Tested: Archer Farms Trail Mix

archer farms trail mix

If you’ve never been to a Target store, you have probably been missing out on food from Archer Farms (a Target house brand.) Archer Farms is a line of food products that includes such items as energy drinks and trail mix.

Not just any trail mix though – this is more of a premium trail mix, composed of higher-end ingredients than the typical raisin and peanut combo.

I got two 13oz bags on sale for $2.50 each (regularly $2.99.) That is an amazing deal considering this stuff is on par with Bear Naked Trail Mix which retails for about $3.00 per 5oz bag!

Yep, Archer Farms trail mix is like 60% cheaper than Bear Naked!

Continue reading to see how it tastes…

Trail Mix Taste Test

Here is what I thought of the two flavors of Archer Farms trail mix:

Fruit & Berry

archer farms fruit berry

This is “Fruit & Berry trail mix” with cranberries, dark & golden raisins, pineapple, papaya, cherries & blueberries.

This mix was pretty good and I absolutely loved the cherries. They were strong and sweet.

It was a little light on the pineapple and papaya, unfortunately, and the pieces that were there were way too small. Luckily the raisins were good, because there were a lot of them!

But who wants an expensive bag of raisins?

Raisin Nut

archer farms raisin nut

This “Raisin Nut trail mix” was filled with golden raisins, dark raisins, pepitas, cranberries, almonds, cashews, filberts & pistachios.

Again, there were tons of good raisins, but this time there was a better variety. The cashews were great and I thought the pepitas were awesome! (The pepitas were like some sort of green pumpkin seeds, and tasted somewhat like sunflower seeds, but they were unique.)

I liked this one more than Fruit & Berry since it had more of the good ingredients, and contained fewer dried cranberries, which I just don’t care for in trail mix.

Nutrition Facts

Here are the nutrition facts for Raisin Nut:

Serving size 3 Tbsp
Calories 130
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g

Overall, the trail mix scores pretty good on the health scale. It contains all natural, whole ingredients, and there is no sodium.

The only downside is that trail mix is so easy to eat. I can easily eat half a bag of this stuff and then feel too lethargic to make it out onto the trail!

My final verdict is…

If you don’t need trail mix, you don’t really need to add this to your diet. (Being so calorie dense and easy to eat, you might overindulge like I did.)

But if you need trail mix (for a big hike or for a long ride,) this stuff is pretty good. It’s a lot cheaper than the Bear Naked trail mixes and nearly as good, so it’s worth trying.

Official website: Target.com/archerfarms

Product Review Details
Company: Archer Farms
Product: Archer Farms Trail Mix
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 3.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2009-01-24
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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5 Comments so far

  1. PENN, JENNIFER on July 2nd, 2009

    I have purchased the fruit berry cranbery at target in houston at main and kirby. however, i having a hard time finding the product at that location and had been asking my cousin in N.J to ship them to me. what has happened why it is no loger at the target in Houston, Texas

  2. G. on December 17th, 2009

    What happened to ambrosia trail mix?
    I have went to several Targets, no one has it.
    That is one of my favorites. Please bring it back.

  3. Louise Hessel on September 23rd, 2010

    What happened to the S’mores trail mix? I can’t find it anywhere! My grandaughter serving in the Marines in Afghanistan really misses having me send it to her. Help! It is a favorite!

  4. Nita on November 14th, 2010

    How in the world is a person supposed to open this jar??? I purchased the Cranberry Nut trail mix and 3 people have tried to get the top off. Impossible!!!!!

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