This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
I am always looking for various types of foods to add to our food storage. When I received in invitation to try GreenBelly Meal2Go, I thought, “Why not?” A nutritionally balanced meal bar would make a good addition to an emergency food stash. Plus, I am always looking for lightweight meals that I can take backpacking or hiking.
First, a little background from the company:
Nutritionally Complete. A 650 calorie meal, not a 250 calorie bar.
Ready-to-eat. No preparation and No cleanup.
Healthy. 100% Natural and Gluten Free.
Now for the taste test.
I tried the Cranberry Almond first.
To be honest, I have not found very many food bars that I can rave about. The ones I have tried tend to be dry, crumbly or have an aftertaste. I wasn’t sure how this one would fare.
Surprisingly, the Greenbelly bar has a great taste. You can really taste the fruit and nut pieces, which makes you feel that you are eating something more substantial than a bar.
The bar is also more dense than other bars that I have tried. It is generously packed with fruit, nuts and grain, and I did not feel it was skimpy at all. Because of this, I felt more satisfied after eating one bar.
Finally, I did not mind the texture of this bar. It was moist enough to eat, but not too sticky.
Each meal packet contains two bars, as pictured. I felt full after just eating one bar, so I saved the other bar for later.
I had Mr. Apt Prepper and Apt Prepper son test out the other two flavors. They found the same thing as I did, but both ate the two bars in one sitting.
All in all, I’d recommend Green Belly Meal2Go for hiking, backpacking, camping and snacking. As for food storage, the company has tested that it will last up to six months; or longer, if you can freeze it. However, if you are storing in room temperature, you should rotate them every six months, just as you would cereal and granola bars. If I had to eat these at least every six months, I would actually look forward to rotating them. Give them a try!
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