This “customizing” your own food trend is really picking up some steam. It’s everywhere, from cereals, to granola, to protein shakes and nutrition bars. The newest addition to the YouBar and YouShake lines of customized goodies is You Trail Mix!! Now you can customize your own trail mix online and have them sent to you, or send it to someone else for a special occasion. I got the honor to try some popular You Trail Mixes: “Mix Up Your Day” has oat bran sesame sticks, coconut chunks, goji berries, dried pineapples, cashews and a few almonds. This combination has a good mixture of dried fruits, and nuts along with my favorite coconut shreds. A winning combination. The “Chocolate Trails” is made up of some pecans, cashews, peanuts, chocolate covers raisins, cherries, and semisweet chocolate bits. I feel like this is a classic combination which is easily reproducible at home, but it was still delicious. The “Best Trail Mix” is made up of almonds, cashews, walnuts, blueberries, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and some chocolate bits. For myself, I would prefer to mix up my own trail mixes in carefully measured portions. The calories do add up since the basis of the trail mix (nuts, chocolate, dried fruits) are not especially low in calories. Although I would not purchase these for myself, I have no problem sending these over as gifts to people. Very cute and thoughtful.
Retails: $1.89 to $2.19 per bag online
My Cost: Free
Calories: 220 to 234 calories (45 g bags)