Dierbergs Roadtrip!

The Fresh Bar guys are rolling south this weekend for a demo bonanza across the St. Louis area!

We're very happy that Dierbergs Market has given our bars a home on their shelves, so to return the favor we'll be stopping by 20 of their stories to give out free samples of the first fresh oatmeal bar and maybe even a hearty handshake or two.

Our full schedule is below - stop by and say hi, or follow along with the guys on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Friday, Sept 22

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: 2516 Lemay Ferry Road, Saint Louis, MO
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: 11481 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM: 222 North Highway 67, Florissant, MO
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM: 5640 Telegraph Road, Saint Louis, MO
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: 12420 Tesson Ferry Road, Saint Louis, MO
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: 12595 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM: 450 Old Smizer Mill Road, Fenton, MO
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM: 8 Four Seasons Center, Chesterfield, MO

Saturday, Sept 23

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: 8450 Eager Road, Saint Louis, MO
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: 2460 Taylor Road, Wildwood, MO
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: 421 Lafayette Center, Manchester, MO
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM: 7233 Watson Road, Saint Louis, MO
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: 9901 Manchester Road, Saint Louis, MO
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: 1322 Clarkson Clayton Center, Ellisville, MO
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM: 1080 Lindemann Road, Des Peres, MO
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM: 1730 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO

Sunday, Sept 24

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM: 217 Salt Lick Road, Saint Peters, MO
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM: 2979 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: 6211 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM: 2021 Zumbehl Road, Saint Charles, MO

The Fresh Bar Online Store is Now Open!

After many, many emails from customers asking how to purchase Fresh Bar online, we’re happy to announce that our online shop is now (finally) open for business!
 
If you're living in a location without a convenient grocery store nearby that sells Fresh Bar, don't fret, your favorite fresh, nutrition bars are just a click away.
 
Right now you can order two 8-bar caddies (sixteen bars total) by selecting the green “Buy Online” button at the top right of our website. Just select what flavors you’d like to receive in the drop-down menu and click "add to cart." We guarantee 2-day shipping anywhere in the Continental US.
 
Because Fresh Bar is truly fresh, you should be aware of a few ordering requirements:

  • We won’t ship to a PO Box - it must be an address where you’ll be ready to receive a package.
  • Your package of bars must be refrigerated or frozen upon receipt.
  • Orders are shipped on the Tuesday or Wednesday after they are received, e.g. order Monday -> shipped Tuesday, order Thursday - > shipped Tuesday. 

You’ll see all of our shipping, handling, and storage information when an order is placed. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop us a line at customerservice@eatfreshbar.com.

We're really excited to finally be able to share Fresh Bar across the nation!
 

The Friends Behind Fresh Bar Are Heading to Wegmans!

 
 

Just like Willie Nelson, the founders of Fresh Bar are on the road again. On Monday, Ross, Will, Tom, and Austin set off on a cross-country trek out to Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland. There, they'll set up their tables and share their fresh, refrigerated, gluten free snacks with shoppers. What's more, starting next week, anyone at Wegmans can purchase four Fresh Bars for five bucks – a dazzling deal!

So come ask the friends for their best Minnesota accents, remark on the fineness of their beards, or just say "Hi". But whatever you do, make sure you give Fresh Bar a try! You won't regret it!

Wednesday - 3.29

Niagara Falls, NY    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Buffalo, NY    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Henrico, VA    11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Midlothian, VA    11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Williamsville, NY    4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Williamsville, NY    4:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Woodbridge, VA    4:45 pm- 7:30 pm
Fredericksburg, VA    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday - 3.30

Penfield, NY    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairfax, VA    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alexandria, VA    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fairport, NY    10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Canandaigua, NY    3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rochester, NY    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Leesburg, VA    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gainesville, VA    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday - 3.31

Scranton, PA    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wilkes-Barre, PA    11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Frederick, MD    11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Germantown, MD    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Columbia, MD    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owings Mills, MD    4:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday - 4.1

Princeton, NJ    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Woodbridge, NJ    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bridgewater, NJ    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hunt Valley, MD    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Abingdon, MD    10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Sunday - 4.2
Mt Laurel, NJ    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cherry Hill, NJ    9:15 am - 12:15 pm
Downingtown, PA    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Glen Mills, PA    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Malvern, PA    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
King of Prussia, PA    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
North Wales, PA    1:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Warrington, PA    1:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Fresh Bar Fan Running 52 Races in 52 Weeks at Age 52

While Tom and Ross were handing out Fresh Bars at the Securian Winter Run, they were lucky enough to meet Fresh Bar fan Tim Pratt. At age fifty-two, Tim is alive and kicking... and running! In fact, he's running fifty-two races in 2017, one for every week. We were inspired by Tim's resolve to run 52 races in 52 weeks, so we asked him to share a little bit of his story!

What inspired you to challenge yourself with 52 races in 52 weeks? Have you done anything like this before?

I have done Team in Training twice. With Team you raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) while training for an athletic event. Just one event though. For instance last year I did Grandma's Marathon. As I was thinking about what I wanted to do in 2017 I thought I could do more. I would be turning 52 in January, 2017 and somehow the idea of doing 52 races in 52 weeks while raising $5,200 for LLS popped into my head. Then I added doing 52 hours of volunteering too.


You started a Twitter hashtag, #BeInspiring. What does it mean to you to "be inspiring?"

I didn't want this to be about me. I wanted it to be about we. There is so much unrest in society. It seems people focus on the negative and forget about all the positive things in the world. I thought in addition to me doing something good, I wanted to inspire others to do something good too. Then they can inspire others to do good too and we can create this ripple effect to spread peace, love and understanding.

Any tips for others who want to follow your example?

I'm doing something big as kind of a publicity stunt if you will. But you don't need to do something big. Every little act of kindness adds up.

What's your favorite Fresh Bar?

I started years ago with Apple Cinnamon, then I switched to Chocolate Banana, but now I'm really loving the Pumpkin Carrot Pecan. I love real pumpkin - not the fake pumpkin spice stuff that shows up each fall.


How does Fresh Bar help you on your 52/52 quest?

After a run I need a quick bite to refuel. Fresh Bar is soft and fresh (well, duh) and tastes like real food - not something processed. I can read the ingredients and recognize everything that's in them.

We'll be following along with Tim during his year-long quest and we hope you will, too!

Fresh Bar: Now Served Up Single

Since the beginning of Five Friends Food, our bars have never been served up solo. Beginning in a four-pack as GüdBar...

...and continuing in a three-pack as Fresh Bar...

...we've slowly been inching closer and closer to selling our bars single.

In May, we let a few single-serve cases sneak out into the wilds of Minnesota. Today, we're completing the transition everywhere Fresh Bars are sold!

Now, you can buy them individually, say, if you're on-the-go and have a hankering for something tasty and healthy!

Or you can take home an entire box of eight!

They fit wonderfully in your fridge or freezer! Take one out for a quick breakfast or snack!

We think you're going to like the new format of Fresh Bar, with individual packaging as bright and fresh as the bars, themselves. Now, you can mix and match flavors or stock up for the month by purchasing a caddy of eight bars. Check 'em out in the same places you currently buy Fresh Bar!

And the bars don't just look better, we've removed orange juice and apple juice from all of our flavors, making the bars slightly less acidic. At the same time, we added a little more sunflower oil for a richer, smoother flavor.

The changes slightly increased the calorie counts on all of our bars, making them better suited to a quick breakfast or lunch. At the same time, they enhanced Fresh Bar's signature taste and texture, and boosted the refrigerated shelf life to sixty days from fifty days!

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the new recipe, so send us an email!

Fresh Bar: Now Available in Midwest Super Targets

It's a match made in Minnesota!

Five Friends Food has teamed up with Target to sell Fresh Bar in Super Targets throughout the Midwest! As a result of the partnership, snackers in Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska can now buy Fresh Bar for the very first time.

Super Target shoppers can find the bars in the produce section near the front of the store. Look for the bars in their new single-serve format. You can also take home an entire 8-pack!

 

Iowa: Davenport, Mason City, Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo

Kansas: Lawrence, Olathe, Shawnee

Minnesota: Shoreview, Apple Valley, Plymouth, Rochester, Chaska, Lino Lakes, Rogers, Lakeville, Champlin, Blaine, Savage, West St Paul, Roseville, Monticello, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Fridley, Saint Paul, Richfield, Edina, Rochester, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Woodbury, Otsego

North Dakota: Grand Forks

Nebraska: Papillion

Wisconsin: Eau Claire, Fitchburg

 

Check out our store locator to find the nearest location where you can buy Fresh Bar!

Fresh Bar's Chicago Trip: by the Numbers

And we're back from another successful road trip! This time the friends headed down to the Chicagoland area to visit the lovely Mariano's grocery chain where Fresh Bar has been sold since April.

To everyone we met on the trip, hello! We're glad you're here. To everyone else who couldn't make it, here's a recap of the trip by the numbers...

Zig-zagging around the suburbs of Chicago really makes the miles (and tolls) add up quickly. On this trip, the guys logged more than 2,000 miles between the drive to Chicago and shuttling around from sampling to sampling. And boy, that 6ish hour trip between Minneapolis and Chicago gets easier and easier every time you do it.

From Oak Lawn to Buffalo Grove and on to the shores of Lake Zurich, Fresh Bar stopped by two dozen Mariano’s locations. This number should also include a good number of piano performances near the checkout, and dips into the hot bar.

Ernie is a 4-month-old black lab who came along to sleep and chew and contribute his dog licks to whatever was in reach. Highlights of Ernie’s trip included sleeping in the back seat, playing with his dog buddies in Villa Park, and getting lost in the tall grass behind gas stations in Wisconsin.

The four friends on this trip spent a collective 83 hours representing Fresh Bar in the chilly atmosphere of the bagels and cream cheese section. That’s about as long as it takes to walk from Minneapolis to Madison.

Just a long weekend compared to the Wegman’s excursion earlier this year. Plus the road conditions were much better in the summer.

Between Will and Ross, the Pokemon trainers of the group, a prodigious number of new Pokemon were snagged and tagged. And don’t worry, we did heed the road signs in Wisconsin that asked drivers not to catch Pokemon and drive.

It always gives us joy to help folks discover Fresh Bar for the first time, and on this trip we were lucky enough to send 400 boxes to good homes and hungry stomachs!

Until next time, y'all!