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Our Favorite New Trail Snacks

Pack these tasty treats for fast energy on the trail.
Photos by Kim Phillips
  • Yumnuts. "These big, meaty cashews are lightly coated with flavors that my palette craves on long hikes," raves Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Best flavors: Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Spicy Cajun. $5 (5 oz. bag); yumnutsnaturals.com
  • Lenny & Larry's Complete Cookie. "Not only are these massive cookies soft, chewy, and oh so delicious, they're also packed with protein and fiber," says Associate Editor Kim Phillips. $1.99 each; lennylarry.com
  • Honey Stinger Waffle. This fast fave of our testers is sweetened with cane sugar and honey. "They're a tasty alternative to heavy, dry energy bars," says Web Producer Katie Herrell. "Plus, they're shaped like mini waffles!" $1.39 each; honeystinger.com
  • Perky Jerky. "Although I didn't get a noticeable energy boost from the secret ingredient (guarana), it tastes just like jerky should—smoky and soft," says Hostetter. $5 (2 oz. bag); perkyjerky.com
  • Nuun U Natural Hydration. "I'm not a fan of sweet drink mixes, but this added a lovely refreshing undertone to my water that hit the spot—and masked lingering yuck from treated water," says Hostetter. $7.95 (1 tube; 16 tablets); uhydration.com
  • Journey Bar. "This is a welcome change from overly sweet, chocolatey bars," says Hostetter. "It tastes and feels like a cracker." Flavors: Parmesan Romano and Coconut Curry. $19 (12 pack); journeybar.com
  • Honey Stinger Energy Chews. "On a recent trip, I had to beg, trade, and steal for these luscious drops of fruity goodness," says Assistant Editor Ted Alvarez. "The quick burst of chewy sweetness always felt like a treat." $2 each; honeystinger.com
Yumnuts. "These big, meaty cashews are lightly coated with flavors that my palette craves on long hikes," raves Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Best flavors: Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Spicy Cajun. $5 (5 oz. bag); yumnutsnaturals.com
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Yumnuts. "These big, meaty cashews are lightly coated with flavors that my palette craves on long hikes," raves Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter. Best flavors: Toasted Coconut, Chocolate, and Spicy Cajun. $5 (5 oz. bag); yumnutsnaturals.com

READERS COMMENTS

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I tried a couple of the Journey Bar Coconut Curry bars. They were fantastic! They really are different than all the other kind of bars out there. I can't do the chocolate bars on a century ride, but this bar was great for the ride. Sustainable energy and great unique flavor.
— Joe

Just go for real food. Dried fruits, nuts, crackers and cheese, apples, etc. What the heck is up with all this frankenfood?
— Jody

Depending on what you are doing, sometimes a nutrition bar is just the most convenient way to eat. Might as well find one that tastes good!
— Matt


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