Based out of Anchorage, Alaska, Heather's Choice is a backpacking food startup company dedicated to making delicious, ultralight, nutrient-dense meals and snacks for adventurers. Our products are made with the highest quality ingredients, including sustainably sourced proteins like sockeye salmon and grass-fed bison. Heather's Choice meals and snacks are an allergen-safe option for individuals looking for gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free backpacking food.
Our Story: Kickstarter to Kitchen
Born and raised in Alaska by a mother notorious for her organic good cooking, I've always had an appreciation for healthy delicious food. When I was invited on my first trip rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, I was anxious about how I was going to get all of the healthy, delicious calories I needed for such an adventure. With a small five tray dehydrator, I dried over 50 pounds of food for my month-long adventure! Turkey jerky, instant sweet potatoes, fruit leathers, and other creations were just a sampling of what I discovered was possible!
Our Team: What's In the Bag
We have a small, dedicated team of individuals who work tirelessly to create, cook, package, seal, label, date, field test, eat, and promote our backpacking food products. Our team members are passionate about spending their free time in the backcountry, and providing their adventurous loved ones with nutritious backpacking meals and snacks.
Our Ingredients: KooKoo for Coconut
You’ll notice we use A LOT of coconut in our products. We love it because it is loaded with medium-chain fatty acids triglycerides, which is a fancy way of saying healthy fats. These fats are preferentially metabolized by your liver for energy, meaning they will give you a nice metabolic boost on the trail. Plus, coconut is loaded with fiber, manganese, potassium, and phosphorus.
Heather's Choice Ambassador Program
Meet our current ambassador team and learn more about the Heather's Choice ambassador program! We are proud to have these athletes representing Heather's Choice in the backcountry and on social media. If you're interested in sharing nutritious backpacking food with your audience, click below to learn more and apply for the Heather's Choice ambassador program.
Affiliates: Increase Your Income with Heather's Choice
Do you LOVE Heather's Choice products? Are you stoked to spread the word about nutritious and delicious dehydrated backpacking food? The Heather's Choice affiliate program gives you the opportunity to earn a 10% commission on any sales you generate for Heather's Choice! Click the link below to learn more, register, and generate your individual affiliate sales link.
Guides & Outfitters: Outdoor Industry Program
Are you a professional outdoor guide or retailer? Heather's Choice wants to partner with you! Click to link below to complete a short application and a member of our team will contact you. Become a Heather's Choice reseller or industry partner and help bring more nutritious meals and snacks into the backcountry.