NZ Apple Products: Fruit Snacks

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4.4 out of 5: Kidspot parents would purchase New Zealand Apple Products again 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.

  • Made from New Zealand apples
  • Baked
  • Gluten-free
  • No sulphites, preservatives, additives, or allergens

New Zealand Apple Products

The New Zealand Apple Products range includes Air Dried, Pouch, and Freeze-Dried snack options.

Air-Dried products include Apple Chips and Apple Rings, made with 100% baked apples. These have an incomparable and exquisite texture, combined with the taste of beautiful hand-picked sweet apples. There are also Fruit Noodles – fruit leathers made with 100% fruit, shaped into small noodles for an easy way to eat on the go or add to lunchboxes. Fruit Noodles are available in three flavours: Just Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant, or Apple & Boysenberry. Made from 100% New Zealand fruit with no artificial flavours.

Fruit Hitz are a healthy fruit pouch snack for those who prefer a nutritious alternative to satisfy their sweet cravings. They’re made from high quality apple puree from seasonal apples grown in the sunny picturesque Tasman region. Fruit Hitz are convenient for parents to include in children’s lunches or as natural snacks. They can also be used as a baking ingredient for many sweet or savoury recipes. The Fruit Hitz range has four different yummy flavours; Mango, Strawberry, Tropical, or Summer Berry – they are super smooth and delicious. No artificial flavours.

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. The range of Freeze Dried products includes Apple Sticks, Gold Kiwifruit, Fruit Medley, and Mixed Berry. Made from 100% New Zealand fruit.

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Read the reviews below!

We’ve given 50 families the chance to trial and review fruit snacks from the New Zealand Apple Products range. Read their reviews in the comments below!

We received the apple chips and the apple rings and my son who is 18 months loved them both especially the apple chips. He would have eaten them all if I had let him!


We received the Fruit Noodles and the Fruit Medley. My son (4) really liked both. He liked the variety in the medley, but it was about the noodles that he immediately said ‘can I have some more?’


We received the fruit medley and the Fruit Kitz mango ones. My son loved it! Great variety of fruit. The dried fruit are delicious. I had some too. Love how it has no added sugar, preservatives, additives or sulphites. Also great how it is NZ made. Great for lunchboxes for the kids and even for me for work.


Wow! was the first word my 2 year old after trying the freeze dried mixed berry. She loves it so much we had it as a snack, in our yogurt, with our pancakes and smoothies. We all loved it so much. second product was apple fruit noodle, it tastes great but i would say it’s a bit on a chewy side for a 2 year old otherwise amazing taste not to sweet.


We received the Dried Freeze Kiwi Fruit & the Apple Fruit Noodles, We loved the Kiwi Fruit the best, It has that yummy sweet & sour taste. And makes a great snack for anytime.


I loved the Apple Rings and would definitely buy these again as they are delicious and versatile – I can think of many ways to use them in baking, as well as with breakfast or as a snack. I had a few on some peanut butter toast – delicious!


We received the apple and berry fruit hitz and I gave it to my 17month old and snuck a taste first. It was so delicious I had to use good self control not to finish it for her! She loved it and downed it sooo fast. It suggested on the packet to freeze and pop in a lunch box and that is a brilliant idea. It would be sooo tasty and definitely something my older children would really enjoy.


My kids absolutely love the Tropical flavoured Fruit Hitz. My 1 year old daughter, couldn’t get enough, she devoured it. My 10 year old son absolutely loved them too. He asked if we can buy them all the time. The puree texture was fantastic, it had the perfect balance of all the different tropical fruits and it was not too sweet. We will definitely be buying them again and again.


Reviewer notes

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  • Each selected reviewer will receive two products from the fruit snacks range, chosen at random.
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The New Zealand Apple Products Fruit Snacks range:

  • Dried Apple Chips (30g)
  • Dried Apple Rings (100g)
  • Fruit Noodles (30g) – Just Apple, Apple & Blackcurrant, or Apple & Boysenberry
  • Fruit Hitz (90g) – Tropical, Mango, Strawberry, or Summer Berry
  • Freeze Dried Apple Sticks (34g)
  • Freeze Dried Gold Kiwifruit (34g)
  • Freeze Dried Fruit Medley (34g)
  • Freeze Dried Mixed Berry (34g)

You will also be provided with an opportunity to leave a review on the New Zealand Apple Products website and go in the draw to win a month’s supply of New Zealand Apple Products!

Please note

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  • Kidspot Terms and Conditions apply, including: Open to Kidspot members 18+ only. Only available for NZ residents. If you are selected, you will be required to use the product as soon as possible and supply a review, as set out in our review instructions. Your name, postal address and contact phone number will be given to the supplier for the purpose of delivery of the product.
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  1. Vickyhsu 02/12/2021 at 8:01 am

    My daughter love to put it into her lunchbox. It’s very nutrition

  2. Sarah Maguire 17/11/2021 at 2:52 pm

    Received two product samples to try. I received the Freeze Dried Gold Kiwifrui and Blackcurrant and Apple noodles. I enjoyed the Kiwifruit. The texture was crunchy and it was very tasty. The noodles I thought were not very tasty. My 2 year old niece liked the products a lot and wanted seconds.

  3. Kate Verry 13/11/2021 at 12:40 pm

    The kids were very excited to receive a pack of the apple/boysenberry fruit noodles and a packet of the freeze dried kiwi fruit. Everyone loved the freeze dried kiwi fruit, my husband going as far to put them in his lunch bag They were full of flavour and great snack size 😍 on the other hand though, no one enjoyed the fruit noodles. Way too chewy and the flavour just wasn’t quite right. Also the shape was more like a flat rectangle. This product would need some work if we were to buy it again. Reading the reviews above, sounds like we should try the other freeze dried fruit varieties, might even be a nice addition to a cheese platter 😍

  4. sarahgeo 12/11/2021 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you so much for selecting me! I have never heard of this brand before, We received the Apple Chips and the Fruit Medley My kids favourite was the apple chips, these are such easy snacks for when you running low and the kids are wanting a quick fix. I would really love to buy this in-store in Countdown! I am super open to buying the other product range. Would recommend to family and friends as they are a super healthy option.

  5. lbuc 08/11/2021 at 12:39 pm

    I hadn’t heard about the New Zealand Apple Products before so it was great to receive these to try. We received the fruit noodles (boysenberry and apple) and dried NZ apple chips. My 5yo liked the fruit noodles the best because of the flavour and texture however also enjoyed the crunch of the apple chips and these are a fabulous healthy alternative to potato chips!
    We would typically buy products like this from our local supermarket and I will definitely be grabbing some off the shelf on my next grocery trip and checking out what other products New Zealand Apple company have to offer.
    I would absolutely recommend these to friends and family, not only those who have children as my partner and I have enjoyed these snacks just as much as our 5yo and as they contain natural ingredients and no added sugar I am happy for us to have these regularly!

  6. GeeRonk 03/11/2021 at 2:27 am

    Amazing good and tasty, kids loved the dried apple chips and daughter loved the Fruit Hitz Mango tried them my self and was impressed with the taste of the chips and the taste of the Fruity taste in both and how good they were to taste just like apples amazing snacks for kids and definitly healthy living choice!!


  7. Mary Josette Ponce 02/11/2021 at 8:49 am

    Thank you for sending us the products. I have heard good reviews about New Apple products from other moms before the trial. We have received the gold kiwi fruit and fruit noodles blackcurrant & apple. I would love to buy the products from local grocery like countdown. I am open to buy New Zealand Apple products online store if there is an option for free shipment. We would definitely try the other products like apple sticks and fruit medley. My daughter loves both of the trial products because it taste like the real fruit without any nasties. I would definitely include it in her lunch box. I will recommend it with my family and friends. My daughter reviewed it with two thumbs up.

  8. Jag 30/10/2021 at 4:28 pm

    I received the Fruit Hitz products. My 8 and 5 year old loved them. These are going to be great in the summer time. We froze them and the kids ate them like a slushy. Great product to have when you are on the go.

  9. 30/10/2021 at 1:42 pm

    I was lucky enough to be chosen to trail two products from the New Zealand apple products range. I received the fruit noodles -blackcurrant and apple flavour and a fruit hitz – strawberry flavour. My 2 year old doesn’t normally eat those kids of things but he throughly enjoyed them and was asking for more , my husband and i also did. They were absolutely full of flavour and were gone in minutes so we will be buying more if we can find them. The strawberry fruitz hitz my 2 year old didnt like but my husband and 7 month old did! I thought it was a tad too sweet. If we could buy the rest of the product range instore at countdown or packnsave we would certainly like to try the apple chips and dried fruits. I would recommend these to family and friends for there kids!

  10. kimpopping 29/10/2021 at 3:56 pm

    We were lucky enough to receive both a fruit puree pouch and the dried apple slices.

    Although my kids weren’t really a fan of the dried apple slices, I loved them and found them awesome as an ‘on-the-go’ snack.

    The kids both loved the puree. I popped it on top of some natural Greek yoghurt and it went down a treat.

    Thanks again

  11. oline248 29/10/2021 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for sending us 2x products to try. Its good to know now we have healthy snacks for our girls and rest assured is natural … they love the apple stick and between them finish the whole pouch by themselves in 15 mins while watching their cartoons and my youngest love the fruit pouch because she hates vege and fruits thats the only I get her to get some fruits intake…. will definetely buy the products to be part of our household and highly recommend them to all other family

  12. CPunnett 29/10/2021 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you for sending the two products to review:
    Freeze Dried New Zealand Apple sticks
    Fruit Hits fruit pouch

    My two girls 8 and 6 loved your apple sticks as well as the fruit hitz summer berry purée pouch. I tasted the apple sticks and they are yummy and a great easy snack option and will purchase more.
    My nearly 7 month old had some or the purée in his food as a taster and enjoyed it too. They liked the texture and taste. Sweet and crunchy and easy to eat 😀
    We had not come across these products before the trial so will definitely look out for these next time at the supermarket Pak N Save or countdown is where we usually shop or buy online as that is a great convenient option.
    We would happily try and purchase other products available as my girls love apples and fruit so these products are good option for snacks that are nutritious and convenient, I have baby boy who has just started solids so would be keen to try the puree products as well. We would definitely recommend these products to friends and family and like that it is a New Zealand company and product.

    Thank you for sending us these products to trial and we look forward to hopefully being selected for some other trials when they come up.

  13. Cobs 29/10/2021 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to review this product. We received the Freeze Dried Apple sticks and the summer berry fruit hitz. I had not heard of this product before but is definitely something we will purchase again. The Apple sticks are a great snack and both my 6 year old twins and myself enjoyed them. I love the resealable packet. The summer berry hitz was refreshing and straight away my 6 year old asked if we can buy some more. I would definitely recommend NZ Apple products to other whanau members and friends.

  14. TKNDJN 29/10/2021 at 10:57 am

    My son (5yrs) looooooved the summer berry fruit hitz, we also got the apple and blackcurrant fruit noodles, he liked those as well but not as much as the fruit hitz, I however did not like the fruit noodles, they are a overall great snack for the kids and it would be great if we could buy them at local supermarkets, we would love to try the rest of the range

  15. court28 27/10/2021 at 10:01 am

    We were very excited to be selected as a reviewer for the New Zealand Apple Products samples!
    I hadn’t actually heard about this company before and was quite excited to try it out.
    It was awesome to discover they could be purchased online through their own website , and although not stocked in any of my local stores- there were a tonne of supermarkets around that sell them too! This would be great as an addition to my local shop as I feel i would often buy if seen in an aisle while I’m doing my other shopping.
    We received the Apple Chips, and the Freeze Dried Fruit Medley. The Apple chips were delicious! I often find the texture of dried fruit a bit off putting but these had a great texture and the taste was perfect. My kids also quite enjoyed these as something different to try. The freeze dried fruit medley wasn’t as appealing. The flavour for almost every fruit was tainted by the berry flavour and very sour. It looked my sons had taken a bite of a fresh lemon when trying them haha!
    My toddler daughter liked them a bit more than anyone else in the house. It is not a product I would buy unfortunately.
    However I will be looking to purchase the Apple chips again! I would love to give the apple rings and fruit noodles a go as well- I feel like these would be a bigger all- round hit in our household instead of the freeze dried products.
    I would definitely recommend New Zealand Apple Products to my friends and family! I’m very excited to purchase some more 🙂

  16. Miss_Laloli 27/10/2021 at 9:27 am

    We received the Apple Chips and Apple Rings. We (Mama, Daddy and Miss 2.5) loved the Apple Chips. They were crunchy and a little sweet so they felt like a treat. They are a great size for little hands! Miss 2 wanted more. The Apple Rings were a really fun shape, great for something different too. They didn’t have the same crunch as the chips and were a little softer so we preferred the chips but on their own without comparison the rings were really tasty. Mama LOVED that the only ingredient in both was apple, just apple! Amazing. They were delicious and this whanau will absolutely buy both again.

  17. Kerijuice 26/10/2021 at 6:36 pm

    My kids absolutely love the the Tropical flavoured fruit hitz.
    My 1 year old daughter, couldn’t get enough, she devoured it.
    My 10 year old son absolutely loved them too. He asked if we can buy them all the time.
    The puree texture was fantastic, it had the perfect balance of all the different tropical fruits and it was not to sweet. We will definitely be buying them again and again.

  18. Kerijuice 26/10/2021 at 6:33 pm

    The Freeze dried apple sticks are fantastic! Within a minute of them being opened they were completely eaten.
    My kids absolutely loved them (and so did the hubby) the crispy texure was amazing and once they were bitten into they dissolved in the mouth.
    My 1 year old who is usually fussy with textures, loved them and couldn’t get enough, the stick shape was perfect for her little hands to hold them to feed herself (with supervision). My 10 year old almost ate the entire bag himself.
    I really like that the packaging was resealable to keep the product fresh & crispy.
    These perfect little snacks are great for any time snacking – they are healthy, delicious, fun and the perfect balance of sweet & tangy.
    We will definitely be buying them all the time.

  19. Iffy 26/10/2021 at 9:04 am

    Fortunate to have been selected to trial the NZ Mixed Berry Freeze Dried Fruit and the Summer Berry Fruit Hitz. The Summer Berry Fruit Hitz is a wonderful burst of fruit flavour and a great snack.
    However to be honest with regards the Berry Freeze Dried Fruit, it was unexpectedly sour. Did not enjoy and would not buy this product

  20. Jodyw75 24/10/2021 at 10:15 am

    Thank you for selecting me as a reviewer for these products. I’m on a strict budget, so can’t afford to try new (to me) products very often, and I have a fussy toddler so often I’ve wasted my money on something he won’t eat. However, he’s absolutely loved all your products he’s tried so far, so they wouldn’t be a waste of money. I had come across New Zealand Apple Products before, as I had won a prize pack from Kidspot in the Plunket virtual fun run, that had apple chips in, they were delicious. We received the Apple sticks and the mango fruit hitz. I honestly couldn’t say which was our favourite, they’re very different products and we loved both of them. Perhaps tending more towards the apple sticks as they’re the product we would have most use for.

    I got a bowl and put some apple sticks into it, then put it on the kitchen table while I figured out how to secure the pack. A resealable pack would be great by the way if you’re thinking product improvements, as the pack is too large to be a single serving. My toddler couldn’t wait, he pulled his activity cube over, climbed up and took the bowl down to the floor to help himself. He never does this. He likes to share his food with me, but this one he didn’t want to share for a while, but when I sat on the floor too, he held the bowl up to me and then we continued to share. He really ate a lot of them. They have a delicious apple taste, and that glorious crunch and crispness to them. I wonder if you use different apple varieties, would love a Granny Smith version as that’s my favourite apple, although the red apple used was sweet and tasty. As for the fruit hitz, my toddler kept bringing me the packet, to try and get me to open it for him. But I had another use in mind. We had it on our cereal in the morning. It was one of the most delicious fruit purées I’ve ever tasted. Just the right amount of apple, with perfect hit of mango and not too much, sometimes that’s a flavour that can overwhelm. Again my son kept trying to get to it on the table, before I was ready. He’s usually quite slow to eat his breakfast, understandable as he has 2.5 Weetbix, which is more than I’ve eaten at any time in my life. Not today, today he bolted it down in such a hurry, we had early breakfast today so I know it wasn’t because he was starving. So I can only surmise that it was the fruit hitz on top. I know it made my cereal taste even better than before. I couldn’t even get the photo I wanted with the pouch beside his bowl, he grabbed the pouch with the leftover purée in it and stuck it in his mouth, before trying to tip more onto his Weetbix.

    I’d like to be able to buy these at my local Countdown supermarket, and New World when out of town. Although I’m seriously considering buying them from the website, especially as I got a discount code for signing up with them. I don’t think there’s a product I wouldn’t buy from NZ Apple products, they all look really good. Would really like to try the fruit noodles for a start. I would absolutely recommend these products, so great for snacks for fussy toddlers, would recommend to all the mums.

    • Mlealaogata 05/11/2021 at 6:03 pm

      Received our sample product to try out and they were awesome! We received the strawberry fruit hertz and the just apple fruit noodles!

      Let me start with the strawberry fruit hertz! Tasted very fresh and lovely! My daughter enjoyed it very much and asked to purchase some in our next shopping.

      The just apple fruit noodles were awesome! Great texture and great tasting very easy to chew not too sweet and we’re just right! My daughters enjoyed this very much and will definitely be looking for them to add to their snacks/lunchboxes.

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