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Snack Spotlight: Frontier Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean Bites



Welcome to the new frontier.

Keeping it simple.

Eating smart.

Snacking right.




Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean

A Bite a day keeps the doctor away… at least that’s what we like to say. Crunch into our first nut free Frontier Bites - made with apples, seeds, whole grains, and real vanilla bean. It’s perfect to send to school or share with the whole family!


Only 8 Ingredients

  • pumpkin seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • brown rice syrup
  • organic honey
  • puffed millet
  • puffed brown rice





About Frontier Bites

Frontier Bites were created several years ago when my brother Nate and I challenged each other to a baking competition to see who could come up with the best alternative to the over-processed energy bars that we regularly ate.

The rules were simple: less than 10 ingredients; gluten, soy and dairy free; no refined sugars and only ingredients you can find in your pantry.

In the end (drum roll please…) it was Nate’s Almond Blueberry Lemon bites that won the day and for the next year, Nate and I continued to tweak his original recipe until we got it just right.  From there on the Bites were a constant companion in the office, on hikes and on fishing runs.

Nate and I were excited about what we’d created and the feedback we’d received was fantastic, so in 2011 we decided to lay the groundwork to turn this dream into a business.

But that’s when our journey took a turn.  On August 15 that year, I was woken up by a call ultimately telling me that Nate had passed away in a river rafting accident.

In that moment my world was shaken – having lost my best friend and business partner in an instant.  It was a moment in life that causes you to question everything and re-evaluate your purpose and mission in light of the fragility of life.

At the time I had still kept my day-job as a civil engineer to help fund our new startup, but almost as soon as the accident happened, I knew that my mission in life was about to change – I decided to quit my job and finish what Nate and I had started and build an innovative healthy snack brand dedicated to life, good food and adventure.

From humble beginnings and a dream between two brothers, I am excited to be sharing our dream with you.  Nate and I wanted to create a better, more convenient snack that would fuel adventures big and small.  So whether you’re carpooling kids around town, burning the midnight oil at the office or climbing a mountain, Frontier Bites will be the fuel to help you get there.



Company: Frontier Bites
Brand: Pumpkin Seed Apple Vanilla Bean Bites
Origin: US
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 13.53 oz.
Claims: Gluten free, Non GMO, Nut free, Dairy free, Soy Free.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $4.99 each
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator





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Drink Spotlight: CocoMojo Bean



Find your inner groove with this juice with a boost! 

Bean blends pure young green coconut water with smooth coconut milk and coffee making this the low sugar, dairy free coffee drink you have been waiting for


Free from

  • Dairy
  • Gluten
  • Preservatives
  • Refined sugars



About the company

Like most great things in life, CocoMojo started out as a brilliant idea. That brilliant idea grew and grew until it became a physical, drinkable, spreadable, edible thing!

The incredible health benefits of coconuts inspired us to diligently develop CocoMojo’s special products.

Coco for health

So how did it all begin? Well, we became fascinated about the wonderful health-giving properties of the coconut, so set about developing a different style of coconut drinks, blending coconut water, coconut milk and tropical fruits which after much to-ing and fro-ing, testing and tasting became our wonderful range of all natural innovative drinks.

Our  ever growing beverage portfolio consists of 6 all natural coconut drinks that are free from refined sugar, dairy and gluten, and manage to retain an incredibly delicious and original flavour. All the ingredients have been carefully chosen for their physical and general health boosting properties. Packaged initially in a slimline alu can our flavours are now available in an array of packaging sizes and material including glass and PET bottles.



Company: CocoMojo
Brand: Bean
Origin: US
Category: Juice
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Dairy-free, gluten-free and no refined sugars.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://drinkcocomojo.com/



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Product Spotlight: Beanitos Restaurant Style White Bean Chips



We’re two brothers who love to snack! We think everyone deserves to crunch and dip without compromise—to enjoy a snack that tastes great and is good for you. But we just couldn’t find a snack that fit the bill… so we created Beanitos©.

Beanitos are an honestly delicious snack made from super nutritious beans that have fiber and protein grown right in them. They’re real food, full of crunchy flavor, free of preservatives, and made with only natural non-GMO ingredients.

Some call us revolutionaries. Others call us and say, “C’mon over and bring some Beanitos.” We think you’ll call Beanitos your new favorite snack!

INGREDIENTS: Whole Navy Beans, Whole Grain Long Brown Rice and/or Long Grain White Rice, Pure Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Guar Bean Gum, Sea Salt.





Company: Beanitos
Brand: Beanitos
Slogan: The Original Bean Chip
Origin: USA
Category: Chips
Claims: Non GMO, High Fiber, Protein, Gluten Free
Packaging: 170g
Varieties: Original Black Bean, Simply Pinto Bean, Restaurant Style, Nacho Cheese, Better Cheddar, BBQ Chipotle
Price: $3.69 USD
Website: beanitos.com



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An actual magical bean? How green coffee bean extract could help you lose weight

Forget the acai berry. Green coffee beans could be the newest weight-loss fad as research has found that the bean extract may help people lose weight.

The bean, which is sold as a supplement in the U.S., has been deemed an effective weight-loss food by author Joe Vinson who is a chemist at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

He said: ‘Taking multiple capsules of green coffee extract a day, while eating a low fat, healthful diet and exercising regularly, appears to be a safe, effective, inexpensive way to lose weight.’

Keen beans: Green coffee bean extract has been found to be an effective weight-loss supplement. But it has already drew skeptics

Mr Vinson’s researchers give 1,050 milligrams of green coffee bean extract to 16 obese adults in their twenties. They kept a close eye on the participant's diets, heart rates, exercise regimes, weight and blood pressure over 22 weeks.

The human guinea pigs shed an average of 17 pounds each. It worked out to be about 10.5per cent of the group’s overall body weight.

Although the author admitted he is not certain as to why the particular bean works, he thinks the chlorogenic acid found in green coffee beans may play a key part.

Due to such mystery, doctors have urged people to tread carefully with the new weight-loss approach.

Dr David Katz, a director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center in New Haven, Connecticut, said it is too early to be recommending the green coffee beans to people looking to lose weight.

‘The effects, if real, are likely to be modest and we don’t know if they last over time,’ he said. ‘It’s a supplement, not a substitute. The emphasis will always need to be on overall diet and physical activity.’

 Skeptics have further questioned the bean’s obvious caffeine inclusion. To some, the well-known stimulant seems like the not-so secret ingredient.

Keith Ayoob, a dietician and associate professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, is one of them.

‘I’d be happier if the research included pure caffeine, in the same amount as is contained in the doses of [green coffee bean extract],’ he said. ‘Then you’d know if the effects are due solely to caffeine or to something else in the beans, or to some combination thereof.’

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