Trail snacks are not my forté. I need them and I usually devour some while out on the trail. I would like to say that I make lovely lunches and snacks at home but really, I have a large Tupperware tote in my cabinet (or in my shed) full of miscellaneous bars, tuna packets, and some single serve powdered drink mixes and tablets that I can just grab and shove in my backpack. I am kind of picky about what I choose to eat though and try to allot my (few) dollars towards natural foods whenever possible.
At Winter Outdoor Retailer, I met Todd of Field Trip Jerky. Field Trip doesn’t use corn syrup as a sweetener (common in many jerky products), it’s gluten free, and delicious. The folks at Field Trip were kind enough to send me a package of their different flavors to sample and truthfully, I liked them all.
They make both beef and turkey jerky. I loved the flavor of the Crushed Chiles Turkey Jerky (ummm…and I would love it in beef, hinthint) and enjoyed the Cracked Pepper as well.
The beef flavors were my favorite, however with Roasted Sesame and Teriyaki leading the way with Original and Honey Spice just barely behind.
The packages are resealable which I really appreciate when I just want a little something to chew on but don’t want to eat the whole package. (If you open one with a friend around though, don’t expect to have any to put away.)
As I mentioned before, the folks at Field Trip do it right. Check out their ingredients in their scrumptious Roasted Sesame:
I totally recommend Field Trip for your next hike, roadtrip, or couch snacking. Many Starbucks location carry Field Trip and you can buy it on their website or on Amazon.
Field Trip Jerky provided me with jerky for sampling but all opinions are my own. Some links in this post are affiliate links that help support 3Up Adventures.
Among our many highlights of OR Show was the #hikerchat adventure. In the “buffet” of things we collected were Good2Go bars. F and I each grabbed a few but didn’t eat them on the hike because we were so busy talking (and grabbing an extra peak!).
When we headed up Mt. Sneffels with our buddy Ezra and tossed three of them in our packs for some sampling at over 14,000′.
Since we hadn’t sampled them before, I was bit apprehensive handing one to Ezra on the summit. I opened my Almond Butter Chocolate Chip bar, F bit into the Almond Butter Fruit Nut and Ezra tried the Peanut Butter Fruit Nut. Our snack quickly turned into a summit tasting party as we passed them around..
First, the flavor: excellent. Each of the three flavors we sampled was really yummy. They were simple and delicious.
Second, the texture: These bars had little of the “grainy” texture that I associate with protein bars. They are a bit greasy but that’s purely due to the “good” fat from the nut butters (something you need when out hiking all day).
Third, the ingredients. As much as I like how they taste and feel in my mouth, I also love what these bars stand for. They’re made with all natural ingredients, are gluten free, and basically are full of things you don’t need a degree in chemistry to pronounce.
Fourth, They are made here in the Rocky Mountains by people that love the mountains and support the outdoor community. Sounds like a winner to us!