Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does "clean" mean?
Clean food, clean eating, and clean label all mean that the product contains just real, whole food ingredients. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion around the terms "clean" and "natural" as many of the packaged foods that are marketed with these words contain ingredients that aren't real food.
When we say clean, we mean that our bars only contain ingredients that you would recognize as real food. Oats, nuts, seeds, and fruit are the main ingredients in our bars. What you won't ever find is anything artificial, ingredients you can't pronounce, refined sugar, or isolate protein powders. Just real food that tastes great.
2. How about "plant protein"?
When we say our bars are made using plant protein, we don't mean an isolate protein powder that has been derived from something that was once a plant. We mean nuts + seeds, like peanuts, almonds, and sesame. The protein content in our bars comes from either almond butter, peanut butter, or tahini. Half our bars are 100% vegan / plant-based (find these here) and the other half contain honey.
3. How long do your products last and do they need to be stored in the fridge?
Boho Bars will last 9 months from the date they are produced. Our bars are shelf stable and do not need to be refrigerated. However, they are an all natural product and do need to be stored in a cool, dry location away from heat. They are best stored in your pantry at a normal room temperature.
4. Why are your calories and fat content so high compared to other energy bars?
Calories are by definition energy that your body uses to fuel itself and allow you to engage in all your favourite activities. Our energy bars provide just that: Energy. And since we are using nut butters as an ingredient, you will find lots of heart healthy unsaturated fats in our products. Most low-cal and low-fat packaged products are packed full of sugar (or worse - artificial sweeteners), fillers, and additives to help make up for the flavour you lose when you try to artificially cut calories and fat out of foods that are supposed to have them. Because we are using just real food ingredients like nuts & seeds, rather than fillers and artificial sweeteners, you will see more calories in our product as a result.
5. What types of sweeteners do you use?
We only use honey or maple syrup as our sweeteners.
6. Why are your prices higher than other energy bars?
Yes, our prices are higher than some other energy bars. We are so very committed to bringing you the best energy bar out there, made with the absolute best ingredients we can find and never, ever using any lower quality fillers or ingredients. Ingredients like honey and maple syrup cost a lot more than refined sugar, corn syrup, or cane sugar. We also handcraft our bars in small batches as a part of our commitment to quality (and job creation), which costs more than the mass production used by larger energy bar companies. At the end of the day, we believe in healthy, high quality food which ultimately costs a little bit more to make than low quality, mass produced food.
7. Are your bars good for runners? How about cyclists?
Boho Bars are great for all types of activities! Hiking, climbing, cycling, running, swimming - take your pick! Our bars provide a great boost of energy before or after your exercise.
8. Can your bars be used as a meal replacement?
Boho Bars are meant to be a nutrient-dense snack and are not meant to be a meal replacement. However, they are sometimes used by our customers (and our founder!) as a quick grab-and-go breakfast. Ultimately, the answer to this question will depend on the individual.
That said, we are big proponents of eating substantial, well rounded meals including grains, protein, and veggies! Nothing can replace a satisfying, healthy, proper meal. Either way, integrating Boho Bars into your daily routine will help to keep you healthy, nourished, and energized.
9. Where can I find the nutritional information on your products?
The nutritional information for our bars can be found on the individual product pages.
10. Do you have any nut free options?
Our Seedy Tahini bar does not contain any nuts in the recipe of the product. That said, we are not a nut free facility (all of our other bars contain nuts).
11. I want to purchase Boho Bars wholesale for my store. How can I do this?
We're happy to hear you want to partner with us! Just send us a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org with your company's name, address, and phone number and we will respond to you as soon as possible to get your account set up.
12. There is a problem with my order. Who can I contact?
We're sorry to hear that! Please connect with us at email@example.com or 519-872-8429.
13. Do you ship internationally?
We currently only ship within Canada. We are working on our expansion and will be shipping to the U.S. soon.
14. I'm in! How do I place an order?
We're happy you'd love to try Boho Bars! You can order your Boho Bars here and we will ship them right to your doorstep.