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Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Sauces

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Pros: Delicious, taste super fresh, pretty colors, all organic and natural

Cons: Don't buy the snack packs - too much packaging!

Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Sauces are a great organic fruit sauce product. They come in many flavors but we tried the organic apple blackberry, apple cinnamon, apple apricot, and apple raspberry.

NOTE: Above it says these are $3, but they're actually easy to find on sale for about $2.50. However, the review price only allows whole numbers, hence the $3.

Each fruit sauce starts with a USDA organic apple base and then the base is mixed with additions of pureed organic fruits like blackberries, cherries, strawberries and apricots. Some sauces have extras like cinnamon and spices as well.


INGREDIENTS
: Vary depending on flavor. Each sauce contains all organic fruit, organic juice concentrate, and nothing you can’t pronounce or understand. Each 4oz serving offers 100% of your daily value of vitamin C. Fruit sauces are sugar free, fake color free, and there’s no pesticides either.
 

PACKAGING: Available in 23oz glass jars or snack pack sizes of 6 4oz cups - the snack cups are packaged for easy recycling, but it's still a bigger waste of resources than the jar.


Santa Cruz Organic has plenty of eco-perks so I won't list them here, but you can learn more by reading their wiki below
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Cedar, my son is ultra picky but loved the Apple Apricot flavor. My best friend's little girl loved all the flavors. I usually hate applesauce (LONG story) but I really liked these fruit sauces. My favorite was the Apple Blackberry which in my opinion was the perfect mix of apple with a touch of blackberry - not too sweet but perfect! I did think the Apple Raspberry was a little too sweet, but everyone else liked it. I also don't usually like applesauce with cinnamon, because companies always seem to add a truckload of it. However, this Santa Cruz Apple Cinnamon was a perfect balance of apple and spice. 

All the flavors had an amazing fresh picked apple taste as the base and flavors also tasted good warm or cold. 


The texture was perfect - not too thick or chunky and not too much like baby food puree (blah), although there are no chunks so a baby would love this. Some of the sauces had some color to them which most kids will find fun over basic applesauce.

These are well priced and healthy fruit sauces and we'll for sure be buying them again.

Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Sauces
Description:

The Santa Cruz Organic® brand has taken applesauce to a new level with its line of organic fruit sauces. The base for all flavors is created by grinding certified USDA organic apples into a smooth, saucy blend. Additions like cinnamon and spices, pureed organic fruits such as blackberries, cherries, strawberries and apricots make for flavors more complex and lively than ever before. You get 100% of your daily value of vitamin C in each 4-ounce serving of the sauce cups - perfect for kids' lunch boxes. See for yourself why the Santa Cruz Organic® brand has received numerous awards and accolades for these outstanding applesauces.

Details:
DetailValue
Additional FeaturesAvailable in jars or single serve packs
TypeOther
Ingredientsall contain organic fruits, organic juice concentrate, and nothing you can’t pronounce.
VeganYes
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Santa Cruz Organic has been selling organic foods and beverages for more than 30 years. They carry tea, sparkling tea, peanut butter, organic juice, applesauce, sodas, dessert toppings and more and it's all organic.
 


WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT SANTA CRUZ ORGANICS:


They’re organic
: Organics have numerous benefits from better taste, to zero pesticides, to sustainable farming methods, to cleaner soil, to water preservation and more. 
 

They recycle: Santa Cruz recently revamped their recycling efforts which are now new and improved. They offer reduced packaging, recyclable packaging, and have received the WRAP Award (Waste Reduction Awards Program) for the past seven years. In 2006 the company achieved a remarkable 96% recycling rate for production.
 

They offset: Santa Cruz Organics purchases renewable energy which offset 100% of the energy used to produce Santa Cruz Organic brand products. This new strategy prevents more than two million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the atmosphere every year.
 

They're a green power member: Santa Cruz Organic participates in the (EPA) Green Power Partnership. This is a voluntary eco program for companies that support clean and renewable energy technology.
 

They’re Fair Trade: Santa Cruz offers tea-juice blends that are Fair Trade.


They’re healthy
: Santa Cruz Organics offer products free from pesticides, hydrogenated oils, added sugars, artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup and other icky stuff.
 

They’re family friendly: Organic companies are no good to the average consumer, if the average consumer can't afford their products. Santa Cruz products are usually reasonably priced, and often are featured in sales at local grocers. They offer coupons and have been featured in Mambo Sprouts.

 

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