Lafayette's Laughing Giraffe Launches New Spiced-Fruit Snacks
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Family-owned, Lafayette-based Laughing Giraffe Organics — makers of the popular coconut-based Snakaroon cookies — are soon adding spiced dried-fruit snacks to their product range.
Made with organic fruit dehydrated under low temperatures to preserve naturally occurring nutrients, Kick’n Mango features a hint of lime and jalapeño while Kick’n Pineapple carries a touch of warm cinnamon and other spices.
"We were inspired by the global ethnic flavor trend," said Laughing Giraffe Organics CEO Chelsea Marshall.
"Living in LA, I used to buy what we called 'street Fruit,' which is fresh-cut fruits drizzled with lime juice and chili powder. That is where we started with the Kick'n Mango. We liked it so much that we started playing with other fruits.
"The Kick'n Pineapple is a take on a spiced drink popular in Ecuador called Chicha de Piña," which is traditionally made with allspice, cloves, and anise.
These two flavors are set to arrive in retail stores this March, followed by other flavors later this year.