I’m not much of a snack person, but when I do snack, I like it to be as nutritious as possible, containing a good amount of protein, healthy fats and a little carbs. My favorite go-to snacks that I keep in my purse are roasted almonds, walnuts and trail mix, so when KOOEE Super Snacks asked to send me some samples of their trail mix with jerky in it, I was very excited! I love jerky and trail mix, but I haven’t thought to combine them…genius! What a great snack idea that’s packed with protein to keep me fueled for a long time!
KOOEE Super Snacks is a fairly new company based in San Francisco that kicked off its kickstarter campaign September 30th. KOOEE started out of the love for the outdoors, leading an active lifestyle and a search for a healthy, protein-packed snack to provide long lasting fuel for any activity that life brings. Since so many snacks are chalk full of sugar and so many unnatural ingredients, they decided to develop their own. Shaun, the founder, experimented with different recipes with his wife Nat, until they came up with their trail mix that is made from 100% grass-fed beef jerky, naturally dried fruit, raw nuts and seeds. Shaun brought his snacks to the office that led to many requests from his colleagues to make them some and before he knew it, he was fulfilling orders on the weekends. When Shaun and Nat moved to the United States from Australia, Shaun decided to turn down a corporate job and pursue his snack business one step further and launch KOOEE.
My husband was especially excited since he LOVES jerky and is always looking for a good hearty snack to keep him satisfied during his long hours farming. As soon as the snacks arrived, Keenan, my husband and I sampled the smoked chipotle with apple first and my husband and I tasted the lime pepper with mango since it contains cashews (Keenan is allergic to them). Both mixes were very good, but I loved the chipotle with apple more. My husband preferred the lime pepper with mango. I loved the flavors and the mix of textures with a bite full of jerky, nuts, dried fruit and seeds all at the same time. I especially like that each package is one serving (for one person), containing only 250 calories and 20 grams of protein! If I was pressed for time and didn’t have time to eat lunch, a package of KOOEE trail mix would be a great replacement because it contains so much protein and all natural ingredients.
KOOEE does it right. They created a great snack that is packed with good nutrition and made from wholesome ingredients that will fuel your body for any activity, even if you are just sitting at your desk. You won’t feel guilty eating KOOEE trail mix. I’ll definitely be stocking my pantry with some!