I randomly stumbled upon these while surfing the backcountry and was immediately intrigued. I LOVE meat, like... a LOT.
So this could be the next best thing since PRO-Bar! (For culinary reference I HATE...I mean loathe cliff bars, I have a problem with both the texture and the way they freeze when I go skiing and I find the flavor flat and boring).
I wasn't, however, ready to commit to 12 EPIC bars and wanted to try each bar in its natural habitat prior to investing in a 12-pack. I was also really curious about what they would look like?
Here are my findings.
Beef : SMOKEY, couldn't really taste much of the spice but the cherries added a nice balancing flavor with a pleasant aftertaste.
Bison: I would say this one was my least favorite as I didn't love the aftertaste. Couldn't really separate the taste of bacon or cranberries and found the smoky taste a little overwhelming. I found this one a bit too salty for my liking. Probably wouldn't buy a 12 pack, but lean meat bison lovers may feel a little differently.
Lamb: 10/10! I bought a 12-pack, if that tells you anything! This was my favorite flava-flav. Really loved the savory taste of the mint and immediately wanted a bigger portion after devouring the bar while fly fishing on the Weber river.
Turkey: 2nd fav. Such a great aftertaste that I immediately wished I had more.. This will be the 2nd box I buy.
NOTE: In my findings, MEAT bars should not be consumed for very active endeavors such as mountain biking or running. It's really a much better slow-sport kind of meal replacement. I developed my own MEAT SWEAT rule continuum. If you are sweating, as in wiping moisture from your brow, it's probably not best to consume a meat bar. I don't like meat sweats, so...
...It worked best when I was paddleboarding, hiking or fly fishing. My boyfriend was able to gobble a lamb bar at the top of our bike ascent, but I declined as it would most likely give me meat burps...