Our Story

This isn’t your normal snack mix. In fact, while you can take it on the trails, it was created as a snack mix to have to fuel life’s daily adventures. It’s not the GORP (good ole raisins and peanuts) that you may have devoured during your nature adventures decades ago. It’s also not full of cheap filler ingredients like peanuts, raisins, or milk chocolate chips that are high in sugar. Gourmet Snack Mix, created by Bob Seebohar, renown Sport Dietitian and father, is chock full of functional ingredients and tastes AMAZING!

Bob methodically chose the combination of ingredients in all flavors of Gourmet Snack Mix to finally provide a daily snack option that is low in sugar, is a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats, and can be enjoyed by even the most challenging palates (kids). But why develop another snack when the snack market is so saturated with them already? Simply put, because Bob was not happy with any of the high sugar, low protein and low nutrient dense snacks that were chock full of fake ingredients and preservatives. Bob knew he could make something that was much better for health, fitness and athletic performance. He knew he could make a snack mix that was remarkable!

 

THE BEGINNING

It started in 2019 when Bob was searching for functional snacks for the University of Denver Women’s Gymnastics team (he is their Sport Dietitian). He searched and searched and while he found some snacks that were “okay” and met about half of his strict nutrition guidelines for top performing student athletes, he wasn’t satisfied with anything on the market. At the same time, he saw the need for quality snacks for his kids so, true to Bob's nature, he got to work in the kitchen and started creating a snack mix from the bottom up.

Instead of simply choosing ingredients with a lot of sugar, fat, sodium, dyes and preservatives, he started with the functional properties he wanted in a snack mix.  This had to be fuel for some of the best student athletes in the country and one that he felt good giving his own kids so he started with his absolute must haves: 1) a great source of antioxidants, 2) rich in anti-inflammatory compounds and Omega-3 fats, 3) optimal for controlling blood sugar, and 4) a great taste that the most challenging palates would like.

 

THE DIFFERENCES

Most snack mixes do not contain all of the essential amino acids the body needs and are, therefore, not a complete source of protein. This was an absolute must as Bob developed his Gourmet Snack Mix because protein, especially the amino acid leucine, is so important for activating muscle protein synthesis. This is why he chose to combine whey protein puffs with almonds and walnuts - to maximize protein synthesis. This is also the main distinguishing difference between Bob’s Gourmet Snack Mix and any others on the market. The whey protein puffs have roughly three times more protein than nuts and almost five times more leucine! Read more about why this is important for all ages in our FAQ section.

Each hand-picked ingredient in Gourmet Snack Mix has a specific purpose for supporting optimal health and physical and cognitive performance. Gourmet Snack Mix will fuel your daily adventures no matter where they take you - traveling, running errands, studying, working out, or just wanting a super functional, high quality, complete protein snack while you are in the comfort of your home.

It is a remarkable snack for kids, families, fitness enthusiasts, and high performing athletes!