Hoo boy does coconut go well with mango. Just think about the fabulous Thai dessert known as "mango sticky rice", which takes almost sweet rice and drenches it with coconut milk before draping mango slices on top. Bearded Brothers took these flavors and put them right in your back pocket. Push all the sweet and light taste buttons with this perfect post-workout bar to bridge the gap until your next real meal. This bar whispers in your ear with every bite, "real food, real mangoes, real coconut!". No fillers or odd things here: just fruit, nuts, and seeds in a gorgeous and nutritious bar for any time of day. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
One of my favorite post-spicy-meal treats has got to be mango sticky rice, procured from one of my favorite Thai restaurants. But try to eat that gooey deliciousness after your workout without getting some odd stares. Obviously, the portability is seriously lacking. Now, thanks to Bearded Brothers, you can have your Thai flavors and shove it in your back pocket, too. Having a bar option that's not too sweet and has the staying power of hearty nuts and mango is all you'll need for the next craving or post-workout need.
We are truly lucky these days with good choices when it comes to energy bars. But Bearded Brothers are winning me over by taking the basics (fruit, nuts) and upping the ante just a tiny bit with some crunchy seeds and even real organic mango. There isn't even any "just because" protein added here: you'll get plenty of satisfaction from the 100% real ingredients without added embellishments.
The Bearded Brothers Story!
Bearded Brothers is Chris and Caleb! The idea was conceived in 2011. Here's their story:
"IT ALL STARTED IN 2011 IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
The mountains were calling and we needed a 100% organic energy bar with pure raw ingredients that would keep up with our lifestyle. Our standards were high, and nothing on the market measured up. Ever since we bit into that first homemade bar, they’ve fueled our own adventures: rock climbing, running, and traveling the US for work."
Why Bearded Brothers bars are so good for you
Bearded Brothers bars are: Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Soy Free, and non-GMO!
Boneshaker: Bearded Brothers' chosen partner:
"Boneshaker is Bearded Brothers' community partner, an organization whose purpose is, “To inspire kids toward daily physical activity, and encourage them to lead others to pursue healthier lifestyles.” Through their community programs throughout Austin, they educate kids, and inspire them to make healthy lifestyle choices and be active. Having children and healthy lifestyles ourselves, we couldn’t think of a better nonprofit to support. As we continue to grow, we hope to be able to support more nonprofits that match our vision down the road!"
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Bearded Brothers Bars:
Dates and mango are the main source of sweetness in these bars, and a natural preservative and source of awesome chewiness. Dates are vitamin and mineral-rich — they’re particularly high in iron and vitamin K. Mangoes provide the key flavor component for this bar, as well as some natural fiber and potent antioxidants.
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious — their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.
How to consume Bearded Brothers Bars
It's a bar. Unwrap, bite, chew, enjoy!
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Are Bearded Brothers Bars Paleo and Whole30 approved?
"The short answer to this question is yes, but there are a few things you should know. Our bars are technically Whole30 compliant, but they are not officially approved by Whole30 brand. And the Mega Maca Chocolate bar is the only one that would not qualify because it has added coconut sugar." Read more on Bearded Brothers website here.