Celebrating Our Amazing Workplace Diversity At BumbleBar

Throughout the last twenty years at BumbleBar, our workplace culture has become more and more diverse. And we love it! There are many benefits to having a diverse work environment, including elimination of discrimination through promotion of a safe work culture.

Our team consists of women and men of all ages and backgrounds!
Currently, we’re working on revamping our training videos so that BumbleBar’s human resources team may provide them in multiple languages.

We continue to experience high employee morale resulting from workforce diversity.

According to Rob McInness of Diversity World, top talent is no longer (but really, was it ever?) represented by a homogeneous group, but by a group representing people from many different backgrounds and life experiences. Top recruiters know that true talent lies in passion and experience, not gender, age, or ethnicity. Encouraging a diverse facility steadily builds synergy throughout the production team and improves communication skills!


“Workplace diversity also increases productivity. Diversity and inclusion bring different talents together, working towards a common goal by using a unique set of skills. Igniting employee and company loyalty as well as improving retention and productivity, workplace diversity is, of course, beneficial. With so many different and diverse minds coming together many more solutions will arise as every individual brings in their way of thinking, operating and solving problems and decision making,” according to Sahar’s Consulting.

Do you have diversity in the workplace? What benefits does it bring to your company? We would like to know! Share your story in the comments below or send us an email here.

So, Why’s It Called a JunoBar?

Let us introduce you to BumbleBar’s sister, JunoBar!

For those who haven’t heard of her, JunoBar is BumbleBar’s closest relative and sweetest sister. JunoBars provide a delicious date based alternative to the sesame based BumbleBar. The bars were born in 2013 under the craftsmanship of BumbleBar’s own CEO, Liz Ward. The bars combine crunchy quinoa with sweet dates to create a unique flavor. JunoBars are available in three delicious flavors: apple crisp, brownie batter, and peanut butter cookie.

Why name it “JunoBar”?

Juno, the Roman goddess of vital energy, is the inspiration for the name “JunoBar.” The first reason is because of Juno’s role as the protector of women. Although Juno watches over the nation as a whole she is especially protective over women’s lives. Juno’s attention to the well-being of women reflects BumbleBar’s values as a women-owned company.

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Secondly, Juno’s best traits are those that can be found in a JunoBar. Juno is known for her femininity but that’s not her only admirable trait. More prominently, she is known for her strength, vital energy, and eternal youthfulness. Our JunoBars emulate the same vital energy. The vitamin-dense, ethically sourced ingredients promote youthfulness through a nutritious diet.


Finally, JunoBars reflect the superiority of this beautiful goddess. Juno is known as “The Queen of the Gods.” Similarly, JunoBar is considered to be “The Queen of the Bars.” Every flavor is completely organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and incredibly gratifying, making them far superior to other date based bars.

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We don’t blame you. The rich nuttiness of organic peanut butter, tart apples, or sweet cocoa makes us weak at the knees too.

Can’t decide what flavor to buy? Grab yourself a JunoBar variety pack to try all three flavors!

Apple Crisp: Delicious flavors of cinnamon apple crisp with protein-rich quinoa and a dash of sweetness from vanilla and honey.

Brownie BatterEverything you love about luscious chocolate mixed with protein-rich quinoa, fiber-filled chia seeds and a kiss of vanilla.

Peanut Butter Cookie: A wholesome twist on the classic peanut butter cookie combines protein-rich quinoa and a hint of honey.

Tell us your favorite JunoBar (or BumbleBar) flavor in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win a FREE BOX OF JUNOBARS!

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Dates: The Incredible Benefits of This Magic Fruit

Dates are sweet on the inside and the outside, and before long you’ll be sweet on dates too.

Dates are leathery and caramel-y snacks that are hard to resist. This fruit was originally cultivated about 8,000 years ago in present-day Iraq. Because of their low water and high sugar content, it takes many months for them to go bad.

Dates Growing

This made the fruit ideal for nomadic life possible in the hot and dry regions of the Middle East and North Africa. With their many uses and benefits, dates are the “tree of life” in the Middle East and the national symbol of Saudi Arabia and Isreal.

Dates are rich in history and also in nutrients. One cup of dates contains about 400 calories. In just one cup, you get 27% of the daily recommended requirement of potassium and 48% of daily fiber needs. What’s more, very few people are allergic to this fruit. Now that’s worth celebrating!

They are also an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and copper. The insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates cleanses the gastrointestinal system while boosting heart health, making sure that your bowels and blood flow smoothly. Dates are also rich in magnesium. Magnesium is most well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but it can also reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke.

Dates help with weight loss, iron-deficiency anemia, respiratory health, pregnancy deliveries, brain performance, and even chronic conditions such as arthritis. So, why wait? Grab a date today.

Related Proverbs & Quotes

  • Don’t show me the palm tree, show me the dates.
  • From little date seeds, great things are born.
  • He has fallen from the donkey but has found a date.
  • If heaven drops a date, open your mouth.
  • Mock the palm tree only when the date harvest is over.
  • Swallow a date with its stone.

BumbleBars are BETTER.

Hand of BumbleBarsOrganic EnergyIMG_1433BumbleBars are BETTER.

More and more, snack bars clutter grocery store aisles. Rainbows of different colored packaging streak the shelves with unproven health claims, false nutrition statements, and exaggerated information. Few products stand out amongst the many as being honest, ethical, and health driven. BumbleBar is proud to be one of those few.

We work with integrity from the start, always ethically sourcing our ingredients. We believe in providing living wage jobs in our community of Spokane, WA. We handcraft the certified organic BumbleBars right here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Additionally, our suppliers benefit from our unique loyalty program. This program lets our vendors know that we value their business practices as much as the pricing of their commodities. For example, we purchase many of our ingredients from worker-owned cooperatives. Purchasing directly from the farmers means that the farmers don’t have to sell to brokers, who take a large chunk of their profit.

Intensive research and development have gone into every single one of our products – and we feel proud to share our 100% accurate nutrition facts and health claims with you and your family. We care about what you’re consuming and we care about you! BumbleBar is certified organic, vegan, kosher and gluten-free. We work with only the best, most efficient agencies to ensure that our certifications are up to date and stay that way! Remember, BumbleBar is BETTER.

BumbleBar Supports The Race Against Trafficking

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Recently, we were contacted by Thurston County Coalition Against Trafficking. They were planning for the 5k Race Against Trafficking and were curious if BumbleBar was interested in supporting the event. Of course, we were honored to.

Did you know that Washington state is a national hotspot for human trafficking? This is due to several factors, including the international border with Canada, an abundance of ports, vast rural areas, and the state’s dependency on agricultural workers. In 2003, Washington was the first state to pass a law criminalizing human trafficking. This horrible crime is ranked as the second most lucrative crime in the world, generating $32 billion each year.

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Many inspired people joined the event, taking a stand against this blatant deprivation of human rights. We feel privileged to have supported these motivating race participants, providing healthy snacks for their strong bodies & courageous minds.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help fight human trafficking, please visit here.

What’s the difference between private label and co-packing?


What's the difference between private label and co-packing?

What’s the difference between private label and co-packing?

The Benefits of Sesame Seeds: Open Sesame!

Here at BumbleBar, we love sesame seeds! That might seem like a no brainer but we really can’t get enough of them. Besides being a great option for a gluten free energy bar, sesame seeds are calcium-rich and help build strong bones. Sesame seeds contain three times as much calcium as an equivalent amount of milk. And studies show that sesamin, a lignan found only in sesame seeds, is a strong antioxidant that fights free radicals and helps with your cholesterol.Organic Sesame Seeds

Inspired By More Than Honey

More Than HoneyLast night, some of us at BumbleBar attended a local showing of the film, More Than Honey. We were blown away by some of the facts presented to us. Here at BumbleBar, we’ve been confusing vegans since 1995. Due to the bees on our packaging, it is a common misconception that BumbleBars contain honey. However, as our goal is to promote organic agricultural practices, the bee icon opens a dialogue about the positive benefits of organic farming. Not only do those cute Bumble Bees pollinate the plants that are responsible for many of our ingredients, especially almonds, but they are also the first animal affected by pesticides and herbicides.

Last night while watching More Than Honey, we learned that depending on the world region, 50% to 90% of all local bees have disappeared, and this epidemic is still spreading from beehive to beehive – all over the planet. It is a phenomenon scientists are calling “colony collapse disorder.”

While we’re very passionate about organic farming, we are by no means experts on the current bee epidemic. Instead, we’d like to provide you with resources to learn with us and continue this conversation.

Vanishing of the Bees : Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery.

What do you think of the Honey Bee mystery?


Health Benefits of Certified Organic BumbleBars

So maybe we’re biased, but we honestly think our certified organic BumbleBars rock. Besides the benefits of ethically-sourced, certified gluten free ingredients that are good for the world, the pure and simple ingredients are good for you.

We think the coolest one is the inclusion of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. Your body cannot make Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) on it’s own and so the only way to get a sufficient amount is through diet. BumbleBars are rich in flax seeds, which contain an abundance of life-enhancing Omega 3 EFAs. EFAs maintain healthy cell structure and help protect against heart disease, cancer, arthritis and more. EFAs are thought to bolster your energy, improve hormone regulation, improve immunity and reduce stress.

We broke down a Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar to tell you more about the benefits of eating BumbleBars:

Why BumbleBars rock!

Give Back to The Earth with BumbleBar

We don't inherit the EarthEthical Sourcing and sustainability are two of the driving pillars here at BumbleBar. It’s why we’re here and able to do what we love.

For the month of April, we’re going to donate $1 for every box of BumbleBars sold from our online store to The Nature Conservancy.

While caring for the earth is an every day, every week, every month responsibility, April reminds us that we need to appreciate this beautiful planet. The Nature Conservancy’s slogan “Protecting Nature. Preserving Life.” is just a glimpse into the beneficial work they’re doing for the world. As the leading conservation organization since their founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has:

  • protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
  • worked in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.
  • continually addressed threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands.

Help us help this great organization by purchasing a box of BumbleBars.

For more information on BumbleBar’s commitment to the planet, see below:

Growing in popularity in the past several years, the People, Profit, Planet concept of sustainable business has always been our foundation. All three concepts are intertwined – if one suffers, they all suffer.

BumbleBar supports People through an honest commitment to social and economic justice. Working hard to create a great environment for employees and develop meaningful relationships with suppliers and customers, BumbleBars success rests in its people. Most food companies farm out their production and become food marketers. BumbleBar believes in providing living wage jobs in our community of Spokane, WA. In addition, buying directly from farmer owned co-ops benefits communities from Ethiopia, Indonesia, Canada, and Honduras.

If we aren’t profitable, we can’t do our best work for the other two legs, people and the planet. Profit means that to maintain sustainability, BumbleBar needs to be profitable.

Planet means that businesses must consider the earth when creating business models. BumbleBar goes beyond what most people might expect from an organic food company by: constantly monitoring the waste stream, reducing scrap products so they don’t end up in the landfill, using eco-friendly paper products and biodegradable cleaning products, recycling shipping boxes to ship out BumbleBars to customers who order directly on the website, using Eco-Flow cornstarch packing peanuts, relying mostly on electronic documents and printing invoices on recycled paper.

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