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EatStrong Trail Mix Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Apr 2, 2011
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EatStrong Trail Mix

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."

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 45 grams
Calories: 260
Total Fat: 18 grams, 28%
Saturated Fat: 3 grams, 15%
Sodium: 15 mg, 1%
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Fiber: 5 grams, 20%
Sugar: 6 grams
Protein: 7 grams

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?

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 4
Price: 4
Overall: 4
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