Current Retail: $3.00
Historic Range: $2.79-$16.80
Reviewers Paid: $3.00
1 ounce (28.4 grams) per bar
70 per bar
Great tasting bar that stays with you for quite awhile. Love to take a couple with me on a hike.
- Excellent flavor, especially the spicy pepper blend
- 7g of protein and 70 calories
- No nitrates, and hormone free
I am not usually a big meat eater, but I was getting tired of the same old hiking food, like the shots, Gu packets, etc. so I decided to try these buffalo bars. They are easy to slip into a pocket or hip belt pocket and I love the flavor. They are not too sweet and they add a needed variety to my stash of food in my pack.
I have shared them with several of my hiking buddies and now we are all buying them by the box load! I also keep a couple in my desk at work for emergency snacks. They are always the first item I pack for a hike after my cheese and crackers.
Source: ordered it online
Useful clean protein on the go, but drippy packaging.
- Clean bison protein
- Decent flavor
- Product is wet out the package.
- Product can drip when you open it--bad for bear country
This bar is essentially pemmican—the native people's travel mix of ground meat, rendered fat, and a little fruit. This version is an option for people who want a high protein, evolutionarily appropriate trail food (via something like the Paleo diet), though I probably will not buy it again.
I believe the bar was 7g each of protein (bison meat) and fat (rendered bison fat) and 1.5g of sugars (ground cranberries), with a few spices like garlic and salt. I felt great immediately after eating it and had a few hours of sustained energy, but the mixture of animal protein and highly acidic fruit sugar from the cranberries left with me with a sour stomach for about the same amount of time.
- Interesting flavor
- Hardcore hit of protein and fat for very long-lasting energy
- Ethically produced with benefits to a Native American family
- No chemicals and not over-processed
- Paleo-diet friendly (only a pro if that's your thing)
- Freakin' spendy—over $3 per little 15g bar
- Very greasy to the touch--definitely needs to be stored in a package
- Very greasy mouth-feel. Didn't really bother me but would gross out some people.
- Bad food combining (animal protein and sugar) can make for funky digestion
- Comes out of the package wet, and can drip meat juice on you or your pack if you're not careful--definitely a con in bear country
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: About $3/bar at Sunflower market