BumbleBars are BETTER.

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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.

BumbleBar + The Northwest Yoga Conference

Downward Dogs and Birds of Paradise fueled through the weekend with the support of BumbleBar last weekend. We, in turn, wanted to take a moment to thank the Northwest Yoga Conference for letting us be present at such a fantastic event.


The Northwest Yoga Conference is an inclusive and immersive three-day celebration of the Northwest yoga community. It is an opportunity to deepen your yoga practice with a focus on community building. The conference offers something for everyone, from those who have never taken a class before to those who teach yoga.


Check out the benefits of meditation:

Benefits of Meditation

Authentic Chai Tea Recipe

Here’s a Chai Tea recipe from Northeast India, courtesy of our marketing manager Mary Jantsch. After spending three months in India she learned that chai is the Hindi word for tea so in English we’re really saying ‘tea tea’.

It is absolutely delicious and a perfect winter drink. Let us know if you have a different variation, we’d love to try it!

BumbleBar's Chai Tea recipe


According to GreyWolf Community services, Indian grocers carry various chai masala mixes which you can use to make your own chai. Commercially produced concentrates can be found at many health food grocers and coffee shops. Ingredients for making your own chai are available just about everywhere. See our Recipes Section for a wide variety of chai recipes.

Of course the modern world has elevated chai to new planes of experience–chai ices, milkshakes, chocolate chai, non-fat, low-cal sweeteners, decaf, and so on. We have included a section on New Chai Serving Ideas.

We prefer traditional freshly made chai: hot, creamy, fragrant with black tea, fresh cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns and enough sugar to bring out the spice flavor. While we personally drink regular tea without sugar, chai must have sweetness or the spices seem to lose their full robustness.

What Makes You Thrive? — A Note From Our Intern

As the holiday season starts to take over, Mary (our intern), encourages you to take a look at what makes you happy. What Makes You Thrive? 

My family has taught me to surround myself with people who challenge me, people that make me better. People that teach you the importance of sunflower seeds on canoe trips, communication through silence on a hiking trail, the joy of drinking coffee with the sunrise, the happiness and friendship of a loyal dog, and to never forget that mountains are the playground for adults.


These memories with my family members are all outside because I think it is then that we are all our best self. While these are the people that have shaped me, its been the mountains that have taught me what to do with that.

So what is it that makes me thrive? I suppose it’s not solely the gigantic tectonic plates waging war on each other in order to make me smile. Or the security of knowing the mountains will always uphold the basic moral principles I aspire to. What makes me thrive is being that person to others that my family is to me. Perhaps my logic is dangerously reminiscent of  the proud drivers who slap “Jesus Saves” onto their back bumper with rigid belief, but I’ve always felt a heavy sense of duty to open peoples eyes to the majesty of the mountains.

What Makes You Thrive?

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