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Saturday, April 25, 2015

REVIEW -- Trixi's Treasures Snack Mixes


Trixi's Treasures

Trixi's Treasure is the brainchild of Tricia Wong, born out of the desire to help empower people to make wiser food choices, live healthier lives, and to make even the healthiest of foods taste better! Trixi's Treasures LLC is a baking flavorings manufacturer and distributor that provides cooking and baking mixes. Products include Shantelyn's Treasure Dust Mixtures in various flavors with ingredients that encourage healthy living. They also offer pre-made snack mixes created from her 'Treasure Dust Mixtures' and other snack foods, such as fruits, Chex Cereals® and Goldfish® Crackers.

I was fortunate to receive 8 bags of Trixi's Treasure Mixes to sample. Let's take a look at each flavor.


^^The box I received, before we tore into the bags^^


SHANTELYN’S FRUIT STAND BANANAS+ TREASURE MIX
Our SHANTELYN'S FRUIT STAND BANANAS+ TREASURE MIX is our signature SHANTELYN "Original" TREASURE MIX that contains 100% "REAL" pieces of unsulfured and unsweetened, freeze dried bananas! We guarantee that your kids will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
I love bananas. It's one of my favorite fruits. This had really big slices of freeze dried bananas, which is different than normal dried bananas, because they were more 'puffy' and not 'chippy.' The flavors blended well, and there was lots of different cereals in this one.
I loved the fact that the sodium count in this was low (25 mg per serving), but there was no sacrifice of taste.
TASTE: 9.5/10


SHANTELYN'S MEAL IN A BAG CHEDDAR BACON CHEESEBURGER
This particular flavor was created for all those hardcore bacon fans, who love to go to fairs! Since everything is bacon this... bacon that...Ours is really bacon strong... ENJOY!
The idea behind the 'Meal in a Bag' Treasure Mixes are they are perfect for those who are always on the go... They are a quick, easy, convenient and healthy alternative to a drive-thru meal.
This flavor kind of reminded me of a Whopper with Bacon and cheese. I really tasted the cheese flavor and for someone that doesn't really like bacon unless it's crispy (Yes, we do exist! I know, the horror!!!) the bacon flavor was just right for me.
It also had pretzels, which are one of my favorite snack foods, along with the cereal pieces and the other assorted snacks. The sodium was low again (25 mg per serving) and still had the full flavor. I didn't feel cheated or like I was eating air.
TASTE: 8/10 (only because I don't like bacon)


SHANTELYN CHEESY CHEDDAR JALAPEÑO TREASURE MIX
Our Shantelyn Cheesy “Cheddar Jalapeño" Treasure Mix is for those who love the taste of cheddar cheese and Jalapeño peppers. It's a bit on the spicy side, but our customers love it! This one's a "HOT" seller!
I honestly didn't find this as spicy as they claim. Then again, I like spicy foods, so I may be immune to the spice level.
The sodium count is a bit higher for this one (100 mg per serving), but this also contained vegetable sticks, which were the Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps, so it balanced the sodium out.
The flavor was delicious and there was a bit of spicy kick to it, but nothing overpowering.
TASTE: 9/10


SHANTELYN PUFFCORN FACTORY JALAPEÑO POPPERS TREASURE CORNS
Our SHANTELYN'S PUFFCORN FACTORY JALAPEÑO POPPERS TREASURE CORNS are corn puffs that are sprinkled with cheddar cheese and jalapeño pepper flavoring, then coated with our signature “Original,” crunchy, sweet, salty, savory coating and baked
These are reminiscent of the Chester's® Cheddar Cheese Puffcorn with the jalapeño pepper flavoring to them. It had a hint of sweetness to them.
I thought these had more of a 'burn' to them, especially in the aftertaste. It's like the sweet and savory taste hits first and then BAM! Spicy flavor abounds!
The sodium count is VERY high in this one (230 mg per serving), but the ingredients list salt twice, once as just salt and then in the Cheddar cheese. I didn't find the salt off-putting, but those who need to avoid salt in their diets may want to steer clear of this one.
TASTE: 8.5/10


SHANTELYN PUFFCORN FACTORY NACHO CHEESE PUFFS TREASURE CORNS
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Again, These are reminiscent of the Chester's® Cheddar Cheese Puffcorn, except with Nacho cheese flavoring to them. It still had a hint of sweetness to them.
The flavor reminded me of the Nacho Cheese Doritos® in a 'puffed' snack... softer than the Doritos 3D®.
Just as the Jalapeño Popper Puffcorn, The sodium count is VERY high in this one (230 mg per serving), but the ingredients list salt twice, once as just salt and then in the Cheddar cheese, which I can't understand how they get Nacho Cheese flavor from Cheddar cheese. I didn't find the salt off-putting, but I love Doritos®, so I'm used to the salt.
TASTE: 9/10


SHANTELYN'S ICE CREAM BAR NEOPOLITAN TREASURE MIX
Our Shantelyn's Ice Cream Bar Neopolitan Treasure Mix is our signature SHANTELYN TREASURE MIX flavored for those, who love the taste the popular combination of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream flavors mixed together.
I hate saying this, but this was my least favorite of the flavors I sampled. I really didn't taste the vanilla or strawberry flavors; I mainly tasted the cocoa powder.
The sodium count drops back low on this one (50 mg per serving). With this having more of a sweet taste, it's understandable. The flavors blended well, but it was a bit too heavy on the chocolate for me. I would have liked an even amount of all 3 flavors.
TASTE: 5/10


SHANTELYN'S "ORIGINAL" TREASURE MIX
OUR SHANTELYN "ORIGINAL" TREASURE MIX IS OUR MOST POPULAR BAKED, READY-TO-EAT SNACK MIX. IT IS ALSO THE MOST REQUESTED FLAVOR FOR BOTH, OUR BAKED MIXES AND OUR SHANTELYN TREASURE DUST MIXTURES AS WELL!
This reminded me of a less salty MUNCHIES® or Gardetto's® snack mix. The flavor was very robust, without all the grease and sodium in commercial mixes.
The taste was on par with the Traditional Chex Mix® flavor, but again, less salty.
Sodium count was in the mid-range (100 mg per serving). Most of that I would say comes from the non-cereal snack pieces. I liked the flavors of this, but I would have liked more of the 'vegatable sticks,' which again were the Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps, in this.
TASTE: 9/10


SHANTELYN PUFFCORN FACTORY WHITE CHEDDAR TREASURE CORNS
Our SHANTELYN'S PUFFCORN FACTORY WHITE CHEDDAR PUFFS TREASURE CORNS are PIRATE'S B**TY, white cheddar puffs that are coated with our signature “Original,” crunchy, sweet, salty, savory coating! This item has been requested over 100+ times, by many Trixi's Treasures' fans...soooo ENJOY!
Third mix that is reminiscent of the Chester's® Cheddar Cheese Puffcorn, but instead of using the orangey cheese, it had white cheddar flavoring to them. It also had a hint of sweetness to them.
The sweet and savory tastes played very nicely with the cheese flavor. They balanced and complimented each other well.
The sodium count is in the mid-range again (150 mg per serving), but I noticed any of the mixes that had cheese as a flavor had higher sodium counts than the ones that had a 'sweet' taste to them.
TASTE: 9/10

I can't see disabled people having a problem with these mixes. All the mixes have relatively low sodium counts, and there aren't any mysterious preservatives in these. Every mix contains carrot and beet, so you're also getting some of your RDA of vegetables. I think the main problem disabled people will have is opening and/or resealing the bags. (ALL bags are resealable zipper bags)

You can get these from Trixi's website, Trixi's Treasures.

BUT WAIT!!! Trixi wants to give one lucky winner 6 assorted bags of Treasure Mixes!

Trixi's Treasures Prize pack

FINAL THOUGHTS
These mixes are delicious and flavorful and I would highly recommend ANY of them.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: DEFINITELY!

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

**A HUGE shoutout to Tricia Wong and her aunt, Carolyn Chun, for making this all possible! Thank you, Ladies!**

6 comments:

  1. I'd love to try these and such a great blog

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  2. I tried to answer the question (Addy and phone) but its not pushing through probably my phone being weird

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  3. So many flavors I want to try these goodies

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