Adult Fruit Leather Fun
I finally tried a fruit leather that forced me to eat my dehydrated fruits and my words.
Were you one of those kids who tore through boxes of Fruit Roll Ups, guzzled entire rolls, and fought back tropical tie-dye slobber? If so, I was likely sitting on the opposite end of the playground silently judging you. Don’t take it personally, I’ve just never been one to salivate over gelatinous slabs of corn syrup and food coloring. That’s just me. Though maybe it’s also a texture thing, because the seedy, organic fruit leathers of Whole Foods and the like don’t really do it for me either. They sort of remind me of what happens to jam left in the fridge for too long, and there aren’t many things that get better with time in the fridge. Just saying.
“For the first time in my life, I wanted to tear open the package and stuff the whole leather in my mouth. ”
Recently, though, I tried a fruit leather that forced me to eat my dehydrated fruits and my words. It was Fruit Slabs’ Mango Maui Wowie fruit leather and it was fucking delicious. For the first time in my life, I wanted to tear open the package and stuff the whole leather in my mouth. In this case, however, that would’ve been disastrous because each Fruit Slab contains 100mg of THC.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Maui Wowie, in case you weren’t aware, is a classic sativa strain with fruity notes and energizing, uplifting effects. While I could taste an echo of the herb in the Fruit Slab, it actually complimented the slab’s tropical, mango-coconut flavor combo. In my humble opinion, this is edible crafting at its best. They didn’t diminish the plant by relying on a heavily processed, flavorless distillate; instead, they chose ingredients that worked to highlight the strain itself. Even the little piece that I had was bursting with flavor. According to Fruit Slabs’ website, each Mango Maui Wowie slab contains all-organic mango puree extract, coconut flakes, coconut flavor concentrate, and THC extract. That’s it. They also happen to be vegan, which is good news for anyone who can’t consume the majority of the 1,001 weedy baked goods currently on the market.