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Here’s A Snack That Truly Gives a Good Pop

Popcorn lovers beware, this snack is seriously addicting.

With a crunch that truly satisfies, you’ll never want to stop munching on HalfpopsAged White Cheddar Popcorn.

The small kernels are perfectly crunchy and nut-like in texture, making them a favorite for those who like to hear what they’re eating.

Flavor wise, this popcorn truly does just that: POP. An instant burst of cheddary goodness accompanies that delightful crunch, and you’ll soon find yourself finishing off the whole packet.

The cheddar seasoning, which is comprised of organic buttermilk and cheddar cheese, combines well with the added sea salt to give a classic cheddar popcorn taste. It’s almost like eating cheddar flavored popcorn at the movie theater, but this stuff is way healthier and far easier to take on a hike!

That being said, Halfpops are great for outdoor adventures because they’re small and nut-like, which means that they never get smashed! You can always count on eating fresh kernels that haven’t been flattened.

Even better, though, Halfpops are entirely non-GMO, gluten free, and contain no artificial flavors! They provide 130 calories, 18g of carbs, 2g of dietary fiber, and 3g of protein, making them a healthy little snack that’ll have you fooled.

Why? Because they really do taste like movie theater popcorn; that’s why we love ‘em.

Halfpops’s Aged White Cheddar Popcorn was selected to be a part of the November 2017 Trailfoody.

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Here’s Why This Beef & Pork Toob is Totally Righteous

Righteous Felon jerky beef stick

Are you a fan of beef or pork? How ‘bout both?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you have to give Righteous Felon’s O.G. Hickory Beef & Pork Toob a try.

Trust us, this delectable toob will have your mouth watering in no time.

Righteous Felon’s one ounce all-natural toob features classic smoky and savory flavors with just the right hint of garlic, onion, cracked pepper, and sea salt. While there’s no spice to it, the hickory taste still gives you just the right amount of warmth and flavor.

You can clearly tell that it’s been smoked to absolute perfection.

Texture wise, this toob is comprised of 60% beef and 40% pork, giving it an unadulterated tenderness and a good ‘ole fashioned snap that’ll leave you satisfied.

What’s more, the O.G. Hickory Toob uses nothing but all-natural ingredients with no artificial additives or coloring and features 8g of protein per serving, 1g of sugar, and 100 calories. This makes it the ultimate healthy and portable snack.

But that’s not all. The all-natural black angus beef is sourced exclusively from Maryland’s Roseda All-Natural Black Angus Farm and the pork is sourced from an all-natural hog farm in Iowa that raises their animals completely free of growth hormones and antibiotics.

So you can believe that this beef and pork toob is seriously good for you.

The Righteous Manifesto

Righteous Felon is committed to bringing you the highest quality meats and jerky possible. Their recipes are bold and unique, and they use only the highest standard of ingredients and pasture-raised beef from a single source that is dry-aged for a full 21 days before ‘jerkification.’

All of their top-quality, hormone and antibiotic free jerkies are handmade and produced in small quantities to ensure freshness, quality, and consistency for the ultimate tasting experience, and that’s why we really like them.

Righteous Felon’s O.G. Hickory Beef & Pork Toob was selected to be a part of the November 2017 Trailfoody.

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This Savory Snack Mix Will Give You the Zest You’re Looking For

Sheffa snack mix
Zesty with a crunch, Sheffa’s Zesty Snack Mix is the perfect treat for those looking for something a little different to munch on during their next adventure.

Once you give it a bite, you’ll instantly notice this mix’s delightful crunch and crispy texture. It’s the kind of combination that’ll leave a nice tingle on your tongue, prompting you to try some more!

The texture results from a combination of crispy chickpea noodles, toasted sunflower seeds, and roasted corn, which all work together to give you a different and pleasing taste.

Speaking of taste, the savory goodness that this mix offers is bound to please.

The natural flavor of the roasted corn and chickpea noodles combines with the perfectly seasoned sunflower seeds to give a zesty aftertaste that’ll make you feel like you’re hiking through the Grand Canyon.

This is the kind of flavor that only natural, real food could give you, and that’s exactly what it is.

Sheffa’s Zesty Snack Mix contains 210 calories, 20g of carbs, 3g of dietary fiber, 8g of protein, and absolutely no trans fat. It’s also entirely vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO. That’s how we like it.

The Sheffa Promise

At Sheffa, they believe that a quality diet should center on eating a range of natural and healthy foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, and vegetarian proteins like legumes, nuts, and seeds. When eaten whole and in a variety, these superfoods work to give our bodies the nutrients that they need.

Thus, their mission is to bring you foods with an abundance of delicious, authentic flavor as well as vital energy, and their zesty snack mix does just that.

That’s why we chose Sheffa’s Zesty Snack Mix to be a part of the November 2017 Trailfoody.

Here’s what our tasters had to say:

“With that kind of crunch, I could hike everyday for a month. It’s that addicting! No snack mix texture can compare!”

Grif Steele
Climbing and Crunching Expert

“Talk about savory, this mix has the perfect blend of natural flavor and zesty aftertaste. I just can’t get enough!”

Britt Foodlove
Savory Snack Specialist

“Yeah, I still got nothin’…”

Gracie
Just Wants a Nibble

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Here’s Why This Snack is Gorilly Good

We’re going bananas for Gorilly Goods’ Jungle Fruit and Nut mix, and the gorillas are too!

That’s because 2% of Gorilly Goods’ proceeds go to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which is dedicated to protecting and studying gorillas while helping local communities thrive and build their conservation capabilities.

How awesome is that?

Upon biting into this nutrient dense mix, you’ll immediately notice a strong pop of banana that’s completely refreshing as well as a delightfully crunchy texture.

Thanks to the organic bananas, cashews, pecans, walnuts, and sea salt, this blend creates a perfectly natural and earthy flavor that goes hand in hand with the texture.

While somewhat earthy, the added organic coconut, coconut nectar, and raisins work to give a very subtle sweetness that’s just right.

Mixed together, all of these ingredients give a unique flavor that’s unlike anything we’ve ever tasted.

And, of course, Gorilly Goods’ Jungle mix is insanely good for you. It contains 130 calories, 11g of carbs, 2g of dietary fiber, 6g of total sugar, and 2g of protein. It’s also completely organic, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, and raw.

What’s more, all of Gorilly Goods’ products feature only organic raw fruit, nuts, and seeds, making all of their snacks equally as nutritious and healthy.

Clearly, they’re dedicated to making the world a better place for both humans and gorillas, and we really like that.

Gorilly Goods’ Jungle Fruit and Nut mix is part of the October 2017 Trailfoody.

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Kate’s Real Food: Here’s How This Bite Sized Snack Will Keep You Going

A bite sized snack with big taste, Kate’s Tram Bites are perfect for every kind of adventure. Whether it’s an hour jog down the street or a day’s hike up the mountain, these “Bites” are suitable for it all.

Born on the ski slopes of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Kate’s Tram Bites are healthy, organic, and energy packed. That’s because they’re made from real food; the kind of food that’ll keep you out on the trail for longer!

So how do they taste?

Simply put, these bite sized squares are addicting. They’re crunchy, chewy, chocolaty, sweet, and salty!

We love the combination of organic peanut butter and milk chocolate, which work hand in hand to give a sweetness that only these real ingredients can provide.

Added to that, though, the organic honey, dried apricots, and raisins truly enhance the flavor, while the organic sunflower seeds and sea salt work together to give a slightly salty taste.

With all of these ingredients combined, you’re left with just the right balance between sweet and salty.

The flavor truly stays on the tongue, making you crave more! We couldn’t help but open another pack right after we finished the first!

Kate’s Tram Bites are naturally good for you too. Per a serving size of 4 bites, they contain 120 calories, 16g of total carbs, 2g of dietary fiber, 3g of protein, and 9g of sugar. They’re completely non-GMO and certified organic.

Kate’s Tram Bites were selected to be a part of the October 2017 Trailfoody.

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This Energy Bar Will Satisfy Those Chocolate Cravings

Delightfully chewy, Bearded Brothers’ Mega Maca Chocolate energy bar is the perfect treat for those who love having some chocolate in their lives.

And yeah, we know, who doesn’t?

But it isn’t too sweet, and that’s why we like it. Unlike most energy bars that contain chocolate, this bar’s sweetness is subdued thanks to the added maca powder and sea salt.

And while it isn’t overpowering, the organic Mexican cocoa, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut sugar all combine to provide just the right amount of sweet to keep those cravings in check.

But that’s not all. The dates, almonds, cashews, and chia seeds add an extra nutty and almost earthy flavor to the mix that we love. It makes you feel like you’re biting into something truly healthy, but it still has that slight sweetness to it.

Texture wise, the dates, nuts, and chia seeds add an extremely subtle crunch to the chewiness, but you really have to pay attention to notice it. We can’t help loving that extra detail.

Nutritionally, this energy bar doesn’t disappoint. Containing 180 calories, 22g of carbs, 4g of fiber, and 5g of protein, it’ll give you the burst of energy you’ll need to push that extra mile! Oh, and it’s entirely vegan, gluten and soy free, low glycemic, USDA organic, paleo, and non-GMO.

How awesome is that?

Bearded Connections

Bearded Brothers proudly partners with Boneshaker, an organization based in Austin, Texas whose purpose is “To inspire kids toward daily physical activity, and encourage them to lead others to pursue healthier lifestyles.”

This partnership clearly shows that Bearded Brothers is committed to ensuring healthy lifestyles for everyone, and we think that’s incredible.

Bearded Brothers’ Mega Maca Chocolate energy bar was selected to be a part of the October 2017 Trailfoody.

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Here’s Why These Cookies are Great for You

Most people probably wouldn’t think of cookies as the ideal snack to bring with them on a hike or a run, but thankfully we’ve found an exception.

Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies with chocolate chips are the perfect snack for those with a sweet tooth who love to eat clean and energizing foods!

Although they aren’t traditional cookies, these were just as delicious and full of rich flavor. Upon biting into the first one, we immediately noticed the coconut and organic chips of dark chocolate, which blended to provide the perfect combination between rich and sweet.

It was almost like eating grandma’s famous homemade cookies!

There are also hints of organic vanilla extract that add to the overall sweetness and flavor of the cookies. This vanilla flavor is nicely complimented by the chocolate chips, which work to keep it from overpowering the coconut.

And while sweet, these cookies won’t make your teeth tingle thanks to the added himalayan salt.

In terms of texture, these cookies are the perfect mix of chewy and soft with the chunks of coconut adding some extra definition. Otherwise, the chocolate chips simply melt in your mouth.

We know what you’re thinking. Cookies can’t taste that good and be healthy.

But they are! Emmy’s cookies contain 100 calories, 8g of carbs, 2g of dietary fiber, and are completely gluten free and vegan friendly. What’s more, they’re USDA certified organic and are non-GMO.

Sweet Beginnings

Emmy’s Organics, Inc. was founded by a couple, Ian and Samantha, who were committed to doing food the right way.

After struggling with digestive problems for a number of years, Ian was forced to avoid gluten, dairy, and other irritants at a young age. After meeting Samantha, a long time dancer and self-proclaimed “health nut,” the couple realized their passion for health and well-being, which led to the creation of the brand.

Although their business has gained popularity within recent years, Emmy’s Organics is committed to spreading the word about healthy snacking as well as social and environmental responsibility. We really dig that.

This home-grown, family oriented company and their cookies are amazing in more ways than one. That’s why we want you to take these cookies with you out on your next adventure! They won’t disappoint.

Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies were selected to be a part of the September 2017 Trailfoody.

Here’s what our tasters had to say:

“I never imagined cookies would be my go-to snack for a climb, but here they are! Their clean ingredients keep me both energized and satisfied.”

Grif Steele
Endurance Cookie Eater

“The cookies practically melted in my mouth! The combination of sweet and rich with the coconut and chocolate balanced well to create a snack worth saving for dessert.”

Britt Foodlove
Chocolate Chip Specialist

“There were cookies?!”

Gracie
Not Allowed to Eat Chocolate

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Energy Bar Review: Huppybar Apple Cinnamon Raisin

Made with all-natural dried apples, organic raisins, cinnamon, and locally sourced honey, Huppybar’s Apple Cinnamon Raisin is the perfect bar for a fall hike.

Upon taking the first bite, we immediately noticed the delicious burst of flavor that this bar had to offer.

The balance between sweet and savory here is exceptional. The bar’s sweetness comes from a combination of apples, cinnamon, and raisins, with a touch of honey bringing out a different note of natural flavor. The savory counterpart, meanwhile, is provided by a lovely nut and seed blend of almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and cashews, which add some crunch to the mix.

But that slight crunch is only added into the overall chewy goodness of the bar–it’s the perfect texture!

“Upon taking the first bite, we immediately noticed the delicious burst of flavor that this bar had to offer.”

The brainchild of Lyndsay “Huppy” Hupp, the original Huppybar was designed to be delicious, nutrient dense, and satisfying to the core. This one’s no different.

With 200 calories, 28g of carbs, 5g of protein, and 3g of fiber, this bar will no doubt keep you energized and on the go.

What’s more, the Apple Cinnamon Raisin Huppybar is 100% real and entirely gluten, soy, and dairy free!

We think it’s the perfect bar for fall, so get out there and enjoy it while you can surrounded by the changing leaves and cooler weather!

Huppybar’s Apple Cinnamon Raisin was chosen to be a part of the September 2017 Trailfoody.

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Energy Gel Review: Huma Strawberry Chia Energy Gel

Looking to add some strawberry goodness to your next adventure? Try Huma’s strawberry flavored energy gel infused with chia seeds!

Huma started with this ancient fuel of the Tarahumara Indians, who, even to this day, fuel themselves with a special blend of chia seeds in order to complete epic 100+ mile marathons as part of their culture. How cool is that?!

And with 100 calories, 22g of carbs, 40mg of potassium, and 1g of both fiber and protein, this energy gel is the perfect tool for energy building and restoration. It’s specifically designed for glycogen supplementation so that you’ll never ‘bonk’ while out and about.

While it’s nutritious and energy building, that doesn’t mean that the taste has been sacrificed. Huma’s 100% all-natural strawberry gel is delightfully sweet thanks to the strawberry puree, evaporated cane juice, and brown rice syrup found in the ingredients.

Unlike most energy gels, Huma’s Chia Energy Gel doesn’t contain any artificial flavoring, so you can trust that that strawberry flavor is the real deal.

All of Huma’s energy gels are completely caffeine and gluten free, and are entirely vegan friendly. Thus, this energy gel is clearly a no-brainer.

We selected the strawberry Huma Chia Energy Gel as part of the August 2017 Trailfoody.

Here’s what our tasters had to say:

“I’d like to say that I save this energy gel for when I really need it, but I just can’t resist that kind of flavor. Thankfully those chia seeds provide long lasting energy…”

Grif Steele
Millenium-Ride Cyclist

“The fresh strawberry taste truly pops once it hits the tongue and leaves you wanting more.”

Britt Foodlove
Lover of all Things Berry

“I thought I smelled strawberries…”

Gracie
Berry Super Sniffer

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Energy Bar Review: The Original NATTi Bar

You know what’s simply bananas? The Original NATTi Bar!

This 100% natural bar has only one simple, natural ingredient: dehydrated bananas from Ecuador. It contains the same essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers found in an ordinary banana, but it’s in bar form!

Upon biting into the NATTi Bar, we immediately noticed a delightful pop of banana. But, the best part was definitely the chewy texture. It was both easy to eat and carry!

Loaded with 30mg of magnesium, 470mg of potassium, 110 calories, 19g of carbs, and 2 full grams of dietary fiber, the NATTi Bar provides all the health benefits of an ordinary banana without making you peel off any sort of skin. It’s all the goodness of a banana in an on-the-go snack!

What’s more, this bar is non-GMO, gluten free, vegan, and entirely Kosher.

While other banana products would normally be artificially colored and, perhaps, artificially flavored, NATTi Bar is nothing but natural. There are no added preservatives or artificial ingredients!

And since the dehydrating process removes most of the water content, a dehydrated banana is a far more concentrated source of calories and nutrients than a fresh banana. This bar is perfect for health conscious people, athletes, and adventurers.

What more can we say? It’s pure banana goodness!

The Original NATTi Bar was selected to be a part of the September 2017 Trailfoody.