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Trailfood Review: Made In Nature’s Toasted Cinnamon Coconut Chips

coconut chips are good food for hiking

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.

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In-depth Review of Trailfoody by Hiking For Her

Here is an excerpt from the review posted on Hiking For Her:

Why Trailfoody is such a great idea for hikers

At least 4 reasons:

  • Thoughtfully selected trail food by a company who “gets” what trail food should be
  • The element of surprise: new flavors and brands in each box
  • High quality food with ingredients that work with, not against, your hard working muscles
  • Convenience

Read the full review at Hiking for Her to learn more about first impressions, nutrition details, calories, flavors, taste, and more.

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This Month’s Trailfoody + BGood Bar Spotlight

This month’s Wanderer (powers 1 to 2 outings) has a Mediterranean theme:

  • Stacy’s Pita Chips—Gives a nice crunch. Plus, they pair really well with the hummus.
  • Wild Garden Hummus—This hummus is yummus.
  • Mediterra Sundried Tomato & Basil bar—Most energy bars are sweet, but this one is savory! What a great idea, and perfect for a lunch stop.
  • Basil and Garlic Oloves—These little olives pack a ton of flavor. Refreshing, too.
  • Fruit Bliss Organic Turkish Figs—Let’s just say we had a hard time making sure all of these made it into the shipping boxes.
  • Vermont Smoke & Cure Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork stick—Because, who doesn’t like a meat stick?
  • Stur Organic Truly Fruit Punch drink mix—Very flavorful and full of Vitamin C, this will help you stay hydrated.
  • Probar Superfruit Slam—This meal-in-a-bar is tough stuff. It’s filling with a nice, wholesome, fruity flavor.
  • Kate’s Natural Foods Tram Bar—You can’t beat the milk chocolate and peanut butter combination. This meal-in-a-bar can be used on its own for small excursions.
  • BGood Peanut Ginger Bar—This one’s a treasure, and it’s reviewed by our tasters below.

BGood Peanut Ginger Bar
It tastes like a fine chocolate truffle, but gives you an energy boost for any adventure. And, it’s made from high quality ingredients such as toasted peanuts, cashews, oats, peanut butter, local honey, organic flax seed meal, crystallized ginger, fair trade dark chocolate, sesame seeds and sea salt.

What the Tasters Said About the BGood Peanut Ginger Bar

Grif Steele
Glissade Racer

“The amount of energy packed into this compact bar amazed me.”

Britt Foodlove
Cheesecake Whisperer

“It’s like a piece of art. First, the smooth dark chocolate. Then, the peanut butter and a dash of honey combine, ending with a subtle zing of ginger.”

Gracie
Iditarod Fan

“Britt dropped some on the ground, but Grif beat me to it.”

Ready to try this bar (and many other great trailfoods)?