I’m writing this article while I am on the plane, towards my next adventure, what I call my Eat Pray Love month in Italy. I am flying into Pisa and from there head over to a village in Tuscany, where I will be based for the entire October. My goal is to discover this beautiful part of Italy, the countryside, the medieval villages, the local culinary delicacies but also to brush my Italian, as I haven’t spoken it in years.
While I’m writing this, I am also munching on the yummy coconut snacks Ape has sent me to keep me full for the journey. Ape’s motto is Munch Happy, where the food you put in your body equals the vibe you put out, both emotionally and physically. This is why they created a range of snacks that are delicious and healthy in the same time. All their snacks are natural and made out of pure coconut, baked and not fried. And we all know how healthy coconut is!
The Ape coconut snacks come in two versions: bites and curls. They are packed in colourful fun bags which are easy to open and keep the coconut fresh. Each bag has 30 grams of snacks but coconut is very feeling so after eating one pack I felt full and not hungry.
How do they taste?
Coconut bites natural
The natural coconut bites contain nothing but coconut, tapioca and a sprinkle of sea salt, which to be honest I didn’t feel at all. The taste is of pure coconut which is crunchy when you bite it but goes soft and melts in your mouth afterwards.
Coconut bites with sesame seeds
I really liked the combination of coconut and sesame seeds. While still sweet and coconutty, the sesame seeds give it a bit of a savoury flavour as well.
Coconut bites with chia seeds
This was my favourite flavour out of the bites selection because it tasted a bit sweeter than the natural coconut bits. It felt like I was having a yummy sweet snack but in the same time I knew that it is healthy for me.
Coconut curls lightly salted
There is a nice balance of flavours between the coconut and the amount of salt in these curls. They are really good as an after gym snack when your body needs recovering from the workout but you don’t want to eat a lot.
Coconut curls salted chocolate
To me, these curls tasted just like a big mug of hot chocolate mixed with coconut cream but with only 96 calories. I can imagine having them as an evening snack, after dinner.
Coconut curls pepper and spice
I was a bit hesitant about this flavour because of the sweet – savoury combination. However, it was surprisingly nice. The taste is still of coconut but with a slight peppery flavour, not a lot though.
Benefits of Ape Coconut snacks:
- Gluten free
- No added sugar
- High in fibre
- Baked and not fried
- All natural
- Less than 150 calories
Where to buy them from?
You can find them in Boots, Holland&Barrett, Asda, Whole Foods, Ocado, Planet Organic, Amazon, Coop, Revital and As Nature Intended.
Disclaimer: Please note that I received the Ape snacks for free to review them. However, all comments and opinions in this article are my own.