NZ Apple Products: Freeze Dried Apple Sticks & Fruit Medley

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Tried and tested by Kidspot parents

4.4 out of 5: Kidspot parents were pleased with New Zealand Apple Products Freeze-Dried Apple Sticks & Fruit Medley and would recommend them to their friends and family.

New Zealand Apple Products have been producing innovative snacks for almost two decades now, providing additional local value to New Zealand fruit.

Knowing how important it is for you and your whole family to have a good balance of nutritious foods and healthy products in your diet, they have developed various fruit-based snack products with some of the most amazing processes to create a unique and yummy experience for everyone. The New Zealand Apple Products range includes Freeze-Dried, Air Dried, and Pouch options.

Freeze Dried products

The range of Freeze Dried products includes:

  • Freeze Dried Apple Sticks
  • Freeze Dried Gold Kiwifruit
  • Freeze Dried Fruit Medley
  • Freeze Dried Mixed Berry

The Freeze Drying process is one of several techniques for food preservation and is considered one of the best drying methods. Due to the nature of this process, there is minimal alteration to the physical structure, colour and negligible loss of nutrients.

New Zealand Apple Products Freeze Dried products are:

  • 100% New Zealand fruit
  • Gluten-free
  • No sulphites, preservatives, additives, or allergens

The Freeze Dried range are an exceptionally healthy snack for those who prefer a nutritious alternative to satisfy their sweet cravings. The natural profile of the New Zealand Freeze Dried Products, provide great value and convenience for parents to include these in lunchboxes, morning, or afternoon snacks. The Freeze Dried products can also be added to cereal, porridge, smoothies, many sweet and/or savoury recipes and along with a topping on your baking for that unique look. You will find that these not only have a unique flavour but are delicious and hard to resist.

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Read the reviews below!

We gave 200 members the chance to trial and review two products from the New Zealand Apple Products range of Freeze Dried fruit snacks.

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  • Each selected reviewer will receive 1 x 34g bag of Freeze Dried Apple Sticks and 1 x 34g bag of Freeze Dried Fruit Medley.
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See photos from our reviewers below

New Zealand Apple Products
New Zealand Apple Products Freeze-Dried Snacks
New Zealand Apple Products Freeze-Dried Snacks
New Zealand Apple Products Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks
New Zealand Apple Products Freeze-Dried Snacks


  1. Keeyah Lucena 24/07/2021 at 10:15 am

    These lasted about 5 minutes in our house!
    Neighbours kids plus our loved them.
    A new staple in our house.
    A requested item on our shopping list.
    Well worth the money.

  2. Hartfamily 09/06/2021 at 5:42 pm

    We loved these. Took them to our son’s football game along with the oranges for half time and they went down a treat with the whole team

  3. Stepankatoby 08/06/2021 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you for being able to try these deicious products. We totally enjoyed the apples. Strawberries were a little sour and stuck on my teeth and kids didnt ate them either but loved thebpples. I would definitely buy them again.
    Thank you.

  4. Brenda Kidd 07/06/2021 at 9:24 pm

    These were delicious…my two are 12 and 9 years old and really love their food… They’ll give anything a go, but not always want them again. … This was not the case, they’ve asked for them again. They absolutely loved the apples, which have a sweet taste with the crunchy texture. They’re a quick easy grab snack.
    The fruit mix they enjoyed but found some of the berries tart…. I happily finished this bag for them🤣.
    We will definitely be getting these again, it’s a great healthy snack.

  5. cheggie 07/06/2021 at 6:51 pm

    My daughter was very excited to receive the apple sticks and fruit medley in the post – I hadn’t heard of NZ Apple Products before but we are now fans and I will buy from them directly! The apple sticks were her fave but I loved the fruit medley, great for a snack at work, lunchbox, on cereal… in fact any excuse to eat them!
    The best thing is that I can put them in a bento style lunchbox for school and they don’t go soft but stay lovely and crunchy!
    Great product and have told everyone!

  6. eibbob 04/06/2021 at 1:45 pm

    Q1. Had you heard about New Zealand Apple Products before this trial?
    I had seen them in the local supermarket
    Q2. Which product did you/the kids like the best and why?
    They didnt really like either unfortunately
    Q3. Where would you like to buy this product from?
    The supermarket
    Q4. Would you purchase from the New Zealand Apple Products online store?
    If it qas the same price or cheaper than the supermarket
    Q5. Would you purchase other products from this company? if so, which ones?
    I would try some of the other range
    I would get the kids to choose in store
    Q6. Would you recommend New Zealand Apple Products to friends and family?
    Good products and handy

  7. LFox 04/06/2021 at 7:16 am

    I had never seen these products until now. The apple sticks were definitely more popular than the freeze dried medley. Such an easy on the go snack or in a lunchbox. I probably wouldn’t buy them again as my children weren’t overly keen but gave them a good try.

  8. Tansy 03/06/2021 at 3:39 pm

    My 3.5 yo daughter loves the apple sticks, not so much the fruit medley. I hadnt heard of this product before the trial, but would purchase the apple sticks again.
    The texture and taste takes a little to get used to. Very tangy/sweet when you first taste them.
    Only downside were apple cores, not my cup of tea.

  9. Anouska1 03/06/2021 at 3:18 pm

    Q1. Had you heard about New Zealand Apple Products before this trial? No
    Q2. Which product did you/the kids like the best and why? They loved the apple sticks,
    Q3. Where would you like to buy this product from? Supermarket, online.
    Q4. Would you purchase from the New Zealand Apple Products online store? Maybe
    Q5. Would you purchase other products from this company? if so, which ones? The fruit pouches look really good to try
    Q6. Would you recommend New Zealand Apple Products to friends and family? Absolutely

  10. Ingridlafoga18 03/06/2021 at 3:06 pm

    Thank for considering us for the trial.
    My kids loved the apple sticks but didn’t like the fruit medley.
    But when we incorporated the fruit medley with yoghurt and weetbix it was a hit.
    I will definitely buy again for my kids.
    Thank you

  11. Tnairn2012 03/06/2021 at 2:24 pm

    We trialled the apple sticks and the fruit medley. I have seen this brand at a food expo before and purchased their pouches which were delicious. But never tried the dried fruit products so we were excited to try these.

    The kids absolutely LOVED the apple sticks and took them to school for their healthy morning snack in containers. Both children came home and requested that a immediately go and purchase more! Miss 8 loved the crunchiness and the flavour and Mr 6 said that all his friends were jealous and wanted to try them. Since trying these we have gone and purchased more packs!

    Both my younger children werent intrested in the fruit medley which was a bonus for me as I got the entire packet. I had these on my cereal in the morning mixed in with some yoghurt and they were absolutely divine! They gave my morning cereal and extra added taste.

    I will continue to purchase these as they are a great light and fruity snack for the kids that they enjoy and even better they are a great gluten free snack for my coeliac daughter!

  12. ghelshexyghie 03/06/2021 at 2:02 pm

    I haven’t heard this product before and so excited to try these. My girls loves to put these in their lunch boxes and it’s a great snack at home and for travel. Textures are unique and it’s a dried fruit perfect for fussy eaters. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. Hopefully this would be available in supermarkets so its easy to buy.

  13. Millzy86 03/06/2021 at 1:58 pm

    These are amazing
    We have already purchased more as so versatile as snacks alone or with cereals, desserts or yoghurt
    Kids love them and the melt in mouth texture

  14. Gemleigh 02/06/2021 at 1:27 pm

    I’d heard of these products before, but I thought they were more of the ‘dried fruit’ variety, which I’ve always found a weird texture and hard for small/young mouths. However, I was really happy with these once I’d tried them – the texture is completely unique and nothing like standard dried fruit.

    My 2 yo loves the apple sticks and (most) of the fruit medley. I loved them all! It’s a great snack for the trip home from daycare, so I know that he’s getting something with some high nutrient value so isn’t ruining his dinner.

    I’ve already gone on to the NZ Apple Product website and have a rather large order of these on its way to me! Really looking forward to trying the fruit noodles!

  15. michelle.t 01/06/2021 at 2:41 pm

    These are yum and healthy snacks that the whole family enjoyed. I hadn’t heard of the brand before trialing these products but I’ll definitely keep and eye out for them and would recommend to family and friends!

  16. ralf_71 01/06/2021 at 12:39 pm

    Loved this product. I, unfortunately, didn’t get any photo’s as my son found them & ate the lot. He said they were delicious. I opened the bag of apple & got a few before he did. My only bad point would be that in my first bite I got an apple core, so I thought maybe in future they leave those out.

    Other than that they were so yummy

  17. cashntango 01/06/2021 at 11:43 am

    I had never heard of these products before receiving the trial packs. My favourite would be fruit medley. Hopefully these will be available in supermarkets. Although shopping at the online store is easy. I would buy more if their freeze dried products or apple rings. I did find them tangy at first but soon got used to the taste. I would recommend them to others. I added the fruit medsly to sorbet and it gave it an extra tang.

  18. Shazfoz 31/05/2021 at 4:11 pm

    Oh wow, we tried these delicious fruit sticks, they were so full of flavour that they didn’t last long. I really want to try the gold kiwi fruit flavour and will definitely order them online. I have never heard of these products before but love the fact they are healthy, my 6 year old son loved the fruit medley whereas my 1 year old moko loved the apple sticks. I have told many of my friends de about this product because they are perfect for lunch box ideas.

  19. Piglet 28/05/2021 at 4:12 pm

    We trialed the apple sticks and the fruit medley. I had seen them before, a work colleague snacks away on them at her desk but I hadn’t tried them. The Apple Sticks were a definite hit, both children enjoyed them and I did too…great lunchbox snacks. The dried fruit medley they enjoyed more with their breakfast muesli. I may buy them again perhaps…but definitely would if the packaging was more environmentally friendly and plastic free. Thank you for the chance to trial these.

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