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My favorite type of candy is gummy bears, or gummy worms, or anything gummy. I’ll eat just about any brand, from Haribo to Black Forest to Albanese to Trader Joe’s or even generic store brands. By extension, I also love fruit snacks because they’re only a step removed from gummy candy. I like Welch’s fruit snacks the best but will also go for Aldi brands and other generic store brands of fruit snacks.
During a recent trip to Dollar General, I discovered they sell their own value pack of fruit snack pouches under their Clover Valley private label. The fruits snacks I found at Dollar General come in tropical fruit flavors, and I didn’t see any more conventional options such as berry flavors. I bought some to try.
Clover Valley Fruit Snacks cost $4.75 for a 19.2-ounce box at the time of publication. The box contains 32 0.6-ounce packages. That comes out to about 15 cents per package or about 25 cents per ounce.
For comparison, a value box of 50 Great Value fruit snack packs at Walmart cost about 16 cents per package or about 17 cents per ounce at the time writing. A 40-pack of Mott’s fruit snacks at Walmart cost about 18 cents per package or about 23 cents per ounce at the time of writing. That makes these Dollar General fruit snacks a good deal even compared to other store brands. The only downside is that you’re limited as to what flavors you get with the Dollar General brand.
These Clover Valley Fruit Snacks are a product of Turkey and come in tropical fruit flavors: pineapple, mango, and passion fruit. They’re made with real fruit juice and contain 110% of your daily value of vitamin C per serving.
These are distributed by Old East Main Co., which is a Dollar General distributor.
Ingredients are apple juice and puree from concentrate (50%), corn syrup, sugar, corn starch, beef gelatine, citric acid, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), artificial flavors, palm oil, carnauba wax, beeswax, and colors (yellow no. 5, blue no. 1, and red no. 40) These may contain gluten.
One pouch (17 grams) has 60 calories, no fat/cholesterol/sodium, 13 grams of total carbohydrates (5% DV), no dietary fiber, 9 grams of total sugars, and 8 grams of added sugars (15% DV).
These are pretty good for dollar store fruit snacks. My family and I like the pineapple (yellow) and passion fruit (purple) flavors the best, while the mango flavor (green) is fine but a little different tasting. These fruit snacks are soft and chewy but don’t stick to your teeth like some fruit snacks. They’re not as good as Welch’s or Mott’s or some other name brands, but they’re fine on their own merits. Overall, these are a good purchase if you like fruit snacks and don’t mind being limited to just a few tropical flavors.
Clover Valley Fruit Snacks come in a value pack box with 23 pouches in tropical pineapple, passion fruit, and mango flavors. They’re cheaper than name brand fruit snacks, and we even found them to be cheaper than Walmart Great Value brand fruit snacks. They taste good (although the mango wasn’t everyone’s favorite flavor) and have a nice chewy consistency without being too sticky. We liked these and wouldn’t mind buying them again. We do wish they came in more flavors, though.