We start with handpicked fruit, and once it’s washed and sliced, we freeze dry it at minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The process removes 98% of its moisture and leaves behind the fruit's true essence in a light and crispy texture.
Our zesty Piña Picante fruit snacks are air-dried at low temperature in small batches. The moisture is removed from the pineapples via evaporation, leaving a soft and chewy texture.
Freeze drying removes nearly all moisture or water content from the food, giving it a crispy, crunchy, airy texture. And because they’re little to no moisture content, freeze-dried fruit is very light.
Air-dried fruits tend to be chewy because they still hold about a third of their original water content. They’ll also typically retain the fruit’s color and will feel firm to the touch.
Freeze-dried fruits keep most of their original flavor until they’re ready to be enjoyed as a light, crispy snack. They also retain nearly all of their original nutrients.
Air-dried fruits are naturally sweet and we also add a little spice to our line. We use premium Costa Rican air-dried pineapples and throw in bold flavors like chili and cayenne peppers.