Bearded Brothers Energy Bar: A Texas-Made Energy Bar That Actually Sounds Good for You

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Recently I was reading the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, about Mexico's Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyons who have an amazing ability to run extreme long distances. In the book McDougall describes the pre-run concoction of choice for the Tarahumara, which is made from chia seeds. A quick run through the Googler and you'll see that Chia pets aren't just for your window seal anymore. They're for your belly too.

Always looking for marathon-level fuel, I recently came across the Bearded Brothers Energy Bars, an energy bar made by two Austin brothers.

I wanted to see if the energy bars were legit, which is honestly arbitrary considering I don't know what makes an energy bar legit, other than a Snickers isn't.

The first ingredient are dates, which have been the basis of entire civilizations for thousands of years. Then almonds, which is on every you-absolutely-should-eat-this-everyday list. Followed by vanilla rice protein (made with whole brown rice protein, vanilla, pectin, xanathum gum and stevia), blueberries, chia seeds and sea salt. All organic.

And as energy bars go, they're pretty good. Not Snickers good, but good.

I talked to Caleb, half of the Bearded Brothers, and mentioned Born to Run and he knew exactly what I was talking about. He explained that he does a lot of rock climbing and running and started making his own organic energy bar years ago because he couldn't find the right combination of things he liked the most.

"Very few energy bars have chia," said Caleb. "And it's just a no-brainer. They're full of Omega-3s, protein and so many other things. They're also great for hydration."

Right now they're only available locally at Bolsa Mercado in Oak Cliff, but the brothers hope to spread their wings to other stores soon.

They're also available online $12 for four or $36 for a case.

Flavors include Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla, Colossal Coconut Mango, Fabulous Ginger Peach and Mighty Maca Chocolate.

Location Info

Bolsa Mercado

634 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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And neckbeards everywhere rejoiced.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

6 miles in the July heat!?  Holy Chia!  But, methinks you are the exception, not the rule. I ran everyday for 4 years in the July heat, and then just once I overheated-and that was that.  Just be careful, you never thinks it's going to be you........lying on the biketrail, sweating like mad, so delusional you think you are a Sherpa on K2.  I make light of it, but it's serious shite to run in that heat. Anyhoo, most of us are not running 13.1 in July, so food should be suffice. I go back to my original premise that i'st mostly the "Bigguns" that ingest this stuff.  Last year I climbed a "14" west of Cuchara, Colorado; the only thing I needed at the top was oxygen, and water.  Last thing I was thinking about was granola bars. 

Caleb Simpson
Caleb Simpson

FYI, Patina Geen is in McKinney, Bearded Bros also has some locations in Fort Worth and Denton.

Caleb Simpson
Caleb Simpson

Only, they taste better than Lara Bar and are 100% organic in most cases. The nutritional profile is better as well, and they pack a lot more calories per bar!

Im
Im

These are also available at Patina Green!!

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

I eat that crap, and I ain't no fat girl! A piece of fruit is not going to be enough to fuel a 6 mile run in July heat. With the exception of the chia seeds, these are pretty much Larabars; a product found in big box and grocery stores. Good stuff.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Really, who eats this crap, other than fat girls? I mean, come on....have a piece of fruit, or some nuts while yer on yer break.  Shhhesssh. My wife has a friend that easily weighs as much as the Texas Rangers 3 and 4 hitters, that swears that buying a smoothie, with vitamins added, gives her energy for the whole day.  It costs her $15.00 per smoothie!

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