So, back a few months ago, I was sent a sample pack of goodies from Steve’s Paleo Goods.
And then, I was lazy and neglected to tell you all about it. Which is bad behavior on my part. Really bad. I should totally be on an episode of “Bloggers Behaving Badly.” That was me.
But, I’ve mended my ways and am here to tell you all about my Steve’s PaleoGoods sample packet of yumminess!
First, let me tell you a little about Steve’s Paleo Goods. Once upon a time, Steve (hence the company name) had a regular old day job but his passion was nutrition and fitness. He met teens on his regular day job route in not the best areas and situations and eventually began inviting them to work out with him at a local park. He wanted to provide them an outlet – something to do that would keep them from potentially getting into trouble. Pretty soon, he had a pack a kids that he trained regularly and he took it one step further – by providing them nutritious food that they could eat at school. He packed them jerky, nuts, and berries. And essentially, Steve’s PaleoKit was born. Nowadays, Steve has a gym at Steve’s PaleoGoods in New Jersey and he trains quite a few young athletes, helping them to stay away from the dangers of street life. “Helping at risk youth realize their potential through fitness, nutrition and leadership skills is the driving force behind Steve’s PaleoGoods” and 15% of each purchase goes directly into Steve’s Club National Program that currently supports 30 local clubs around the country.
Pretty cool, huh? You should definitely check them out!
Anyhoo, what sort of yummies did I receive in my sample pack?
Um, hello dried strawberries! I know they are kinda all about the jerky but man, oh man, those strawberries! I seriously cried when the bag was empty. Cried. Might have even sobbed a little. No joke.
The PaleoKrunch bar was the 2nd to go. I’m not the biggest fan of coconut but I was totally a fan of this bar. It was delicious and a perfect snack with a piece of fruit (real fresh fruit since I’d already inhaled all the dried strawberries)!
Now, the PaleoKrunch Cinnamon Granola is easily one of my favorite granolas ever in the history of Paleo Granolas! Doesn’t hurt that I’m all about that cinnamon, either! I measured out a little more than ¼ cup to go into my Siggi’s and it was pretty darned tasty. Chock full of nuts and seeds, and flavored with honey and cinnamon, this granola packs a pretty good punch and really elevated my yogurt experience. More please!
I also got an Apple PaleoKit with dried apples, beef jerky, pecans and almonds. Packed that bad boy in my purse and had it as a snack when I was at a day long, slightly boring, training class for work. Hey, that kit made my day much more interesting! It was just the right amount of each to satisfy and the dried apples weren’t crisp and hard like a chip but were perfectly soft and chewy and added a great textural difference to the jerky and the nuts. I could definitely see me carrying these when my sailor and I go hiking, too. Easy to carry and all kinds of healthy nutrition in one perfect little pouch!
Now, let’s talk about the jerky. I got two small pouches of jerky – one grass fed and one not. I have to say, I preferred the grass fed to the non-grass fed. Doesn’t mean the non-grass fed wasn’t good; I just preferred the other. The texture was slightly different to me. The downside to the jerkies is that you need to make sure you have a napkin or a wet wipe available. My fingers turned a little orange from the seasonings. *Note to self – don’t eat jerky on the same day you’re wearing white.* As far as texture, the jerky was not soft but not so hard, I felt like a dog tearing into some treat. It was a little tougher than I prefer but, I’m slightly a wuss when it comes to jerky. I don’t like to fight my food! Lol! Will the texture prevent me from buying more? Nope – I’ll stick to the grass fed. But, I would probably just stick to the PaleoKits because I like the variety with the fruit and the nuts and there isn’t just so much jerky.
The last thing I got was a bottle of Paleo Ketchup and, to be honest, I haven’t tried it yet so I can’t tell you what it’s like. But, if it’s anything like any of Steve’s other products, it’s sure to be a winner in my book.
So, make sure you check them out!