Summer is coming which means backpacking season is almost here–we can taste it, literally. Whether it’s snacks for the trail or meals after you set up camp, here are a few new items to get you salivating for the warmer months ahead.
Last week, Honey Stinger announced the addition of a low sugar snack bar line to its growing roster of energy foods. These new Snack Bars are made with simple gluten-free ingredients such as organic honey, organic apples, nuts and seeds, all of which are GMO free. Honey Stinger Snack Bars are available in four flavors: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Super Fruit and Ancient Grain, Cran-Apple and Walnuts, and Nuts, Seeds and Roasted Serrano. Snack Bars are available in boxes of 15 for $25.35.
Clif Bar releases two new flavors in their original snack bar line. Nuts & Seeds delivers a hit of both sweet and slaty with almonds, peanut butter, oats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. The Berry Pomegranate Chia goes sweet and tangy through a combination of strawberries, cranberries, pomegranates, oats, and chia seeds. A box of 15 Clif Bars retails for $15.
Superfoods are here to stay–Navitas Naturals unveiled their latest incarnation in a line of bars made from a variety of so-called superfoods, nuts, and seeds. The bars come in 4 flavors: Maca Maple, Goji Acai, Cacao Cranberry, and Hemp Peanut. A box of 12 bars retails for around $28.
What’s a backpacking or camping trip without ending the night with a nice cup of hot chocolate around the fire? Treehouse Chocolate is a premium drinking chocolate crafted using organic cacao sourced from Oro Verde farmer owned cooperative in Northern Peru. It comes in four different flavors–dark chocolate, sea salt, coffee (our favorite!), and coconut. A pack of 5 costs $15.
In case you haven’t seen, Good To-Go released their latest gourmet dehydrated meal–Indian Vegetable Korma. Korma is a mild spiced, creamy curry typically made with yogurt and tomatoes, often thickened with nuts or seeds. This vegetable version contains carrots, parsnips, green beans, chick peas, onion, and sweet peas together with brown basmati rice and takes just minutes to prepare. Available in both single and double serving packets–$6.75 or $11.50 respectively.
And Fireside Provisions, the choose your menu and have it delivered to your door camping food company, just released their new spring/summer menu. We are already drooling over the Big Bend Scramble and Fire Tower chicken curry. Note–you can also order Treehouse Chocolate as part of your camping and backpacking meal plan!