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October 2, 2017 / mintcustard

Gluten free coconut snacks from Ape Snacks.

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I’m always on the look out for a healthy tasty snack. Nuts, dried fruit, lentil or chickpea snacks are all firm favourites. I love chocolate too but that’s the reason for me searching for alternatives! I was asked if I’d like to try some coconut based snacks. Ape Snacks is available in two variants – Crispy Coconut Curls and Crunchy Coconut Bites. 

Ape Snacks was founded in the summer of 2014 by Zack Nathan, who dropped out of college to pursue his dream of starting a healthy snacking business. Inspired by his own Paleo lifestyle, he decided to make snacks to get the average person eating better. Ape Crispy Coconut Curls Lightly Salted is a finalist in the coconut category in The Grocer New Product Award 2016.

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All nibbles are gluten free, sugar free and high in fibre, so what did I think? The coconut curls are ideal for snacking on, as an addition to a lunch box or as a treat after school. The bites are bigger and more substantial so I’d be more inclined to use these after sport or on a car journey. My first reaction to the flavours was surprise. I expected sweeter varieties but saw savoury, combined with the coconut. I should not have worried. This works so well. I love coconut in a curry, so why not slightly salted coconut as a snack?Coconut is sweet enough to cope with salt. Think salted caramel, with many fewer calories.

If you love coconut these may well be a new snack to add to your repertoire.

I was sent a sample of Ape coconut curls and coconut bites to try. I was not asked to write a positive review in return. I was not paid to write this review. All photographs are my own.

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