What makes these bars different?The number one thing that makes B.O.S.S. Bars™ different is what’s inside: they’re made with raw superfoods and only raw superfoods! This helps the bars taste great, of course, but it also assures they pack a powerful punch. Each bar is specially formulated to bring out the benefits of every ingredient. The end result? Bars so super they should be wearing capes! We don’t use fillers, protein powders, additives, or preservatives. We value clean label and food transparency: what you see is what you get. And what you get helps you fill up and feel awesome. Our bars contain only eight real food ingredients and nothing more.
What can I use these for?Technically, you can use these for anything you want. Directing a one-act play about pumpkin seeds or lemongrass and need a bar to star? Go for it! But most people use these to satisfy their hunger. Since they’re made with nutrient-dense ingredients, they make a wonderful addition to any activity. Whether you’re hiking the Cascades or playing charades, leading a meeting or wrestling your child’s homework away from the dog, you’re required to be a superhero each and every day. Our B.O.S.S. Bars™ keep you going as you soar! Our bars are wonderful with meals as well. Try a THINK® bar with your morning coffee or a RESTORE® bar with your afternoon juice or favorite green smoothie.
When should I eat these?Right now! And later…and then again. B.O.S.S. Bars™ are designed for anytime, all the time.
What is a superfood?While “superfood” is a widely-used term, it comes with no legal or medical definition. However, at B.O.S.S., we consider a superfood to be a food that fits three requirements: 1) It comes straight from Mother Nature 2) It’s filled with nutrients and 3) It provides the energy needed to help you be super too. The packaging on each bar contains nutritional facts that tell you more about the goodness inside.
Are your ingredients safe?Absolutely. Because B.O.S.S. only uses what the Earth gifts us, you don’t need to worry about the dangers of preservatives. We take pride in our food and refuse to resort to artificial ingredients. It’s not who we are (and maybe not who you are, either).
How do you define raw?Say it with us: Rah! Rah! Raw food! We define raw by making it synonymous with simplicity. B.O.S.S. Bars™ are clean, minimally processed, and handled in a manner that protects the bioavailability of their vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. The creation of our bars does not involve temperatures higher than 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Our ingredients are all considered low-risk for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and no additives (as ensured by our Paleo certification) further ensures that our products are non-GMO. Plus, we use organic ingredients whenever we can, taking special precaution to avoid the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen.
How long do the bars last?B.O.S.S. Bars™ last for nine months from time of production (when stored at room temperature). But perhaps you’ll find that there’s really no need for a shelf-life: buy a bar and consume with expediency.
Are these safe for people with Celiac disease and other types of gluten-sensitivity?Yes! We understand that food allergies are a major concern to our consumers. That’s why we participate in the Celiac Support Association (CSA) Recognition Seal Program, a program that certifies us “gluten-free.” This standard is strict and ensures B.O.S.S. Bars™ contain less that 5ppm of gluten. Our certification isn’t a one-time deal, either: we undergo a rigorous audit each time we change ingredient suppliers or manufacturing facilities. If you’d like to learn more about this certification process, please visit the CSA website.
What does Paleo certification mean?Paleo certification means we abide by the rules set forth by the Paleo Foundation. These rules certify that our products fit within the standards of the Paleo Diet. Essentially, this means that B.O.S.S. Bars™ are free of dairy, grains, processed food and sugar, legumes, starches, and alcohol. The Paleo Foundation audits us regularly to assure we don’t deviate from our recipes. For more information, please visit the Paleo Foundation website.
Do your bars contain soy?Definitely not: we find no joy in soy! Our Paleo certification ensures that there’s no soy whatsoever in our products.
Do your bars have dairy?Milk? That’s “udder” nonsense! None of our products contain dairy. The Paleo certification ensures that we remain dairy-free. Actually the only animal product used in our bars is the raw honey used in our MOVE® and RESTORE® bars.
Do your bars contain preservatives?Not one bit! We’re all about superfoods and super-preservatives aren’t really a thing.
Are your bars vegan?We appreciate those who eat with compassion and strive to offer vegan choices to conscientious consumers. Our vegan bars include: THINK®, SMILE®, and DAZZLE™. Our MOVE® and RESTORE® bars contain honey. We use raw honey from a small local producer right here in Houston, TX (well, Rosharon, which is just south). All batch runs are done separately with the equipment cleaned and sanitized thoroughly in between, so you can be sure there is no cross contamination between our vegan and non-vegan products.
What about the sugar in these bars?A lot of us think “sugar” and think “the white stuff we put in our coffee so it doesn’t taste like coffee.” But dried and fresh fruit contain natural sugar and that’s where our sugar content comes from (our ingredients have no added refined sugar). Fruit sugar is processed much differently than refined or processed sugar and doesn’t result in the elevated insulin levels that we all want to avoid. Fruit also contains fiber, which slows the metabolism of glucose, and a variety of nutrients. The same can’t be said for the bag of sugar in your pantry: sure, it’s sweet, but that’s the only thing going for it. Most of our customers report back that our bars left them full and satisfied for hours, unlike that sugary granola bar that leaves you famished again in twenty minutes. That’s the difference between the sweetness in our bars and theirs.
Do you source Fair Trade ingredients?Yes! Whenever Fair Trade is available, we jump at the chance to use it. This mainly comes into play with our B.O.S.S. Bars™ that contain raw cacao powder and rooibos tea.
The amount of energy bar wrappers in our landfills is terrible. What are you doing to fight this problem?We are fighting it and, by buying B.O.S.S. Bars™, you are too! We offer 100% Compostable packaging. This helps the environment in two ways: 1) Our packaging is made of renewable, plant-based elements and 2) These elements return as a resource to the planet by nurturing plants and trees. We recommend that you compost all our wrappers: like most flexible materials, they’re not recyclable. You can do this by disposing the packaging through your city’s compost program or composting for your home or garden. We don’t recommend burying the package in your backyard: without the needed elements of oxygen, heat, and humidity, the material might struggle to breakdown. At The B.O.S.S. Food Company®, we believe all of us have the opportunity to be superheroes for the planet: we’re passionate about porpoises, porcupines, penguins, and people! And we do our part to prove that.
Where are your bars available?You can email us through our contact form at any time with your zip code and we will help you find bars at a store near you. If you don’t find them at your favorite local retailer, please ask for them by name. We serve wholesale accounts! Or you can meet our bars on the internet. Simply order online to have them shipped to your front door.
What is your return policy?It’s hard to return something you’ve eaten (at least in its original form!). Because of that, and because our products are perishable, all food sales are final. Still, we’re happy to replace items in the event they’re damaged or spoiled during transit. To ensure that you are satisfied with your product, please inspect it upon arrival. For more on our return policy, please read our full terms and conditions.
Do you ship overseas?At this time, we don’t ship outside of the United States and Canada. You may use services like Borderlinx and MyUS, but please note that we can’t vouch for any third-party sites or accept liability on their part. Or, next time you’re in North America, you can stock up on B.O.S.S. Bars™ before you leave: remember, the shelf-life is nine months long!