What looks like a weird block of smooshed stuff but tastes like a chocolate chip cookie? Answer: what every kid wants as their snack! Something as fun to wave in front of friends to gross them out but with a secret superpower: amazing taste like a treat. Yes, this is real food for your real kid (or kid-like miniature snack appetite). This Chocolate Chip Thunderkid bar is made from nothing but dried fruit, nuts, and little bitty chips of chocolatey yum. No added sugars, no weird stuff. This isn't some organic but over-processed treat. This bar is real food. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Kids' snack foods have come a long way from little baggies full of breakfast cereal, or processed tubes of fruit leather. This is 2017 and boy howdy are things looking awesome for your little superhero in training: paleo-friendly bars made only from real stuff, only in Austin, and only for growing bodies. Thunderkids bars from the fine folks of Thunderbird combine real dried fruits, nuts, seeds, and not much else. This makes for one of the healthiest things in a wrapper you can possibly put in anyone's lunch sack.
Chocolate chip cookie flavor is the perfect combination of gently sweet and rich. Tiny chunks of real chocolate are studded throughout the date and cashew base. That's it! Nothing to make it fancy, only real food that tastes really good.
Thunderbird is the brainchild of Taylor and Katie, the same folks behind EPIC. Yes, really! This is their first company, created when they were in the thick of veganism and looking for something awesome as portable fuel. Cut to today, where EPIC is thriving but Thunderbird bars are still evolving and serving up the perfect snack that goes with you and your busy day.
Why Thunderbird bars are so good for you
There's no junk here. Nothing but nuts, seeds, fruit, and a hint of salt. All combined into the tastiest combinations you can imagine. All packed up into a perfect bar. Tuck it in your kid's lunch, or wedge one in your own gym bag for something to bridge the gap between your workout and your next recovery meal. These bars are small enough to not sit in your stomach even if the workout is yet to come. They're pretty perfect.
Why are these going to be your kids' favorite? Of course you have the great flavor and satisfying nutrition. There's even a puzzle or an activity on the back of every box.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in Thunderbird bars:
Frequently lauded for their natural sweetness, dates are easily digested making them a quick source of fuel. The dense health benefits of dates are due to their high fiber content, vitamin A and B complexes, and their abundance of potassium. Dates are vitamin and mineral-rich — they’re particularly high in iron and vitamin K.
This high protein nut produces sustained energy with the presence of monounsaturated fats. While cashews are a rich source of antioxidant power, it is unique in its presence of copper also.
Cacao is rich in the antioxidant flavonoid (has 4x that of green tea). Cacao is also one of the worlds oldest food sources.
About Thunderbird, in their own words
"Founded and crafted in Austin, TX by endurance athletes who wanted real food for pure energy, but made for anyone looking for a great tasting and truly healthy alternative to “energy” bars. We start by making sure our bars taste great by using only 100% all-natural, simple and certified ingredients and then ensure we stand out by not adding a drop of sugar to provide clean, pure, real food energy for life.
Thunderbird Real Food Bars specializes in creating epic tasting whole food energy bars. Containing uniquely pure and highly powerful ingredients, Thunderbird bars provide consumers with conveniently packaged, nutrient dense, plant-based goodness. Each bar is made using the finest and freshest available whole foods that earth has to offer."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Do these contain soy? dairy? sugar? grains?
Most definitely not. Nope, nope, nope, and nope. Oh, and they're Vegan, too!