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Sweet Thai Basil Bar by Wilde Snacks

Larb (or laab): a glorious Thai dish worth saluting for its ability to bring together so many ingredients into aromatic pile-up. What if the nearby Thai joint is closed? Or (gasp) you've never experienced this delight? Luckily, you can just reach into your pocket and find this Thai Chicken Basil bar from Wilde Foods. The savory/salty flavors take your mood closer to happy, without making you swear off Thai restaurants. Each slow-baked bar from Wilde Foods gives you taste and texture bliss and a spicy kicker finish. 

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

The age of purely-sweet nutrition bars is over, gone, done. So long, oat-based dessert thing. Sayonara, breakfast-pastry treat rectangle masquerading as health food. You've been replaced by something savory yet light with a hint of heat: the Thai Sweet Basil bar by Wilde Snacks.

Each bar starts with a chewy base of chicken and coconut, then adds to the party with ginger, basil, chia seeds, and mango. Nothing is lost here: the ginger stands out, the chicken is delicate and perfect. The best part about this bar is the flavors combining into a sum greater than their parts. The complexity of all the herbs and spices really made me flash back to a few decadent Thai dishes from my favorite restaurants. It's that good. 

This was the intent of Wilde Snacks: to make irresistible yet nutritious Paleo friendly meat bars, more diverse in flavors than what was already available. Sure, there are really good meat bars out there, filled with great ingredients. But some of them are rather simple and intense, flavor-wise. Wilde Snacks has made the meat bar friendly and darn near addictive.

Why Thai Sweet Basil Bars by Wilde Snacks are so good for you

Without going completely poetic here, it's the combination of superfoods, real ingredients, and love that makes these bars nearly melt in your mouth. It's like breakfast, but portable and convenient.

First, there's organic meat—chicken, in this bar—that comes from nothing but vegetarian-fed chickens that were raised without hormones or antibiotics. Then comes the ancient ingredients like seeds and dried fruits for extra flavor and crunch. Veggies follow, and spices. The whole thing is baked. Sloooooowly. What results is a dense but soft bar that will satiate your cravings and quiet that rumbling tummy.

It might also keep you away from having something less ideal, like something from a vending machine or a protein bar with processed junk in it, even if the bar is kind of sort of nutritious. Wilde Snacks is here for you.

Here are some of the amazing superfoods in the Thai Sweet Basil Bar:

Vegetarian-fed Chicken

Chicken is nutritionally quite impressive. It’s loaded with protein, low in fat, rich in vitamins and minerals, especially when the chickens are raised right. Here are some of the other awesome qualities of chicken:

  1. Chicken is an exceptionally dense source of nutrient-rich protein, which can help keep post-meal insulin levels within a desirable range.
  2. In terms of minerals, lean meats like this are particularly rich in selenium, and also contains high levels of zinc, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and iron. 
  3. All B vitamins are present in chicken in highly absorbable forms.
  4. Chicken has emerged as a food associated with decreased pancreatic cancer risk
Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are made for growth - just remember those Chia pet ads from the 1980s? Yep, me too. Chias are one of the only plant-based foods with Omega-3 fatty acids. That's good for your cells, your tissues, and your heart. Awesome.

How to eat Wilde Snacks bars:

  1. Can you say, snack attack?
  2. In the gym bag, ready for post-workout bliss (and avoiding the snack bar)
  3. In your desk drawer, perfect for vending machine avoidance
  4. Bake them. No, really. Place on a baking sheet and add a slice of Swiss cheese before toasting the whole thing into a sort of paleo pizza. Yum. You now have a "twice baked paleo bar".
  5. Buried at the bottom of your purse and then discovered accidentally in a hungry state. Yay!
  6. Tucked into a kid's lunch to soothe their craving for something chewy
  7. You come up with your own awesome eating strategy!

About Wilde Snacks, in their own words

"What began as the belief that portable protein can and should be both palatable and low in sugar, turned into a whole new culinary innovation. With our unique process, which allows us to use premium lean meats that are humanely raised, we created the first ever slow-baked meat snack and redefined the traditional idea of a protein bar."

Here are answers to some of your most important questions!

What makes Wilde Snacks bars so much better than something like, say, a Clif bar?

Good question, and one easy to answer: no grains, no syrups, no weird stuff. Wilde Snacks bars are slow-baked, made from real food like turkey or chicken and fruit and seeds. They're delicious, unlike some jerkies that take some chewing power and a little bit of habit to fall in love with. 

Categories: Jerky Snacks & Minimeals

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