Total Fat: 7g / Total Carbs: 28g / Protein: 5g
Good with: By itself, after a workout
Other Flavors: Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla, Colossal Coconut Mango, Fabulous Ginger Peach, Mega Maca Chocolate, Outrageous Orange Kale
Why We Love It: I normally avoid energy bars like the plague, given that most of them are filled with sugar and synthetic ingredients. And so many of them have that chalky consistency that makes me gag. If I venture near an energy bar, I want to see the whole ingredients through the package. That’s why I was so surprised at how much I loved this bar. The ingredients aren’t in their whole form but they are blended together to make it a clean, delicious, simple bar that isn’t to sweet at all, which is 99% of the time what happens with fruit-based bars. That’s because there are other yummy healthy ingredients besides fruit in the bars, and NO added sugar. Many of Bearded Brother’s bars contain almonds but this flavor contains Sun Butter as its protein source, as well as hemp seeds and chia seeds which are superfoods in themselves. The bars are all non-GMO verified, organic and raw, and their packaging is compostable.
Meet the Makers: Based in Austin, TX, Bearded Brothers was founded in 2011 by bearded brothers Chris and Caleb to fulfill their snacking needs on their outdoor adventures rock climbing, running, cycling and disc golfing (I had to look up what that was). All the other bars out there just weren’t cutting it for them in terms of taste and nutrition (organic, raw, etc) so they created one of their own! www.beardedbros.com
Fun Fact: Bearded Brothers partners with Boneshaker, a community partner in Austin, “to inspire kids toward daily physical activity, and encourage them to lead others to pursue healthier lifestyles.”