I'm often on the road without a lot of time to eat or to figure out what to eat. Many times I end up in remote areas in a hotel room with no refrigerator. Gasp! This requires that I get really creative with my meals. GoPicnic offers a great option that puts a bunch of snacks in one convenient box so you can have a variety of snacks on-the-go. Each box is shelf-stable requiring no refrigeration and includes both protein and fiber.
I recently took the Sunbutter + Crackers meal
out when I was stuck outside for an entire day in nowhere land. This
meal included a variety of snacks like the Crunchmaster multi-grain
crackers and Sunbutter sunflower seed spread, which were my favorite. The
crackers are super crunchy and the sunflower seed butter is just
delicious. My only complaint is that there are not enough crackers. You
end up with half a pack of sunflower seed butter and no more crackers
and that makes a hungry girl sad. The other items like the Niagara
Natural simply fruit pack and the Enjoy Life seed and fruit mix are good
as well. There was also an Enjoy Life double chocolate cookie. I liked
the Enjoy Life products, but I would have preferred that the box not
include chocolate because these items melt in a hot trunk or when
sitting out in the heat. I had chocolate all over my hands when I opened
The other GoPicnic box that is vegan
is the Hummus & Crackers. Again this one included the
Crunchmaster crackers -- this time in multi-seed. I love these crackers.
They were paired with Wild Garden hummus dip, which is not my favorite. To me, it tastes like fake hummus. Something
about it just isn't nearly as good as fresh hummus. There is also a Baja
Blend fruit and nut mix including habanero almonds. Yum! Also included
is Seapoint Farms dry roasted edamame and Endagered Species chocolate.
Again, I think there should be another snack other than chocolate in
They even include a Sudoku puzzle in each box.
All in all, I love the concept and most of
the snacks are great. They are a lot healthier than a lot of other
quick grab-and-go options. For example, none of the items in the boxes
contain high fructose corn syrup, MSG or artificial flavors or colors.
With items like dry roasted edamame and multi-grain crackers with
sunflower seed butter, you'd be hard pressed to find a collection of
snacks as healthy as this on-the-go. And the best part is that no
refrigeration is needed. They retail for $4.99 each. To try them yourself, click here.