Bite into this bar stuffed to the gills with rich nuts and delicate spices and you'll have found the perfect answer to those overly-sweet bars that are cloying and just too much for one's sweet tooth to handle. Say hello to the nuttiest chewy bar on the planet: Thunderbird's Hemp Sunflower Pumpkin bar. Just a hint of dates to bind each bite is all you need in this bar so full of nutty goodness that it could take you through a tough afternoon with nary a moment of crash. Take that, 4th cup of coffee! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
What's it like to eat a super-nutty square with a pedigree that is 2nd to none, right out of Austin, TX? Honestly, pretty darn good, but that might be expected from the folks that eventually brought us EPIC bars. But first, this fruit and nut and seed bar undertaking was their first project, and it continues to this day.
You do get a lot of texture in this bar—that's due to a huge amount of nuts and seeds relative to the fruit. The dates' softness holds everything together, and the gentle spice of cinnamon adds a dessert-like feel without any excessive sweetness.
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.
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.
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.