100% Organic, Real Food Energy Bars
While we appreciate a good bar here at Model Meals, we also place high value on quality, philosophy, and passion when it comes to food and sourcing. Sharing these values, Bearded Brothers comes to us out of Austin, Texas, and makes bars that check all those boxes and more. All 4 Bearded Brothers bars we carry are free from added sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, soy, and gluten, making it a no-brainer when we decided to partner with them as another perfect add-on to our meals. With an emphasis on whole food ingredients, high quality production, and a desire to support the Paleo, Whole30, and Vegan communities, Bearded Brothers is a leader in their industry. Keep reading to see just what makes them so special and how they came from humble beginnings to being available nationwide and delivered by Model Meals right to your door.
Welcome to the MM Family, Bearded Bros! We know you’re based in Austin, Texas and major outdoor enthusiasts. Was this part of the inspiration for creating your tasty whole food bars? How did BB get their start?
Thanks for having us, honored to be a part of the MM family!
Our bars were hatched out of simply wanting a better bar -- something truly clean, all organic, healthy, and delicious. Our bars were originally geared toward providing energy for outdoor adventures but as we’ve grown, we realize our bars are much more than just an energy bar. Our bars are, simply put, food bars. They are real food, good for your everyday adventure. So, whether you’re taking care of the kids, working a long day at the office, or going on a hike outside, our bars are the bar you can feel good about eating and sharing, no matter the occasion (or adventure).
We’ve heard that nothing “measured up” when it came to bars to fuel your adventures? What was missing in other bars that you included in Bearded Bros?
Sometimes you find a bar that actually suits your desires from a quality and cleanliness perspective, but you don’t want to eat it because the taste isn’t quite tolerable. And sometimes you bite into a bar and it tastes amazing but then you look at the ingredients and you want to spit it out!
Our focus with our food bars is providing a bar that you can trust what’s inside while also providing a taste that makes the experience truly enjoyable.
All of your bars are organic, gluten free, vegan, and soy free. Was this just a no-brainer for crafting your bars?
We’re meticulous about ensuring our quality is best in class. For us, having the mentioned attributes is almost a “given.” Other things that stand out is that our bars have no added sugar (sans the Maca Chocolate, which has 1g coconut sugar/bar), are paleo, and are low glycemic.
Model Meals isn’t the only place people can find your bars. You’re available at some pretty big retailers. How has your growth affected your business? Was it important to you to not compromise the quality of your products as you grew?
As we grow, it’s important to us to be good stewards of our business. This means making investments to ensure we’re able to grow without compromising the quality of our product. Since we produce our bars in house, we’re able to better maintain our degree of quality, and we’re always making the necessary process and equipment updates to ensure our quality is maintained, or even enhanced, as we grow.
We love innovating and constantly creating new meals here at Model Meals. Share with us about how you developed your family of 5 real food bars and that inspiration behind the flavors.
At the core of our bars is simple, organic ingredients - only the essentials to ensure that the distinct flavors burst in your mouth while pumping your body full of healthy nutrients. Our five flavors, Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla, Mega Maca Chocolate, Radical Raspberry Lemon, Colossal Coconut Mango, and Fabulous Ginger Peach, were carefully created to pair complementary ingredients that are better together than apart. We also added a bit of our own personality to the beginning with select descriptors to communicate a bit more of “who we are.”
How did you decide on the name, Bearded Bros?
We started with two Brothers (in-law) that had big beards!
Well, that certainly makes a lot of sense! Your bars have been a hit with our customers. Anything exciting that we can look for from your brand in the future? Will you be adding more flavors or products?
Yes! We plan to roll out new flavors in early 2020. Beyond that, we also have plans for new product lines in the future, stay tuned...
So mysterious! We are excited to see what you come up with. Is there anything else that you’d like to share with the MM/Whole30 community?
We always appreciate feedback! Let us know if you have any flavor and/or product innovation ideas you’d like to try - we love to try out new things in our kitchen to potentially roll out in the future!
Thank you to the entire Bearded Brothers team for taking the time to give us some insight into just how special their brand and products are, and what we can look forward to in the future. Keep up with Bearded Brothers by following @beardedbros on Instagram and make sure to add one of their bars to your next Model Meals order!
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