Eight Tasty New Paleo Snacks

We taste test the latest crop of prepackaged paleo treats

In a perfect world, we’d all eat handcrafted, produce-heavy meals three times per day. But take a good look around: Does this look like a perfect world to you?

Sometimes, packaged treats can be the life raft you need to haul yourself out of a sea of office birthday cake and leftover Halloween candy. And thanks in part to the popularity of the paleo movement, there are more mass-market whole-food snacks than ever before. Ingredient lists are getting shorter, quality is increasing, and Snackwell’s has finally been banished to the cookie hell from whence it came.

This is not to say that all paleo snacks are created equal. Plenty of the options I taste tested were downright inedible. But after many hours of eating and calories consumed, a few new standouts earned a permanent spot in my already crowded “emergency” snack drawer.

The New Primal Meat Sticks ($14 for 20)


The New Primal has busted out of the endless loop of teriyaki and spicy sausage with flavors like Habañero Pineapple and Cilantro Lime, both of which are delightful and pack just the right amount of heat.

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