about these new fruit bites, is that each package comes with 6 individual pouches, great for on-the-go snacking.  This is a huge plus, more busy moms on the go like me, who like to grab healthy snacks to throw in the diaper bag for the kids and I to snack, when we head to appointments, or play dates.  And, with only 80-90 calories (depending on flavor), this is a great snack for those counting calories, or looking to add healthy snacks into their diets, which comprising their waist line. 
Dole Real Fruit Bites  - Pineapple Chunks

As for taste, I loved the apple fruit bites, while my husband and daughter, Savannah were both fans of the pineapple and mango flavors.  We all loved how the fruit bites were bite-size, but offered a large chunk of dried fruit, covered in rich and delicious yogurt, and then sprinkled with toasted whole grain oats. Mmm.  Just typing about these fruit bites is making my stomach growl.    The fruit bites offered just the right amount of sweetness, and made you want to have more.  I loved seeing my daughter being able to each these Dole snacks, without the need to cut them up into bite-size pieces.  As a mom, it is great to be able to offer healthy snacks, preferably finger foods to my toddler, and have her love them.  I was so happy to see her eat the pouch of pineapple fruit bites, and then bring me the empty package, and ask for me.  Now, I make sure to have Dole Real Fruit Bites on hand at all times, to give to Savannah, and also grab a pouch or two for myself when I find myself getting hungry between meals, or pressed for time and having to delay lunch, as the girls fight to skip their naps.  These small pouches really satisfy your hunger, and are oh so tasty. 

So, if you like yogurt and dried fruit, you will love Dole's new Real Dried Fruit Bites.  With no trans-fat and a good source of vitamin C, these on-the-go snacks are great for school lunches, to snack on at home and on the run.  If you haven't tried these fruit bites today, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to your favorite local retailer and try any (and all) of the Dole Real Dried Fruit Bites today!

Want to win a dream getaway?

Dole is also pleased to announce the launch of their new Dole Real Fruit Bites Facebook application, “3 Steps to True Bliss.” In just three simple steps, you have the opportunity to enjoy a moment of bliss by choosing a dream escape, packing a virtual bag and sharing a postcard with friends. You can then enter for a chance win a dream destination getaway, making your virtual plans a reality!

Head to www.facebook.com/Dole to enter for the chance to win a dream destination getaway. In addition to entering to win a dream getaway, the first 1000 entrants will get a FREE sample of Dole Real Fruit Bites.

No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends 7/23/12. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are age 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Official Rules

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Dole Real Fruit Bites - Apple Chunks
You can buy Dole Real Fruit Bites at your favorite local retailer, as well as online retailers like Amazon.com, and from the Official Dole website, for only $3.99/package.  Each package contains 6 individual pouches for convenient on-the-go snacking.
One lucky reader will win a 2-month supply of Dole Real Fruit Bites (6 bags), thanks to Dole.  To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck! 

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine and mine alone.