Bear Naked Cookies and Trail Mix Review
So, eating and reviewing cookies and snack mix is not something we always do, but as we all know, we need energy to participate in our epic adventures. Now there is nothing wrong with the hundreds of energy bars out there on the super market shelves, but it is nice to be able get away from them from time to time. The nice folks at Bear Naked sent us a few packages of cookies and trail mix to see how well we like their new products on the trail and get feedback on how it performed in relation to energy and taste.
We first tried out the cookies as we wanted to try them at home before we got out on the trail and started experimenting. I think this is a good idea because you don’t want to go out for a long day hike and find out that the bars or food you bought lacks in taste or doesn’t offer the energy you are looking for. I am typically not a big chocolate eater, but the double chocolate cookies rocked. These cookies are made from whole ingredients, so no crazy ingredients you can’t pronounce or read. If you’re not a chocolate eater, I suggest trying the fruit and nut cookies. These were also super tasty. The one complaint that we did have with both cookies is that they were a little fragile, so if you had them in a pack all day long, they might end up being crumbles by the end of the day. Still edible, but not in whole form as we prefer.
We also had the chance to try out a few packages of Bear Naked’s trail mix. This stuff was super good! Our favorite was the Chocolate Cherry Trail Mix as it gives you a nice mix between sweet and sour. The other mixes include Pecan Apple Flax and Cranberry Protein. These were also super tasty. If we had one suggestion, it would be to offer a larger sized portion bag. The bag sizes were good for one person on a longer day hike or backpacking trip. For a day hike, there is enough for two people.
For the green and sustainable practicing people out there, Bear Naked has a cool recycling program where you can send in your empty packages and get points towards reusable grocery bags and t-shirts. Or if you prefer, you can apply those points towards a donation to a school of your choice. For more info on Bear Naked’s sustainable practices, click here.
Our take, we prefer to eat whole ingredients than manmade ingredients and Bear Naked has offered a good alternative to your average cookie and trail mix. They are also offering a lot of great promotions, so be sure to check out their website and social media websites.