5 Reasons You Should Be Eating Organic Almonds

What do you look for in the perfect snack? Filling, tasty, crunchy, healthy, versatile? Organic almonds hit all those markers beautifully. And yes, organic almonds. There are a few reasons to eat organic almonds over conventional almonds, given the chemicals that may be used on non-organic almonds. Plus, there are lots of health perks and delicious reasons to snack on almonds and include them in your baking and cooking. 

We use organic roasted almonds in a few of our BumbleBars: Mixed Nut Medley, Amazing Almond, and Chai Almond (the last two being on sale this month!). Our Apple Crisp and Brownie Batter JunoBars both contain creamy, organic almond butter.

Let’s jump into five reasons to eat organic almonds:

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COVID-19: BumbleBar’s Response & What You Can Do To Help Others

BumbleBar has always been committed to health and well-being by providing delicious, healthy snacks. In the current situation we all now face, we at BumbleBar know how important it is to take extra steps to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy. 

What BumbleBar Is Doing

As a food manufacturer, we are considered an “essential business.” We remain in operation. We have added additional procedures to protect both our employees and our community from COVID-19.

At this time, we have closed our doors to all visitors. Our employees are required to stay home if they feel sick. We split our employee shifts to reduce the number of people in the building at a time and created a buffer between the shifts so they don’t come in contact with each other. [Read more…]

Ingredient Highlight: Health Benefits of Cardamom and Ways to Use It

The intricate flavor of cardamom comes through as citrusy, spicy, piney, minty, and herbal all at once. Its robust complexity makes it perfect for both sweet and savory foods. 

If you live in the United States, you might be the most familiar with cardamom in chai lattes. Here at BumbleBar, we blend cardamom with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon for our Chai Almond BumbleBar (now on sale for just $1 per bar!). The warmth of the sesame seeds and the sweet buttery flavor of the almonds pairs perfectly with the slightly spicy medley—if we, ahem, do say so ourselves. [Read more…]

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Woman-Owned Businesses

It’s Women’s History Month, and at BumbleBar, we are celebrating woman-owned businesses! 

Did you know BumbleBar is a woman-owned business? Founder and owner Liz Ward used her passion for health food and the environment to create the first organic energy bar back in 1995 [Read more…]

Fight Climate Change by Reducing Food Waste

The statistics on food waste are staggering. An estimated one-third of food in the world is lost or wasted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Every year, 133 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States. That’s more than $161 billion worth. Each person wastes as much as 20 pounds of food per month, according to the FDA.

Think of the environmental impact created by that magnitude of food waste.

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Make a Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner

So, it’s Valentine’s Day again. For you, that might mean a romantic evening with your significant other, a fun gathering with your Galentines, or a night in for self-care. Either way, there’s no reason to feel excluded from this holiday, because we can all celebrate our first love: Food!

Whether you’re vegan or not, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your love for our beautiful planet, precious animals, and your health by feasting on a plant-based menu for your celebration.  

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Stop Eating So Much Sugar! I Did, So Can You

One of the best things I have done for my body lately is reducing my sugar intake. When I first decided to do this, it seemed scary and overwhelmingly restrictive. Desserts are my jam. The good news I discovered: I don’t have to give them up.

By no means have I achieved a completely low sugar diet by now, but I’m certainly much better than I was before.

If you’re thinking about reducing sugar in your diet, too, here are 8 tips and things I learned so far that might help you on your journey. Let’s start with the benefits so you feel encouraged:

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Three of Our Favorite Fair Trade Chocolate Companies

It is no secret to anyone that knows me. I have an insatiable appetite for chocolate. To me, chocolate is essential. It’s the utmost pleasurable gastronomic experience, and I feel it should be indulged in daily in some form, even if only a teensy bit.  

The choices for purchasing chocolate are vast, as far as companies go. But the big name candy companies lack not only in flavor and high-quality ingredients, but also in ethics. Child labor is a serious issue on cocoa farms, as well as farmers being underpaid by companies for their goods.

I see chocolate as a blessing and a luxury. There’s no reason why something that tastes so good should harm anyone.

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Healthy Holiday No-Bake Maca Cookies

Holiday cookies are unapologetically my favorite part of the holiday season! Growing up, I would start making cookies with my mom about mid-December. We baked anywhere from five to eight different kinds. We gave them as gifts to anyone we visited, we left them on neighbor’s doorsteps, and of course, we kept covered platefuls in the kitchen so anytime during the day I could float over and grab a little something to feed my sugary festive appetite.

But ever since I began working at BumbleBar, I’ve admitted just how unhealthful and harmful all of that refined sugar and gluten-filled flour can be. My sweet tooth can’t be stopped, though. That’s the truth. So now I just try to make my sweets with natural sugars—and a little less of it—and ingredients that actually provide some nutrients. [Read more…]

Finding Hope in El Salvador

Joanna, our R&D technician, shares her El Salvador experience

It is a profound experience to have your heart broken and then filled with hope by the people of a foreign country. I spent the last 10 days of October in El Salvador learning about the violent history of the country, meeting its people, and seeing the hope and hard work they pour into solving their current social issues.  [Read more…]

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