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Horrible Fruit Snacks

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Today I bring you a post about some of the worst fruit snacks that are currently being sold on the market today. These fruit snacks have added sugars, made with cancer-causing plastic and unnecessary additives. Want to learn more then please keep on reading.

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Fruit Roll-Ups

Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups Strawberry Sensation 50 calories, 1 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 50 mg sodium, 11 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 0 g protein

 Betty Crocker’s rendition, on the other hand, is far from sensational—despite what its name implies. Loaded with unnecessary additives like red 40, Yellow 5 (one of these 23 Worst Food Additives in America), partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil (a form of trans fat) and zero actual fruit.

Apple Chips

Good Health Inc. Apple Chips 1 oz, 140 calories, 7 g fat, 15 mg sodium, 20 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 0 g protein

 Good Health Inc. coats their crunchy snack with vegetable oil and corn syrup—two caloric ingredients that aren’t even needed to create the snack.

Banana Chips

Good Sense Banana Chips 1/2 cup, 210 calories, 13 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 23 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 1 g protein

Good Sense adds coconut oil, sugar, and banana flavor (what?!) to their packages.

Ice Pops (Not Freeze Pops)

Giant Freeze Pops 1 freezie, 20 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g sodium, 5 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 0 g protein

There’s nothing better than an ice-cold popsicle on a warm day. But as adults, we all know that no great tasting treat is worth eating if it’s filled with junk like high fructose corn syrup and potassium sorbate, a carcinogen that’s been shown to cause the cells of mammals to mutate.

Fruit Snacks

Kellogg’s Jurassic World Fruit Flavored Snacks 1 pouch (22 grams) 70 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 17 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 11 g sugar, < 1 g protein

They come in smaller packages, sure, which helps to keep the calories and sugar content down a bit, but most of them have the very same ingredient-base as America’s favorite fruity candy: corn syrup and sugar. That’s two types of added sugar making up the bulk of the recipe.

Dried Fruit

Mariani Premium Dried Cherries 1/3 cup (40 g), 140 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 33 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 27 g sugar, 1 g protein

A cup of dried fruit packs up to eight times more calories and sugar than a cup of the fresh stuff. Which is why you should only buy dried fruits that are free of added sugar. Not only does adding the white granular stuff to the mix up the sugar and calorie count, but you also don’t even need it to make the fruit taste good!

Mariani’s, on the other hand, relied on sugar and oil to enhance their fruit’s flavor.


Jell-O Sugar-Free Strawberry Gelatin 1/2 cup, 10 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 55 mg sodium, 0 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein

Many old school “diets” recommend eating sugar-free Jell-O as a healthy dessert but don’t listen to them. Many of these diets were developed way before we knew just how harmful sugar alternatives like Acesulfame potassium (which is used to make sugar-free Jell-O appetizing) could be. Now we know the additive can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, and in rare cases, epileptic seizures.

Apple Sauces

Mott’s Original Applesauce 4 oz, 90 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 22 g sugar, 0 g protein

Mott’s Original Applesauce is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup—which makes up more than 50 percent of the sugar in its package!

Not to mention, the plastic container in which it’s contained is laced with BPA, a chemical that’s been linked to obesity. It’s also been shown to throw off important mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters by significantly altering genes in the stress-mediating portion of the brain.

Gummy Bears

Haribo Gold-Bears Original Gummi Candy 17 pieces, 140 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 21 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 3 g protein

Haribo bears get their vibrant hue from yellow 5, red 40, blue 1, which has been loosely linked to cancers in animal studies.


Chobani Fruit on the Bottom Greek Yogurt 1 container, 5.3 oz, 120 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 50 mg sodium, 18 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 12 g protein

Chobani definitely isn’t the worst yogurt on the market, but there’s no reason to down 15 grams of added sugar if you don’t need to.

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.

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