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Buffalo, Dried Cranberries, (cranberries, sugar), Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Habanero, Jalapeno, Spice, Red Pepper, Onion, Garlic, Lactic Acid Starter Culture.
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Reviews For Buffalo and Cranberry Bites - Spicy Pepper
Based on 32 Reviews
Love these! Meaty and spicy, but the fruit cuts down the heat a little. Little cubes, not tough like jerky. I'd rate them with 5 stars if they weren't so spendy for a little package.
Good, but lacking
I love buffalo meat, and typically select products that incorporate it. These were good and the meat was moist and tender. The cranberries delivered a nice flavor kick to the bites, without being overpowering. However, I picked them because I love spicy food, especially spicy jerky and meat bites. I could barely taste any of the spicy pepper. Between the savory buffalo, and the sweet cranberries, there wasn't a hint of heat to be found. I don't think I'll get these again. I'll just stick to regular Tanka bites, from now on.
These are very tasty. A little sweet a little spicy and no gamey flavor.
My favorite Paleo snack.....yummy!
Buffalo and Cranberries
It was ok. It seemed a bit oily for buffalo. The cranberries were a nice touch. But it's not my fave type of jerky.
These were great, there just wasn't many once my husband started in
Buffalo and Cranberry Bites
Delicious! A little sweet so I ration them, but very good
tangy, not too sweet, chewy but not tough. i've never really been much of a jerky fan, this is changing my mind. very excited to support a Native run business also!
These are my favorites so far, right up there with the cheesy-flavored Kale crunches.
Not for me
I did not care for the savory/sweet mixture of this product but I can see how some people would enjoy that. I also expected more of a jerky texture, this was an unwelcome surprise. Again, not a bad product- just not to my liking.
Tasty but sugary
Really enjoyed this product. However, it was higher in sugar than I had hoped for. The glaze was sugary in addition to the fruit. But I'd still buy again.
Tanka Cranberry Bites-Spicy Pepper
These are really good. Nice flavor and the perfect size for when you just want a bite of something.
Not what I expected
Not being that much into jerky, but enjoying the occasional chew, I was astonished to find that these 'Bites' are more like a soft candy - ground meat with the occasional whole cranberry interspersed. Nothing peppery about them. Not that they were 'nasty' but they were nothing to write home about.
These are perfect snack bites - easy and portable. My husband loves these in his lunch (and he's not paleo), and they came in handy on a road trip. They're sweet and moist, and satisfying.
Flavors don't work together...
I was excited to try these, however was disappointed with the flavor, did not like at all. Gave to a couple of friends to try just to make sure it wasn't just me, same result. Would not recommend this particular flavor.
A little Pricey
This snack while delicious, is a bit pricier than I would usually purchase. It is however very tasty. I was skeptical that spicy pepper and cranberry would taste very good together, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is definitely a snack I will buy again in the future as an indulgence.
- Star W.
Meat at it's finest
I love meat. I have always loved meat and I really love flavored meat. I joined thrive a few months ago and came upon these and had to try them. I have been hooked ever since! They are the perfect blend of meat, sweet, and spicy flavors. The best part is, it is healthier than other snacks, even jerky. It isn't processed and is gluten, gmo, and high fructose corn syrup free. I love the spice in this treat and how it compliments the buffalo meat and the cranberry flavor. This is seriously a must have-you have to try it!
I got these and learned that you CAN indulge yourself and still manage to eat healthy and feel great about what you're eating. These bites are great! The sweet and spicy flavor reminds me a little of mexican candy, while the buffalo meat reminds me of jerky. I really love these! I can't seem to get enough!
- S Daniels
After Workout Treat
These bites are a great after workout treat. Packed with protein, they are the perfect little snack to make recovery a breeze after each trip to the gym. I also like these after a stressful day at work-but they are so good I have to be careful or I'll eat the whole bag. The meat flavor mixed with the spice and cranberry is unique but delicious.
- Stella Lea
Really Delicious Snack
I really love these bites. they are the perfect blend of spice and cranberry. It sounded like such a strange combination to me in writing, but I decided to give it a try, and I am so glad I did! These are a great snack and I love to keep a bag on hand at all times. I actually order at least one, if not more, bags of this every time I order!
- Sara R.
Quick and easy snack
This is a great snack, tons of protein and goodness packed in each little bite. The spicy pepper blends well with the cranberry. I love the taste of the buffalo meat (which is actually one of my favorite meats).
These are such a great snack, surprisingly. I love to share them with people and watch their faces when they realize how delicious they are.
- Virgie Gold
My hubby loves them
I buy these for my husband. I try not to eat a lot of meat and am not a fan of spicy snacks. However, he absolutely loves them. We are happy Thrive Market carries them and if I don't order some every time I place an order I get a depressed husband. He loves them that much!
Thanks for another amazing product in stock at Thrive Market!
- Erica Blackstock
Mmmm... meaty goodness
I am a meat eater. Always have been and always will be. I absolutely love these buffalo bites. They always taste delicious, even to the last tidbit.
I get them for snacks, eat them after workouts and always have some handy when I go camping or hiking. The flavor combination of the buffalo, cranberry and spicy pepper is perfect.
- Kacie F
Super Delicious Snack
A friend let me try these once, and I fell in love with them. Despite trying every store in town, though, I couldn't find them. Imagine how happy I was when I found out that Thrive carries them.
They taste really moist and delicious to chew into. Despite being made with Spicy Pepper, they aren't the most spicy food that I eat. They definitely do have a kick to them, though, so be prepared for that. The cranberries add a little bit of added sweetness that makes these really feel like a treat. I still can't believe I go through a couple packages of this a week.
- Cassidy Lameth
Healthier than jerky
You won't find any processed meats here. nor will you find any GMOs, gluten or even that nasty high-fructose corn syrup. Instead, you will find some tasty buffalo meat turned into a jerky-like snack with some great flavor.
The spicy pepper is a little too spicy for my taste. The older I get the less my tummy can handle spicy foods. However, I do love this brand and their other flavors.
- marita villa
Nice Taste, Tad Expensive
No doubt the taste is great on these bites, but I wouldn't mind them reducing the price a bit. Not sure how much the cranberries add to the mix, not a huge fan of sweet and tangy, but I guess it works.
I'm on a gluten free diet, so these really fit into my plans. I also like the fact that there's no wheat in these bites as my stomach doesn't do well with wheat products. Not much to complain about except the price I guess.
- Dina G
Best on the market!
Love the taste of these bites. Love the spicy pepper and cranberry, which is such a great combination. Eat them on the go as a healthy snack instead of buying fast food.
They stop my hunger pangs right away, and they can usually tide me over until the next big meal. Actually, what's kind of cool is these bites are so filling, it makes me eat less at main meals, which is always a good thing.
- Donna Green
Good But Taste Isn't Consistent
I've been into these bites for a few years, and when I first bought them, they were fantastic. Then I started noticing something strange, every new bag of bites had a different taste.
Some bags were awesome and tasty, and other bags had bites that were bland and not so great. Not sure what's going on with the quality control, but depending on what bag you get, you might wonder why it isn't as good as the last batch you had. It also seems like they're using less cranberries, and I love cranberries. Still buying this product, but not always sure what I'm going to get.
- Drake Gordon
Awesome Energy Snack
I wasn't a big jerky fan growing up, but I work out with a friend who swears by them, and she recommended these as a protein boost and for something to munch on in between meals. I was a little skeptical, but gave it a shot.
These bites have a wonderful taste, that leaves a hickory smoke flavor on your tongue. The clash of sweet cranberries and spicy pepper is really nice, but for me, the bites are a tad too sweet, which is why I'm not giving it 5 stars. But you could do a lot worse than these as jerky goes.
- Deena G.
Yummy Health Snack
I have two kids, and when we're on a road trip, they're always hungry. And I hate giving them candy or chips, which they crave too much as it is. They like jerky, but I wanted something healthier, so I came across these and gave them a try.
My kids love them and actually ask for the bites even when we're at home. It's become their favorite snack. I like to take them to work so I'm not tempted to hit the vending machine and eat cookies or crackers. They're great as a midmorning snack, and I love the extra spicy kick.
- D. Gustaffson
Gluten Free, Soy Free, Awesome!
When I was less health conscious, I was a huge jerky eater. I loved jerky, especially the beef kind, wasn't too keen on turkey, but it would do in a pinch. But then I realized how much sodium was in jerky, and how many unhealthy ingredients were added in, and I stopped buying it.
Then I saw these Tanka bites, which are all-natural buffalo meat. They're full-flavored, with a spicy kick I love, and taste great, without that gritty salt aftertaste of most other jerky. Great snack, and great protein for me when I'm about to work out. I don't feel guilty when I eat these, which is half the battle with food these days.
- Diane Guttierez
This stuff is really good. I love jerky, and I often make it at home. I bought some of this for a friend, because it was gluten-free, and he insisted I try it too. I was pretty impressed.
I would definitely buy this product again if I wasn't making my own. The combination of cranberry and spicy pepper was interesting, yet enjoyable.
- Isaac C.
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