Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Nestlé Dreyer’s/Edy's Introduces First National Coconut Waters Bars (Review)

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

Coconut Waters with BananaCoconut Waters with Pineapple

"The Dreyer’s parent brand is launching a line of refreshing frozen snacks under a new brand, Outshine. The Outshine brand will include Dreyer’s Fruit Bars, which will now be known as Dreyer’s Outshine fruit bars, as well as six new flavors launching in April 2013. The newest product innovation -- Coconut Waters bars -- is the first national coconut water-based frozen fruit bars to reach grocery and supermarket shelves.

“The popularity of coconut water has exploded with more than 23 million U.S. consumers enjoying coconut water-based beverages. By blending delicious young coconut water with refreshing fruit, we’ve created a totally invigorating snack for coconut lovers everywhere,” said Kerry Hopkins, Outshine Brand Manager. “We are delighted to offer new frozen snacks made with fruit and juice and, like our consumers, we promise to always be picky about what we put in our products,” she adds.

The new Coconut Waters bars provide a blast of fruit goodness in every delicious bite. Each flavor has 60 calories per bar, and consumers can enjoy a refreshing, wholesome snack that is both non-fat and non-dairy with the hydrating benefits of coconut water. The line consists of two refreshing flavors:
  • Coconut Waters with Banana is infused with sweet, creamy banana puree blended with real young coconut water for a smooth frozen treat.
  • Coconut Waters with Pineapple combines young coconut water with chunks of real pineapple for a tropical twist.
“We like to think of Dreyer’s Outshine fruit bars as a part of something greater. We are delighted to offer a range of frozen snacks that appeal to the ‘shine brighter’ sentiment of our consumers and how they approach life,” says Hopkins. “The deliciously refreshing new flavors are a small taste of what you can expect from the Outshine brand.”

The Dreyer’s Outshine brand will also introduce new Limited Edition Seasonal Picks inspired by the farmer’s market, which include Raspberry and Peach flavors (available February through August) and Grapefruit and Blood Orange flavors (available September through December).

Raspberry - Seasonal PicksOutshine Seasonal Pick Fruit Bars

In addition to the new flavors, the Outshine brand includes existing Dreyer’s Fruit Bars favorites, such as Acai Blueberry, Creamy Coconut, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Strawberry and Tangerine; as well as multi-packs featuring Coconut, Pineapple, and Orange; Grape, Cherry, and Tangerine; Lime, Strawberry, and Wildberry; No Sugar Added Black Cherry, Strawberry-Kiwi, and Mixed Berry; and No Sugar Added Strawberry, Tangerine and Raspberry.
Dreyer’s Outshine fruit bars will be available at grocery and supermarkets nationwide starting in April 2013 for $4.39 per box, which includes six bars per box.

To find out more about Dreyer’s Outshine fruit bars, visit"


My Thoughts:

I was recently sent two boxes of Dreyer's Outshine fruit bars, one with bananas, and the other with pineapple.  Everyone in our house loves ice cream, especially fruit bars, so we were eager to receive the samples and try out.  Savannah hit the jackpot the other day, as Daddy was at work and sister was napping when the sample shipment arrived.  Before I could get the fruit bars in the freezer, she was by my side, flashing her big, brown eyes at me.  Usually I don't like to offer ice cream or sweets before lunch, but I made the exception.  How could I say, "No" to her cute his smile, and long fluttering eyelashes. :-)  And, with the warm day we were having, I thought it would be a great idea to sit on the porch and enjoy our fruit bars together, as we waited for Arabella to get up.

Even though Savannah chose to sample the Dreyer's Outshine fruit bar with pineapple, she got in a few licks of my banana fruit bar.  When I asked her which she liked better, she had to give both fruit bars a couple more licks before telling me, "Can't decide."  I don't blame her, as I love both of these flavors.    Unlike other fruit bars, which are sweet from all the added corn syrups, sugars, etc, these new coconut waters fruit bars are not overly sweet.  I couldn't taste the fruit add-ins (pineapple and banana) until you actually bit in and chewed a piece of the fruit bar.  When you licked the outside of the fruit bar, you could taste the refreshing coconut water. 

Whenever Arabella finally woke up, and Daddy came home that night, we all had another Dreyer's Outshine Coconut Waters fruit bar -- with everyone loving how great these fruit bars tasted.  I can't wait to pick up more of these and other frozen novelties from Dreyer's and Edy's, as they have always been one of my family's favorite go-to brands for frozen treats.  Now, we have another product to add to our list. ;-)  And, with the hot summer months arriving soon, these fruit bars will be a great way to cool off, for both children and adults. :-)


About Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company

Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company is part of Nestlé USA, and is owned by Nestlé S.A. of Vevey, Switzerland, the world’s largest nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company manufactures, markets and distributes a full spectrum of ice cream and frozen snacks. The company’s premium products are marketed under the Dreyer’s brand name throughout the Western states and Texas, and under the Edy’s® brand name throughout the remainder of the United States. Brands manufactured or distributed in the United States include Dreyer’s/Edy’s® Grand, Slow Churned®, Dibs®, MAXX, Fruit Bars, Nestlé Crunch®, Drumstick®, Butterfinger®, Toll House®, Push-Up®, Frosty Paws®, Eskimo Pie®, Skinny Cow® and Häagen-Dazs®. Internationally, the Dreyer’s brand extends to select markets in the Far East and the Edy’s brand extends to the Caribbean and South America. For more information on the company, please visit

In the U.S., the Häagen-Dazs trademark is licensed to Nestlé by General Mills.

About Nestlé USA

Named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for fifteen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible.  That’s what “Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life” is all about. Nestlé USA, with 2012 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2012 sales of $98 billion. For product news and information, visit or


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


  1. Those flavors sound delicious.... I will have to keep my eye out for these. I love that they have seasonal specialties :)

  2. I haven't heard of these before reading your blog. Now I will keep my eyes open for them!