Dole, known for its fresh and canned fruit, now has a variety of convenient fruit bowls. Two of these products are Dole Fruit Bowls in Gel and Dole Fruit Parfait. I recently tried both to see if they were really as delicious as they look.
On two separate occasions I purchased one of each of these snacks. The flavors I tried of each were Mixed Fruit in Black Cherry Gel and Apples and Caramel Crème Parfait. Here are my reviews.
Dole Mixed Fruit in Black Cherry Gel
The mixed fruit in black cherry gel has all natural fruit and includes pieces of pineapple, peaches and pears. The black cherry gelatin looked very appetizing.
The bowls don’t require refrigeration, but I put mine in the refrigerator as the package says it is best served chilled. When I tried the mixed fruit in black cherry gel I was pleasantly surprised to find how sweet the black cherry gel was. The gelatin complemented the mixed fruit well. The fruit was good as well.
Each pack has four 4.3 ounce bowls. A serving size is one bowl. The fruit bowls in gel are 90 calories each. Each cup has 0 grams of fat, 25 mg of sodium and 55 mg of potassium. Each also has 23 grams of carbs, 1 gram of dietary fiber and 22 grams of sugars. There are 0 grams of protein and 30 percent vitamin C.
The fruit bowl in gel come in 13 varieties including peaches in strawberry gel, mandarins in orange gel, mixed fruit in peach gel and pineapple in lime gel.
Dole Apples and Caramel Crème Parfait
The parfait bowl contain bits of apple, caramel flavoring and crème. The crème was on the bottom and the apples were the top layer.
I did not refrigerate the first parfait cup before eating. It was at a cool temperature though. I found the parfait bowl was delicious. The apple pieces were firm and sweet. The light-tasting crème was sweet and smooth and blended well with the fruit. My only small complaint was that the ribbing in the parfait bowl made it difficult for me to get every bit of the desert with my spoon.
Each pack of Dole parfait has four 4.3 ounce cups. A serving size is one bowl. The parfait bowls are 120 calories each with 20 calories from fat. Each cup has 2 grams of fat including 1 gram of saturated fat. There is 10 mg of sodium and 40 mg potassium. Each also has 25 grams of carbs, 1 gram of dietary fiber and 21 grams of sugars. There are 0 grams of protein and no artificial preservatives. The parfait bowls also have 25 percent vitamin C.
The parfait bowls also come in the following flavors: peaches and crème and pineapple and crème.
Dole Fruit Bowls are a great nutritious way to snack when you want something sweet. I would recommend both the fruit bowls in gel and the parfait bowls.