paleo treats review

Paleo Treats Review

Treats can be a touchy subject in the Paleo community. A big reason why is because it’s easy to get carried away. You can spend your days munching on cookies, brownies, and ice cream that are all technically considered “Paleo.” But overindulging in treats misses the point of a diet based on eating whole, nutrient dense foods.

That being said, life is meant to be lived. I have no problem indulging in a occasional treat, especially if it is composed of clean ingredients. But in my experience, Paleo desserts are a pain to make and often just not that good. Granted, it’s pretty challenging to create a tasty dessert that doesn’t involve sugar, cream, or butter. The interweb is loaded with recipes that sound good on the surface but when you actually try to make them, they just fall flat. More and more “Paleo” desserts are being sold in stores, but they too are hit or miss, and often contain questionable ingredients.    

Started in 2009, Paleo Treats is a company that was created to fill the void of Paleo desserts that were healthy, delicious and readily available. The founders of Paleo Treats, who talk the Paleo talk and walk the walk, wanted to produce Paleo-friendly desserts that tasted just as good as the real thing. They pride themselves on using quality, 100% Paleo ingredients in all their products while never sacrificing for taste. When they reached out to see if I wanted to sample some of their goods, I begrudging agreed (that was sarcasm). 

paleo treats wrapped

I liked the fact that all the treats came individually wrapped so I could just toss them in the freezer, as instructed on the box.

Here’s a rundown of the treats I received in my sampler:

Mustang Bar

Mustang bar

Ingredients: Almond butter, coconut oil, walnuts, honey, almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, almond flour, coconut, vanilla, salt

The mustang bar reminded me of a granola bar. Sweet, nutty, and tasty.  

 

Brownie Bomb

Brownie Bomb

Ingredients: Honey, pecans, eggs, coconut oil, cacao powder, almond flour

It was hard to believe that this brownie was made out of a few ingredients. It was a little cakey, a little fudgy, and a lot delicious.

 

Cacao Now!

Cacao Now

Ingredients: Honey, cacao butter, almonds, raisins, cacao powder, pistachios, goji berries

This treat was like a chocolate bar loaded with nuts. I don’t think the raisins were needed, but it definitely satisfied my chocolate cravings.

 

Mac Attack!

Mac Attack!

Ingredients: Almond butter, coconut oil, walnuts, honey, almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, almond flour, coconut, vanilla, salt

I kind of have a thing for coconut, so this macaroon-style treat was my jam. It was moist, dense, and delicious.

 

Bandito

Banditio

Ingredients: Almond flour, roasted almond butter, coconut oil, honey, cacao butter, flax meal, dried unsweetened coconut, cacao powder, vanilla extract, sea salt

This was my personal favorite Paleo treat. It reminded me of a peanut butter cup- a creamy, salty center covered in a shell of chocolate.

 

Conclusion

I was really impressed with Paleo Treats. Not only were they composed of awesome ingredients, but every variety tasted amazing as well. These treats aren’t cheap, averaging around $5.50 per treat depending on the quantity you purchase. But if you eat them like they are meant to be eaten–an occasional indulgence– I think they are worth the price. Speaking as someone who doesn’t really bake, I am more than happy to leave the treat making to the professionals.


Disclaimer: I received a free sample of treats in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

2 thoughts on “Paleo Treats Review

  1. Kinda pricey! But they look fantastic. Maybe someone could create some recipes similar to these for us to make ourselves!

    1. I feel like you are hinting at something, Rebecca 😉 Don’t worry, I’m on the case!

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