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Snack Spotlight: Horizon Chocolate Snack Grahams

 

 

We’ve got a new crunch to crave. Horizon® Snack Grahams are made with organic wheat and offer 8g of whole grains per serving. That makes for a delicious, kid-friendly treat any time of day!

 

INGREDIENTS
Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Enriched Flour (Organic Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Canola Oil, Cocoa, Contains 2% or less of: Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Soy Lecithin. Contains: Wheat and Soy. May Contain: Milk, Egg and Coconut.

 

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About Horizon

At Horizon, we work hard to make a difference for families, for farming communities and for the environment. But we’re not in it alone. Since our beginnings, we’ve teamed up with organizations that share our values, lending support where we can help—and learning all we can along the way. Read More

 

 

Company: Horizon Organic
Brand: Horizon Organic
Origin: USA
Category: Snack
Packaging: 7.5oz (212g)
Claims: Organic. 10% calcium
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Websitewww.horizon.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Health Warrior and Operation Farm & Run

 

 

A new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar created for the Tarahumara of Mexico and Operation Farm & Run by natural foods startup Health Warrior.

 

What We’re Doing and Why It’s Important

Health Warrior, an award-winning, rapidly growing natural foods brand, is funding a brand new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar through this Kickstarter, a bar created in honor of the Tarahumara of Mexico through a partnership called Operation Farm & Run.

In 2016 we helped the Tarahumara with the rehabilitation of a single farm and the cultivation of their first commercial chia crop.  This first harvest, celebrated together by Health Warrior and the Tarahumara, laid the groundwork for Operation Farm & Run and a plan for continued investment in the Tarahumara's commercial agriculture efforts.

In 2017 Health Warrior aims to rehabilitate two additional Tarahumara farms for commercial chia cultivation. Seeds grown at these farms will then be used in our new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars and drive continued investment into a native community that has faced many modern challenges in recent years.  With the successful funding of this Kickstarter, we will reach this goal in 2017.

Sales of Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars through this Kickstarter will help to restore the drought-stricken farms of the Tarahumara people and, in so doing, preserve their inspiring culture rooted in the joy of movement and ancient, nutritional wisdom.

 

Who We Are

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Mickey, Shane, and the next generation of the Tarahumara.

We started Health Warrior after reading two great books: the best-selling book Born to Run and the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Born to Run tells of the world’s greatest ultrarunners, the Tarahumara people, who live in the remote, rugged Copper Canyons of Mexico and who easily run 25, 50, even 100 miles in homemade sandals. The Tarahumara’s lives are rich in movement, and their diets are rich in nutrient-dense, plant-based foods like chia seeds.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma is the story of where our American food comes from. In short, most packaged food is junk food. Of ~300,000 edible plants, just three (3) make up 60% of our American calories, and we eat them in highly processed forms.

Together, these two books inspired us, three aging former college athletes, to found Health Warrior and create our first product, the Chia Bar, the first bar with superfood chia as the #1 ingredient--a delicious statement of how modern food can be, first inspired by ancient wisdom. Health Warrior is fortunate enough to have grown rapidly, from the best-selling new bar in America in 2013 to being named #205 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in 2016. Even before all this growth, we sought a way to support the Tarahumara people who originally inspired us (more on the history, below).

Last year an opportunity presented itself at the Boston Marathon. At a pre-race event with the awesome running brand Janji and Born to Run author, Christopher McDougall, we met Arnulfo (one of the famous Tarahumara runners described in the book), Mickey (an honorary Tarahumara and Harvard's liaison in the canyons) and also staff from Harvard University's Department of Evolutionary Biology, who are conducting ongoing research with the Tarahumara deep in the Copper Canyons.

Learning of the terrible and extended drought plaguing the Tarahumara, and the hunger and hardship it has caused, we decided to do what entrepreneurs do best and get creative to help this ancient and awesome culture that helped inspire our company. Operation Farm & Run is Health Warrior’s small answer to the Tarahumara’s challenges, a project to help restore their farms and help preserve their inspiring culture, a culture that can teach us so much. The new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar is our method of driving demand for the chia seeds those farms will grow.

 

What Is Chia?

 

Chia seeds are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and the number one ingredient in our Health Warrior Chia Bars - the first one you read on the label.

Simply put, one ounce of chia contains more:

  • Omega-3s than 5 oz. of salmon
  • Protein than a 1.5 oz egg
  • Calcium than 1/2 cup of 1% milk
  • Fiber than 3 tbsp. of flax seeds
  • Magnesium than 5 cups of broccoli

(Sources available at the link below)

It's this nutrient density that earned chia the nickname "runner's food", powering the Tarahumara on their legendary long distance runs and fueling the modern day warrior with the power to keep moving.

Curious to learn more?  Visit the "What is Chia?" page on our website!

 

What Will Your Contribution Support

Drought left many Tarahumara farms barren and unusable, the Tarahumara seed stocks are highly depleted, and there are no jobs to help reignite a virtuous agronomic cycle in the canyons. For every $10,000 USD invested, we can restore a drought-stricken farm, renew the soil, build irrigation, re-build the seed stock, and provide a continual source of income for the Tarahumara. And make more delicious bars. Here, at the beginning, we are following one of the Health Warrior business mantras: Keep It Simple. We have already gone through one full restoration cycle with a test farm, and the lead farmer was Silvino (one of the greatest Tarahumara runners, as well as an expert farmer).

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The Story

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A Report from the First Harvest - 5th December, 2016

Health Warrior CEO, Shane Emmett, sent the Health Warrior team a letter while leaving the deep Copper Canyons, where he was helping with the first harvest at the test location for Operation Farm and Run.

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We are back from the Copper Canyons! As the [Health Warrior] team knows, we have been looking for a medium to give back to the Tarahumara since the earliest days of Health Warrior when we made donations to Caballo Blanco's not-for-profit. After he passed away, we lost a good contact. This was remedied after [Boston Warrior sales reps] Tom and Teddy arranged a great event for the Boston Marathon and we met Mickey and Arnulfo there, as well as researchers from Harvard, their sponsors for that event and the marathon (which Tom was running, of course!).

The idea we discussed was that the Tarahumara have more to offer us than we to offer them, but they face daunting challenges with severe drought and the invasion of modernity. Their greatest desires are to farm and run (in their own way). As such, we arranged to finance an initial crop of chia seeds for the Tarahumara to grow for Health Warrior. Eventually, with the help of our Kickstarter campaign, the plan is to restore many farms, use the chia they harvest in our new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars and return the profits from the sale of those bars to the Tarahumara, setting them up with a recurring source of income to keep their farms sound and culture intact.

So [Health Warrior co-founder] Nick, [Health Warrior CFO] Austin, and I went down to see the initial harvest in action and meet more of our Tarahumara partners.

The short story is that it was a moving trip. Literally, we never stopped moving! 40+ hours of travel over four days, including a descent into the canyons that was only 8 miles but took nearly two hours due to the steep and "rugged" (doesn't do it justice) road to the bottom of the canyon.

 

The Tarahumara tradition for farming is that the farmers receive a place to stay and meals for their families in addition to monetary compensation. Mornings began well before dawn with the smell of the fires from the Tarahumara women cooking breakfast outside (they were burning beautiful brazil tree wood -- it smelled divine). They men began harvesting chia and bringing it in from the fields to a covered area to protect from rain before sunrise (Nick helped). The kids immediately run into the farm/river to play (and continue throughout the day). The primary food is corn tortillas (with chia of course) and frijoles. These aren't ordinary corn tortillas. They grind fresh corn outside, mix it with maseca (corn flour), and then knead the dough and cook them on an iron plate over an open fire. They are the best tortillas on earth. (notably researchers from Stanford recently identified these as a top source of pre-biotics). The frijoles likewise are cooked in a metal bucket over a second fire. The work goes on all day -- it is truly dirt farming.

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Tarahumara preparing a traditional meal in their village.

The chia is harvested with knives, not combines. The weeds are pulled by hand, not killed with pesticides. The seeds are extracted by rubbing the stalk against a stone, not by any machine. And the Tarahumara delight in the work. The financing we provided for the past five months has allowed these Tarahumara families to live with more joy and security than they have been able to experience in many years.

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Chia stalks are processed by hand to extract their seeds.

In many ways the Tarahumara are very poor. The stories of little kids killed by scorpions due to lack of fast medical care are wrenching. The reality of hunger during the droughts is harrowing. They live one degree removed from that starvation. Hunger is real. Water is scarce and sacred. Seeds are in short supply for all their foods. The cost of purchasing food from a store is not significantly less than in Richmond [Richmond, Virginia, home to Health Warrior HQ]. There are no jobs.

But in many ways they are so rich. The culture revolves around relationships. Instead of walls, they have friends. Instead of lights at night, they have stars. The banter was great (not that I understood much of it, but everyone was having a blast while working). Over three days I didn't hear a single child ask for anything or a single adult reprimand a child (for those of us parents, this was stunning). The delight in work and exercise appeared as real as we have always thought it to be – it’s a profoundly awesome outlook on life, connected to the natural world in a very special way. As Mickey [an American who has lived with the Tarahumara for years] said when asked about their incredible running ability: “it has nothing to do with what we consider ‘training’ -- their lifestyle is their training.”

They are always moving, be that movement walking up and down mountain trails, in fields of chia, or at all night dances. Happiness is profoundly not tied to money for the Tarahumara and winning running races is only the by product of their true joy.

- Shane Emmett, Health Warrior CEO

 

Rewards

In addition to the Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar, we have created a number of unique Premium Rewards for backers who contribute to this project!

See details on available reward levels on the right column of this page, and details on the rewards themselves below.

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Backers at the $5 level will receive two individual Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars.

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Backers at the $20 level will receive a box of 15 Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars. Backers at $60 and above receive two boxes!

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All backers at the $60 level and above will receive a 12 oz. bag of Health Warrior Chia Seeds.

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Backers at the $60 level and above will receive a Health Warrior logo running shirt. Modeled here by Health Warrior Tom!

Premium Rewards
Our Premium Rewards are available beginning at the $125 level.  Backers at those levels receive all the rewards listed above (bars, seeds, shirt) and the following:

$125 - 1 Premium Reward (Limited to 150 backers)
$175 - 2 Premium Rewards (Limited to 100 backers)
$225 - All 3 Premium Rewards (Limited to 50 backers)

 

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Snack Spotlight: Kii Naturals Artisan Crisps Raisin Pecan & Rosemary

 

 

Raisin Pecan & Rosemary bite-size crisps make for a great flavour combination to enjoy on their own. For a healthy snack we love them with a nut butter or a cream cheese.

  • Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 0 Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol Free
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Flavours
  • No Artificial Colours

 

Ingredients

*Flour (*Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), *Pure Cane Sugar, *Sultana Raisins, *Pecans, *Pumpkin Seeds, *Chia Flour, *Honey, *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Himalayan Pink Salt, Baking Soda, Rosemary, Natural Flavour.
May Contain: Dairy, Sesame Seeds & Other Tree Nuts.

 

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About Kii Naturals

Kii Naturals is the result of years spent meeting and forging relationships with local farmers from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. From this we have learned that the most authentic and flavourful fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and spices come from the orchards and fields where they naturally grow. Many of these farmers continue to provide Kii Naturals with the world’s finest ingredients, which are used every day to make our products. Read More

 

 

Company: Kii Naturals
Brand: Kii Naturals
Origin: Canada
Category: Snack
Packaging: 5.3oz. (150g)
Claims: 0 Trans Fat. Cholesterol Free. No Preservatives. No Artificial Flavours.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Retailers
Websitewww.kiinaturals.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: PIPCORN Brand New Flavors – Non-Dairy Cheddar + Salt and Vinegar

 

 

The holiday’s wouldn’t be complete without a little something special from your favorite Popcorn kids! Introducing, non-dairy CHEDDAR and SALT & VINEGAR Pipcorn! As with all of our other flavors, these new additions are Vegan, Gluten Free and Non-GMO!

 

*NEW* Salt and Vinegar

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We are so excited to welcome this dangerously delicious duo, Salt and Vinegar, into the Pipcorn Family! As with all of our other favors, we are happy to add another Gluten Free, Vegan, and Whole Grain product. Double the fun with two flavors in one! Pip Pip Hooray for Salt and Vinegar Pipcorn!

Each bag is 4oz of delicious mini popcorn! Pop a movie in and begin snacking!

Please allow 7 days for orders to begin shipping!

 

 

*NEW* Non-Dairy Cheddar

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When should you go on a cheese diet? ... When you want to CHED a few pounds!

That's right gang! Non-Dairy, Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole Grain, CHEDDAR PIPCORN has joined the squad. We did our Pipcorn thing and took a classic and made it something the whole family can enjoy. Whether you eat dairy or stay away from it, this is a fan favorite thats going to give our other flavors a run for their money!

Each bag is 4oz of delicious mini popcorn! Pop a movie in and begin snacking!

 

 

About Pipcorn

Pipcorn was founded by Jeff & Jen Martin, a dynamic brother and sister team. All of our delicious flavors are popped in small batches and seasoned by hand. Pip pip hooray!

The Pipcorn seed was planted when Jeff was helping Jen move apartments in the spring of 2010. In desperate need of a snack, Jen remembered these special little kernels that she had gotten a few days earlier. Five minutes later, they were snacking on the best popcorn they had ever had. Two years later (and an unbelievable amount of support from family and friends), they launched Pipcorn and the rest is history!

 

 

Company: Pipcorn
Brand: Pipcorn
Origin: USA
Category: Popcorn
Packaging: 4oz
Claims: All Natural. Gluten Free. Non-GMO. Vegan. Whole Grain
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $15.00 (4 pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitewww.pipsnacks.com

 

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Food Spotlight: Road Crew Crunch

 

 

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Company: Rex's Outrageous, LLC
Brand: Road Crew Crunch
Origin: USA
Category: Snack Mix
Packaging: 4oz (113g)
Claims: Fair Trade. Gluten Free. Non-GMO. No artificial flavors or colors
Variants: View Range Here
Price$28.31 ($1.18 / Ounce)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitewww.roadcrewcrunch.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Curate Kids Apple & Cinnamon

 

 

APPLE & CINNAMON BAR

The warm, familiar flavor of apples and cinnamon will keep them happy, and protein from cashews and almond butter will help keep them full. Plus, the chewiness of organic quinoa and gluten-free oats makes for the perfect taste and texture in every bite.

 

INGREDIENTS:
CASHEWS, TAPIOCA SYRUP, APPLE PUREE, GLUTEN FREE OATS, APPLE JUICE, ALMOND BUTTER, GRAPESEED OIL, ORGANIC QUINOA, PEA PROTEIN, SORGHUM, AGAVE NECTAR; LESS THAN 2% OF THE FOLLOWING: COCONUT OIL, CHICORY ROOT FIBER, CITRUS FIBER, SOY LECITHIN, SAFFLOWER OIL, SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, PECTIN, TAPIOCA STARCH, WATER, LEMON JUICE, CINNAMON AND SALT.

CONTAINS SOY, CASHEW AND ALMOND INGREDIENTS; MANUFACTURED IN A FACILITY THAT PROCESSES MILK, EGG, WHEAT, PEANUT AND OTHER TREE NUT INGREDIENTS.

 

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About the company

We believe snacks should be wonderfully surprising. That’s why we take a culinary approach to create snacks that use simple, nutrient-dense ingredients. Then we combine these ingredients in the same way a chef does, surprising and delighting you with snacks that defy your expectations.

This is a story about passion for food. A story that started with a simple question: How do we make “good for you” snacks more interesting?

Our small group of health-focused people set out to find answers. We sought to start a new company within Abbott…and Curate Snacks was born. Read More

 

 

Company: Curate Snacks
Brand: Curate Snacks
Slogan: Crafted With Joy
Origin: USA
Category: Bar
Packaging: 1.23oz (35g)
Claims: Gluten Free. Non-GMO. No artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Online Retailers and Store Locator
Websitecuratesnacks.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Good Full Stop Chocolate & Orange Fruit & Nut Bar

 

 

Chocolate & Orange Fruit & Nut Bar

I am a Choc & Orange Fruit & Nut Bar, jammed full of healthy ingredients. I am suitable for gluten free,vegetarian and vegan diets. I am a natural source of copper & fibre.I am Good. Full Stop.

 

Ingredients and Nutritional Information

Dates, Cashews, Raisins, Rice bran, Chocolate 8% (Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Fat-Reduced Cocoa Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin), Date Syrup, Orange Peel 5%, Natural Flavouring

* Allergens indicated in bold type

 

 

About the company

Good Full Stop bars offer a perfect marriage of a tasty and satisfying snack bar, while being an excellent source of nutrition – all the pleasure and none of the pain. Using the finest natural, wholesome ingredients and only a ‘hint of naughtiness’, Good Full Stop bars are gluten and dairy-free and have a medium to low glycaemic index. All but one of the flavours even counts as one of your five-a-day – a fact we think is epic!

They are also a natural source of copper and fibre, essential for an overall healthy existence, while copper is also contributes to preventing premature aging and increasing energy production. Read More

 

 

Company: Good Full Stop
Brand: Good Full Stop
Slogan: I TASTE GOOD FULL STOP
Origin: UK
Category: Snack Bar
Claims: Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Vegan
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: £0.60
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitegoodfullstop.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Think Jerky Sweet Chipotle

 

 

SWEET CHIPOTLE
Grass-fed Beef Jerky 1.50 Oz. 5 Pack

Chef Troost brings a one-two punch of flavors to his recipe, first with the sweetness of real raspberries, then with a three-pepper blend for a spicy finish.

 

Ingredients: Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Cane Sugar, Raspberry Juice Concentrate (Red Raspberries), Sea Salt, Smoked Chipotle Pepper Powder, Ancho Chili Pepper Powder, Smoked Paprika, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper

 

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About the company

Founder Ricky Hirsch was shocked to discover that most jerky products are pumped full of sugar,
so he set out to create a jerky that is both healthy and delicious. By partnering with some of the world’s best Chefs, consciously minimizing sugar and salt, and only using the healthiest ingredients, Ricky takes jerky from gas station food to health food. Read More

 

 

Company: Think Jerky
Brand: Think Jerky
Slogan: Grass-Fed Beef Jerky
Origin: USA
Category: Beef Jerky
Packaging: 1.5oz (42.5g)
Claims: Grass Fed. Gluten Free. No added antibiotics
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $24.95 (5 pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitethinkjerky.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Curate Kids Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bar

 

 

OATMEAL & CHOCOLATE CHUNK BAR

Gluten-free oats, unsweetened chocolate, and a hint of vanilla make for a nutritious and tasty combination. Plant-based fiber and protein from organic quinoa, and oats will keep your kiddos lively while their taste buds stay happy.

 

INGREDIENTS:
GLUTEN FREE OATS, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, BROWN RICE SYRUP, SUGAR, TAPIOCA SYRUP, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER SEEDS, PEA PROTEIN, ORGANIC QUINOA, SORGHUM, AGAVE NECTAR, GRAPESEED OIL; LESS THAN 2% OF THE FOLLOWING: COCOA BUTTER, COCOA POWDER, CHICORY ROOT FIBER, COCONUT OIL, COCOA EXTRACT, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER OIL, VANILLA EXTRACT, WATER, SOY LECITHIN, MIXED TOCOPHEROLS FOR FRESHNESS, NATURAL FLAVOR, PECTIN, TAPIOCA STARCH AND SALT.

 

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About the company

We believe snacks should be wonderfully surprising. That’s why we take a culinary approach to create snacks that use simple, nutrient-dense ingredients. Then we combine these ingredients in the same way a chef does, surprising and delighting you with snacks that defy your expectations.

This is a story about passion for food. A story that started with a simple question: How do we make “good for you” snacks more interesting?

Our small group of health-focused people set out to find answers. We sought to start a new company within Abbott…and Curate Snacks was born. Read More

 

 

Company: Curate Snacks
Brand: Curate Snacks
Slogan: Crafted With Joy
Origin: USA
Category: Bar
Packaging: 1.23oz (35g)
Claims: Gluten Free. Non-GMO. No artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Online Retailers and Store Locator
Websitecuratesnacks.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Roobar Ashwagandha & Mango Biotic Energy Ball

 

 

Ashwagandha & Mango
Organic Raw Energy Ball

A super fruity and slightly tangy mix of mango, sweet banana and pineapple with a creamy cashew finish. The tropical bliss is enhanced by the recommended daily dose of Ashwagandha – the Ayurvedic herb that alleviates stress and anxiety.

 

Ingredients

cashew*, pineapple*, dates*, mango*(10%), banana*, ashwagandha*(3%), lactobacillus acidophilus (vegan).

* Raw ingredient from organic agriculture.

For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

 

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About the company

Roobar has a simple and delicious recipe that offers a healthy choice for everyone. We created Roobar as an alternative snack for our own family and continue to produce it with the very same care and with no compromise.

Roobar reaches 46 countries on 4 continents and it's the market leader in the organic raw food bar category in Europe, with close to 1 million bars sold monthly. In our own state-of-the-art factory we set the highest quality standards in producing the bars as delicious and authentic as they were in the beginning. Read More

 

 

Company: Roobar
Brand: Roobar
Origin: Bulgaria
Category: Snack Bar
Packaging: 22g
Claims: ORGANIC, RAW,VEGAN, DAIRY FREE, NO ADDED SUGAR, NO SOY
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Stores
Websitewww.roobar.com

 

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