Most important grocery industry event of the year provides LivBar with additional growth opportunities.
Stateman Journal: Salem-based superfood energy bar company, LivBar, scales up for nationwide distribution
Article Excerpt: "Most energy bars that are on the market today are candy bars that are pretending to be nutritious, " explained [Jan] Johansen, "If you take the time to read the ingredients on the back of the packaging you will find a host of different processed sugars and protein isolates and concentrates."
Review Excerpt: "While I’ve always wanted to be the type of person to make my own nutritious bars at home, I never seem to find the time or have the right ingredients. I’ve tried my hand at a few different energy bites but they never turn out just right. So when I found LivBar, I was delighted to see some of my favorite ingredients packed into these healthy options!"
THE DYRT TEAM VERDICT OF LIVBAR:
“I really like that LivBars are made in Salem, OR. It’s great to know that a local small business is behind them. And as someone who usually picks snacks based on flavor instead of substance, I feel comfortable knowing I won’t have to choose between taste or quality ingredients.” — Taylor (usually snacks on Tootsie Rolls)
“It isn’t too mealy or gluey or hard like some health snacks can be. It’s the first time I’ve tried a supplement bar that tastes like real, appealing food instead of dessert-protein Frankenstein.” — Meg (usually snacks on corn chips)
“These bars do a really good job of integrating unique and exciting flavors into something both yummy and filling. I would definitely bring these out on the trail.” — Maggie (usually snacks on frozen waffles)
“The blueberry vanilla kale bars are super tasty and light.” — Sarah (usually snacks on beef jerky)
“I tried the lemongrass, cherry, matcha. I like that it’s made of real ingredients, not artificial junk. The lemongrass flavor really stands out. It’s a nice texture – it’s somewhat hard to the touch but soft and chewy once you bite into it. Really unique flavor options. Love that the wrapper is compostable!” — Anna (usually snacks on granola)
Article excerpt: "They provide the nutrients and energy to get through a day of skiing or snow shoeing. They just taste so natural and they are big enough to enjoy throughout the day if you just need a quick pick me up in-between runs."
Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and former Entrepreneurship Professor,
Wade T. Brooks, hired as CEO, raising capital and fueling growth.