Reader Shauna writes in:
As a person who cannot tolerate the standard granola, gorp or most trail mixes; I have found that Sahale brand snacks are a great alternative and can be found easily at amazon.com and in many grocery stores.
I had never heard of Sahale Snacks, so I took a look. Amazon provides information about the brand:
Josh Schroeter and Edmond Sanctis, co-founders of Seattle-based Sahale Snacks, developed their initial product line of premium nut blends beginning in the summer of 2003, after they returned from climbing Mt. Rainier in Washington State. “Overloaded on uninspired trail mix and stale bin nuts, we were motivated to create a natural and healthy snack that tasted like great food,” they said. “We used tree nuts as the basis of the blends and tested hundreds of recipes, combining natural and organic ingredients. In January 2004, we hit the market with four all-natural snacks with unique regional ingredients and spices, including Moroccan harissa, naturally dried papaya, and organic balsamic vinegar.””We stick to a simple idea: use only whole foods in their natural form, avoid processed and artificial ingredients, add ‘culinary magic,’ and produce great-tasting, nutritious snacks.”