Today I am sharing a review and giveaway for next ORGANICS® from Tropical Valley Foods! I was introduced to them at the Winter Fancy Food Show and was immediately hooked on their Dark Chocolate Quinoa.
I’ll be sharing a little more about the Company and their products, PLUS you’ll have a chance to win a prize pack which includes one bag each of Next Organics® Dark Chocolate Quinoa, Cherries, Coconut and Next Organics® Dried Mango and Coconut, so don’t forget to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post!
Tropical Valley Foods® was founded in 2001 with a small production unit in Haiti where they produced organic dried mango only. Then came dried bananas and gradually the company grew to produce a variety of organic, tropical dried fruits.
To distribute the products, a U.S. sister company was founded in 2004 and they started to import additional organic dried fruits from Latin American countries with an objective to maintain equitable relationships with the growers and planters from whom they purchased the fresh fruits.
Later on the Company started to diversify and added chocolates to the dried fruits, and in 2009 they launched they Organic Dark Chocolate Fruits & Nuts – that quickly became a phenomenal success. In 2012, an additional brand came up with similar, but All-Natural and Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Fruits and Nuts.
Today, Tropical Valley Foods® is widely known in the U.S. health food industry for excellent quality and reliable service.
If you haven’t heard of next ORGANICS® or Next Chocolates® before, you can check out the full range of products on their website. They carry a full range of products – everything from Organic Dried Dates to Organic Dried Figs to Organic Dark Chocolate Pretzels to Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds and Natural Dark Chocolate Strawberries!
The Organic Dark Chocolate Quinoa is the first of the products that I tried at the show, and I loved it! It is really delicious and crunchy with the chocolate not being too sweet. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat and contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. QUnioa also contains iron, lysine, magnesium, and is high in riboflavin (B2).
These bite-sized snack remind me of an adult version of a Crunch bar which I loved when I was a child… but this one is much better for you. It’s organic and you get the health benefits of dark chocolate and quinoa. This is the perfect 3pm treat with the perfect flavor and crunch!
Next up for me was the Organic Dark Chocolate Cherries, which are my second favorite of what I tried. Again, the chocolate is not overly sweet and the cherries inside are moist and flavorful. And cherries and dark chocolate are both good for you so another win in my books!
Many of the products are gluten-free, and all of their products are natural and they take pride in the healthiness and quality of their products. The products contain no artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives.
My husband was hooked on the Organic Dark Chocolate Coconut, with the coconut pieces being large and crunchy and the chocolate just perfect. They are very satisfying and another delicious and healthier treat!
The Organic Dried Coconut contains one ingredient, Coconut, which makes for a great snack and as a delicious coconut flavor to it.
Last up is the Organic Dried Mango, which also only contains one thing, Mango! This also makes a great snack for kids and adults. Mango is high in antioxidants, vitamin A, B, C, and E and Selenium, and they can be a good source of iron, potassium, calcium and phenols.
If you have food allergies, it is best to check the back label of the individual products, as I found their labeling for may contain and shared facilities was good. But, as always, I recommend checking with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Labeling, facilities and process can change at any time for any company or product.
Enter below to win this awesome prize pack, which includes one bag each of Next Organics® Dark Chocolate Quinoa, Cherries, Coconut and Next Organics® Dried Mango and Coconut! Good luck!
This giveaway will run from March 26, 2017 through April 04, 2017. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, aged 18 and up. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platform. All entries are optional. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclosure: I received these products for free from next ORGANICS®. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this review or host this giveaway.