One of the perks of being my father’s daughter is that he travels all the time for work, and thoughtfully brings me back snacks and treats from other cities and countries. One of my favorite, EVER, of these omiyage (a Japanese term used often in Hawaii, meaning souvenir gift) was a bag of organic dried fruit from Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood, California.
When I opened the bag and took a bite, my first thought was, “Why are these SO much better than any other dried apricots I’ve ever eaten?” Well my friends, it is because they were not apricots, they were PEACHES. Have you ever tasted dried peaches? I hadn’t. Here is a lovely description from their website:
Chewy dried organic peaches remind us of summer even on the rainiest days. One-hundred percent sun-dried, our fruit goes from the tree to the drying table without any sulfur or additives. The dried peach medallions range from golden brown to deep mahogany due to the lack of sulfur additives. These dried peaches are a seasonal selection from our many varieties of peaches that we grow.
Ok, so they didn’t actually describe the taste per se, but imagine a peach, but it’s like candy, chewy and soft but not too sweet… hm, maybe you just have to try them for yourself. Luckily, they ship!