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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.

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Trailfood Review: Health Warrior Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bar

Looking for a rich and tasty treat that’ll keep you on the move? Try Health Warrior’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed bar!

This delectable energy bar is packed with both flavor and nutrition. The dark chocolate and organic wildflower honey blends perfectly with the pumpkin seeds to create a rich and crunchy goodness that’s truly irresistible.

And while splendidly crunchy, the dark chocolate adds just the right amount of soft chewiness to the mix.

Nutrition-wise, this bar provides 2g of fiber, 8g of protein, 13g of fat, 6g of sugar, 15% iron, and 35% magnesium. Oh, and it’s completely non-GMO and gluten, dairy, and soy free!

Each of Health Warrior’s bars are made with you in mind: they all contain a superfood as a main ingredient. This particular bar features pumpkin seeds, a plant-based superfood that’s one of the best natural sources of protein on the planet!

If you’re a lover of dark chocolate, you’ve gotta try this bar. It’ls crunchy sweetness will surely hit the spot.

Health Warrior’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed bar is featured in the August 2017 Trailfoody.

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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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Trailfood Review: Sweetwood’s Hot Beef Jerky

A spice that’s just right.

If you’re looking for some jerky with an added kick, give Sweetwood’s hot flavored beef jerky a try! Take it from us, this delectable cut of beef provides just the right amount of spicy and savory.

Upon biting into this jerky, you immediately notice the chili peppers blended with brown sugar. They work together perfectly to create a unique, heated flavor that grows in intensity with every bite. Even spice lovers will be surprised by the after-kick!

Sweetwood’s jerky is chewy, yet tender. The whole muscle cut, premium beef retains moistness over time and is always grass-fed. What’s more, it’s homemade and entirely natural.

The jerky is also nitrate free, gluten free, has no added MSG, and contains only natural herbs and spices. Now that’s impressive!

Why We Love Sweetwood’s Mission

Based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Sweetwood promises to “give you only what [they] would feed [their] own families.” That way, you can be confident that their meat is naturally raised and delicious every time.

We love that Sweetwood stands by this motto and is dedicated to bringing you only the best jerky. We also love that they actively promote American agriculture and the Western way of life. How cool is that?

Sweetwood’s hot flavored beef jerky is featured in the August 2017 Trailfoody.

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Energy Bar Review: Fourpoints Downslope Dark Chocolate Coconut

Four Points Bar Downslope

If you’re a lover of dark chocolate and coconut, you must give this bar a try. Fourpoints’s Downslope Dark Chocolate Coconut bar is quite literally packed with the stuff!

Chewy with a slight crunch, the dark chocolate and dried plums mix well with the raw cashews and almonds to create the perfect texture and taste. And with just a hint of toasted coconut, the dark chocolate truly makes this bar’s rich and chewy goodness pop.

Added bonus: it’s made to stay soft even in cold temperatures, so it’s equally perfect for winter or summer!

Based out of Colorado, Fourpoints stands by its mission to bring you energy bars that are nutritious and delicious. Each of their bars contain raw ingredients that ensure sustained energy and are non-GMO, gluten free, and completely natural.

This particular bar provides 11 grams of protein, 6 grams of dietary fiber, and 31 grams of total carbs, making it a good choice for when you’ve been working hard.

It’s a great bar to snack on when hiking, backpacking, and bike riding!

Fourpoints’s Downslope Dark Chocolate Coconut bar is featured in the July 2017 Trailfoody.

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Drink Mix Review: Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Powder

Ultima hydration mix

Looking to mix adventure with some serious flavor? Try Ultima’s new Cherry Pomegranate Electrolyte Powder during your next water break!

With bold hints of cherry, citrus, and pomegranate, this unique mix blends tangy and sweet to create a refreshing flavor that’s worth taking a break for. We simply couldn’t resist stopping for a few sips while out on the trail.

“Most importantly, though, this incredibly clean drink mix contains no high fructose corn syrup!”

Each of Ultima’s mixes contain the perfect blend of all six electrolytes and have zero calories, carbs, or sugars. They’re also non-GMO, gluten free, and contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Most importantly, though, this incredibly clean drink mix contains no high fructose corn syrup! It’s sweetened naturally with Stevia leaf instead of sugar.

On the Go Hydration

Simply add one packet to 16 fluid ounces of water depending on your taste preference, shake well, and enjoy! We were impressed with how quickly Ultima’s mix dissolved, providing a flavorful drink that was easy and ready to go!

We recommend trying your first sip today!

Ultima’s Cherry Pomegranate Electrolyte Powder is featured in the July 2017 Trailfoody.

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Trailfood Review: Vega Chocolate Caramel Protein+ Snack Bar

Rich, chewy, and undeniably sweet. That’s what came to mind upon biting into Vega’s Chocolate Caramel Protein+ Snack Bar. The dark chocolate and caramel flavors blend together perfectly to create a bar that’s worth saving for dessert.

But don’t let the sweetness fool you, this bar is packed with nutrition. Containing 11 grams of protein, a mix of veggies and greens, vitamins, 4 grams of fiber, and only 200 calories, we couldn’t believe we were eating something so deliciously rich!

And what’s more, this bar is made entirely with real plant-based food ingredients. It’s also vegan, non-GMO, and completely gluten free.

However, when it comes down to it, the chewy goodness is what’s really important, right?

Well, this bar seems to melt into your mouth with every bite. The dark chocolate gives a softer, more refined texture while the almonds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds create a subtle chew that’s entirely satisfying.

Trust us, you’re gonna have to try it!

Vega’s Chocolate Caramel Protein+ Snack Bar is featured in the July 2017 Trailfoody.

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Trailfood Review: Mediterra Black Olives & Walnuts Bar

Mediterra Black Olive Walnut bar

Hailing from Greece, Mediterra’s Telemaque Lavidas was inspired by his memories of unique, delicious, and healthy Mediterranean meals shared with family and friends to blend the traditional Mediterranean diet with modern-day, nutritional energy bars.

The result? Savory snacks that give you the gourmet taste of the Mediterranean and the nutrition necessary for the nonstop pace of modern life.

Chewy, delectable, and undeniably savory, the Mediterra bar featuring black olives and walnuts that we tried was different from other energy bars.

The combination of extra virgin olive oil, green pepper, pea crisps, sea salt, and chives provided a chewy yet crispy texture while the black olives and walnuts combined to create a refined, nutty flavor that was uniquely Mediterranean. Blended together, these ingredients equated to a balanced meal, making it perfect for a day’s adventure.

While each of Mediterra’s bars are all-natural, non-GMO, and gluten free, this particular bar came packed with 5 grams of protein and another 5 grams of fiber, providing an excellent source of sustained energy.

This bar is a no-brainer, especially if you’re looking for something different that’s savory instead of sweet. Because of this, it’s the perfect bar for a midday lunch break.

Mediterra’s Black Olives & Walnuts bar is featured in the July 2017 Trailfoody.

“Since it’s a savory bar, it was perfect for my halfway-there lunch break. It was such a refreshing change from the usually sweet energy bars.”

Grif Steele
World Champion Car Rack Loader

“Befitting this month’s Mediterrnean themed Trailfoody, I love how the walnuts and olives impart a satisfying, salty earthiness. It pairs well with the Turkish figs.”

Britt Foodlove
Goat Cheese Goader

“I saw the people tear open the wrapper, but it was gone before I knew it.”

Gracie
Stand Up Doggie Paddler

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Trailfood Review: The New Primal Uncured Bacon Stick

It’s time to bring home the bacon. Or take it out on the trail. Either way, The New Primal’s Uncured Maple Bacon Stick is a must have treat that’ll leave you wanting more. Trust us, we’re bacon experts.

Upon biting into this delectable stick, we instantly noticed its savory taste. The blend of maple syrup and sea salt combine well with just a hint of garlic and black pepper to create an all-natural taste that truly brings out the flavor of the pork.

What’s more, the chewy texture gives you a nice, soft bite that simply satisfies, and there’s 6 full grams of protein and only 100 calories per stick.

And speaking of all-natural, this bacon stick is made from naturally raised pork and is naturally sweetened. It contains no hormones or antibiotics and is certified gluten-free. Talk about healthy!

If you love bacon as much as we do, you’ve gotta try this stick.

The New Primal Uncured Bacon Stick was selected to be part of the June 2017 Trailfoody.

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Drink Mix Review: Mestrength

If you’re looking to add some serious flavor to your next water break, give this drink mix a try. Mestrength’s assorted performance hydration mixes work to satisfy the taste buds while supplying the energy necessary for physical activity.

Each one of Mestrength’s mixes is bold, unique, and tasty. We especially liked the Orange mix because of its zesty-sweet flavor. Hints of tangy citrus combine with a bit of saltiness to create the perfect blend that’ll make you feel like you’re hiking in the tropics.

Every mix provides 5 electrolytes and contains no carbs, calories, sugars, or stimulants. Flavors are all-natural, and Mestrength is completely gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian safe.

Simply add one pack of Mestrength to a 16.9oz or 20oz bottle of water, shake well, and enjoy. The single serving size is perfect for hiking, bike riding, and almost any other activity.

Clean Values Lead to a Clean Drink

Mestrength stands by their ultra clean label. We were impressed with the values kept by this company to provide a drink mix free of unnecessary chemicals, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and other additives commonly found in other sports drinks. They even subject their mixes to 5 days of microbiological testing to ensure 100% purity after they’ve been manufactured. That’s dedication, and it’s impressive.

Mestrength is featured in the June 2017 Trailfoody.