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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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This Trail Mix Will Make You Feel Good Inside

Play Hard Give Back trail mix

We really appreciated the vision of Play Hard Give Back, and asked them to write this guest blog post about how they do just that. However, it’s not just their creativity and commitment to helping others that we liked. We also loved their ginger-flavored Fuel and Flow mix and selected it to be part of the September Trailfoody.

Reinventing the Tried and True

Peanuts, raisins, almonds, something sweet, and maybe some cashews if you’re lucky. That’s the classic, tried-and-true trail mix that’s stood the test of time and become a favorite among adventure-seeking millennials. At Play Hard Give Back (PHGB), we took this tried-and-true favorite and reinvented it to create three mixes that have a hint of the past, yet are full of exciting new flavors, such as ginger in our Fuel and Flow mix, coffee beans in our Rise and Shine mix, and peanut butter cups in our KarmaKandy mix. Each one of our mixes has its own unique flavor profile thanks to the innovative minds of our founders who thought outside the box and took a chance on reinventing the classic snack that is trail mix.

Staying True to Our Name

While playing hockey in college, co-founder Spencer Brendel loved to play hard in every way, but was also fascinated with the idea of harnessing the social impact of athletes to do good and give back to those in need. After starting the company and working with athletes such as alpine skier Travis Ganong, Marco Sullivan, Lexi DuPont and Julian Carr, PHGB has stayed true to its roots using our current give back model.

Give Back

Recently we have partnered with No Kid Hungry to create a one for one model where for every bag of trail mix we sell we are able to donate one meal to a hungry child in the USA. Through this partnership, we have set the goal of donating 250,000 meals by the end of 2018.

Athlete Engagement

Partnering with Hope Sports, we take our athletes on two trips per year to Mexico, where we build two homes for those in need. While these trips are incredibly impactful to those who receive a new home, they are also a way for our athletes to step out of their athletic world and feel a sense of purpose through their work. To continue this feeling of purpose for our athletes back home, we will be creating a curriculum that will help them connect to their own community and continue the give back movement.

Keep Adventuring

Next time you head out on the trail, make sure to bring along your Trailfoody bag or head over to our website to grab some PHGB snacks to fuel your adventure and fund social change. You can use the promo code TRAILFOODY to receive 10% off your next order at playhardgiveback.com.

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Trailfood Review: Allgood Organic Trail Mix

Calling all trail mix lovers!

Are you looking for a trail mix that differs from the pack? If so, you’ve gotta try Allgood’s Organic Trail Mix. It’s a tasty blend of fruits and nuts that’ll leave you craving more!

Allgood’s unique mix features organic raisins, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, goji berries, cranberries, and mulberries. It isn’t filled with the traditional peanuts and bits of chocolate that can be found in many trail mixes.

This particular combination of berries and nuts provides the perfect balance between sweet and salty. We especially liked how the saltiness of the pumpkin seeds so perfectly offset the sweetness of the cranberries and mulberries, making this mix truly pop with flavor!

Just be sure to save some of that goodness for later. We ate ours far too quickly.

It’s Allgood

Every one of Allgood’s products are certified organic and free from harmful pesticides, growth hormones, and synthetic fertilizers. They each go through a rigorous certification process in accordance to the standards put forth by the USDA and the National Organic Program.  

They also contain rich vitamins and minerals that are important to a healthy diet. This particular trail mix contains 15% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 4% Calcium, and 8% Iron. And it only has 140 calories and 6g of total fat!

What’s more, Allgood is committed to protecting the earth. They are continually looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint and operate in an earth-friendly manner, and we think that’s pretty awesome.

Allgood’s Organic Trail Mix was selected to be a part of the August 2017 Trailfoody.

Here’s what our tasters had to say:

“The berries really put the pep in your step while the pumpkin seeds, almonds, and walnuts give a crunch worth climbing for.”

Grif Steele
World Class Snacker

“With a flavor that’s both salty and sweet, this trail mix teases your taste buds in the best way possible. If only I had some more…”

Britt Foodlove
Berry and Nut Connoisseur

“Yeah, I didn’t get any. It was gone before I could even see it.”

Gracie
Man’s Hungry Friend

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Trail Mix Review: Happy Healthy Human’s “Motivation”

Happy Healthy Human Motivation trail mix

There’s a saying that you are what you eat. But, with Happy Healthy Human’s trail mixes, your mood is what you eat. Nutritionist Samantha Attard, founder of Happy Healthy Human, designed a family of healthy, tasty snack mixes that can influence your mood.

Choose Your Own Adventure Mood

There are four to choose from:  Calm, Balance, Relief, and Motivation. The Trailfoody Fam can always use an extra kick to battle the switchbacks on the way to the summit, so naturally, we opted to feature Motivation in the July 2017 Trailfoody.

“Goodbye sluggish, hello excitement,” is what it says on the front of the bag, and we agree. After munching on this mix, we did notice a get-up-and-go feeling.

Healthy Ingredients

What’s the secret to this Motivation mix? Roasted, organic chickpeas; organic pumpkin seeds; organic, dried cranberries; plus, a little salt; olive oil; and smoked pimentón. Pimentón, or paprika, is made from ground red chile peppers, and is what gives this mix such a rich, robust flavor.

What did the Trailfoody Tasters say about Motivation?

“I like to save this stuff for the crux of the climb when I need to be in the right frame of mind. Ultralighters will appreciate that it’s calorie dense, with 200 calories in only 1.5 ounces.”

Grif Steele
Super Famous Outdoor Guy

“The subtle smokiness from the pimentón gives a rich depth to the flavor. You’ll get a small kick of spiciness that’s well balanced with the nuttiness of the pumpkin seeds and the crisp sweetness of the dried cranberries.”

Britt Foodlove
Trailmix Mix Master

“[Whines]” Translation:  I’m jealous that I didn’t get any.

Gracie
Wannabe Taster

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Top 5 Essential Foods for Any Outdoor Adventure

Everyone knows that a day’s journey out in the wild requires the proper sustenance to keep you on the move, but many often wonder which food items, exactly, are essential to have on hand.

While choosing the right food is key, it’s also important to have a variety of snack items that can be eaten separately in small amounts to provide you with a constant flow of energy.

So, we’ve put together a list of the top five must-have food items that will work best to fuel your next adventure!

KIND energy bar

1. Energy Bars – Energy bars contain the complex carbs necessary for quick bursts of energy. They work to keep you going and are perfect for recharging your body. When eaten within 30 minutes of finishing a day’s physical activity, these complex carbs even work to restore the energy necessary for the following day’s adventure.

Conundrum Trail Mix

2. Nut Mixes/Trail Mixes – Nut and trail mixes are full of dense energy that usually provide both a little fat and protein, which combine to provide long term, endurance energy.

3. Jerky – Jerky primarily provides protein, which works to repair and build muscle tissue. Since protein is largely for muscle repair, only a small percentage of calories from this source is necessary.

Mestrength electrolyte drink

4. Electrolyte Hydration Mixes – Electrolyte hydration mixes work to replenish the electrical energy necessary for many bodily functions, including muscle contractions. They largely prevent cramping and are meant to optimize performance.

5. Dried Fruit – Dried fruits are high in fiber and contain a significant amount of calories per serving. The fiber works to help your digestive system run smoothly while the calories provide a natural source of quick energy for those who need it.

Having the right variety of trailfoods can mean the difference between feeling energized and drained.

Trailfoody makes it easy to fuel up with the right food for adventures. It’s the 93-octane gas your uncle Jim insisted on putting into his Outback, only, this fuel has some serious foody flare.

Learn more about how you can sign up for Trailfoody and get new trailfoods shipped to your door each month, in a stuff sack, ready to go–making it a cinch to get out there and explore.

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Trail Mix Review: Conundrum

Trail Mix from Conundrum

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Conundrum Trail Mix lives up to its name with a curious mix of flavors that range from savory to sweet.

 

Often, the generic trail mixes you buy at the grocery store are filled with peanuts, but there’s not a peanut to be found inside your bag of Conundrum.

Instead, an earthy medley of Northwest hazelnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pecans form the nutty base which contrasts nicely to the sweetness provided by raisins, dried cranberries and blueberries, and a dash of maple syrup.

Energy-wise, it’s a great mix of healthy, calorie-dense fats and proteins from the nuts plus slower-burning complex carbohydrates from the berries.

And, then there’s this wonderfully enigmatic part of the flavor that is simply difficult to describe. When you taste it yourself, you’ll know what we mean.

We selected Conundrum Trail Mix to be part of the June 2017 Trailfoody.

Here’s what our tasters had to say:

“The berries give a quick pep of energy, and the roasted hazelnuts satisfy and stick to your ribs.”

Grif Steele
Caught a Yuge Fish Once

“With a flavor that’s difficult to adequately describe, the aptly named Conundrum teases your taste buds with waves of earthiness, sweetness, and savory.”

Britt Foodlove
Trailmix Mix Master

“I heard the people say, ‘Mmmmm.’ That usually means I don’t get any.”

Gracie
Stick Fetcher