Buffalo and Cranberry Bites - Slow Smoked Original

Twelve 1 oz bars

Retail Price: $39.95

Our Price: $24.59 (Save 38%)

Twelve 1 oz bars

Why You’ll Love It

Smoky and slightly sweet, Tanka Bites Slow Smoked Original are tender and delicious. At only 70 calories per serving, Tanka Bites deliver a slow, powerful protein punch by mixing two primary ingredients: low-fat, high-energy American buffalo meat and tasty cranberries. This combination is no accident because Tanka products are based on wasna, the original Native trail food that combines meat with fruit.
SKU: 897737001109

About This Brand

A Native American way of wellnessBuffalo-based food products that are delicious and promote a Native American way of wellness.Native American Natural Foods, LLC, is focused on creating a family of nationally branded buffalo-based food products that are delicious and that promote a Native American way of wellness that feeds mind, body, and spirit.Beginning with its first product line, which features Tanka Bar, Tanka Bites, Tanka Dogs and Tanka Sticks, Native American Natural Foods provides a category of natural healthy choices in the marketplace that currently does not exist.Adding valueBy adding value to traditional Native food products, using modern scientific methods and the least amount of processing possible, Native American Natural Foods innovates value-added products for the U.S. consumer marketplace.Founded in 2006 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, owners Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen imagine a world filled with healthy foods that add to the restoration and preservation of...
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Buffalo, Dried Cranberries (cranberries, sugar), Water, Salt & less than 2% of Flavorings, Red Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Granulated Onion, Lactic Acid Starter Culture.

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Serving Size about 4 pieces (28g) Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 20

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 6%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 14%

Reviews For Buffalo and Cranberry Bites - Slow Smoked Original

Based on 17 Reviews


These are delicious and easily digestible.

- Janelle Lieberher

Tender and tasty

I was not sure about how this stuff would be, so I ordered the bites first and really enjoyed them. They taste great, and I found the unexpected tender texture to be far more important than I would have imagined it to be.

- Jane

Best ever!

Avoid anything from Epic (mushy baby food and terrible tasting), and go with either these, or the turkey sticks from The New Primal - Both are absolutely fantastic, and I am very picky and critical.

- Keith


These bars are absolutely delicious. I take them as snacks when I hike or do exercise of any kind. I love the flavor and how moist they are.

My favorite snack!

- June

Better than beef jerky

These bars are a great gluten free alternative to beef jerky. (When's the last time you to find a GF beef jerky at any gas station or convenience store? Never.) I keep a few in my car in case I skip or delay a meal.

- Roger

So Good!

These are a great Paleo/Allergy friendly snack. 4 in our family have tried them and will definitely be ordering again. Don't think "jerky" when you see this. It has a great balance of flavor and the texture is good too. Great snack sized source of protein.

- Christy

The best!

Seriously the best jerky- so juicy, soft, and flavorful and I love the crasins in them. and it goes to a great cause too!!

- Lindsey

Buffalo & Cranberry Bites - Slow Smoked Original

I heard about Tanka Bars from Dr. Mark Hyman. He said they were delicious, very satisfying & were a healthy treat. I have bought them for my husband and several other people and everyone loves them. Word is definitely spreading! I highly recommend this guilty pleasure...sans the guilt!

- Marilyn Dreher

Meaty Goodness

Tanka Bars are awesome, packed with protein and energy. If you think of them more as jerky then you may see them as less weird as you may. Meat bars might sound strange, but they seriously are great.

- RandyTSwan


I pack these in my lunch box each day. They are delicious in my opinion and worth the cost considering the quality of the meat (no hormones, antibiotics, nitrites...). If you are a jerky eater you'll find the flavor of buffalo meat isn't too far off of beef, this simply is a bit fattier/moist, and the subtle cranberry plays well with the slightly smokey flavor of the protein.

- Mandy


Great taste, great price, and clean meat. What more can you ask for? I will be reordering this again.

- Toni

Hard to not eat the whole package!

Wonderful combination of flavors. Felt like I was treating my body very well.

- Jean

Protein punch

These meat snacks are the perfect snack for the paleo eater. Meat and berries. I love the smoked flavor to these, it makes the cranberries really stand out.

They are a bit high in price, but the protein in them makes it worth a little extra dough to get that powerful protein punch!

- Kathy Kellough

Meaty greatness

I keep getting confused as to why people think these might be gamey? Buffalo are generally farm raises. This means they will have a taste closer to beef than to venison or elk.

These meat bars are wonderfully delightful. The slow smoked flavor is magnificent with cranberry.

- Rose Schertz

Tastes like barbecue

I was surprised at how much these bars tasted like meat that had come off a grill. I've had meat bars before, but not slow smoked, and it really adds a ton of flavor. I use meat bars as my snack so I'm not tempted to eat the wrong kind of food. I work out a lot and I try to eat clean protein like this that doesn't have a lot of sugar and fat. This is a great low calorie bar that's a nice alternative to normal protein bars. I'm a regular buyer of these at the great Thrive discount.

- Anthony P.

Big, meaty taste

I wanted a meat bar that packed a ton of protein and great flavor. This does the trick. They're made from buffalo meat, which I had heard could be gamy, but this is tender, moist meat that has a rich flavor. The cranberries make it even better, adding tang and sweetness without a rush of artificial sugar. I recommend these as a great snack that can tide you over until lunch or dinner and give you all natural ingredients for a low cal, low sugar experience.

- April Pearson

Great Combination

I've made it a personal goal to try out most of the Tanka Bar varieties. They seem to have this perfect consistency between chewy and tough, and I always end up loving the delicious taste of the meat itself. I figure I'll try the various flavor varieties and find quite a few I'll enjoy - and that's what happened here. I'm surprised that cranberry and buffalo went so well together, but they did. They really complement each other, and it makes the bar just taste so savory. I'm glad I tried this flavor.

- Asher

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