On a recent trip to Costco, I happened upon the Energy Blend snack. As I shop there regularly and have never seen this before, I have to believe it is new to Costco. Since I ride my bike as close to daily as is possible in a four season city like Chicago, i am always on the lookout for fresh and portable sources of energy to take with me on rides.
The Energy Blend seems to fill the bill. It has a simple composition of edamame (soybeans) , cranberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds. In addition there are blueberry pomegranate juice and natural strawberry flavor. These are some very good sources of nutrition on their own so the combination looks promising.
At this point, I have only had a single serving of it which comes to 1/4 cup or 30 grams – about an ounce.
I enjoyed eating it. Very nice taste and texture.
The nutritional breakdown is as follows:
Total Fat 6 grams
Saturated fat 0.5 grams
No trans fat
Sodium 65 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14 grams
Fiber 4 grams
Protein 7 grams
This seems a very good nutritional breakdown to me. There is fat for energy, not too many calories, enough sodium to restore salt sweated away, a good slug of fiber and protein. I think it is worth the try.
Let me know what you think.
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