Can a delicious bite of apple pie look like a dried up piece of leather? Answer: heck, yes! This chewy, moist, tasty pie-bar is what every kid wants as their snack! These bars have a secret superpower: amazing taste that brings back memories of warm apple pie at a backyard picnic. And still, this is real food for your real kid (or kid-like miniature snack appetite). An Apple Pie Thunderkid bar is made from nothing but dried fruit, nuts, and spices to round out the whole flavor package. No added sugars, no weird stuff. This isn't some organic but over-processed treat. This bar is real food.
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.
I'd have to say that Apple Pie is my favorite of the whole bunch. It is the perfect combination of chewy, sweet, tart, and with a hint of cinnamony spice. Tiny chunks of apple are studded throughout the bar, with nuts adding crunch and richness. That's it! I've had other bars that are apple pie "flavor", both in the paleo-friendly world and the regular snack world, and Thunderkids bars are out of this world. Really.
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.
There's no junk here. Nothing but nuts, seeds, fruit, spices, 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.
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.
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.
This spice is has the highest source of antioxidant strength found in nature. Along with that amazing boost it also is a big source of Vitamin A.
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."
Most definitely not. Nope, nope, nope, and nope. Oh, and they're Vegan, too!