They are a relatively new product that I came across at a recent plant-based conference in SoCal. Since I had never heard of them, I thought maybe you hadn’t either, so I figured I better let you know!
So, here’s the deal: Trail Truffles are little bits of vegan goodness made with a creamy nut butter center inside a cacao and date “chocolate” shell. They are designed for active folks who need portable, non-messy trail foods but don’t want to give up things like chocolatey goodness while they are on the go.
If this sounds like you, then you should definitely try these non-melting, tasty truffles that come in a convenient zipper pouch for easy travel.
No Refined Sugars
At the time of this writing, there are four flavors available: Mint Crème, Chocolate Hazelnut, Peanut Butter Cup, and Coconut Macadamia. I tried all four and found all of them perfectly palatable, although I did like the Chocolate Hazelnut and Peanut Butter Cup best. I don’t know if it was just the packages that I purchased, but I found that the Chocolate Hazelnut and Peanut Butter Cup were moister, while the Mint Crème and Coconut Macadamia were a bit more on the dry side.
While there is a lot to love about these tasty truffles, it should be noted that all of the currently available flavors contain nuts, so this particular snack is not appropriate for folks with nut allergies. This is also not the right choice for energy on the trail if you are sensitive to the theobromine in cacao.
Trail Truffles were created as an indulgent but healthy fuel for hiking, camping, backpacking, and other activities that require quick energy, but the convenience of these little energy bites also makes them a good option for busy people who need convenient, vegan, gluten free snacks, or for anyone with an interest in healthy eating who still craves sweets or chocolate at times.
They are slightly less expensive on Amazon, plus, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you get free shipping. So, that’s how I will be getting my future orders.