What’s a Chunk of Energy, you ask? Excellent question. Until recently, I wasn’t sure either. Fortunately, I have been educated on the matter.
When I was contacted by the kind folks behind Chunks of Energy, I was intrigued and flattered. It turns out that the matriarch of this family business came across my blog and thought I sounded like someone who would enjoy these little bites. They offered to send me some samples to try and invited me to check out their website.
What I found there was pretty exciting (for someone like me who gets excited over new, healthy eats). Chunks of Energy is a delightful company that produces tasty, raw, nutrient-packed bite sized snacks that are pretty darn fantastic for people on the go. They have a number of varieties, all of which are full of natural sweeteners designed to deliver a healthy energy boost.
Personally, as a runner, I was so pleased to see ingredients that I know are great for providing me the fuel I need to log my mileage without sacrificing health. Dates. Chia. Goji Berries. Apricots. Seeds. I could go on, but I’ll let you look for yourself. Also making me happy is the fact that there are several options for people with specific dietary preferences. There are dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, gluten-free , and salt-free options.
I taste-tested three varieties:
- Cacao with Goji Berries – Like your energy with a bit of chocolate on the side? The cacao in this one can satisfy those who like a chocolaty flavor, for sure, but the addition of the goji berries turns this into a rich little treat. This one, in my opinion, could almost pass as a dessert-type bite. Hmm. Makes me want to crush some up over some non-dairy vanilla ice cream, actually. I will have to give that a try.
- Lemon Pomegranate – Wow; this one is refreshing! The citrus is bright, flavorful, and really feels like a bite of sunshine. It’s vegan, salt-free, and organic. I kind of want to enjoy a bite of this flavor alongside my breakfast. It makes a lovely way to brighten my morning and start the day!
- Date Flax with Turmeric – This was my favorite of the three. The sweetness of the date is countered with the earthiness of the turmeric, combining to make a nicely balanced and totally delectable snack. Plus, for me specifically, these are nutritionally fantastic. This combination is pretty much ideal for athletes, providing healthy natural fast-releasing energy (dates), healthy fats and oils to lubricate muscles and joints (flax), and inflammation fighting powers (turmeric). Perfect.
Ultimately, I am thrilled with all three flavors that I was able to sample and I can honestly say they have won me over as a customer. I will be picking up more and trying other flavors out soon. And, you can, too! Chunks of Energy are available in the bulk food section of a store near you, and online from the Chunks of Energy website, and a few other online retailers. For more details, visit www.chunksofenergy.com and fill out the form to find Chunks of Energy “at a store near you.”
Curious to learn more about Chunk of Energy? The kind folks behind the delicious products invite you to make contact at the Chunks of Energy site (www.chunksofenergy.com), and/or on facebook (www.facebook.com/chunksofenergy), twitter (www.twitter.com/ilovechunks), and pinterest (www.pinterest.com/chunksofenergy).
Disclaimer/Note: While the Chunks of Energy that I taste-tested were provided to me by the company, I was not compensated for this review and the opinions I express here are totally and completely my own. I was not obligated to write a review, but chose to do so because I was so legitimately impressed with the products.