Need a little refreshment during the dog days of summer? We did too, so we sampled a freezerful of fruit bars and fudge pops to bring you our favorite organic frozen treats.

Natural Choice Organic Mango “Full Of Fruit” Bar

$4.99 for a box of 6

Rich mango flavor and a smooth texture made this bar a hit among our tasters, who liked the fact that it wasn’t overly sweet. It’s loaded with vitamin C and packs only 70 calories, making it almost as healthy as a real mango (and more appealing on a really hot day).

FruitFull Raspberry Bar 

$3.59 for a box of 4
We loved the balance between subtle sweetness and a hint of acidity in this bar — it’s the perfect snack to reach for when the heat starts to feel oppressive. As one editor noted, a chopped-up bar would make a great addition to vodka and seltzer for a tasty adult beverage.

Tofutti Marry Me Bar

$4.49 for a box of 6
The Marry Me bar is a simple idea executed very well: vanilla “Tofutti” enveloped in a rich dark chocolate coating. With its smooth, crystal-free texture, you’d never guess this ice cream contains no dairy. The bars are sweetened using organic sugar.

Julie’s Organic Blackberry Sorbet Bar 

$3.99 for a box of 4
With an airy but slightly creamy texture (despite containing no milk), this pleasantly tart bar is satisfying enough to eat as dessert. It’s the least sugary of the naturally-sweetened bars we tried, and the lowest in calories — but, thankfully, it doesn’t taste like diet food.

Story by Christy Harrison. This article originally appeared in Plenty in August 2007. The story was added to in June 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007.

Chilling out
Icy treats to cool you down.