Friday Five: My On Deck “On-The-Go” Snacks

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. This is a “free” week. I’m gearing up for Expo West in a few weeks so there will be tons of new snacks and foods to share. In the meantime, I have some new (to me) snack finds and some new products from two of my faves. Here are the five things that I’m excited to try next!

5 “On-the-Go” Snacks I Have on Deck

1. Gutsey Bars– Carrie from Gutsey Bar wrote to see if I’d be interested in trying her “travel bars.” Gutsey bars contain good fats and organic ingredients, no GMO’s, no grains, no gluten and no added sugars. Their mission is to “influence everyday people towards a healthier lifestyle through grab-n-go products that are not only good for you but are extremely satisfying.” They promote what the #GutseyLife – a philosophy that is about living with courage, determination and spirit. You know I’m down with that!

Gutsey Bars come in three flavors with fun East Coast state themes. They are: Boston (Double Chocolate Brownie), New Hampshire (Quinoa Cookie with Chia and Cherry) and Maine (Coconut Cookie Dough). Full review and giveaway coming soon! In the meantime, you can follow Gutsey Bars on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

2. bruks bars – bruks bars followed me on Instagram and I checked them out when they had a promotion over the holidays. brüks bars are gluten free, dairy free and soy free healthy snack bars. The bars are handmade and are “full of goodness.” I like that they’re made with real ingredients. They come in four flavors: Apple Pecan, Apricot Chocolate, Cherry Espresso and Original. I can’t wait to try them! In the meantime, you can follow bruks bars on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

3. Broomhead BarsLauren posted about these “local” bars on Instagram. She said that they’re delicious and high in protein with a nice crunch. I ordered a sampler pack to try out – they sell both 4 and 8 pack samplers. Broomhead Bars are all natural and gluten free. They’re high in protein, too. The come in four flavors: Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip. I can’t wait to try these! In the meantime, you can follow Broomhead Bars on Facebook and Instagram.

4. Karma Nuts– You may remember my love letter to (a/k/a review of) Karma Nuts after I met them at Expo West last year. They recently launched 1.5 oz. single serve packs of their raw, roasted and wrapped cashews. If that wasn’t enough, they now have wrapped cashews in Cinnamon, Lime Twist and Lightly Salted and roasted cashews in Coconut Crunch and Peri Peri. I’ll have a full review and giveaway soon! You can keep up with Karma Nuts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

5. Country Archer Frontier Bars – The nice folks at Country Archer sent me a Big Adventure Pack to check out all of their jerky flavors and their (new-ish) Frontier Bars. I met them and tried their jerky and Frontier Bars, a line of meat based protein bars, at Expo East, so I said “yes, please!” as fast as I could type it. The Husband and I are big fans of the Frontier Bars – especially the Beef one. They have 20 grams of protein, 1 – 3 grams of sugar and less than 150 calories each.

I’ll have a full review of the Adventure pack and will share some of my goodies, too! In the meantime, you can enter to win an Adventure Pack by signing up for their newsletter HERE. You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What is next on your list to try?

Have a great weekend!

PS. Don’t forget my great giveaways.



  1. Georgette Coan says:

    Good question. I wrote these bars down so I will have to try them next. You haven’t steered me wrong yet!

  2. Kimberly G says:

    I have never heard of any of these brands. I love your blog because I am constantly finding out about new products and brands!

    Next on my list to try are the new Nuun Vitamins 🙂

  3. Amy Scott says:

    This is a lot of bars! I love bars in general (my favorite are probably FitJoy). I haven’t heard of any of these brands but would love to try the Gutsey because of the states :).

  4. You always blow my mind with the things you find. SUPERSLEUTH

  5. Deb E says:

    Love the Karma Nuts, although you don’t have to make nuts more interesting to me–I love them plain anyway. Always on the lookout for the new bar offerings. I like the tiny ones I can slip in my pocket and not have to worry about breaking or melting.

  6. Rachel Jenkins says:

    Awesome information on these brands!!!!!

  7. tara pittman says:

    The Karma nuts sound so yummy

  8. Christopher Sorel says:

    yum country sweet bbq pork. Oh yea

  9. amy guillaume linderman says:

    mmmm the apricot chocolate bruks bar!!

  10. Stephanie G. says:

    I love your blog! ❤

  11. Amber Ludwig says:

    Oooh I really want to to the Frontier bars!! Im looking for a great protein snack for on the go and it sounds like the perfect fit!!

  12. Susan P. says:

    The Broomhead Bars look very interesting.

  13. Mary W says:

    I would like to try the Country Archer Beef & Pork with Cayenne bars. A meat based bar is something I have not yet tried.

  14. Laura O. says:

    I look forward to trying the Broomhead Bars. I like that they are high in prorein.

  15. barbg says:

    Hey, I just entered your giveaways about 3 of them I think. Anyway, when you do a search on your site for the word “giveaway” you get zero results! Also I miss that linky you used to have up with giveaways. Thanks!

    • Erica A says:

      Weird – I get tons of entries. You can also click giveaway in the right menu bar – there is a link/icon 3/4 of the way down the page on the right. Smitha decided to stop the Wednesday Round Up. My hits/stats haven’t changed too much since we stopped but I may start it up again.

  16. julie says:

    i love learning about new products. I would love to try some of these bars!

  17. Wow, the Cayenne Frontier bar sounds great!

  18. april says:

    The Gutsey bars are next on my list. Love the flavor combos and the cute naming!

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