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The Answer is...

The answer: their ingredients are SO similar that I say they are tied nutritionally. But unfortunately, they both are a junk food full of sugar, whether they are called a fruit snack or a candy. Fruit snacks are not a means to getting fruit in your child’s diet.
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But, after last weeks preschool grocery shopping field trip and hearing that fruit snacks were that Kroger Company’s store’s #2 largest item sold in the grocery department, I thought I’d better do a post on fruit snacks.
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👎🏻 - these have artificial dyes, glyphosate sprayed sugar, glyphosate sprayed corn, artificial flavor chemicals. They also have hardly any fruit. It’s sugar and chemicals made to taste like fruit. They also have a lot of fillers.
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The fruit snacks get better and better as you swipe across the pics.
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The BEST options are to buy the organic @stretchisland fruit leather or homemake the fruit snacks and fruit leather. I think the fruit leather is way easy to make! 👏🏻
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**if you’re just now starting on your health journey DON’T worry about citric acid or natural flavors. They are in a lot of the “better” choices out there. IF you’re becoming a pro of label reading and eating clean in your home, maybe challenge yourself and now try to eliminate natural flavors and citric acid. It’s hard though! So don’t freak out about it! If you still have other toxins in your home to get rid of, put these later on your list.
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Citric acid is usually made gmo corn and can sometimes irritate the gut.
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Natural flavors do not have to be listed. They are the companies trade secret. They can be made from gmo products, excitotoxins like msg, and others. They can contain up to 100 chemicals, derived from nature.
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And last: how do you know it’s sprayed with glyphosate? According to Consumer Reports over 90% of our sugar beets and corn crops are genetically modified crops made to thrive when glyphosate is sprayed on them. So there’s over a 90% chance that your processed food made with sugar beets (labeled as just sugar) and corn syrup or corn maltodextrin have glyphosate in them. And unfortunately the FDA does not require this on the products labeling either.