I recently had the pleasure of trying a variety of Taos Bakes products, and I must say, I'm thoroughly impressed. These artisanal snacks are a delightful combination of delicious flavors and wholesome ingredients. Taos Bakes has truly mastered the art of creating snacks that satisfy both the taste buds and the body's nutritional needs.
My all time favorite flavor was the PB Chocolate + Butterscotch. It had a rich and indulgent taste reminiscent of a Butterfinger bar. The combination of creamy peanut butter, decadent chocolate, and sweet butterscotch was simply irresistible. I loved the crunch of the organic multigrain cereal! Every bite was a burst of flavor that left me craving more.
Another standout flavor was the Piñon Coffee + Dark Chocolate. As a coffee lover, I appreciated the subtle yet distinct coffee flavor combined with the richness of dark chocolate. The piñon nuts added a crunch and a hint of earthiness that perfectly complemented the other ingredients.
The Dark Chocolate Almond + Sea Salt was a classic combination done right. The luscious dark chocolate paired with crunchy almonds and a touch of sea salt created a harmonious blend of sweet and salty flavors. It felt like a true treat.
For those who enjoy the tropical notes, the Toasted Coconut + Vanilla Bean flavor is a must-try. The sweet coconut flakes and aromatic vanilla beans create a tropical escape with every bite. It was like a mini vacation in a snack.
The Caramel Pecan + Cranberries flavor provided a satisfying balance of chewy caramel, crunchy pecans, and tangy cranberries. It hit me in that sweet/ tart spot that kept me coming back for more.
The Gingersnap + Pecan had a nice gingery kick that paired well with the buttery pecans — and I loved the chewy, cookie-like texture! This is a warm and comforting flavor.
The Pecan Praline + Maple Syrup was a thoughtful combination of sweet maple syrup and crunchy pecans, reminiscent of a cozy autumn day. I hate to admit that I want to eat one of these alongside a pumpkin spice latte.
Lastly, the Almond Agave + Cinnamon flavor was a fantastic blend of nutty almonds and the warm spice of cinnamon. I loved the texture, with the almonds, oats and raisins. It had a subtle sweetness from the agave that made it a guilt-free indulgence.
When it comes to backpacking and adventuring outdoors, the importance of nutritious snacks cannot be overstated. Engaging in physically demanding activities and spending long hours on the trail requires a steady source of energy and nourishment. Nutritious snacks provide the carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats that replenish energy and support muscle recovery.
However, taste and enjoyment should never be overlooked. It’s hard to know what you’re going to crave when you’re out in the backcountry — and I can tell you right now, you’re rarely going to crave what you’re carrying in your pack. That’s why having snacks that are not only nutritious but also delicious can be a game-changer. The enjoyment of eating something tasty can boost your morale, and can even provide you a much-needed mental break.
Taos Bakes understands the importance of “yum” and has masterfully crafted their snacks to deliver both superior nutrition and incredible flavor. Taos Bakes offers a delightful balance of taste and sustenance.
What sets Taos Bakes apart even further is their commitment to using high-quality, all-natural ingredients, free of additives. Based in Taos, New Mexico, they self-manufacture their snacks in a 100% daytime solar-powered facility.
Taos Bakes has won me over with their range of flavors and the dedication they put into creating their artisanal snacks. They have managed to strike the perfect balance between flavor and nutrition, while creating satisfying textures, making each bite a guilt-free pleasure. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, an athlete, or simply looking for a healthy and tasty snack, Taos Bakes has you covered.
Taos Bakes Nutrition Info
- Dark Chocolate Almond + Sea Salt: 280 Cal, 23g Fat, 17g Carb, 6g Protein
- PB Chocolate + Butterscotch: 210 Cal, 9g Fat, 30g Carb, 5g Protein
- Toasted Coconut + Vanilla Bean: 210 Cal, 15g Fat, 18g Carb, 7g Protein
- Pinon Coffee + Dark Chocolate: 210 Cal, 15g Fat, 17g Carb, 9g Protein
- Caramel Pecan + Cranberries: 250 Cal, 22g Fat, 19g Carb, 6g Protein
- Gingersnap + Pecan: 280 Cal, 24g Fat, 17g Carb, 4g Protein
- Pecan Praline + Maple Syrup: 220 Cal, 17g Fat, 14g Carb, 8g Protein
- Almond Agave + Cinnamon: 220 Cal, 11g Fat, 19g Carb, 5g Protein
Ace Curtis is a plus-sized outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys hiking in Northern California and taking photos of many tree-covered hillsides. She was born and raised in Mt Shasta, CA at the base of a 14,163’ mountain. She is currently working with her husband on creating an off-grid lifestyle on 2.5 acres just a few miles from where she started life, 36 years ago.