If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that at the moment, I have quit sugar. I have stopped eating sugar and dairy as I have PCOS and those two things can make it all much worse. I have managed a few weeks of it now, but I have to say, being sugar free is hard! I am not following the book ‘I Quit Sugar’ as such, but just cutting out anything with refined sugar in. I am trying to eat more vegetables than fruit, but I’m not cutting fruit out of my diet.
You have to be rather organised as there is so much added sugar in anything that you don’t make yourself basically. Even in things like wraps and if anything is in a dressing. Snacks are the hardest to make sugar free. You have to be organised enough to have something made, if you don’t just fancy carrot sticks or apple slices and nut butter. Even some dried fruit has sugar added to it – pretty crazy if you ask me! Fruit is sweet enough, so why on earth does it need more added to it? So I was super pleased when I was sent over a hamper of goodies from the lovely people at Urban Fruit.
The fruit that they make is literally just the fruit. It has been baked, rather than dehydrated or ‘dried’. They don’t add any sugar to to it or other flavourings (the only one that has something else added is the raspberries as they are coated in rice flour). So they are all refined sugar-free, dairy free and gluten free. They never add sugar, oils, sulphites or concentrates to the fruit.
I love that they are easy to grab on the go. I like the design of the packaging too. Pretty simple but effective. I have seen them stocked in all the supermarkets I shop at, even petrol stations. So I will be sure to grab more when I’m out and about. It solves my snacking dilemma, but you still get a sweet hit from them too. My favourites were, of course, the mango but the strawberry ones are divine. They have a texture of a fruit pastille but are just natural deliciousness. So tasty!
Have you ever tried any of the Urban Fruit range?
*the hamper was sent in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.