I used to love taking my PB&J sandwiches and smashing them up into a ball. It made everything come together in one wondrous flavor. That's what Thunderkids has done with this bar, perfect for any lunchbox. It looks weird and smooshed but tastes just like the best PB&J your kid can dream up. Yes, this is real food for your real kid (or kid-like miniature snack appetite). This Peanut Butter & Jelly Thunderkid bar is made from nothing but dried fruit, nuts, and not much else. 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.
I don't know of a more perfect combination than peanut butter and jelly, only modernized without the bread or yucky stuff. This bar takes dates, peanuts, berries, and a few other good things and makes them portable, healthy, and the envy of the schoolyard. Every ingredient is a real thing. No sugars are added. Nothing to make it fancy or 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.
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.
Himalayan Sea Salt
Commonly referred to as "White Gold" in the Himalayans, this million-year-old salt is the purest form of salt in that it has been untouched by environmental toxins commonly found in common sea salts. It contains 84 natural minerals and elements.
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? Peanuts?
Most definitely not. Nope, nope, nope, and nope. Oh, and they're Vegan, too! They DO contain peanuts, so if you're adhering to strict paleo, avoiding all legumes, or have an allergy, steer clear of this one.