Frequently Asked Questions
Ship time is approximately 1-3 business days for most of the continental U.S. Our bars ship from our warehouse in Dallas, Texas. Below is the estimated ship times by zone. Our cut off time is 12pm CST on weekdays. This time can vary slightly during peak times.
Yes, they are! All Real Food Bars are gluten free, dairy free and soy free. They also contain Non-gmo and organic ingredients.
Real Food Bars are manufactured in a facility that processes TREE NUTS, PEANUTS, WHEAT, MILK and SOY. We maintain strict cleaning procedures of all equipment and do our best to remove any potential exposure of allergens, dairy and soy.
Real Food Bars are best stored in a cool, dry place at room temperature or less. Our chocolate chips will melt as exposed to heat. They are still very tasty. 🙂 We also recommend refrigerating them to maintain freshness.
Absolutely not. Only real food here! Real Food Bars are lightly sweetened with organic clover honey and organic dates or organic cherries.
Not at this time. The only non-vegan ingredient we use is a small amount of organic clover honey in all of our flavors. Did you know that honey is an excellent antioxidant?
Coming fall 2020 we are releasing vegan bars. Sign up for our email to get notified when they are available for purchase.
Yes. Check out our shop page for options. Subscriptions are easy to manage from your account. You can cancel anytime, change your subscription or delivery window to fit your schedule. To manage your account, go to: www.realfoodbar.com/my-account
If you’re interested in wholesale pricing, please send us an email at: [email protected] or fill out this form here.
Sometimes mistakes happen…We will gladly return something under these conditions:
Since edible items cannot be returned for resale, if you received an incorrect order (wrong flavor, quantity, etc), expired product, or damaged goods we will simply send you a new shipment without requiring the return of the original shipment. Because oops, that’s our bad. If in your shipment you received what is on the packing slip, it is considered to be the correct order. If you receive the incorrect item from what you ordered, and prefer a refund instead of receiving the correct shipment, you will be refunded. If you order Real Food Bars, and the product is damaged, we will send you a new shipment that is undamaged without requiring you to return the original shipment. We will ask for a picture of damaged product in its original packaging (as it was delivered).
If you simply did not like your order and wish to receive a refund, we unfortunately cannot refund you as it is a food product that cannot be returned. We do our best to insure that customers enjoy every order. Not sure? Try a 6 or 9 bar sample pack.
Merchandise: (All non-edibles: hats, shirts, water bottles, etc) Non-edible merchandise may be returned as long as it is unworn or unused for a full refund. If you prefer an exchange (instead of a refund), we will exchange non-edible items if unworn or unused for the correct size/item, as long as inventory is available. (Different priced items will be charged/refunded accordingly.) For product that will be returned to inventory, Real Food Bars will provide a return shipping label. We cannot ship an item in exchange for another one until we have the item originally purchased back, or if we see that the item is on its way back to our HQ via the shipping label we provided. Send all product returns, exchanges, and inquiries to [email protected]
You may purchase Real Food Bars and select flat rate shipping of $20 to Canada. We do not ship outside of the U.S. or Canada.
Check out our store locator here. Have a suggestion or partnership with a retail location you’d like to see us sold in? We’d love to connect. Shoot us a line at: [email protected]
The vast majority of functional bars fit into one of three categories. They provide “energy” (from sugar and carbs) they’re high in protein (usually in the form of animal protein), or they comply with a particular diet (such as paleo or keto).
Real Food Bars focus on three key value propositions – plant-based protein that is high in bioavailability, prebiotic fiber for a healthy microbiome and immunity, and sustainable ingredients that are naturally better for the environment. They comply with virtually every diet, contain a moderately low level of net carbs and paleo friendly. What’s more, we are creating a circular food economy by upcycling kale, sweet potato and cauliflower to do our part in averting food waste.
Releasing in fall 2020, Real Food Bars will be 100% compliant with a vegan diet. They are paleo friendly and have a moderate level of net carbs at 11g for those on a ketogenic diet. That being said, we do not market at keto. We use the terminology “Paleo friendly” rather than “Paleo” for two reasons…
First, the pea protein in our bars is derived from legumes. However, peas are enjoyed by many Paleo dieters because they’re far lower in phytates and lectins than other legumes and grains.
Second, our bars contain a few ingredients, like sunflower lecithin and a small amount of rice starch as a binder in pea protein crisps, that were not consumed by our primal ancestors. Keep in mind, these ingredients are all nutrient-dense and derived from whole foods – cavemen simply lacked the technology to isolate and extract certain nutrients from, say, a sunflower seed.
Yes, all Real Food Bars are Kosher! They are technically not certified kosher yet (the “Dairy” is due to a facility technicality; there is no dairy in these products).
No, unlike many other bars on the market Real Food Bars do not contain any sugar alcohols.
We use pea protein, rather than other forms, for four reasons…
Pea protein, combined with rice is a complete protein, meaning it has all nine of the essential amino acids you need to effectively build and repair muscle. For those on plant-based diet, our form of pea protein is 85-88% protein per 100g so it is a very protein-dense source.
Pea protein is more digestion-friendly than alternatives like whey because it contains no lactose or glutens. In other words, no bloating! Pea protein is highly bioavailable, meaning it absorbs well in the body. Pea protein is vegan, and far “greener” (i.e., more environmentally friendly) than animal proteins. It requires less environmental resources to produce and is an excellent rotational crop.
Soluble tapioca fiber is a prebiotic (i.e., gut-friendly) fiber known as a “resistant dextrin”. It is isolated by heating the tapioca root (also known as the cassava root) and extracting its fiber content. While the FDA has recently re-classified certain compounds formerly labeled “fiber” as non-fiber carbohydrates, it has remained firm in its classification of resistant dextrin as a 100% legitimate fiber.
Soluble tapioca fiber is NOT to be confused with isomalto-oligosaccharide (usually referred to as IMO), which can also be derived from the tapioca root. IMO is not a resistant dextrin, but rather a fiber-like sweetener that the body almost completely breaks down into blood glucose. Here is a great study on the topic, where scientists compare Soluble Corn Fiber (which is virtually chemically identical to Soluble Tapioca Fiber) to IMO and find a vast difference in blood sugar and insulin response.
According to the Upcycled Food Association, upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.
We currently upcycle kale, sweet potato and cauliflower into each of our bars. We look forward to upcycling additional ingredients as the company grows. By upcycling ingredients, imperfect or surplus produce is rescued from landfills and converted into nutritious vegetable powders.
In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply. Americans discard approximately 40 million tones of food every year.