Good with: A workout 🙂
Other Flavors: Chocolate Espresso Bean, Blueberry Almond, Cherry Cashew, Chocolate Banana
Why We Love It: This bar has the perfect balance of sweetness and texture. Loaded with healthy fats and protein, it’s great for pre or post workout and doesn’t contain all the junk that typical energy bars have. It’s Non-GMO Verified and many of its ingredients are organic. The PB&J flavor really tastes like a clean version of a PB&J sandwich! We also love the philanthropic mission of the company (more below). UPDATE JAN 2016: Kutoa has updated their recipes. The PB&J bar tastes similar but the peanut flavor is a bit stronger and overall the bar tastes less sweet. All good additions, in our mind!
Meet the Makers: KUTOA, which means “to give” in Swahili, was founded by Joey Grassia after he spent 7 months of his college career living and traveling throughout South Asia, where he witnessed a great deal of hunger, poverty and suffering. After graduating from college, he experienced a health scare of his own that woke him up to the realization that his strict calorie-counting bodybuilder’s diet was actually full of processed additive-filled foods. And so he set out on a mission to create a food that would bring health to himself and to others. Today, Kutoa feeds a child in need for every bar it sells by contributing either a meal, micronutrient pack or Kutoa bars. www.kutoa.com
Fun Fact: Some of the toughest customers that Kutoa has won over are local Austin kids, converted from arms-folded picky eaters to huge fans!