Embrace the warm, smokey, sultry side of spice with Jamaican flavors all wrapped up in a meaty package. Each bite begins with grass-fed bison, smoked until tender. But this isn't just a plane-Jane meat bar, no siree. Next you'll get the feel for the tropics when you taste those seasonings: a zesty blend that includes paprika, garlic, horseradish, and orange peel. Tie it all together with coconut, dates, and organic honey, and you have one superfood-stocked hand held meal.
Now is truly the era of the meat bar. Not stiff jerky or overly greasy snack sticks. Real, decadent, perfectly spiced meat bars that will have you swearing off those "energy bars" of years past, or even your artisanal jerky of late. And to think I actually used to LIKE things like Powerbars and Clif bars and their brethren.... yikes.
In this brave new meat bar era, you get to enjoy things like this, from a company called Daily Nutrition, Excellent Taste (or, DNX for short). Long-winded name aside, they have made the protein-heavy paleo-friendly bar of animal into a treat to be enjoyed every single day. They start with grass-fed and pastured meats, then add nuts, spices, and even fruit to the recipe to make each flavor a wondrous gourmet delight.
When I'm ready to fantasize about my own island escape, I reach for this Jamaican bar. A bevy of spices from garlic and paprika to zingers like horseradish and orange peel combine into one heady recipe. For the record, all of the flavors by DNX hit the right notes. Not too sweet, not too salty, not too savory or even too "meaty", if there is such a thing. But THIS flavor takes smoky grass-fed bison and sends it on a tropical vacation with coconut and dates and even superfoods like Moringa leaf and Sacha Inchi. There's nothing like it.
Sourcing. Sustainability. Love. Yes, all of these things are in each bar, each deliciously delightful bar.
Here's what they say about what goes into their bars: "Most bars make you choose. You can get quick energy and a candy bar flavor – if you give up total nutrition and don’t worry about whether your food is organic. Other bars achieve high protein content using highly processed whey and soy isolates, and they just don’t taste good."
Grass Fed Bison has been a staple of the plains of North America for centuries and has been providing food on Planet Earth for thousands of years. A product bearing the label “Grass-Fed Bison” denotes that no grain finishing, antibiotics, hormones or animal by-products were ever used in the care and raising of the bison.
Further all “Grass-Fed Bison” have to have been born and raised in the United States, spent their entire lives allowed to fulfill their natural behaviors and basic instincts of grazing at all times, and never be kept confined on feedlots.
Reports indicate that grass-fed bison is lower in fat and cholesterol than beef, chicken, or salmon. Bison has also proven to be higher in protein, iron and vitamin B12 than beef; which makes it an excellent clean protein choice for optimal nutrition.
A powerhouse of minerals, complete protein, and Omega 3’s, sacha inchi powder contains high-quality protein that has been shown to be low-irritant and one of the most highly-digestible proteins known, making it a good option for people who are sensitive to whey/dairy or soy proteins. Often referred to as a superfood, sacha inchi oil is 48% Omega 3 fatty acids, which makes it an excellent supplement for people who don’t eat fish. It is higher in Omega 3’s than fish oil. The powder also contains rich amounts of Vitamin A and calcium, which support healthy eyes, teeth, skin, and bones.
Grass Fed Bison, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Amber Honey, Organic Inulin (blue agave), Powdered Egg Whites, Organic Deglet Noor Dates, Organic Coconut Chips, Organic Jamaican Spice Blend (Organic Spices,((including paprika)), Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Dehydrated Vegetables ((including garlic, onion, horseradish and green bell pepper)), Sea Salt, Organic Dehydrated Orange Peel, Natural Smoke Flavor ((water and natural flavor)), and Organic Spice Extract), Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Sweet Potato Powder, Organic Sacha Inchi Powder, Organic Spices, Organic Moringa Oleifera Powder, Celery Juice Powder (celery powder, sea salt).
Firstly, what the heck is DNX? It's a bit of a playful acronym for "Daily Nutrition, eXcellent taste". I like the subtle reference to R(x) in the name - that food should be your medicine, especially if it has great ingredients and real nutrition.
Here's what they say about their beginnings, "DNX Foods founder, John Rooney, made the conscious decision to change his unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle and embark on a fitness and wellness journey. While adopting a regular exercise and clean-eating routine, he noticed a lack of portable, nutritious food options; there seemed to be only an endless array of processed, artificial, low-quality snack bars with unpronounceable ingredients and misleading labels. Sadly, the few legitimately healthy bars that he found tasted like dirt. It was then that Rooney assembled a team of fitness and culinary experts and became laser focused on creating an honest snack that would never compromise taste or nutrition. Hence, the DNX Bar – standing for “Daily Nutrition, Excellent Taste” – was born. It’s a 100% clean, nutrient-rich bar made with wholesome and organic ingredients that doesn’t sacrifice taste."
Easy! It's real food. Now, it might be real food smooshed together and shaped into a bar that doesn't look unlike a regular energy bar, but it is still FOOD. No processed grains, no refined sugars, no stabilizers or wacky added vitamins.