Remember those juice boxes with fruit punch in them, all berry-tart and perfect? Remember those rolled up fruit leathers, all chewy and awesome? Now, take both of those and you've got one heck of a bar: Thunderkids Fruit Punch bar with seeds, dried fruit and not much else. It truly tastes like chewing a glass of fruit punch. The flavor is uncanny and darn near flashback-inducing. In a good way, of course. You might find yourself having a few of these bars for your own mid-day snack and needing to tell the kids you ran out. They're that good. ~
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.
This will make your mouth water: picture biting into and chewing up a mouthful of your favorite fruit punch drink from the 80s. Chomp, chew, yum: those berry flavors all combining to make a perfect and quenching taste. Thunderkids has made all of this happen in your mouth, and without ANY nuts! That means this is safe for any allergy sensitive area whether classroom or airplane. All there is here is dried fruit and seeds. That's it! Nothing to make it complicated, 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.
Truly a great fruit from nature, they are low in calories while still being an excellent source of natural anti-oxidants of Vitamin A and C. They also provide a good source of minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, and calcium.
They are one of Nature's super-foods in that it has one of the highest level of antioxidants of all fruits. It is rich in anti-inflammatory properties making it a great post-activity snack. Cherries are full of beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and foliate.
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!