Frequently asked questions
What is "ugly" fruit?
Ugly fruit is fruit that is usually thrown out due to cosmetic reasons. If it’s too small, too large, wrong color, or has a minor scuff, it's thrown away. Even though it’s PERFECTLY good to eat. Who cares what we look like on the outside anway?!
How much fruit is prevented from becoming waste?
Every 8lbs of fresh fruit becomes 1 pound of delicious dried fruit. Each one of our packs prevents 2.5 pounds of food waste!
What is the difference between Hello! I'm Ugly dried fruit and other brands?
Most dried fruit is made from fruit specifically grown to become dried fruit.
Is Hello! I'm Ugly fruit Organic?
Most of our product comes from conventional farming methods. There is not as much waste in organic fruit because people that shop specifically for organic products are more open to blemishes and imperfections.
Is the fruit safe (rotten etc..?)
Of course it is. Our fruit meets the same FDA standard as the fresh fruit you find in the store. It was just sorted out because it’s ugly. Mean!
Is Hello, I'm Ugly fruit Vegan?
Our product is 100% all natural fruit with nothing added. And it is fruit so...
Do I need to worry about nut allergens?
At no point is our fruit in contact with any nut varieties. You are safe! Unless you are allergic to fruit...
What is the serving size?
USDA has stated the serving size for dried fruit is 40gm.
Why isn’t ugly fruit taken to a food bank?
It is! Food banks can unfortunately only take in so much fresh produce. Since there really isn’t any way for them to store/refrigerate the amount of fruit that is thrown out. We step in to save the fruit after any donations or other outlets are used.
Who are we?
Hello, We're Ugly! We prevent food waste by upcycling ugly fruit and transforming them into healthy dried fruit snacks. Our product is 100% natural, no GMO's, artifical flavoring or additives, nothing but the fruit! We believe every fruit should be given a chance to be enjoyed even if it looks a little funny. So we dry, dice or slice, and package ugly fruit into conveniently sized snack packs for you! All while preventing food waste and adding value back to our local California farmers.