Here’s a trail treat that will give you some pep in your step.
Outdoorspeople love the bars. And the jerky. And the bars (did we say bars?). But, if you’re looking to mix it up with new trailfood for an adventure, try these Toasted Cinnamon Coconut Chips by Made In Nature.
In a (coco-) nutshell: they’re tasty.
When you take a bite, the first thing you notice is the crunch. Not so much a potato-chip crunch, but something a little bit meatier. Made In Nature leaves part of the rind on, and they also cut them slightly thicker. Both techniques give a little more substance to the crunch and impart a subtle earthiness to the flavor.
But the star of the flavor isn’t the earthiness, nor is it the coconut. It’s the toasted cinnamon—Vietnamese Cinnamon to be exact.
“When you take a bite, the first thing you notice is the crunch. Not so much a potato-chip crunch, but something a little bit meatier.”
Vietnamese Cinnamon has more aromatic qualities and depth to its flavor than regular cinnamon. Combine that with roasting, and the flavors are brought out even more. Sweetened with maple syrup instead of sugar or corn syrup, these coconut chips will remind you of the French toast your mom used to make.
It’s good for the trail, too, with 150 calories per 1 oz., making it a weight-efficient fuel. Plus, it provides calories through high quality fat, which is lacking in many trailfoods and essential—especially if you’re a thru hiker.
There’s something homey about this trailfood, that even non-coconut lovers can enjoy. We give it a thumbs up.
The Toasted Cinnamon Coconut Chips were selected as part of the June 2017 Trailfoody.