Nutrition Review: Wilde Snacks
Wilde Snacks a new company out of Boulder, Colorado recently sent me a box full of goodies to test out. The company makes food bars out of grass fed, pasture-raised, free-range meats mixed with a variety of both sweet and savory flavors to satisfy any palate.
From the website:
What began as the belief that portable protein can and should be both palatable and low in sugar, turned into a whole new culinary innovation. With our unique process, which allows us to use premium lean meats that are humanely raised, we created the first ever slow-baked meat snack and redefined the traditional idea of a protein bar.
The company sent me a variety of flavors to try for this review. They included Peach BBQ slow-baked Beef bar, Strawberry Black Pepper slow-baked Bison Bar, Maple (uncured) Bacon Blueberry Slow-Baked Turkey Bar, and Chili Lime Slow Baked Beef Bar. The last two are definitely my favorites out of this batch.
These bars are paleo friendly offering a high protein and low sugar protein bar alternative for after a workout or really anytime. All the bars are gluten-free with protein from animals raised without growth hormones or antibotiotics, mixed with ancient grains, seeds, fruits and/or veggies mixed with herbs and spices.
All of the bars we tested had 100 calories and ranged from 3-5 grams of sugar and 10-11 grams of protein per bar. Full nutritional information below for each of the bars.
Taste Testing in the Wilde:
I was sent these bars to taste and write a product review. Our household has been on a bit of a restrictive diet since my partner found out he had a candida flare up in the summer. Since that time we have cut grains, legumes, dairy, added sugars, excessive fruit, almost all processed ingredients, and meat that include antibiotics and growth hormones. Basically, we eat lots of vegetables, some meat, nuts, and some fruit similar to other popular diets. I personally am on this plan about 80% of the time.
When Wilde Snacks sent me their bars we both inspected the labels, looked at the sugar content, ingredients, and more. We put it into the sometimes category for him while he is out exercising, and quickly my box has dwindled in samples before I could even write the review. Simple to say he likes them.
Personally, my favorites are the Chili Lime and the Bacon Blueberry. The bars can be a bit dry if you are use to grain-based bars loaded with sugar and often chemicals. But the flavor profiles are complex and deep offering a palate alternative to the traditional bar. For me they are a great post workout snack and quick energy fix.