March 10, 2017

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SXSW Survival Essentials

SXSW is around the corner, and whether you’re a seasoned vet or a first-timer, we’ve crafted a little Essentials Guide for you that's jam-packed with our favorite local brands (and some additional non-optionals) to help you survive the crowds and lines, from morning all the way through the late-night shows! View full article →
February 16, 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: Cinnamon

This month we are taking a closer look at cinnamon, the spice that is oh so nice in the Thunderbird bar of the month. Cinnamon is known for its high concentration of antioxidants, ability to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases, and antiviral properties. So why do we use this spice? View full article →
February 02, 2017

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The Story Behind the Photo: Christy Smith

The #thunderbirdbar tagged Instagram pictures keep rolling in, and we are excited to present the fourth edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!" Customer Christy is an ACSM exercise physiologist, fitness lover, and active mom. She snapped this great family shot on a trip back to her hometown in Virginia. Read on for the full story behind the photo.

Name: Christy Smith
Location: Seashore State Park, Virginia
Favorite bar: 
Pecans + Goji + Pistachios Thunderbird Bar
The story: "I am a Virginia Beach girl loving life in Austin, Texas, but wow I miss the coast so much! I try to get home as often as possible, and one of our family's favorite activities is being outside in nature. This picture was taken on Thanksgiving eve during a family hike with our dearest friends at Seashore State Park in Virginia Beach, on Broad Bay, just as the sun was beginning to set. Pretty much all of the boys ended up soaking wet, even though it was freezing, but that is how we do life! Messy and crazy."
Do you want to be the next winner? Start tagging @thunderbirdbar and using the hashtag #thunderbirdbar on your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pictures, and your picture could be the Thunderbird homepage shot of the month. The monthly winner will receive a box of bars and some other great Thunderbird bar gear!
What are we looking for?
  • Must have a people of persons
  • Face cannot be identifiable
  • Outdoor, fun, active, adventure, and visually powerful
  • Embodies the Thunderbird bar lifestyle of living life to the fullest


January 16, 2017

What's the deal with the Whole30 program?

Do you follow the Whole30 program or another diet? Thunderbird bars weren’t made for a specific diet, but by using whole ingredients and no additives, thunderbird bars fit with just about every diet out there. One thing that is always challenging when following a diet, or eating healthy for that matter, is finding a healthy on-the-go snack. That's where we (Thunderbird bar) comes in. View full article →
December 31, 2016

Relax + Refresh + Reset

Thunderbird bar ambassador Gustavo Padron is taking over the blog today to share his holiday yoga routine. Gustavo teaches at Wanderlust Yoga in Austin, Texas and he was recently voted the best yoga instructor in Austin for 2016. Read on to find out how you can destress and reset through yoga. View full article →
December 14, 2016

Ingredient Spotlight: Cacao

Tis the season to give those tastebuds some pleasin’. And the first thing that comes to mind as a holiday treat is chocolate! While there is not a chocolate Thunderbird bar, there is the Cacao + Hemp + Walnut bar that satisfies that chocolate craving by using the ingredient from which chocolate is derived.

Read on to find out why we love this nutritious and antioxidant-loaded Thunderbird bar ingredient, and give our healthy and paleo-friendly cacao coffee recipe a try.

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November 23, 2016

Pecan Dream Bars from Athlete Food

If you are in need of a last minute (and easy) Thanksgiving dish, then we have just the recipe for you. Thunderbird bar ambassadors Rebeccah and Laurel Wasssner whipped up a paleo and gluten-free recipe using ingredients from the Thunderbird bar of the month: Pecans+Goji+Pistachios. So don't panic and get baking! View full article →
November 21, 2016

The Story Behind the Photo: Jessie Rhodes

We are loving the #thunderbirdbar tagged Instagram pictures and are excited to present the third edition of "Eat, Tag, Win!". Customer Jessie snapped this great shot while on her anniversary trip in Durango, Colorado. She grew up backpacking and enjoying the great outdoors, and she currently coaches at CrossFit renew in Austin, Texas.

Read on to learn more about the story behind the photo.

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October 26, 2016

Ingredient Spotlight: Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are known as one of the most nutritious, and tasty foods out there. The slightly nutty flavor and soft texture make it the perfect addition to any salad or snack, and a standout ingredient in the Hemp+Sunflower+Pumpkin Seed Thunderbird Bar. This nutrient dense and low sugar (never any added sugar!) bar is sure to keep you satisfied and feeling good. Give it a try this month and use the code Hemp20 for 20% off all orders. View full article →
October 20, 2016

5 Questions with Ironman David Garza

If you’ve been in Austin long enough, you’ve probably heard of David Garza. No, not the guitar strumming singer/songwriter David Garza (although he does live here too), we are talking about the always smiling, optimistic, and fitness enthusiast David Garza.

David is well known around here for his killer spin classes at LOVE cycling, epic training days, and triathlon racing. We recently caught up with David to hear about his recently completed 10th Ironman and to learn more about the mental side of triathlon racing.

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