Healthier Cereal in ’17: Peak Sherpa Tsampa #Giveaway

Happy New Year! I have a confession to make. I’ve been holding out on you. This fall, I had the opportunity to test out a bunch of great healthy products. I decided to hold out and to do a “Healthier in ’17” series of posts and giveaways to power a healthier 2017 for my readers.


At the last Chicago Sweets and Snacks Show, I met Josh from Sherpa Foods. He asked if I’d ever heard of Tsampa. I hadn’t. He told me that it’s an ancient cereal from the Himalayas that Sherpas who climb Mt. Everest use for fuel. Interesting! He indicated that it was just coming to market and asked if I wanted to check it out when it did. Of course, you know the answer to that question. He offered to send me some to try and share. Plus, they’ll send a lucky reader some Tsampa barley cereal to try, too!

The founders of Sherpa Foods are Tibetan. They were raised eating Tsampa which they were told by their elders is a “strength-giving and health-giving food.” They say that “Sherpa mountaineers consider Tsampa essential on their climbs of the world’s highest peaks. For Sherpas speed is primary, and Tsampa takes only seconds to prepare and fuels them for the long haul. The versatility and ease of Tsampa make it convenient no matter where you are.”

Sherpa Foods’ products are good for you and the company does good, too! Sherpa Foods, SPC is a Social Purpose Corporation and a Certified B Corp Pending Company. They’re committed to preserving the rich cultural traditions of the Himalayas. Proceeds from every purchase help to provide economic support to the people of the Himalayas.

Tsampa is made from sprouted and roasted barley which is high in dietary fiber and beta-glucan.   It’s low glycemic and provides lasting, sustained energy. It is also high in non-digestible carbohydrates which make it a prebiotic, too. The cereal has no added sugar and all flavors are vegan, too.

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Peak Sherpa Tsampa comes in five flavors. They are Traditional with Flakes, Apple Cinnamon Pecan, Cherry Almond, Cranberry, Chocolate Almond and Toasted Coconut. The Traditional can be made savory or sweet or eaten plain. Tsampa is roasted and doesn’t need to be cooked. You can mix it with water, milk or yogurt. You can use hot water like oatmeal if you’d like.

I shared my tsampa barley cereals and tried two flavors. I shared the plain with Amanda and Kristin. Then each of us and Allison took a flavor. We all love that it does not get soggy like oatmeal. The roasted cereal stays firm in milk. It’s also nutty and is less sweet than most oatmeal. Allison noted that the Roasted Coconut has less then 1/2 the amount of sugar as instant flavored oatmeal packets. The Traditional has 0 grams of sugar! We all loved the option for breakfast with high fiber and at least some protein. We were also excited that all of the ingredients are non-GMO and organic.

I love the Apple Cinnamon Pecan. I mix it with almond milk. As I said, it stays firm and the apples, cinnamon and pecans are delicious. The cereal is very filling and not too sweet. It’s great for pre-workout or to get you through a busy morning. Kristin tried the cereal when she was pregnant. She was excited by how she felt full through her next meal. She though the Cherry Almond Cranberry had a great mix of flavors and textures to complement the cereal, too.

Want to try the Peak Sherpa Himalayan Style Tsampa Barley Cereal?  Sherpa Foods will send a sampler to one lucky reader. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years of age or older and is void where prohibited. The giveaway runs through February 9. A winner will be selected and notified on February 10.

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In the mean time, you can get Sherpa Foods’ products on Amazon (affiliate link) and in stores. Sign up for their newsletter to get 20% off of your first order. You can also keep up with Sherpa Foods on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Please note: I was provided with this product at no cost in exchange for an honest review and giveaway. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

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65 Comments

  1. Christopher Sorel says:

    Like high fiber and love to try the cherry almond

  2. Jeffrey says:

    The Apple Cinnamon Pecan sounds great to me, it seems like a great morning fuel to start the day.

  3. Kristen says:

    The toasted coconut looks yummy!

  4. Mindy DeLisi says:

    Chocolate Almond sounds really good to me! I love that’s it’s organic too, good for the family!

  5. Georgette Coan says:

    I am going to guess the inclusion of barley means it is not gluten free? I didn’t see it in the post, but figured I would ask anyway.

  6. Coconut sounds goos. I like the low glycemic feature.

  7. Renata says:

    I would like cherry almond cranberry and I like that it’s nonGMO!

  8. Amy Scott says:

    I’d love to try the chocolate almond one. I like that it’s high fiber and has prebiotics, too.

  9. Raymond says:

    Chocolate Almond sounds tasty!

  10. Sarah N says:

    I would try the Cherry Almond first. I like that the cereal is low glycemic.

  11. Mandi says:

    Chocolate almond! Love that it is low glycemic and high fiber

  12. gloria patterson says:

    Apple Cinnamon Pecan just a flip of the quarter……. they all sound good

  13. Angela W says:

    I want to try the toasted coconut! Love that it it organic.

  14. Marty Crosson says:

    I’d probably try the original flavor first, because I like to doctor cereal up to my own taste. The aspects that interest me most are that it’s vegan and provides sustained energy, a combo that’s not always easy to find.

  15. paige c says:

    i would try the chocolate almond flavor first!

  16. steph says:

    apple cinnamon pecan sounds yummy!

  17. Catalina says:

    Fiber & chocolate almond!

  18. Lisa S. says:

    I think I’d try the toasted coconut first but all of the flavors sound delicious! I love that they are an excellent source of fiber which is something I think my son and I could really benefit to have more of in our diets.

  19. Kris I. says:

    I want to try Apple Cinnamon Pecan and I love that it is high in fiber and organic!

  20. Caroline says:

    cherry almond…yum!

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I’d like to try the Apple Cinnamon Pecan! It sounds quite delicious, and I like that these cereals are prebiotic and non GMO!

  22. Erin R. says:

    Ooh, the coconut one looks good.

  23. Becca Z says:

    Chocolate Almond, ASAP, please! The most important quality to me is the certified organic.

  24. Maryann D. says:

    I would love to try the Toasted Coconut flavor. I do like that it is vegan and high fiber is important also.

  25. Edye says:

    I’d try apple cinnamon pecan. I love that it’s vegan! 🙂

  26. Pat says:

    I’d like to try the Apple Cinnamon Pecan. Organic is most important to me.

  27. Lydia Claire says:

    It’s hard to choose but the Cherry Almond Cranberry sounds so good! It’s most important that something be vegan.

  28. Amy C. says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Almond first.

  29. Shannon says:

    I’d like to try the Chocolate Almont.

  30. barbg says:

    I like the high fiber and protein of this product the best. I would be all over the apples and cinnamon flavor first.

  31. Susan P. says:

    I’d like to try the Apple Cinnamon Pecan. High fiber would be the most important feature.

  32. Michelle S. says:

    I’d love to try the Toasted Coconut

  33. Deb E says:

    The Toasted Coconut sounds great to try. I love that it’s high fiber and a prebiotic, both great for my gut to keep me regular.

  34. Hannah says:

    Apple pecan sounds so yummy!

  35. Lauren says:

    I would like to try Toasted Coconut first.

  36. Amanda C. says:

    I would love to try the apple cinnamon or toasted coconut. For breakfast, the high fiber is key and the organic is a plus!

  37. Nik says:

    Thanks they all sound good I haven’t seen this?

  38. Angela Saver says:

    I would love to try the Toasted Coconut first! Organic & non-GMO are the most important to me! Thanks for the chance at this!

  39. sarah s says:

    This cereal sounds great I would like to try the Toasted Coconut first.

  40. Corrine says:

    I think the flavor I’m most excited to try is Apple Cinnamon Pecan. I’m vegan so that is first and foremost in my choices.

  41. Amber Ludwig says:

    Chocolate almond sounds divine!! I love that its organic 🙂

  42. Jackie says:

    I would like to try the Toasted Coconut flavor first. I like that it has no added sugar.
    Thank you!

  43. Mandi Smith says:

    I would love to try the Cherry Almond Cranberry.

  44. Georgiana says:

    Cherry Almond Cranberry would be delicious and I look for organic foods.

  45. Julie G says:

    the apple cinnamon pecan. I like the low glycemic and non gmo

  46. Jordan D. says:

    Toasted coconut sounds amazing! I like the low glycemic and non-gmo features! Sounds like a great alternative to oatmeal, awesome flavors!

  47. Jennifer H. says:

    i like that it’s organic. I would like the Cherry Almond Cranberry.

  48. Fiona N says:

    I am most excited to try the Toasted Coconut. I love non-GMO products!
    Thank You for the chance!

  49. Susan Biddle says:

    I have just been learning about beta glucan recently. I would love to try this and let my kids try it.

  50. Susan Biddle says:

    The most important feature to me is that they are organic! My family and I are very sensitive to certain chemicals used to process GMO crops.

  51. Eileen Burke says:

    Toasted coconut sounds yummy and I love the high fiber.

  52. liz l says:

    I have diabetes do Low glycemic for me

  53. Arlinda says:

    I’d like to try the toasted coconut

  54. Laurie Nykaza says:

    The toasted coconut sounds so good love that its organic too

  55. Chocolate almond! I love that they’re vegan.

  56. Farrah says:

    That apple cinnamon is callin’ my name! <3 I love tha tit's high in fiber + organic! :]!

  57. Amy says:

    Chocolate almond!

  58. John H. says:

    Cherry Almond Cranberry and I would say prebiotic.

  59. Steph says:

    I like high fiber

  60. latanya says:

    apple cinnamon pecan and non-gmo

  61. Linda says:

    Decisions, decisions….chocolate almond or toasted coconut!

  62. Stephanie G. says:

    Oh my GOSH cereal is my world! Especially if it’s healthy…oh my! I love that it’s high in fiber and low glycemic and I love ALL flavors but toasted coconut would be my first pick winner. This giveaway would be a blessing to win!

  63. Rajee Pandi says:

    toasted coconut

  64. Cherry almond cranberry!!

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