Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review/Giveaway: Frontier Bites Gluten-Free Snacks


Sometimes, it seems like you have to choose between delicious and healthy when it comes to snacks.  I try to choose wisely and have had to give up some old favorites due to issues with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), but I still crave small bites now and then and don't want to have to give that up.

My personal snacking inclination leans toward crunchy and crisp and I prefer savory or lightly sweetened over intensely sweet things (desserts are for sweet things - and only as a special occasion for me).

I hadn't heard of Frontier Bites before, but when the opportunity to review their line of gluten-free snacks came up, I jumped on it!

Frontier Bites are the brainchild of a pair of brothers, Nate and Matt, who set up a competitive challenge for themselves to come up with a recipe that could be an alternative to the highly processed energy bars available at the time. The rules were that the result could only include 10 or fewer ingredients one could find in their pantry, include no refined sugar, and be gluten, soy and dairy free.

Nate won the competition with his Almond Blueberry Lemon Bites, and after tweaking, they proved to be good enough to set them on the path toward starting their own business.

Tragically, in 2011, before they were able to bring those plans to fruition, Nate was killed in a river rafting accident, leaving Matt to carry on for both of them.

Until recently, Frontier Bites came in three varieties:  the original Almond Blueberry Lemon Bites, Macadamia Pineapple Coconut, and Pecan Cherry Cinnamon.

Now, they have two new flavors, and these are the ones I was sent for review: Cashew Cranberry Orange, and Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean.

I immediately tore into the Cashew Cranberry Orange - this is already one of my favorite flavor blends and I was excited to see what they'd do with them.   I was not even slightly disappointed - the puffed millet and brown rice make for a snappy bite complimented by the crunchy almonds, and burst of flavor from the dried cranberries and bright orange oil, which tasted as fresh as if I'd bitten into a newly peeled orange slice.

I was and am smitten - everything about these granola nuggets is exactly what I've been looking for. After my first taste, I was almost reluctant to share with my husband (but I did, because I'm nice like that. He loves them, too!)


The Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean Bites were also very good, and shared the same perfect crunch and flavors that play well together.  The apple tasted like apple, the vanilla was discernible, and the hulled pumpkin seeds were nutty and delicious.

Each nugget is just about an inch big, and five of them makes a serving size of about 110 calories. I found them to be pretty satiating, although they're tasty enough that might well eat more than a serving just because they're so good and fun to eat.

Frontier Bites are also perfect for taking along as a portable snack - the nuggets are lightweight carrying and hold up well to jostling without turning to crumbs.

In fact, my husband and I took these along with us to the Woman's March last month, and it was very easy to pull one or two out of a baggie even while standing in a dense crowd. They provided a welcome bit of sustaining energy, and we plan to be sure to bring these along for future outings and road trips.

The 3.53oz resealable bag contains about five servings, and is available for purchase on their website for $4.99 each.  They also carry packs of 8 single serve pouches for $15.00.

You can also find Frontier Bites on Amazon, or you can check their store locator to see if they are available for purchase in your area.

Frontier Bites is letting us host a Giveaway - one of our US readers will receive a 'mixed case' of Frontier Bites, containing one resealable pouch of each of their five flavor blends, valued at $25. Keep reading to see how you can enter to win!


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This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 3/2. 

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Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. I would most love to try the Macadamia Pineapple Coconut, but they all sound good to me!



    Coconut

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  2. I would love to try the PECAN CHERRY CINNAMON

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  3. I would love to try the cashew cranberry orange! The flavor combination sounds so good.

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  4. Almond blueberry lemon sounds delicious!

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  5. ooh, pineapple and coconut would be a great mid-afternoon treat. Such a tragedy and condolences to the family for their tragic loss. #ProductReviewParty

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  6. The pecan cherry cinnamon sounds delicious!

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  7. Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean is the item I would love to try.

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  8. love to try the Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean.

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  9. The pecan cherry cinnamon ones sound interesting

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  10. I would love to try the MACADAMIA PINEAPPLE COCONUT--they sound so yummy!

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  11. The pecan cherry cinnamon and macadamia pineapple coconut sound great. I'm sure I would like them all.

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  12. I have never seen these before, so I was surprised to learn that there's no refined sugar.

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  13. Hi,
    Thanks for coming to the Blogger's Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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  14. I'd like to try the Pecan, Cherry, cinnamon Fromtier Bites! They look amazing.

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  15. Wow the pineapple coconut and macadamia nuts one sounds awesome. I had not heard of these snacks before so glad to find them.

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  16. Condolences to the family. I'm happy that Matt is living on Nate's legacy.


    These bites look yummy, I would snack on these often.

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  17. I'd like to try the Macadamia Pineapple Coconut

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  18. The Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean look tempting to me. Love the idea of no refined sugar.

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  19. The Pecan Cherry Cinnamon looks interesting. Three of my favorite flavors, but I've never tried them together.

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  20. Since the Almond Blueberry Lemon was the first flavor made I would like to try that one first and also the Macadamia Pineapple Coconut sounds yummy.

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  21. Their Macadamia Pineapple Coconut looks great. I love all the ingredients and think they would taste fantastic together.

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  22. The orange cranberry cashew sound amazing!

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  23. Yum! I want to try a bunch, but Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean the most!

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  24. I'd like to try the Macadamia Pineapple Coconut.
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  25. Those macadamia pineapple coconut bites look awfully delish!!!

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  26. Wow Almost all of them sound great, I would try the Pumpkin Seed, Apple, Vanilla Bean first.

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  27. All the flavors sound amazing, but I would probably reach for the Almond Blueberry Lemon first!

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  28. I can't choice they all sound so good.

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  29. I want to try the almond, blueberry and lemon bites.

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  30. I would be happy with any of them. They sound delicious!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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