Posted on: Saturday, March 7, 2009

Product Review & Giveaway: Matt's Munchies

Matt's Munchies

I was recently contacted by Diana of Matt's Munchies, in hopes of posting a product review on Buff Chickpea. Free food? Why not. So that's what you have here today, my first official product review. Matt's Munchies, a division of snacks from Chef Roberts, is based out of Cedarhurst, NY, and consists of a line of all-natural fruit leathers. Think fruit roll up, but without all the junk. They're gluten, nut, dairy, soy, and egg free. Certified vegan and kosher parve, Matt's Munchies are packed with only pure and natural ingredients. All six flavors are either mango or banana based, and all are under 100 calories. As for the flavor? Delicious! Unlike similar products, these are sweet, but not overly so. You can actually see flecks of real fruit in the thinly rolled out leather. They have a wonderfully smooth texture, and a nice chewy bite. I would love to try incorporating some of these into a baked good, or maybe in some homemade ice cream. And I bet the ginger zest one would be fabulous steeped in water and consumed tea-style, or sliced stick-thin and sprinkled over stir-fry. To give you a better idea of what Matt's Munchies are all about, here's a breakdown of each flavor (scroll to the end for the giveaway)...



Matt's Munchies

Choco-Nana

If you can imagine strolling through Disney World chowing down on a frozen, chocolate-covered banana, then you can imagine eating the Choco-Nana flavor.
Ingredients: Banana puree, semi-sweet chocolate (vegan), organic chocolate concentrate


Apple Pie

For not containing any apple what-so-ever, this variety surprisingly tastes a lot like the Thanksgiving pie of the same name.
Ingredients: Banana puree, organic cinnamon


Banana

Like a fresh-out-of-the-oven slice of banana bread, this flavor is almost begging to be topped with some chocolate almond butter, or maybe that's just me.
Ingredients: Banana puree


Mango

You could drive to your nearest Thai restaurant for a mango lassi, or just chew on one of these. I'm thinking the latter is a little more realistic, for your wallet and your waistline.
Ingredients: Organic mango puree


Island Mango

For someone who hates the texture of coconut flakes, this was absolutely my favorite flavor, and it's loaded with real coconut flakes! I felt like I was lounging in a beach chair, and sipping on a Pina Colada.
Ingredients: Organic mango puree, organic coconut flakes, natural organic coconut flavorings


Ginger Zest

A less harsh version of the Asian ginger chew candy, which can sometimes be a little too spicy for me. Also great for digestion.
Ingredients: Organic mango puree, organic ginger powder


Matt's Munchies


GIVEAWAY!

Now I couldn't just tell you all about this fabulous product without a little sample to back it up. So for two of you lucky friends, I'll be sending some Matt's Munchies your way! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post explaining what you think there next flavor should be. Be creative, I can't wait to read your ideas! You have from now until next Friday, the 13th, so get thinking!

48 comments:

  1. Fun snacks!! I think that they should make a carob flavor :-)


    By the way, did you receive the package of Pure bars from me, girl?? It should have arrived a while ago...

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  2. Partridge Berry - I looked it up on wiki and it says its the same as Lingonberry, but for me the sauce I had Newfoundland was a lot tangier then a Lingonberry jam I had.

    It's fruitty but with a nice tang to it.

    Question - are the fruit leathers peanut free?

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  3. wow, those sounds very neat! i'm thinking one with macadamia nuts, white chocolate, and lime zest :)

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  4. My mom buys something like that at her health food store, and they are awesome!

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  5. papaya coconut!! oh yes.

    *heather*

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  6. My daughter, Emma, says strawberry (I'm sure that would be a big seller!), and I say kiwi. Thank you!

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  7. Since I'm on a pistachio craze right now, my dream flavor would be an apricot pistachio variety. That combination has great color and also happens to be one of my favorite snacks :D

    Thanks for the giveaway! - how very generous of you :)

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  8. cinnamon pear!

    Ive never heard of these, soooo fabulous!!!!

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  9. I'd vote for a dark red cherry flavor! I love to use dried Montmorency cherries in lots of different baked goods and granola so I think that should be their next flavor )

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  10. I'm very impressed that they can make an apple pie flavor with only bananas and cinnamon! Perhaps next is a strawberry flavor from mango?

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  11. Those look so cool! I think a blueberry pie one would be great =)

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  12. White chocolate cherry lime. I think it sounds oh so yummy.

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  13. Yummy, those snacks really sound delicious.I would like to see a citrusbased leather in that collection as well.

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  14. Heather: They are all nut-free. As well as free of soy, gluten, dairy, and eggs. They are certified vegan and kosher.

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  15. These look tasty. How about a strawberry with balsamic or green tea with peach?

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  16. Apricot. When I was little we used to get fruit leather from an import store. We just loved that tart apricot flavor. I've tried buying it in recent years and they've adulterated it with corn syrup and who knows what. I'd literally kill for some.

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  17. I'd say banana peanut butter, though they seem to be peanut free so how about strawberry mango? It's my favorite margarita combo :)

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  18. Whoa, these look so good! I love fruit leather and these look really delicious and wholesome. It seems like banana and mango are the main bases for these... so perhaps a tropical variety (something similar to island mango but with added fruits like pineapple and banana) or maybe a simple strawberry banana! For something more creative I would say goji berry! yum!

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  19. How about a cherry lime or something exotic like that combo.

    Thanks.

    Chris
    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  20. Oooh. I would vote for mango habanero. That would float my boat big time.

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  21. I'm drooling over the apple pie flavor...yumm! I would love a guilt-free strawberry cheesecake flavor.

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  22. these look yummy (as does everything on your blog!), i think the new flavor should be a supa tart cranberry with a hint of either lime or orange! yummy!!!!!!
    -katrina

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  23. Wonderful review. They sound yummy. Thanks for the chance.

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  24. Very interesting, I've never heard of these before.

    My flavor suggestion is blueberry cinnamon!

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  25. so all it takes to replicate apple pie flavor is cinnamon? nice. :)
    this looks to be a terrific bunch of products, and i think that aside from apple pie, i would enjoy a red hot cinnamon apple flavor. :)

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  26. Lavender pear...oooolala!

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  27. I think a berry-nutcrunch would be superb; blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries with almond and cashew topping.

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  28. mmmm..how bout an creamy orange coconut! Yum

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  29. Never heard of these. I bet whole foods has them. I'll have to check them out. Blueberry, anything blueberry and I'm in HEAVEN. Isn't it gorgeous out today?

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  30. My mouth is watering! How about pina colada? Pineapple and coconut - YUM!

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  31. Wow those just look so great, I vote for raspberry flavor!

    NAOmni

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  32. Phoo-D already had my first suggestion--strawberry w/ balsamic. I'd add black pepper.

    what about lychees and maybe green tea?

    or figs, vanilla... and almonds?

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  33. These look great- thanks for introducing them to me! I would love to see a key lime flavor.

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  34. I think that Matt should go with a crab flavored leather. I don't know right now I'm just big into crab. let me know what you think.

    P.S. I have already won the give away seeing how I have sampled them all. YUM!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. they look yummy! how about chocolate coconut? or sour cherry almond?

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  36. I'm thinking a pomegranate & cranberry would be awesome and soooooooo healthy!

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  37. They all look so good! As for my flavor: strawberry-raspberry-thyme!

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  38. Yums!!!

    I think Cinnamon persimmon (or Persinnamon) would be tasty!

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  39. I would love something orange, citrus-y! =]

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  40. pineapple and coconut or pina colada! thanks for a great giveaway!

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  41. Thanks so much for your kind words about the Pure Bar, and for visiting my blog!! The Matt's Muchies look good, I'll have to try them...

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  42. Wow - Cedarhurst, NY is where I grew up! So funny that they have these great products coming from such a small town.

    My flavor suggestion is capuccino.
    Thanks for the post!

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  43. THIS PRODUCT KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. THE NEW LABLES ARE INSANE. BEST AND HEALTHIEST SNACK I LOVE IT

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  44. THESE MUNCHIES ARE AMAZING!!

    I saw them in an NYC health food store, and I have to say they are my new favorite snack. It seems like they have changed their packaging (for the better) and have also added some new flavors. I also noticed that are USDA Organic (big points), Gluten free, Kosher and Vegan. I went to their website (www.mattsmunchies.com) to see what they were all about, and I was impressed. Since then I have tried all of their 9 flavors. The newer ones (that aren’t mentioned on here) are Chili chocolate, Chocolate raspberry and a mango-apple flavor. My favorites are still the Island Mango (mango-coconut that tastes like a vacation) and Ginger Spice.

    I would definitely check these out if you have not already.

    Great job guys!

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  45. WOW!!


    The Island mango is to die for! I love this product, by far my new favorite snack!!

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  46. I would def have to say chocolate cherry!!! these sound great I guess ill have to do some scavenging!

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