If you’ve read my stuff here on TravelingDad, you’ve seen that my family and I are an active bunch. We love being on the beach and relaxing, but we also like hiking, biking and being on-the-go, preferably in nature.
As an active family of five who conquers cycles in the woods, rides beachside trails and hikes alpine forests, we need nourishment.
Also, being Oregon-natives, we’re particular about what we eat. We’re not this particular:
However, when we’re given a choice, we like to support farmers and ranchers that are all about free-range and grass fed.
Enter Snack Mates from The New Primal. These bite-sized snacks are turkey and beef jerky snacks that are kid-sized and Paleo-friendly, non-GMO meat sticks that just launched. The meat is free-range turkey and 100% grass-fed beef, respectively.
In our house, we get tired of convenience store treats that are comprised of Lunchables and processed granola bars and other snacks made of fake food. Our kids don’t have food allergies and the Snack Mates sounded interesting to my kiddos.
To give them a real-world test, we tried Snack Mates in as school snacks with our 9, 6 and 4-year-old children. To give a first-person review, I’ve enlisted Lily, age 9, to provide a first-person account:
Today I will review the Classic Beef Snack Mates. I think these are really good and have a sweet taste. I think it could be a little bigger as I was hungry when I ate just one. I would love for my family to take these on a car trip or airplane ride so I could eat them as a snack.
Thank you for having me sharing my review of the Classic Beef Snack Mates with you. My brother, sister and I really enjoyed them.
Lily Harris, age 9
When I asked my 6 and 4-year-old children about their perspective, they thought both snacks were very tasty. They loved both the turkey and beef and gladly reported, with smiles, that they’d like me to buy them again.
For improvement, the New Primal team should consider offering Classic Beef and Classic Turkey in a larger package for kids aged 6 and up. My oldest and middle children reported that the snacks were very tasty but left them wanting a second or even third Snack Mate.
Lastly, we’d like to be able to purchase Snack Mates at more retail locations.
What are your favorite snacks for traveling?