Friday, February 6, 2015

GORP Bar Review

Gorp Bar sent us some of their clean energy bars to review.  
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own.
Here's some info about GORP Bar from their website:
Who We Are

We are Colleen and Grant. A wannabe athlete mom and a farmer. We fell in love with a big idea: to use our professions, passions, and crazy ideas to do some good in this world.
WE GROW FOOD. WE GET OUTSIDE AND MUCK IT UP! WE SWING FROM TREES AND SING IN THE RAIN. We are about loving life and nourishing our bodies so we can jump, fight, twirl, bike, paddle, run, climb, and roar our way into the next adventure!
Clean eating is important. We are advocates of eating as much whole food as possible. In today's fast-paced world, we know there is a desperate need for HEALTHY AND CONVENIENT energy foods on the supermarket shelves. That’s why we created GORP.
No fake sugars, preservatives, fillers, or colouring. No high fructose corn syrup or scary-sounding ingredients you can barely pronounce.
We did our research and filled these bars with all the good stuff: power-packed nuts and seeds, oats for heart health and long-lasting energy, superstars like flax and hemp for all their Omega-3 goodness, and lots of fiber for weight control and intestinal health! Three cheers for intestinal health! Fine, we are also a tad geeky…but ya gotta admit…intestinal health is pretty hot ;)
We are real folks who saw a real need. Our aim is to give you a product that provides you with UBER benefits – one that your kids will happily scarf down because it doesn't have some weird, wonky fortified aftertaste. Real.
Our passion is to fuel your adventures and do some global good at the same time. Scroll down and read about our Community! This business has to be about more than food, more than making a has to be about people. That’s why we are in this game!
Get your GORP on!

HistoryOnce upon a time there was a crazy, bullheaded...ahem...I mean a crazy, bull-riding farmer and a land-loving health nut gal. Fast forward: we found the coolest surf spot in California (Mavericks Bay) and tied the knot. Who knew that a union between a farm boy and a wannabe triathlete tree-hugger would birth the best energy bar known to man? This is how it happened…
I was busy learning how to train for triathlons (I have to confess I had KONA in my dreams!) and it went something like this: First things first…learn to swim. Check. Second…learn how to fall off a road bike WITHOUT toe clips in. Half check. Lastly…run like a banshee. Check. 
As I learned more and more about how to fuel my body for performance and recovery, I started eating energy bars. As I continued training, I found that traditional energy bars weren't really that cool. Lots of high fructose corn syrup, cheap vitamins, and wonky aftertastes. Sick. So I did some research and came up with GORP.
I never thought about going commercial with this little bar until my training mates started demanding them. That’s how it all began. Word spread and pretty soon the local welding shop was ordering bars for coffee break. Hairdressers, marathon runners...folks looking for a high-protein snack to get through the day. That is when the light bulb flickered on!
Time to get serious. This could be a lot fun. The last several years have been dedicated to research and development and making GORP the best bar, bar none!
This adventure is just starting for us. We welcome any thoughts and ideas you have. You’ll notice this isn’t your typical corporate website...this is our real voice. Us talking to you. We are all ears.

Our Review:
WE LOVED THESE BARS!!! They were nice and dense, so they actually filled us up, unlike some other bars out there. The bars were full of flavor and tasted like eating peanut butter and jelly in a bar form! Which, if you've been reading this blog for a while, you know we LOVE peanut butter! We really liked that the bars didn't have any weird ingredients. They were made with REAL foods and packed with protein to keep us fueled throughout the day! We ate these for our mid morning snacks at work and during Jared's golf rounds!

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