Pistachio Chewy Bites
The market for trail snacks is pretty saturated these days and just about everything claims to be healthy and natural. Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites are another addition to the crowded market, but have a lot going for them.
Ingredients & Nutrition of Pistachio Chewy Bites
Setton Farms Pistachio Chew Bites have only 7 ingredients the first two of which are pistachios and cranberries followed by agave and brown rice syrup to bind them. The bars are over 50% pistachios and are all natural with no additives or preservatives and are both gluten and dairy free. I really appreciated seeing that these snack bites had all natural ingredients and didn’t have anything extra added to them.
Each serving or two Pistachio Chewy Bites have about 210 calories 19g carbs (11g sugar) and 6g of protein given them a good mix for a mid-ride, hike, or adventure snack to keep you going. Of course everyone is different, but I found this mix to be both satisfying and long lasting during long high-country mountain bike rides. The lower glycemic index combined with the mix of carbs and protein seemed to give me longer lasting energy without any spikes.
Personally, I do not like extremely sweet or salty snacks while out on adventures, so I really enjoyed the Pistachio Chewy Bites. The agave and brown rice added a bit of sweetness while the cranberries added tart to the nuttiness of the pistachios all with a hint of salt. Per the name, the bars were chewy, but the nuts gave some crunch and it was nice to have whole nuts and fruit for some diversity in texture which can be pretty dull and chalky in other trail snacks.
Convenience of Pistachio Chewy Bites
I loved that these were individually wrapped and could be eaten in one or two bites. I often can’t consume a lot of food at once when I’m out mountain biking or hiking, but prefer to eat smaller amounts more often. I can almost never finish a full granola or snack bar so these bites were perfect. I would eat one or two in a few hour ride. I’d have no trouble getting them down and not getting to full or an upset stomach. They were easy to toss in my pack, a pocket, or in a hip pouch on my hydration pack for easy access. The one challenge I had was that the plastic wrapper sometimes stuck to the chews. The packaging is clear, so I didn’t realize it was stuck to the chew until I ate it.
Overview of Pistachio Chewy Bites
Overall, I really enjoyed these Pistachio Chew Bites snack bites. I like the balanced taste, texture, convenience, size, and nutrition benefits. I would certainly pick these up at the store and keep them handy for snacking whether out on an adventure or at my desk. For more information visit https://www.pistachiochewybites.com/.