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Freeze Dried Fig Slices 

The new items section at Trader Joe’s was a hit recently with these freeze dried fig slices. They caught my eye because of the pretty pink packaging and my love of figs. Since I’m always looking for new healthy snacks, I grabbed these to go and opened them the moment I got home. How were Trader Joe’s freeze dried fig slices? Take a look below.

The details

Price: $3.69

Size: 1.76 oz (50g)

Serving size: 1 bag

Calories per serving: 180

What are the ingredients in Trader Joe’s freeze dried fig slices?

There is only one ingredient: freeze dried figs. These figs come from Turkey. 

How do Trader Joe’s freeze dried figs slices taste?

The freeze dried figs have a nice light sweet taste. They taste similar to dried apple rings except that the texture is a bit different. Whereas dried apple rings have a little softness and chew to them, the freeze dried figs are very dry and crunchy with some added texture from the seeds. 

If you happen to get a piece with the bulk of the fig stem (a whitish part), that part of the fig has a little softness and chewiness to it. I actually like that part of the fig slice the best, but unfortunately, the stem is on very few of them.

I can see some people saying the taste is too light for them. It doesn’t have the strong flavor of dried mango or dried apricot. It’s a little lighter on the taste buds and feels a little lighter to eat too. 

They’re like chips that go down easily one after the other. It’s possible to eat the whole bag in one sitting without much thought.

Also, these fig slices make a good source of fiber at 5g or 18% of your daily value in one serving (1 bag). Like most dried fruits, they have a lot of sugar at 35g per serving. 

What do you eat with Trader Joe’s freeze dried fig slices?

The freeze dried fig slices are delicious alone! They don’t need anything else to be satisfying, but they could be used in other ways:

  • Whole or crumbled on top of yogurt or cottage cheese or a muffin
  • Added to a bowl of cereal and milk
  • An appetizer. Trader Joe’s website shows them with cheddar cheese, fig butter, and thyme.

If you do use them as a cracker for appetizers, be sure to buy more than one bag because many of the pieces are not full size. They may have been cut from the side of the fig versus the center or they may have broken along the way. 

Final thoughts

These freeze dried figs are an exciting and tasty addition to the dried fruit section at Trader Joe’s. While they’re not the same as eating perfectly ripe and sweet fresh figs, they’re an easy and inexpensive substitute when you want that figgy flavor. 

As for me, the fig slices are a bit of a novelty snack. I prefer the taste and texture of many other Trader Joe’s dried fruits such as their mango, apple, and pineapple. But give the fig slices a try for yourself and let me know what you think!

Rating: 3.5/5

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