Appearances can be deceiving. The first time I looked at Foodie Fuel, I wasn’t particularly impressed. Small squares that seemed as though they were made from grains, but they didn’t look that appetizing. And a butter toffee flavor? How would that even be possible, given the ingredients listed and much less sugar per serving than many other snacks? Dubiously, I sampled one, then another and another. Hey! Crisp-crunchy, a little sweet, and they really do taste toffee-like! And grain-free? How’d they do that?
I still don’t know exactly how the creators of these snacks pulled it off, but they’ve got something special here. Foodie Fuel are snacks made from seeds and nuts (organic or pesticide-free), organic coconut sugar and mesquite powder, a bit of salt, and organic/natural flavors. The ingredients are not genetically modified (hooray!), and these are low glycemic, gluten-free (and made in a gluten-free kitchen), vegan treats. They are also rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs). Because these snacks have some protein (including all essential amino acids) and a good amount of fiber, they help to fill you up. And I like the idea that I’m getting more nuts and seeds into my diet by consuming these snacks. If you don’t know why you ought to be getting more nuts and seeds in your food intake, take a look at the ingredients page and see what you’ve been missing.
These are great portable snacks. They help keep me satisfied when I’m running around doing errands or at my usual volunteer gig (a hazardous place due to the amount of junk food that’s always present in the kitchen). The Butter Toffee and the Coconut Vanilla varieties are my favorites. I’ve had no opportunity to try the Chai Espresso, but the Swiss Chocolate isn’t my cup of tea. Of course, that’s just me. Make a point to try fun-to-munch Foodie Fuel, and see which type you like best. There are a handful of minimalist recipes on the website, but these are more than tasty enough to eat all by themselves.
If you can’t find Foodie Fuel in your local natural foods store, you can order online. (Note that, at this writing, an individual bag is 4 ounces.)