Eat Strong Trail Mix is billed as "Real food in a snack." Each pouch, which I was sent for review, has an "energy-fueled" mix of walnuts, cashews, pistachios, almonds plus sunflower seeds, flax & organic chocolate drops. On the front of the packaging, it also says "All natural ingredients, no additives."
One thing to note is that the entire thing tastes unsalted ... salt of the Earth type deal. It's fresh, and you can clearly see the ingredients. I really enjoyed this, and it's really perfect for going on a long hike because it has a good mixture of sugars, protein & fats - maybe a little too much fat though from the hunka cashews & other nuts.
A 45 gram pouch of EatStrong Trail Mix provides 260 calories, 18 grams of total fat, 3 grams of which is saturated fat (28% and 15% of the daily value), 7 grams of protein, 6 grams of sugars and 5 grams of fiber (20% of the daily value).
As mentioned before, the ingredients are all natural, but curiously they are absent from the pouch. This led me to believe that the nuts, seeds & chocolate were the only ingredients - but since the chocolate drops look like M&M's with a yellow or red coating, I knew there had to be more to it. After I inquired, I found out the ingredients for the "Sun Drops Original Chocolate Candies" are, Center - dried cane juice and unsulphured molasses, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate, soy lecithin [a non-GMO emulsifier], pure natural vanilla. And the Shell - dried cane juice, whole rice solids, beet juice color, beta carotene color and caramel color, vegetable and beeswax, pure food glaze [without sugar].
EatStrong Trail Mix is available online at $2.50 per pack, but this snack is a little too high in fat for me to consume regularly ... but then again, that's why I don't eat nuts too often, or peanut butter for that matter. And I don't care for unsalted nuts. For many though, this might not be an issue, especially if you take this on the "trail" with you.
How do you like your nuts - salted or unsalted?