We all have certain foods we like and don’t like. A lot of us also have certain foods we can and can’t eat. There are many different dietary regimens people follow with all variants of dietary restrictions, so it’s super important for any food company to consider that when creating their products. (It’s also super important to label products accurately!)
With SNACK, we wanted to ensure that our products could be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Our SNACK clusters are made simply, with the highest-quality whole foods and no added sugars, preservatives, or additives. Just nuts, seeds, unsweetened fruits, and our signature farm-fresh Spirulina—that’s it. Because of those high-quality ingredients, our clusters fit into almost every dietary regimen there is.
Vegan and plant-based diets
With ingredient lists consisting solely of plant-derived, minimally processed foods, all SNACK foods comply with vegan and plant-based diets. All are entirely free of animal products—meaning no meat, eggs, dairy, or any other animal-derived ingredient. We do not use animal-based products at any point in the production process, either.
The paleo diet is based on the notion of going back to our hunter-gatherer roots to get back to optimum health, which includes eating lots and lots of nuts, seeds, fruits, and naturally available, unprocessed foods (the kind you might find in the woods, per se). The goal is to eat whole foods high in protein, natural carbs, and healthy fats. Well, paleo friends, look no further: SNACK fits the bill perfectly. Spirulina is a nutrient-dense protein powerhouse—one that people were eating way back in hunter-gatherer days—especially when paired with cashews, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and almonds, like it is in our clusters.
SNACK clusters do not include any wheat or other grains, such as barley or rye, that contain gluten and can be harmful to those with gluten sensitivities, wheat allergies, or celiac disease. All SNACK flavors are gluten-free, but with plenty of seeds and fruits, they are inherently fiber-full, so they’re a great snack for those particularly in need of high-fiber alternatives to grain-based snacks.
None of SNACK’s products have added sugars. That’s right—none! SNACK comes by its sweetness entirely naturally from just dried fruits alone, like bananas, blueberries, apricots, raisins, apples, and tart cherries. A lot of commercial dried fruit you find in stores has added sugars and preservatives, like sulfur dioxide. Our products have none of that; all the dried fruit we use is unsweetened and unsulfured, keeping the fruit in its most natural dried form. High in nutrients and natural fibers, but low in sugar and calories, SNACK clusters are a great diabetic-friendly option.
What are functional foods? They’re foods whose health benefits go beyond their straightforward nutritional value—such as protecting against disease, improving heart or brain health, boosting immunity, etc.—whether with the fortification of extra vitamins, minerals, or probiotics or by being high in antioxidants or vitamins and minerals already! Many fruits and veggies fall into the functional food category, along with things like oatmeal, kimchi, nuts and seeds, certain herbs and spices, and coffee and tea. People whose diet consists of predominantly functional foods will be pleased to know that SNACK falls right in line. Nearly every ingredient in SNACK clusters—almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon, matcha, blueberries, apricots, cherries, and yes, Spirulina, too—are functional foods. Needless to say, combining all of these superpowered superfoods in one SNACK brings immense benefits to your whole body.
As we write about in this post, lots of people subscribe to a high-protein diet for a whole variety of reasons: improving muscle strength and bone density, increasing satiation and reducing cravings, boosting metabolism, and losing weight, lowering blood pressure, and cholesterol—the list is long. Considering the amount of protein in the Spirulina, nuts, and seeds in SNACK, our SNACK clusters could be considered the teacher’s pet of a high-protein diet. Our protein-packed products provide full satiation without adding on unnecessary calories.
People are becoming increasingly curious about where their food comes from and how it’s grown, made, and processed. As such, people’s awareness of the genetically modified organism (GMO) industry is also growing, and some would rather not take part. GMOs are the result of organisms (e.g. plants and foods, in this case) being grown in a lab and having the DNA of other species inserted into its DNA. Lots of food products are GMOs or involve an element of genetic modification, and although those foods are not considered or proven unsafe by the scientific community, they do cause some people to take pause. For those who try to steer clear of genetic modification in their foods, rest assured that all ingredients in SNACK products are completely non-GMO—signed, sealed, delivered.
With the prevalence of over-processed, over-sweetened, and over-modified foods these days, SNACK remains a stronghold for natural, whole, superfood health.