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Whether I’m headed out on a road trip or going on an afternoon hike, I’m always on the lookout for delicious and nutritious snacks that are easy and convenient to eat on the go.
Munk Pack, a new mix of hearty oats, Omega-3 flax seeds, and tasty fruits has pretty much nailed it. Served in a 4.2 ounce resealable squeeze pouch, Munk Pack is an oatmeal based snack that can easily be eaten with one hand and requires no refrigeration.
When I first heard of Munk Pack, I wasn’t sure how much I was going to dig it. The whole concept of oatmeal in a squeeze pouch seemed a little strange, and I was especially curious about the texture. A recent hiking excursion out to Blue Diamond just outside of Las Vegas seemed like the perfect opportunity to give Munk Pack the taste test.
Munk Pack comes in three different flavors: Raspberry Coconut, Blueberry Acai Flax, and Apple Cinnamon. I’m kind of a coconut freak, so about an hour into my hike I popped the cap off the Raspberry Coconut and slurped away. Since there are no added artificial sugars, it wasn’t too sweet and the fresh, tangy flavor of the raspberry was near addictive. The coconut provided a slightly pulpy offset to the oatmeal texture which wasn’t at all mushy like I imagined.
While the Raspberry Coconut ended up being my favorite, the other two Munk Pack flavors were also pretty scrumptious. The Blueberry Acai Flax has 550mg of Omega-3s and is made with ripe blueberries straight out of the Pacific Northwest. Out of all three flavors, the Apple Cinnamon was most reminiscent of oatmeal but with a fresher, more vibrant taste.
Munk Pack is a healthy alternative to other on-the-go snacks. Unlike a lot of bars, for example, Munk Pack has a short list of non-GMO ingredients, all of which are recognizable without needing a chemistry degree. All natural, low in sugars and fat, and a couple grams of fiber and protein make Munk Pack a great way to recharge. Munk Pack is also vegan and gluten-free, so even those who have dietary restrictions can get their Munk fix.
Blueberry Acai Cinnamon Raspberry Coconut
Despite being quite filling, the total calories per Munk Pack is only 80-100 calories per pouch. This makes it a guilt-free snack or breakfast when you are on the road, at work, or before that mountain bike ride. I also took Munk Pack with me on a recent backpacking trip through Paria Canyon in Southern Utah. While totally satisfying, I decided to eat them on day 1 since Munk Pack weighs a bit more and provides less calories than food I typically take on extended backpacking trips.
The Bearfoot Verdict
I really enjoyed everything about Munk Pack. They are convenient, tasty, filling, and nutritious – a combo that’s hard to beat. My only beef is the fact that the cap is the only part of the package that is recyclable, but from the sounds of it, this is something Munk Pack is working on. Munk Pack is also a 1% for the Planet company that donates 1% of its sales to sustainability-focused non-profits. So hopefully we see some changes in the packaging in the near future. Other than that, I whole heartedly recommend Munk Pack.
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Disclosure: Munk Pack sent me samples at no cost for this review, but as always, all of the opinions expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I receive a tiny bit of compensation at no added cost to you. I only recommend products that I truly love, and any purchases you make help keep this blog going. Thanks for all of your support, and if you ever have any questions about any of the products featured on my site, please email me. Thanks! Kristen