Review: Kelly Jean Snacks

Tasty, filling, all-natural, protein-rich, made right here in Bozeman... what more does one need from an outdoor snack? With four different flavors in a handy dual-purpose package—two solid bites when cool, creamy goo when warm—Kelly Jean Snacks satisfy in all conditions, for every activity. We doled 'em out to the crew; here's what they had to say.

I tried the Mocha Espresso, which was a good combination of sweet and savory. It felt like a lightweight snack, which was refreshing in a market saturated with bricks like Cliff and Lara bars. This is something I would definitely consider in place of my usual trail snack of Snickers. —Eli

Soft, squishy, goodness. From the first bite, the Dark Cocoa Loco melted in my mouth, saturating it with chocolate ooze. Is that coconut I taste? It is—yummy. —Gerard

The Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip bites were the perfect mid-day pick-me-up. They satisfied my sweet tooth without a subsequent sugar-crash. The bites were so rich, I even had extra to save for later (or to share, I suppose). —Jamie

The Peanut Butter + Chocolate Chip bites actually taste like peanut butter, unlike so many other options touting as much. I ate the two bites as a mid-morning snack and had no real craving for lunch until well into the afternoon. I’m looking forward to trail-running season with a couple of these in my pack for long runs—I’ll freeze 'em the night before and then nibble all morning long. —Chris

When I'm out and about, a sweet pick-me-up goes a long way to raise my morale (read: blood sugar). The No-Bake Cookie hits my hankering no matter what I'm in the mood for. It was just what I needed to keep the gears turning out on the trail. —Adam

After these rave reviews, we bagged ourselves an entire box, which we keep in the office fridge. Once the weather warms up, we'll move 'em to the freezer, so they stay solid longer as we burn calories on the trail. To snag yourself some of these snacks, head to Ghost Town Coffee or Town & Country, or order online.