Outdoor Friendly Foods

Outdoor Friendly Foods

Boulder is home to a population of climbers, skiers, hikers, rafters and all manner of adventure hungry thrill seekers. Whether setting out for a week long backpacking trip or a quick afternoon hike, the right kind of food and beverage is key. The active food category has always been a little sleepy, as we’ve seen a lot of the same brands dominate freeze dried foods and energy bars. But as consumers are becoming increasingly likely to spend more on sustenance that is convenient, new and eye grabbing options are popping up to intrigue the appetites of outdoor enthusiasts.   HEATHER’S CHOICE This company features a diverse selection of organic freeze dried dinner entrees, breakfast options and snacks.   TIGER NUTS Touted as superfood, this lightweight snack packs a heavy nutritional punch with high protein and fiber content. Organic Gemini offers them as snacks in a variety of flavors, as well as in the forms of tiger nut based flour and beverages. TRAIL NUGGETS These bars communicate functionality as an active snack, with natural energy and protein – despite having similar ingredients to other bars in the category. FISH PEOPLE Tuna pouches are a staple for backpackers and campers. This gourmet option offers a step up in flavor, but not in difficulty to prepare in the wild. STEALTH Stealth energy gels by Secret Training convey energy with the vividness and movement of its packaging. NUUN  These hydration tablets are packaged in a conveniently lightweight and reusable structure, a huge plus for active lifestyles. ALPINE START Great coffee that can be prepared with either hot or cold water can be your best friend...
Trend Watch: Native Foods

Trend Watch: Native Foods

At Interact, we pride ourselves on having a unique perspective of the multi-faceted food world. As a result, we can often spot trends before they’re widespread. We’re very familiar with the local food movement that has gained some serious traction in recent years, even trouncing organic in the eyes of consumers. Opting for products that were grown closer to home means fresher food and supporting local business. A fascinating sect of this movement that we’ve seen on the rise recently is native, or indigenous food. In this somewhat old world way of eating, the ingredients for meals are not only produced locally, but are made up entirely of the indigenous fauna and flora from the region in which it is served. This makes a whole new world of foods available to us that we may have never heard of, but that grew in our backyards all along. It’s the ultimate culinary adventure; a tour of your home unlike any other.     At the forefront of this movement is the renowned Danish restaurant, Noma. Rated the best restaurant in the world four times by Restaurant magazine, the food is rooted in simplicity, freshness and quality. All ingredients on the menu are indigenous foods native to the region, creating a revolutionary spin on Nordic cuisine. The Native Food Movement gives culture a starring role in the eating experience. Sean Sherman, aka the Sioux Chef, is dedicated to reinventing the foods of his ancestors. He’s mastered inventive recipes, while restricting the ingredients used to those that would have been available to the Sioux tribe years ago. Damon Baehrel established one of the highest demand restaurant experiences ever, with reservations booked as far out as the year 2025. The scene...