Thunderbird Energetica - Gluten Free Raw Energy Bar Cherry Walnut Crunch
Thunderbird Energetica Gluten Free Raw Energy Bar Cherry Walnut Crunch has raw energy, pure ingredients, epic taste! Thunderbird Energetica 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 meticulously handmade using the best and freshest available whole foods that Mother Earth has to offer. Their 100% soy free, dairy free, gluten free, no added sugar energy bars gives you the same clean burning fuel humans have enjoyed over the last 10,000 years. Their wrapper is 100% biodegradable and compostable leaving nothing behind. Energy that lasts, a wrapper that doesn't! What does your energy bar do?
- Soy Free
- Gluten Free
- Compostable Wrapper
- No Added Sugars
- All Natural
- Agave Free
- 2 Servings of Fruit
- Shaman Blessed
Because Thunderbird cares about your body, they use whole ingredients to maximize the health benefits of consuming their bars! See for yourself:
Dates – Frequently lauded for their natural sweetness, dates are easily digested making them a quick source of fuel and repairer of waste product. The dense health benefits of dates are due to their high fiber content, vitamin A and B complexes, and their abundance of potassium. Although necessary in all diets, potassium is especially important for athletes because it helps to maintain muscle contractions.
Sweet Potato – Long used as a source of fuel in elite Kenyan runners, sweet potatoes have an ideal low concentration of fats which help your body to enjoy the full benefits from the high density of beta carotene. Additionally anthocyanin found in this root vegetable, makes the sweet potato an ideal natural anti-inflammatory.
Walnuts - Walnuts are a great source of plant-based protein laced with omega 3 fatty acids. In addition to the vitamins B and E, walnuts are an excellent source of magnesium and antioxidants.
Cherries – Cherries are one of Nature's superfoods 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.
Buckwheat Groats – Commonly misunderstand and mistaken as a grain, buckwheat is a fruit seed related to the rhubarb and sorrel family making it ideal for those on gluten-free or wheat-free based diets. Buckwheat contains rutin, magnesium, and several antioxidants.
Hawaiian Black Lava Salt – Natural detoxifier and digestive tract palliative.
Cinnamon – Cinnamon is an amazing natural food preservative in that it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage. Cinnamon is rich in fiber, manganese, iron, calcium and anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric – Turmeric is an ancient spice most commonly utilized for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Blasting in 100 degrees of West Texas desert beauty, they sat at their campsite and reflected on a long day of hiking and cycling through the awe-inspiring grand vistas of Big Bend. It was the final night of a week-long expedition and they were admiring their weathered bodies and the spirits that had granted them a most memorable experience. It was here that they first heartily discussed the idea to expand their small energy bar company.
As night fell, a lightning storm looming on the horizon provided the fireworks that further sparked their imaginations. They interpreted this moment as a sign, a metaphor, for what they captured in their energy bar. Raw, organic power and a simple, yet finely balanced force; an entire energy system designed to bring life and romance to an otherwise harsh and punishing environment. They had been touched by the Thunderbird and everything that it represents.
That night, Thunderbird Energetica, alongside the refinement of their company mission, was birthed. Thunderbird Energetica is an artisan energy bar manufacturer committed to producing powerful sources of human fuel. They strive to reinvent the energy bar by creating products that push the limits of nutrition, packaging, and community involvement. Utilizing both locally available and seasonal ingredients, they embrace the romance of REAL food, and the way it interacts with their bodies, environments, and most importantly, their souls. Each bar is meticulously handmade using the finest available ingredients Mother Earth has to offer.
It all began 7 years ago when Katie and I decided to become endurance athletes. They purchase their first set of road bikes, swim caps, and “serious” running shoes. The freedom and satisfaction of pushing the limits of their newly discovered endurance was exhilarating. Within in a few months they were logging entire days soaring on top the challenging terrain and punishing heat of the Central Texas asphalt. Those old bikes and running shoes experienced a few of the most epic days of their lives! Their first 100 mile bike ride and their first 20 mile run were both brutal and inspiring. They were learning serious lessons about their inner limits and the ability to push through suffering. t wasn’t long before they realized that consuming the correct quantity and quality of food was more important than their underlying internal drive. Too many times they “bonked”, “blew-up”, “ran out of gas”, and worst “atomic bombed”.
The immediate problem was the unavailability of decent tasting, conveniently packaged, whole food that could meet their energy demands. The energy bars they regretfully ate were loaded with sketchy and unrecognizable ingredients, difficult to digest, and not very tasty. It was no surprise why they struggled with consuming adequate calories in those early days.
It wasn’t long before they began creating their own portable whole food energy products. They constantly tested them on their long rides and began adapting their formulas in response to how they felt. Their early “beta” foods ranged from sweet potato nut cookies, beet and carrot muffins, and their own grass-fed bison jerky. While eating their own creations they noticed that not only were they riding longer and faster, but they were becoming leaner, and recovering quicker. They had a new competitive advantage!
Along with the refinement of those early energy products, Katie and I became more serious with their training. Through participating in local bicycle races, marathons, and triathlons they were pushing their bodies further and harder than ever before. In 2010 they entered Ironman Wisconsin. It was super epic! Not only did they finish but Katie won her entire division and earned a slot in the Ironman World Championship Race in Kona, HI. Not too bad for some young dreamers who were eating funny looking handmade bars out of zip-lock bags.
While training for Kona Katie unexpectedly developed a severe and chronic knee injury that defied all medical diagnosis. Her training was greatly reduced and eventually she was forced to be non-weight bearing for an entire month. Taylor immediately began researching and experimenting with natures most potent sources of naturally occurring anti-inflammatories. Through the use of cherries, turmeric, cinnamon, and buckwheat they developed a bar to help combat Katie’s unexplained knee inflammation. This was the birth of the first modern day Thunderbird Bar “Cherry Walnut Crunch”! Through determination, hard work, and the healing properties of plant based whole foods, Katie’s knee gradually became strong again. She resumed training and performed magnificently at the World Championship Race. It was at that special race that Thunderbird Energetica debuted to the world. They hand made shirts, cycling kits, and hats in support of Katie as well as handed out free bars to people they thought looked cool.
Now Thunderbird Energetica is more than just an energy bar used by athletes. It is enjoyed by overachieving business men and women as well as underachieving slackers. It is mother approved and more importantly kid tested. Due to an ingredient label unlike anything else, Thunderbird Energetica represent REAL food for people who appreciate clean and healthy living.
Thunderbird Bars will always be the conveniently packaged, whole ingredient, healthy living that Katie and I first sought. They hope you enjoy their simple yet highly powerful bars. May they fuel your life adventures!