Tortilla chips, corn chips, bean chips … there’s a crunchy snack for every mood. And when you’re looking to go in a sweet direction rather than savory, fruit chips are the perfect way to do it. In their simplest form, fruit chips are nothing more than pieces of sliced fruit that have been baked until crisp, or freeze-dried. And because fruit is naturally sweet, it doesn’t need many additional ingredients (if any) to make it shine. Fruit chips are also shelf stable, making them a great choice for on-the-go snacking, road trips, travel days, or anytime when you can’t bring a cooler with you.
Top Fruit Chips Brands
Using limited ingredients is one of the things that helps these top fruit brands stand apart.
Bare Snacks applies a “less is more” philosophy to everything it makes, including apple chips, carrot chips, and sweet potato chips. The brand started out in a Washington kitchen and sold its first products at local farmers’ markets before branching out to larger retailers.
Bare Snacks Company Mission
Bare Snacks believes in simplicity, and carries its “less is more” philosophy throughout all aspects of the company. Because a snack shouldn’t just be good for you without tasting good as well, the brand sources the best fruits and veggies to use as the often lone ingredient in its craveable bags.
Here’s a company with heart. In addition to sourcing organic and fair trade ingredients from Haiti, Natierra wanted to do more to help the local people, so the company launched its Feed a Soul Project, which provides a Hatian child with a meal every time you make a purchase from its superfood line.
We never settle for subpar ingredients, which is why we make it a habit to criss-cross the globe in search of the very best nature has to offer. From Greek olives for our extra virgin olive oil to sustainably sourced Philippine coconuts for coconut oil, you’ll love the quality bar we’ve set with Thrive Market Goods.
Best Fruit Chips
It’s pretty tough to narrow down our best fruit chips, but these three bags are a great place to start.
Bare Snacks Pineapple Chips and Coconut Chips
Tropical vibes abound inside this bag filled with sweet pineapple and crunchy coconut chips that are baked until crunchy. Each serving delivers potassium, dietary fiber, and protein.
Bare Snacks Apple Chips and Strawberry Chips
The sweet flavor of apple and strawberry power up this bag for a perfect pairing. Nutritional benefits include 23 percent of your daily value of dietary fiber, and 8 percent of the potassium you need.
Natierra Organic Freeze Dried Raspberries
Fresh raspberries are never in season for long, and they can spoil quickly. Enjoy their sweet flavor year-round when you open a bag of organic, freeze-dried fruit.
Non-GMO Fruit Chips
Avoid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by choosing snacks that give them the boot.
Thrive Market Dragon Fruit Chips
Made from the red flesh of dragon fruit, each bag is ethically sourced from Vietnam. The fruit is vacuum-dried for the best crunch, and, if you haven’t tried them before, get ready for a mildly sweet and slightly nutty snack.
Bare Snacks Organic Apple Chips, Granny Smith
If you’re a fan of green apples, try this baked-to-perfection version to get your Granny Smith fix on the go (plus a dose of dietary fiber, too).
Natierra Organic Dried Mango
Enjoy a naturally sweet snack whenever a craving strikes. Freeze-dried at the peak of freshness, this bag of organic dried mango is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Each serving also delivers 25 percent of your recommended daily value of calcium.
Gluten-Free Fruit Chips
Snacking on a gluten-free diet doesn’t have to be a challenge. Just stock up on your favorite fruit chips to get a head start on satisfying hunger pangs.
Bare Snacks Banana Chips
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. There’s only one ingredient in this gluten-free snack: bananas. Perfect on their own, you can also use them for dipping with hummus and salsa.
Natierra Organic Freeze Dried Blueberries
Sweet and crunchy, this versatile snack can be used in all sorts of ways. Enjoy this organic fruit by the handful, add it to GF granola, yogurt parfaits, or use to decorate cupcakes.
Bare Snacks Strawberry Banana Chips
Strawberries and bananas make the perfect pair, especially when it comes to snacking. Each ½ cup serving delivers 3 grams of dietary fiber and 1 gram of protein.
Easy DIY Snacks
Jazz up your afternoon snack time with easy DIY recipes you can either make solo or alongside enthusiastic young cooks (aka hungry kids).
Superfood Chocolate Coconut Bites
These bites might look like dessert, but they’re hiding a secret superfood ingredient: chlorella. Along with the nutritious algae powder, just add cacao powder, creamy peanut butter, and other simple ingredients for a satisfying snack.
Vegan DIY Jerky Recipe
Made with eggplants instead of meat, our vegan eggplant jerky will wow your taste buds with ingredients like balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and garlic powder.
Get Our Seasonal Fruit Guide
To help make better choices about which fruits to snack on, cook with, and look out for, consult our handy seasonal fruit guide before you hit the market.