I received a sample pack to do a PocketFuel Review here on evelinruns.com. Below you’ll see what PocketFuel is and what I thought about them..
Who are PocketFuel Naturals?
PocketFuel Naturals was founded by athletes for athletes in Oregon, 2010. Mark Ribkoff, who started PocketFuel together with Heidi Ribkoff and Rod Parmenter, was convinced there has to be a way to fuel for performance with a natural whole food based, tasty and portable product instead of the existing not very natural products out there. After turning their kitchen into a lab they came up with the nut butter based product PocketFuel which quickly won peoples heart and the company now sells their product in over 400 locations (plus online) with international distributors in several other countries than the US.
We provide healthy, tasty, portable whole food nutrition for everyone, from elite level athletes to kids at school, office workers to travelers and commuters. If you’re hungry, you have a right to a healthy, tasty snack that doesn’t taste like bark chips.
Fuel your high energy, active, healthy lifestyle with PocketFuel!
Evelin and PocketFuel
I have a thing for natural, and obviously plant based, products. After hearing a lot about PocketFuel I was lucky enough to get a chance to try them out. Since I am a real nut butter lover (not a single day goes by without me having some kind of nut butter, some days I eat… A LOT) I was very excited to finally get some in my belly. I received a pack of 8 PocketFuel to review – one of each flavor. The nut butter blends come in these flavors:
All but one of the flavors are vegan so I tried 7 of the flavors out and had my husband try the Chia Goji & Honey during a day at work. I can honestly tell you that I LOVE every single one of the flavors. PocketFuel uses only natural whole food ingredients which makes for a healthy and efficient way of fueling for both mental and physical activity and focus. The blends are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fat – all necessary for our bodies to be able to both perform and recover properly. Almond, hazelnut and peanut butter are the bases and fruits/berries/coffee beans add flavor – a “kick”. The mix of nut butter and dried fruit, berries and/or coffee beans is amazing! There’s a nice added texture due to the fruits/berries and according to me they go really well together. Before using the fuel you’re told to “Squish and Squeeze”, which really is a great advice – it loosens up the consistency a bit and makes it really easy to “eat” even on the go with no water around.
PocketFuel comes in three different sizes – 1.8oz (the ones I got and that are pictured in this post), 3oz and 20oz. I found the 1.8oz a perfect size to bring along for a run – fits perfectly in the pocket of my “distance” shorts (above pictured). The pouches are flexible, durable and comes with a screw lid which makes it possible to reseal the pouches and save some of the goodness for later. What is really great too is that the pouches are reusable – just wash the pouch (after emptying it completely of course, you don’t want to waste any of this goodness!) and fill it up with more goodness from a 20oz pouch of your favorite flavor! I love companies who think about reducing waste and offering us smart solutions to help make this world a bit better, greener and happier. Let us “Reduce – Reuse – Refuel”, as PocketFuel puts it!
I have used PocketFuel while out running (obviously!), while planning/working, and as a mid day snack while preparing for a run or other activities and in all situations PocketFuel has served me VERY well. They are sooo tasty I would eat them as a snack and/or fuel for my runs every single day if it wasn’t for the fact that I actually need great fuel for my runs. They are perfect to combine with a banana or a bagel, but most of all I love them on their own as the nut butter blends are just amazing by themselves.
PocketFuel recently released a new product – the Cold Brew Coffee Energy Shots. They are available in three flavors – Vanilla, Mocha and Java. As I am a real coffee monster, I can’t wait to get my hands on these and give them a go. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
PocketFuel is giving me the opportunity to spread the love to my readers – one lucky person will win a sample pack of PocketFuel to enjoy. Enter the giveaway below and cross your fingers!
Giveaway rules: This giveaway is open to only US residents over 18 years old. The giveaway is open between Sunday 1/19/14 12am HST and Monday 1/27/14 at 12am HST. I will choose a random winner and post him/her here on evelinruns.com Monday 1/27/14.
Disclaimer: I was sent a variety pack of PocketFuel for free to do this review, I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions in this blogpost are mine and mine alone and they have not been controlled or influenced by PocketFuel or anyone else.