This broad flavored and delicious sampler pack includes Thunderbird bars: Chocolate Cherry Almond, Chocolate Raspberry Expresso, Coffee Hazelnut Maca, Hemp Sunflower Pumpkin Seed and Pecan Goji Pistachio.
Remember when food-based bars were NOT on every shelf and in every purse? I do. Those old school bricks were full of chemicals and weird texture agents galore. We forget how good our nutrition bar choices are these days, but Thunderbird is here to remind us again that real food makes for a really delicious bar. Take a sample from any of these Thunderbird bars for a happy-inducing experience. Eat slowly, savoring each chew, and take another sloooow bite of joy. Breathe. Smile. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
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, spices. All combined into the tastiest combinations you can imagine. All packed up into a perfect bar. You can snarf it all at once, or savor it throughout your day.
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.
Another excellent source of seed based protein. A great go to simple snack that taste great and is healthy for you.
Hazelnuts have a significant place among the types of dried nuts in terms of nutrition and health because of the composition of fats (primarily oleic acid), protein, carbohydrates, vitamins (vitamin E), minerals, dietary fibers, phytosterol (beta-sitosterol), and antioxidant phenolics such as flavanols.
Cacao is rich in the antioxidant flavonoid (has 4x that of green tea). Cacao is also one of the worlds oldest food sources.
Maca is the next super-food that you will start hearing about. Plus it is a great source of iron.
Hemp seeds are unique in that they are a complete source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids and essential fatty acids. Additionally, hemp seeds have the optimal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, 3:1.
Great source of fiber and protein that help keep us full through out the day. They also have mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
Pecan nuts contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, and E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. USDA research also shows that pecans are the most antioxidant rich tree nut and rank among the top 15 foods with the highest levels of antioxidants.
Pistachios contain fewer calories and more potassium and vitamin K per serving than any other nut.
About Thunderbird, in their own words
"Founded and still made 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 meat?
Most definitely not. That's the other product line, another company name. (*cough*EPIC*cough) Don't worry, there's no sharing of animal ingredients into this Thunderbird side of things. These bars are Vegan and proud of it.