I discovered these awesome little snacks while at the Portland airport waiting for a flight. I needed a little something to hold me over on the 2 1/2 hour flight back to Phoenix and wanted something healthy. I spotted these on the shelf and had never heard of them before. One glance at the ingredients (usually the first thing I check) and I was sold. It’s the only granola bar I think I’ve had that lists less than 6 ingredients and they’re all organic!
Skout Trailbars are made in the Willamette Valley outside of Portland, Oregon. Founder, Jason Pastega and his faithful co-founder, Scout, started making these trailbars in 2008. Since then Skout Natural Foods has not only continued to produce quality trail food, but has also been involved in giving back to the community and donating to a variety of environmental and humanitarian causes.
The unfortunate thing about these tasty treats is that they are impossible to find if you don’t live in Oregon. They are currently trying to expand to other markets but I have yet to find them outside of an airport. In order to get my hands on some I had to go the Skout website and order their sample pack (5 bars for $12.00 +S&H). I was pretty excited to receive the package in the mail with one of each of their current flavors.
All of their flavors are fantastic (Chocolate+Peanut Butter being my favorite). I’m a sucker for natural trail food and these definitely fit the bill. At $2.49 ea. retail, these are comparable with most other snack/energy bars on the market. There’s no disputing the quality of the product, the flavor is better than most and they hold up well to rough travel. My only complaint, if any could be found, is that they are a little small. All their trailbars are all natural and organic, dairy and soy free, have no added sugar or fillers and contain a full serving of fruit. They are also Kosher and Vegan friendly.
I would love to see these show up at my local supermarket or even the local REI. For now, the only place to get them in THIS state is to order from their website.
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