Colorado is a state that embraces the entrepreneurial spirit, and small businesses are an important part of the economy. So, it’s no surprise that there are a number of food companies making tasty, healthy snacks.
The next time you head to the grocery store, shop local and stock up on these favorites from Colorado-based food businesses. Some are even located right here on the Western Slope.
noosa’s creamy, Australian-style yogurt, can be found in a variety of flavors at a number of grocery stores.
The next time you’re near Bellevue in Northern Colorado, stop by Morning Fresh Dairy, which supplies milk and shares the noosa property. You can set up a tour online to explore the property.
These oat bars are made by hand in Boulder. They’re a great snack for kids and busy parents alike due to their healthy and filling nature. Some of the flavors offered are coconut, lemon poppyseed, banana chocolate chip, and more.
The bars are also vegan, non-GMO, kosher, and soy-free.
When you need an allergy-friendly snack, try these products from this Salida-based company. Their healthy whole-grain snack bars and plant-based protein spreads are organic, non-GMO, peanut-free, tree nut-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and sesame-free.
The company took things a step further with their Field to Fingers™ Process, a set of practices that ensures every step of the food creation process is nut-free.
Acli-Mate is a naturally flavored and colored sports drink mix that was founded and is based in Gunnison. It contains electrolytes for hydration, added vitamins for energy, and sodium, potassium, and magnesium to help with muscle cramps.
The mixes were formulated by Dr. Roanne Rouse Houck, N.D., a naturopathic doctor who operates a Naturopathic Clinic in Gunnison. After seeing many Colorado visitors suffer from altitude sickness, she wanted to create something to address the symptoms. You can find these mixes at Whole Foods, King Soopers / City Market, and Christy Sports.
Climax Jerky came to life on top of Freemont Pass, right across from the Climax Mine. The company makes beef, elk, venison, and other specialty jerkies like gluten-free jerky and salmon jerky.
You can buy this jerky when passing through the Denver International Airport, on Main Street in Breckenridge, or online.
Honeyville is a third-generation beekeeping and honey bottling business located in Durango. They keep it local and source honey from other family beekeepers in the Rocky Mountain region.
Stop by their store (or stock up online) for sweet wildflower honeys, jams, syrups, sauces, and other locally-made treats.
Coloradans love their pets, and your pup and cat can get in on the healthy local food, too. I and love and you, a pet food store in Boulder, makes pet food made from real meat and other quality ingredients.
You can find this wholesome food both online and at local stores including Safeway, King Soopers, and others.