A while ago I received an email with an offer I could not refuse. The email was from the Native American Natural Foods Director of Marketing and Communications. She asked if I would be interested in reviewing Tanka products. Native American Natural Foods is a Lakota-owned company based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Tanka products primarily consist of prairie-raised buffalo and cranberries and just happen to be gluten-free. I could not resist the opportunity to taste such a unique product. So she sent me a generously filled box of Traditional and Spicy Hot Tanka Bars and Tanka Bites.
I’m not a big fan of beef jerky or similar products because they are often too tough and dry. That type of products also tends to taste over processed in an attempt to add shelf life. However, after sampling the Tanka products I was very impressed. Though I feel Tanka bars and bites are fit to compete with products like beef jerky and other meat snacks, they are far from tough and definitely not dry. The meat itself is easy to chew and taste lean and smoky. The tart-sweet cranberries keep the meat moist with out feeling greasy and add a slightly sweet flavor. The Spicy Hot versions of the bars and bites have a nice complementary level of heat and spice added to the already pretty yummy foundation that makes up the Traditional versions.
In addition to tasting great, they are also amazingly healthy. Each serving is only 70 calories and is low in fat. In addition to being naturally gluten-free, they are also naturally dairy, nut, soy, and MSG free. Since the meat used in this product is prairie-fed buffalo they are also hormone free. Buffalo meat is also loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids making it a very heart healthy food.
Natural, healthy, tasty, portable and long lasting makes these meat snacks a great choice for the busy person on the go, outdoor enthusiast, athlete, or avid slacker. To learn more about Tanka Products visit www.tankabar.com. I my self, will be ordering Tanka Dogs, and look forward to tasting these heart healthy all natural buffalo hot dogs.
Till next time happy, healthy, and yummy GF eating!