Disclaimer: I received 10 pouches of Food Groove Mission Superfood Bites to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews!
If you’re a regular reader of this blog or follow me on social media, you know that I love to eat. I don’t always choose the healthiest snacks — which is OK in moderation — but I had the opportunity to test the healthy Food Groove Mission Superfood Bites for BibRave, and I really enjoyed them.
I even ordered more bites with the discount code — “BIBRAVE15” for 15 percent off (one order per customer) — at www.foodgroovemission.com. Both my initial order, which I received through BibRave, and the order that I paid for on my own came with a personalized note from Food Groove Mission Founder and Owner Dominique Mottek and the team, which is a nice touch.
There are three flavors of the bites, and I had the opportunity to test all of them.
Here they are, with their descriptions from the Food Groove Mission website:
- Mother Earth: A wholesome combination of unique berries, seeds and nuts.
- Holy Truffle Punch!: A pure spark of dark chocolate.
- The Nutty Adventurer: A burst of peanut butter goodness.
I liked all of the flavors. There are 10 bites in each resealable pouch, and while some info we received from the brand said you could eat some and save some for later, I think I only did that once. I thought one pouch was a fine serving size for me.
I thought each flavor tasted similar in a way, but each flavor was also clearly discernible — yet not overpowering. They do share many of the same ingredients.
Shared ingredients in all the flavors include:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Goji berries
- Golden berries
- Cacao nibs
- Almond protein (non-GMO)
- Unsweetened coconut chips
- Almond flour (almonds)
- Acai powder
- Chia seeds
- Rooibos powder
- New Zealand manuka honey UMF [Unique Manuka Honey] 16+
The only differences are that for the Holy Truffle Punch! bites, dark chocolate is the second listed ingredient, and for The Nutty Adventurer bites, peanut butter is the second listed ingredient.
Although I eat plenty of foods that wouldn’t be considered good for you, it is nice to know that these bites are made up of real ingredients — and that they are superfoods. I do also regularly go to the farmers market, so it’s not like I only eat unhealthy things.
I do not have any dietary restrictions, but the Mother Earth and Holy Truffle Punch! flavors are paleo-friendly. The bites are not vegan/vegetarian friendly because of the protein and honey used.
According to information provided by the brand, the bites are gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, soy-free and grain-free. All ingredients aside from the almond protein and honey are marked as organic, too.
I usually enjoyed the bites as a post-workout snack, but I just had some now, so of course, they work as an anytime snack, too. It’s nice that the pouches are so portable. I also found that I liked the taste of the bites after they got cold in the car while I ran. I like them at regular temperature, too.
The bites retail for $3.99 a pouch, or $39.90 for a box of 10 pouches. That’s more than I usually spend on a snack, but I assume the price point is a little higher because of the quality of the ingredients.
Would you like to try the Food Groove Mission Superfood Bites? Save 15 percent with code “BIBRAVE15” at FoodGrooveMission.com. The bites are also available on Amazon and at some stores in Texas (so far).
I did find that once I used the discount code with the box of bites, the price lowered just enough so that I would have to pay $5 for shipping instead of getting free shipping (orders $39 and over). So, what I would recommend doing, if you’d like to order a box, is to order a couple more pouches so that you can really benefit from the 15 percent off. That’s what I did!
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