MILWAUKIE, Ore.— Forty years after reviving old world-style milling, Bob’s Red Mill is bringing its expertise in whole grain foods to the snack aisle. Bob’s Better Bars combine the company’s signature whole rolled oats with peanut butter and ingredients like honey, chocolate, strawberry and banana to create five deliciously chewy, nutritious bars.
The bars are another way for the employee-owned company to satisfy consumer demand for easy, portable nutrition following the popularity of its lines of Muesli and Oatmeal Cups.
“Our mission has always been to add whole grain nutrition to every meal of the day. With more people snacking than sitting down to traditional meals, we jumped at the chance to create a better tasting, healthier bar,” said Bob’s Red Mill CEO Dennis Vaughn. “Our fans trust our products to be high quality and wholesome. We think our reputation will give us an advantage in the bar category.”
Inspired by founder Bob Moore’s own family recipe, Bob’s Better Bars start with simple ingredients – whole grain oats, peanut butter and honey – to strike a balance of nutrition and flavor. “We worked on the recipe for a long time to make sure our bars taste as good as the ones I remember my wife Charlee making at home years ago,” said President and Founder Bob Moore. “We’re over the moon with the results, and we know our customers will be too.”
Bob’s Better Bars are gluten free, Non-GMO Project verified, and free of soy, dairy and eggs. Each bar offers up to 7 g of protein and a good amount of fiber to help fuel runners, parents, kids and anyone looking for a quick breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up or meal replacement. Five flavors include Peanut Butter Chocolate & Oats, Peanut Butter Jelly & Oats, Peanut Butter Coconut & Oats, Peanut Butter Banana & Oats and Peanut Butter Apple Spice & Oats.
They are available immediately online via www.bobsredmill.com, as well as at select retailers nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $1.99 per 1.7 oz. bar.
About Bob’s Red Mill
Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is a leader in nutritious, organic and gluten free foods. The company’s mission to promote “whole grain foods for every meal of the day” is backed by a diverse line featuring more than 400 products including whole grains, stone-ground flours, cereals, baking mixes and more. With a dedicated gluten free manufacturing facility, strict quality control protocols and an in-house gluten testing laboratory, Bob’s is a trusted source for safe gluten free products. The company was founded by Bob Moore in 1978, and in 2010 Bob shared the company to his employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Program. Today, 89-year-old Bob continues to serve as founder and president of Bob’s Red Mill, where he continually inspires the company’s 500-plus employee-owners with his passion for nutrition and entrepreneurship. Bob’s Red Mill is located in Milwaukie, Oregon, just outside of Portland.