Paleovalley is a website I stumbled upon by chance via Instagram (shocker) a while ago. After looking through their website, I knew they were a company committed to providing products and information of the highest quality, with large sights to grow and make their services as easily available as junk food currently is. This is a lofty goal, but they are quickly growing and on their way to achieving it!
Currently, Paleovalley offers several cookbooks, including a 31-Day Paleo Diet Kickstart to help those new to this way of eating ease into the transition and learn what it feels like to truly be healthy. On top of this and other reading materials, Paleovalley also sells several food products. The two that I was lucky enough to try and review below were the 100% Grassfed Beef Snack Stick and their brand-new Superfood Bar. They also sell Grassfed Whey Protein.
Paleo Superfood Bar
I was super pumped when I received my box from Paleovalley and saw that they sent me TWO (2!!!) of their brand-new Superfood Bars. The flavor is Dark Chocolate, which is another weakness of mine. My sweet tooth is huge... unfortunately, my tolerance for high sugar content is not. But these bars pack a huge punch in the way of how many great ingredients go into them! There is a nice balance between fat, carbs, and protein to give you an energy boost and numerous micro mineral sources brought to you, again, from the quality mix of ingredients.
As far as texture goes, they are similar to most other bars that use dates as their base. Sticky, but easy to break apart. Taking a bite is soft and would probably be easy for someone missing a few teeth to eat! The flavor was not really strong in the Dark Chocolate category. It was sweet, sure, but it really is hard to cover up that date, caramel-like flavor. I would say it could be sold more easily as a general fruit superfood flavor with some added cacao for the health benefits, but not so much for actual flavor. Overall, they are enjoyable and a good pick-me-up when you're in a pinch!
Rating: 7 out of 10
Ingredients: Organic cashews, organic wildflower honey, organic pumpkin seeds, organic dates, organic cacao, organic flax seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic coconut butter, organic chia seeds, organic vanilla, organic goji berries, organic hemp seeds, unrefined sea salt, organic blueberries, organic spirulina, organic chlorella, organic acerola cherry.
Beef Snack Sticks
Paleovalley Beef Snack Sticks. These babies are where it's at! I could not believe the flavor when I tried them. If you ever had a slightly-shameful-but-still-okay-because-everyone-does love for Slim Jims, you will be in heaven with this product. I honestly thought I was eating a Slim Jim at first. And in my case, that is a very good thing! The beef used to make these is:
- 100% Grass-fed, with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, and Vitamins A, B, &E than grain-fed beef.
- Never given antibiotics or hormones.
- Gluten, soy, and sugar-free.
- No artificial nitrites or nitrates.
AND IT TASTES. SO. GOOD.
Okay, I'll stop yelling now. But seriously, treat yo'self to this product.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Ingredients: 100% grassfed beef, water, sea salt, organic dextrose from tapiocha, celery juice, organic black pepper, organic red pepper, organic garlic powder, organic coriander, lactic acid starter culture, stuffed in a dye-free collagen casing.
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