Fruit Pearls for NextJump

If you’ve ever eaten “Dippin Dots,” (think: mini balls of ice cream in a cup), Fruit Pearls is the healthier form thereof.  Well, you guessed it, NextJump now has it 🙂

For the UK and Boston, here is the link to order them for your offices:

For NYC, check out our locked coronitas fridge in the Fitness Center… Open unlocked freezer, and grab a cup of frozen fruit pearls.

Is it healthy?

Yes – it’s not bad for a snack.  The cups’ main ingredients come from whole fruits and range from 60-80 calories.  They also have zero fat, zero cholesterol, negligable sodium and contain four grams of fiber (this is the amount you would receive in a medium-sized apple or cup of blueberries, which is a good source).  Like most snacks or desserts, there is some added sugar in the product – but the amount (8-11g) is the equivalent of having a few yogurt covered pretzels.  Even better, this might help satisfy a sweat craving without wrecking your day.

Fruit Pearls Nutritional Information
Banana Berry Fruit Pearls
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size 3.175 oz (90g)
Servings Per Container 1

Calories 75
Fat Calories 0g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 3mg
Potassium 103mg
Total Carb. 16g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 11g
Protein 0g

Ingredients: Oranges and/or Tangerines, Strawberry Puree, Raspberry Puree, Blueberry Puree, Blackberry Puree, Sugar, Water, Black Currant Concentrate, Banana Puree, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Pectin, Ascorbic Acid (Used For Vitamin C), Skim Milk, Liquid Sugar, Condensed Milk, Corn Syrup, Maltodextrin, Yogurt (NonFat Dry Milk, Whey Protein Concentrate, Skim Milk, Yogurt Culture), Sodium Citrate, Guar Gum, Malic Acid, Mono and Diglycerides, Sodium Phosphate, Locust Bean Gum, Citric Acid, Carrageenan, Standardized with Dextrose, Natural Flavor.

How long do these cups last?

Expiration date: FEB 2011.  Something tells me they will be gone from NextJump before then …

When is the best time to eat Fruit Pearls?

Post workout, your body needs to replenish glycogen stores – having a bit of carbohydrate will help speed up the process.  There is no protein in this product, which means that you will have to eat a protein-rich food in order to get a full-recovery from a tough workout (ideas: a handful of nuts, cup of milk or piece or cheese).

Another time of day – when you are craving something disgusting, fatty, sugary and salty like a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, a Fruit Pearl cup is probably your better bet.

Where can I find these Fruit Pearl cups again???

Walk to our fitness center.  Park yourself in front of our locked coronita’s fridge. Open up the freezer (yes, it is unlocked), and grab yourself a cup.

Where did you find these things?

Our very own Matt Biben has recommended Fruit Pearls for NextJumpers.

Do you recommend one flavor over another?

Nutritionally speaking, no. All are similar in their nutrition fact panel contents.  From a taste perspective, I tried the Wild Berries & Cream – not too shabby.

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