Both Katie and Taylor, founders of Thunderbird Energetica and EPIC, are endurance athletes and fueling their bodies with the cleanest foods available are a top priority. While training for the Kona Ironman, Katie developed a knee injury, which forced her to be non-weight bearing for a month. Understanding the importance of real food and its healing properties, Taylor began working on combing naturally occurring anti-inflammatories into a product that would assist Katie on a speedy recovery. Through this process “Cherry Walnut Crunch” was made and Thunderbird bars were born.
Thunderbird Energetica is currently available in 5 flavors:
- Sweet Lemon Rain Dance
- Hyper Hawaiian Crunch
- Almond Cookie Pow Wow
- Cherry Walnut Crunch
- Cashew Fig Carrot
- Cacao Hemp Walnut
Each of these raw bars have their own distinctive taste and texture, the Cacao Hemp Walnut is definitely my favorite. They do not contain rice syrups, agave or any other fillers you find in several other brands. Best of all the bars are wrapped in a compostable wrapper…GENIUS!
“100% soy free, dairy free, gluten free, no added sugar energy bars that give you the same clean burning fuel humans have enjoyed over the last 10,000 years.”
– Katie Forest and Taylor Collins Founders of Thunderbird Energetica & EPIC Bar
Unhappy with the preservative riddled jerky found in stores, Katie and Taylor recognized the lack of grass-fed and organic animal protein on the market and worked together on a solution. Combining lightly smoked animal protein with nuts and dehydrated fruit, Katie & Taylor found the answer with the EPIC bar.
EPIC Bar is currently available in 3 flavors:
- BISON Bacon + Cranberry <—————— TRY THIS ONE, IT’S DELICIOUS!!!!
- BEEF Habanero + Cherry
- TURKEY Almond + Cranberry
All EPIC animals are vegetarian fed, humanely treated, antibiotic-free, hormone-free. In addition, all animals live pasture centered lives and EPIC mandates proof of certification by the farmers.
Katie and Taylor are on the right track with their nutrient dense, gluten-free and real food bars. Overall I feel you really get a great quality product for a great price.
Thunderbird Energetica picture courtesy of Thunderbirdenergetica.com