Review: Chomps Snack Sticks


Disclaimer: I was sent these products from Chomps, with no compensation other than the products to test and review. The following post consists of my honest thoughts & opinions about the product!

Although I love snacking (probably too much,) snack sticks are usually more up Joe’s alley than mine. I’m more of an ‘oops I just ate an entire bag of ______ in less than 48 hours‘ kind of girl. Yes, I could probably stand to have more protein in my diet, and yes I’m on the hunt for some good snacking options to bring to work – but I’m sorry, a Slim Jim just doesn’t appeal to me 99% of the time.

Enter: Chomps Snack Sticks.

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With the new year coming up soon (where did the time go?) these snack sticks are a perfect way to start your healthy eating resolution off right! They are made with 100% Non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef, which is sourced from New Zealand. They have no artificial ingredients (no nitrites, nitrates, MSG, colors, or flavors) and are shelf stable for a year with the help of celery juice rather than an artificial preservative.

I’m always trying to find the Clif/Kind/Luna bars with the most protein to get me through the day (plus I just don’t eat enough protein in general,) but each Chomps Snack Stick has 9g of protein, which is crazy awesome. We brought a couple on our trip to Disney to keep our energy up throughout the day, and they really were the perfect mid-day snack – even though I had to smush them into my purse a little bit.

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So, as far as meaty snack sticks go, these are pretty great. The Original flavor is definitely my favorite, Joe liked the Jalapeño, and my whole family thought the Crankin’ Cran flavor was a bit too spicy…but we do have a relatively low spice tolerance, so I’m sure it would be delicious to many others!

Pros:

All natural, including a natural preservative.

High in protein.

Gluten free and paleo friendly.

Cons:

Not quite as “snappy” as other snack sticks (the casing) which I suppose worked in my favor when we brought them to Disney – they fit in my purse more easily 😉

Info from Chomps:

Peter and Rashid started Chomps out of an apartment in Chicago in 2012 with the help of their wives. Since then the product has rapidly gained popularity in the CrossFit and Paleo space. It continues to grow in popularity hitting new target markets including Outdoorsmen, Bodybuilders, Gluten Free Dieters and Parent’s looking for healthy snacks for their kids.

The team mission is to create the highest quality jerky product on the market.

You can find the snack sticks on Chomps’ website and on Amazon – if you’re intrigued, get yourself a couple! Like I said, it’s (almost) a new year, time to kick those artificially flavored and preserved snack sticks to the curb 🙂

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Happy Monday!

Gosh, I almost forgot to do this today – my brain has been in Cyber Monday mode (knocking out all the rest of my Christmas shopping, woohoo!) Can that be my #1 thing for my Happy Monday post?

      1. Other than general Christmas shopping, Mochi Things is having a 30% off sale. I’m not exactly at all sure how I discovered this website, but they have my absolute favorite pens in the entire world. Super fine point (.38) and cute patterns. I have 6 new ones headed my way – hooray!! Here are my favs: 1 2 3
      2. We picked up our Christmas cards this weekend!Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 3.12.08 PM
        I had them printed at the printer that did all of our invites/programs for our wedding – so much cheaper than going through Minted…and you get exactly what you want. Best of both worlds. Nothing against Minted though – that’s where my parents are getting their (equally as cute) cards printed.
      3. All of the snow in Kzoo melted! Hallelujah! We weren’t able to get all of our leaves up before we were dumped on with 8-10 inches of snow two weekends ago, so hopefully we can take care of that before we get more snow on Wednesday. Icky. Can it be next Thursday yet? I’m ready to go to Disney.
      4. Since the first Hunger Games movie came out, me and my friend Olivia have been seeing them together shortly after they come out, and Joe and I were able to stop on our way back to Kzoo last night to see the movie with her and her boyfriend! The movie was lovely, and I’m so glad we were able to see the entire series together! I’m a stickler for tradition.
      5. I’ve been getting lots of things to sample/review/write about lately from places like BzzAgent (Barber Chicken), Influenster (a humidifier), Crowdtap (Splenda, Robitussin, Cottonelle) and Brandbacker (face cream, eye gel, hair care, and natural snack sticks.) I kind of feel bad for the mail man/UPS man for having to deliver so many packages, but it’s pretty great, not gonna lie. Anyway, I have yet to get the snack sticks, but they’re holding a giveaway! Chomps Snack Sticks are based out of Chicago, and are made with 100% Non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef, sourced from New Zealand. They contain no artificial ingredients (no nitrites, nitrates, MSG, colors, flavors) and are shelf stable for a year with the help of celery juice! If you enter, good luck! 🙂 I’ll be writing a review sometime in the next few weeks.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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