Raisels are fruity-flavored, mouth-puckering golden raisins that taste like sour candy. Unlike other fruit snacks, they are made from 100% dried fruit and contain no sodium, HFCS or artificial sweeteners. Each serving of Raisels packs 100% US RDA of Vitamin C. (You know, in case you're worried about scurvy.)
I will be frank. I was really excited about trying Raisels because they're touted as a candy alternative and my kids are candy junkies. When the samples arrived, I opened them immediately and noticed that they actually do contain sugar, which I wasn't expecting so I was a bit disappointed initially. It's important to note, though, that Raisels are sweetened with real sugar and natural flavors, so they are not filled with the questionable additives that their candy brethren are made of.
In fact, Raisels contain less added sugar than sweetened cranberries. They are also incredibly delicious and come in five different flavors: Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon, Sour Watermelon and Sour Peach. The boxes are a convenient size for a quick treat or lunchbox surprise and contain a reasonable 110 calories. Roo and Jasper liked them immediately.
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Disclosure: In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that I have received review samples from Raisels and Team Mom but all opinions here are decidedly my own.