Recently we received a care package from the people at Stateside Man Goods. In this review we are going to tell you about Stateside Man Goods and give you our impressions of the product they sent us.
Who is Stateside?
Stateside Man Goods was founded by a former Marine who having been deployed himself, as both a Marine and later as a civilian, wanted to develop a care package that really caters to the man – hence their slogan, “Stuff Guys Really Want.”
The idea was born and Stateside Man Goods has been providing their clients the best products available.
When I was sent the product, I was told that these were premium products. Upon my initial inspection I would agree, everything appeared to be of the highest quality as opposed to products from massive companies like Frito-Lay etc. Initial thoughts on that is that this shows that some care had been taken in selecting what products Stateside carries.
In addition to providing Military Care Package options, Stateside also carries College and Corporate package options. In addition, you can put together a custom care package of your own mix of the products they carry.
Mike sent me the Specialty Snack combo to review. Here is what came in the box:
Here is the run-down of the products with descriptions provided by Stateside Man Goods:
A very popular unique snack mix with a spicy kick.
Teriyaki Beef Jerky–
High quality beef jerky with a nice Teriyaki flavor.
Cranberry Jalapeno Beef Jerky–
One of our best-selling jerky products.
Habanero Beef Jerky–
For those who love a lot of heat, this jerky is sure to satisfy.
Original Paleo Stix–
Perfect for people on the go, high in protein. Each “stix” has 7 grams of protein, 0 carbs, and only 1.5 grams of fat.
The 70-calorie Tanka Bar delivers a slow, powerful protein punch by mixing two primary ingredients: low-fat, high-energy American buffalo meat and tasty cranberries. Gluten free, hormone free and low fat, Tanka Bars are deliciously perfect for every diet lifestyle.
Tanka Wild Buffalo Sticks–
A great alternative to the usual processed meat sticks, Tanka Wild Snack Sticks combine the goodness of prairie-raised buffalo and tart-sweet cranberries with 100% Native American-grown and harvested Minnesota cultivated wild rice in a convenient, eat-as-you-go snack stick.
Bold Bahama BBQ Kettle Cooked Potato Chips–
A true favorite when it comes to BBQ chips. Has a great spicy kick.
Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips–
A creamy smooth taste with a hint of onion. Cholesterol free; kosher certified. Contains no trans fats, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no MSG, no preservatives, no wheat glutens, no artificial sweeteners.
White Cheddar Popcorn–
Not all popcorn is created equal. A great tasting gourmet white cheddar popcorn.
The Fisher family has been making their gourmet caramel popcorn by hand for over 70 years in Ocean City, MD and the surrounding beaches.
Perugina Milk Chocolate Bar–
An excellent creamy tasting chocolate bar. An intense chocolate experience! Gourmet milk chocolate bar from Perugina, Italy’s premier confectioner, is made from only the finest cocoa beans, roasted and blended to perfection.
OK, so the important thing – how did this stuff taste?
Simply put – everything was delicious, although I did find the Habanero Jerky just a tad too spicy for my sensitive palate (don’t laugh). I am pretty sure that the Fisher Caramel Popcorn was just about the best popcorn I have ever had and definitely the best popcorn out of a bag I have ever had (I will be ordering some of that very soon).
I know that soldiers, and most men, tend to take their jerky seriously. The blend of options available from the Paleo Sticks, Tanka bars, Teriyaki, Cranberry Jalapeño and Habanero, I had virtually any type of jerky available for any mood I was in. While I did find the Habanero a little spicier than I like, it wasn’t too spicy (there wasn’t even the need to wash it down with something).
It has been awhile since I last received a care package while on deployment but I do remember the excitement of seeing a box for you and wondering what sort of goodies were packed inside. If I had received a Stateside Man Goods package I would not have been disappointed.
Stateside Man Goods receives our nod of approval – good job Mike!