GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Tasty Favorites are just like those lunch snack packs you had as a kid but for adults!
And with way more nutritious stuff that is designed to give you a healthier alternative to fast food or convenience store style snacks.
The basic layout of each meal is the main dish (some kind of dip or spread with a cracker or chip) then side dishes (fruit and nut or seed blends), and a small dessert (all are chocolate).
Each pack contains less than 500 calories and between 12 and 19 grams of protein plus 7-9 grams of fiber, and under 500 mg of sodium to create a well-rounded, light meal. The black bean dip and plantain chip meal is the lowest in calories with only 360, Sunbutter and Crackers has the lowest sodium (260) and the Hummus & Crackers has the highest protein (19 grams)
Hummus & Crackers Includes: hummus (1.76 oz), multi-seed crackers (0.5 oz), fruit and nut mix (0.75 oz), tasty seed blend (0.75 oz), dark chocolate with sea salt (0.35 oz)
Black Bean & Plantain Chips Includes: black bean dip (1.75 oz), roasted plantain chips (0.5 oz), tasty seed blend (0.75 oz), fruit and nut mix (0.75 oz), dark chocolate with orange (0.35 oz)
Sunbutter & Crackers includes: Sunbutter (1.1 oz), multigrain crackers (0.5 oz), seed and fruit trail mix (0.75 oz), peel-a-part fruit snack (0.7 oz), double chocolate crunchy cookie (0.45 oz)
GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Product Features
- Gluten Free
- No Refrigeration required
- Good for lunches, picnics, camping, road trips, anytime
- Includes: two Hummus & Crackers, two Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips, and two Sunbutter & Crackers meals
- Under 500 calories per pack
- Each pack has 5 individually wrapped food items
- NO trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, added MSG, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
- Includes Utensils
- Packaged in the U.S. but some components are of foreign origin (check individual food packages for sources)
What People are Saying
Amazon reviews for this variety pack has over 450 5-Star reviews, but this only represents a little over half of the total reviews.
The big pro that many reviewers found were that these are convenient since they don’t require refrigeration and can be stored just about anywhere though some consideration has to be given to the chocolate elements in the packs which could melt if it’s warm enough.
These are, for most people, a SMALL meal with all the individual components being more snack-like than the really main course and each portion fairly small. Depending on your dietary needs they may not fit the bill for being particularly satisfying.
Some reviewers also found the hummus and bean dip somewhat sour, a common problem with shelf stable, savory dips because of the citric acid that is used as a preservative.
Special Consideration: Some of the ingredients may come from China as one reviewer noted on the side of the seed mix that “Ingredients are products of China.” This does not automatically mean there is something wrong with the product but it may be a consideration for some.