Recently I was asked to try Frontier Bites. They are a new product coming to Publix from Boulder Colorado. I didn’t know much about them but I am a fan of a healthy snack packed with protein so I thought I would give them a shot.
I thought it would be fun to do a little taste test with my Monday night dinner crew. I tried to make it fun and offered it as a healthy dessert after dinner (look at how seriously everyone is taking this).
While each of the bites differed they were all packed into nice little squares making it SO much easier than eating seeds or granola; you don’t spill crumbs all over yourself. All of the ingredients could be pronounced and there are less than 10 ingredients in each bag. When you live with Celiac Disease you are always on the look out for hidden gluten and these bites make it easy to see that this is a safe product. In addition to being gluten-free these bites are vegan, soy free and non GMO-certified.
They also have options without nuts. The Fruit and Seed variety is nut free. This worked out great because one of my friends does not eat oily nuts.
Overall the group thought:
“this would be great on ice cream”
“this would be great for beach volleyball, on a hike or after a workout the bag is resealable and they are easy to take with you and eat anywhere”
“I have an allergy to oily nuts, nice to see options in the form of seeds and a variety of nuts”
“These little squares are easy to eat”
The Crowd Rankings
Blueberry Lemon was ranked #1 for flavor by our mini 6 person taste test.
Pecan Cherry Cinnamon came in a close second. This combination was a surprise to the group. Sweet yet hearty at the same time. This one also had the highest fat and calorie content of all the flavors.
The most anticipated flavor was the Pineapple Macadamia Coconut. It missed the mark for us; you could barely taste the coconut flavor.
Lowest calorie and lowest fat content was the Fruit and Seed. We really loved this one too. It was not as chewy as some of the others ones and you can eat them with your hand and not feel sticky afterwards.
All in all these are nice little snacks for someone who is on the go and needs a quick burst of protein and nourishment. It is important to note that my taste testers are not gluten-free; they enjoyed the gluten-free treat and did not complain once -pretty impressive. While delicious they are not too filling which could be dangerous! Also, they run about $5ish dollars in Publix around the Jacksonville area.
Have you had these before? What did you think?