If you are a fan of the create-your-own energy bars at YouBars.com, then you'll be happy to know they now offer You Trail Mix. You can design your own trail mix on the You Bar website, and choose up to five different nuts, five dried fruits, five seeds, three crunchy grains, and three other tasty additions including black licorice, crystallized ginger, or dark chocolate covered raisins. Yep, you can add up to 21 items to your personalized trail mix from a list of 40 ingredients.
After perfecting your design, you'll receive 13 individual packets of your custom trail mix delivered to your home. You can even name your trail mix to be printed on each package, which I find a cute, personal touch. Depending on the size you choose (small, medium, or large packets), each box of 13 packets costs about $25 to $29.
To see a close-up of what's inside the trail mix I made
My trail mix came chock full of cashews, almonds, raisins, dried apricots, freeze-dried bananas, pretzels, and chocolate chips. The best part is that the nutritional info is printed on each packet so you know the ingredients and exactly how many calories, grams of fiber, and protein you're consuming. I also thought it was a nice touch to print an "enjoy by this date" on each packet, so you know how long it'll taste fresh. Each of my packets contained a 3/4-cup serving, so it's a perfect snack to keep in your purse, office drawer, gym bag, or glove compartment. Or, you can make a box for a friend — this would make a great healthy gift idea. While I think it is great to have so many ingredients to choose from, next time I will keep my trail mix simple. With so many ingredients in my mix, there were only about three pieces of any ingredient per serving. I am also torn about the individually wrapped servings; they are convenient, but not so great for the environment.