- GoPicnic ready-to-eat meals go anywhere you go; No refrigeration or preparation required, just open & enjoy
- Get ready for creamy hummus, crunchy multi-seed crackers, sweet + spicy fruit & nut mix, energy-packed edamame seed blend, and a chewy chocolate rice crisp bar for dessert
- Each meal contains five individually wrapped food items; Pack of six meals, 4.2 oz each (total of 25.2 oz)
- Gluten-free, vegetarian, kosher, all-natural; 380 calories, 19g protein, 6g fiber; No trans fats, HFCS, added MSG, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- Great for lunch at work, on the road, at school, on a plane, or on an outdoor adventure
Unhealthy, unfilling and expensive!
(1) Hummus dip and multi-seed crackers – there is 13 gram of fat (3 gram saturated fat) in the hummus dip, however the biggest problem is its large content of salt (450 gm sodium). It tasted so salty (bitter) that it completely ruined the taste of the hummus. If you eat this dip everyday, you would have high blood pressure for sure. Now the crackers are quite good but there are really only a few of them.
(2)Baja Blend fruit nut mix – I was surprised to see it has 5 gm of fat and 9 gm of sugar in such a tiny bag (0.75 oz or 21 gm). It tastes quite sweet, a little bit tart and wow, spicy HOT! It burned my tongue. A very strange mix, not too bad but very unusual and I am not sure I want to repeat the experience. I could not figure out where the hot spice comes from even after I read its package repeatedly.
(3) Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame – quite healthy, only 150 gm of sodium and 4 gm fat (0.5 gm saturated). It tasted pretty good but no different than any roasted edamame you can buy yourself. It would be much cheaper.
(4)Chocolate – yes, its is supposed to be organic, but strange enough it will not tell you how much sugar or fat it has. The chocolate piece’s outside is also whitish, to me that may be a sign of the chocolate becomes too old or? How does it taste? It taste like anything but chocolate. I do not believe I can eat more than a bite of it.
Therefore, not trying to bad mouth this product, but why would I want to pay about $ 3.69 to pay for a box of something that is not healthy, not filling, not tasting good unless, well, you want to lose weight. I believe if you would eat it as your meals everyday, you will be almost guaranteed to lose weight because you would simply discard the whole box before you can finish them and will still feel hungry.
Not safe for wheat allergy or celiacs
Frankly, I do not trust the gluten free label on this product.
May contain wheat
Warning on Gluten –
nutrition info is wrong
The taste leaves much to be desired
A good portable gluten free lunch option
Just a collection of snacks
Good tasting, but not a good value.
My complaint comes in with the sheer cost of these meals. At around $4.16 per meal, this only becomes a good value only to those eating either very high-end foods or going out to eat for lunch every day. If you already take your lunch to school or work, chances are that your existing lunch is cheaper than it would be through GoPicnic.
While Amazon gives a 15% discount and a $1.00 coupon, this still doesn’t make it too much better. You’re almost certainly better off buying hummus and crackers in bulk and portioning it out into lunches than by going this route. If you’d rather have convenience and don’t mind paying a premium for it, then GoPicnic may be for you.
I will be ordering more of this !
Sweet Perry Orchards Baja Blend Fruit & Nut Mix – 10 Pack
Great Except for One Item
PRODUCT OF CHINA?
Knowing China’s food safety standards or total lack thereof, who would want to put that in their mouth? Bad show. Pick another supplier, GoPicnic!
A good quick lunch
I hope GoPicnic can make more vegan box meals like this.
Excellent vegetarian ready to eat meal!
Great for lunches
Great for hiking
Delicious portable meal for both meat and non-meat eaters alike!
These are now in my regular lunch rotation, regardless of whether that’s during the school year, or during summer. The meal presented in this kit is healthy AND delicious, and the perfect size for carrying aboard a long flight, on a road trip, or for a quick lunch at work. For me, Amazon’s Subscribe & Save feature also adds an extra incentive to keep these on hand, with the 15% discount, $1.00 off coupon promo that’s currently on for it, and the free shipping feature. SO many reasons to keep these around!
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I got lucky enough to come across one of these at, of all places, my local TJ Maxx store. Having tried the GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals, Salmon + Crackers, 4.4-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) before, and enjoyed it, I was excited to see this one on the shelf, as it has the same dry roasted edamame in it that I’ve been craving since the salmon salad meal kit.
Honestly, I think THIS one may be my favorite of the two!
The first thing that I dove into was, of course, the lightly salted dry roasted edamame. As in my previous experience with them, they were super dry, and needed some liquid help getting to my belly, but they’re tasty & filling enough that they still have me wanting more of them.
The fruit and nut mix was delicious, but don’t ask me to give you any details on what, exactly, I liked most about it, because I devoured it so quickly that, outside of the spicy & sweet kick of it, it’s hard to give details. Just let it be said that if you’re looking for a trail mix without too much sweet or salty, this will perfectly satisfy that craving, while adding a nice crunch from the nuts, chewiness from the flavored dried cranberries, and spicy bite from the pepper coating on the almonds. Delicious!
There were no utensils in this GoPicnic box whatsoever, but the only thing I needed was a pair of scissors to snip a corner off of the hummus pouch. If you take this with you on a hike, you’ll undoubtedly already be carrying either a Leatherman-type tool, or a Victorinox-style Swiss army knife, so either of those will have what you need. If you DON’T have a comparable tool with you, opening the hummus pouch might be a bit more laborious, but I can’t imagine it’d be impossible. Since I like skinny lines of hummus or whatever I happen to be applying to a surface for consumption (horsey sauce at Arby’s, mustard & catsup on my burger, etc., etc., etc.), I only cut off a small corner to ensure that I could get the thin lines of hummus that I wanted onto my Crunchmaster multigrain crackers (which, incidentally, I’d never had before, but am now in love with). The WildGarden Traditional flavored hummus (Hummos-Single Serve Packet (10 Packets) had a delightful tang, and was delicious! There was plenty to cover every Crunchmaster cracker, pieces and all, and still enough left to squeeze a generous dollop onto my finger for a final tangy treat.
As always, the box contained a delicious, smooth square of dark chocolate that was just the right amount of sweet and tasty, without being too much of anything else. The box also had a Sudoku puzzle on the bottom of it, as had the box containing the salmon salad meal that I’d tried before.
Overall, I’m finding that these GoPicnic meals are just right for me for a satisfying cold lunch at work when I don’t have time to nuke anything before my next class, and I’m seriously considering subscribing to one of ’em, just to have ’em around. I honestly wish Amazon would make up a variety pack of these as an option, because, having liked both of the two that I’ve tried, I’m starting to think that I’d like ’em all!
Delicious, convenient, AND healthy! This one covers all the bases!
Quality, Value and Presentation.
Kosher and Vegan
~The Rebecca Review
Great for your snack drawer at work!
Nice treat for a light lunch!!
I would like to add that there have been a few negative comments about how hot and spicy the nut mix is. I eat alot of hot spicy foods. I like the spicy nut mix and didn’t think it was all that hot and spicy. Perhaps, at first there’s like a burst of spice flavor… but any heat dissipates quickly. If you have never eaten jalapenos, chile, or turmeric, you might find it has too much bite for you. The kind of heat that is in the mix may bother some… in this case, eat just a few at a time along with your humus crackers. If you gobble the whole bag down at once, this may be a problem if you can’t handle heat. The humus will help dampen the heat 😉
But there’s a few downsides, and they really got in the way of my love for this particular gopicnic.
First, the hummus tube sometimes opens easily — but sometimes it’s like trying to open an over-glued box of milk when you’re a little kid. You keep making dents, but you can’t get at what you’re after. Or, if you do, you end up somehow making holes in multiple spots and it oozes out of each. The tube could really use some kind of redesign. Both to make it easier to open, *and* to make it easier to get everything out once you *do* pry it open. I’m sure if you’re eating it at lunch at your desk you’ve got scissors and can make short work of the task, but flying in coach you face a far more daunting task.
Then, my second beef: The nut/fruit mix. This is, obviously, just a personal taste issue. I’m sure someone, somewhere, likes the mix. Me, I’d rather eat fruitcake. Or collard greens. (As you can probably guess, I don’t care for either of those, either.) If I open the fruit/nut mix at all, it’s to pick through and find a few bits I like. But that’s a waste, and usually a bit disappointing. The desert, a dark chocolate square, is great for you pious lovers of the mystical chocolate — but, me, I’m a wuss and like my chocolate like I like my women. Milky? Okay, that makes no sense. But I definitely prefer a lighter, milkier chocolate. Oh, and I almost forgot the dried edamame — another dud for me. Which is weird, because I adore fresh edamame.
Do I eat the dried edamame? Or the chocolate square? Or the fruit/nut mix? Yeah, usually I’d eat at least some of it, feeling kind of silly for just eating crackers and hummus when I paid for the whole box. I often peer around at whoever I’m traveling with, hoping/wishing I can get one of them to give the food a whirl so I don’t feel like such an uncouth waster of perfectly good food.
I’m trying not to vote this too low due to the food choices, because that’s a personal taste thing, and I’m sure the components are well-executed. My low score is for the logistical difficulty involved. The best part of the whole meal is the hummus, but I can’t *get* to it. And even when I do get to it, I can seldom get it all — in both cases, this makes me a sad monkey. I hope my three stars aren’t unfair. And I hope someday GoPicnic can tweak the packaging, or the lineup, or *something*. I really like the way they do things, so I’d *love* to love this. I just can’t, not right now.