May 07, 2018

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GORP Power Balls Recipe - with Ready Mix

Check out this new recipe for GORP Ready Mix Power Balls!

power gorp balls

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Zig while others are Zagging

Not every “zig” in the face of a “zag” has worked out for me, (I’ve made some very expensive mistakes), but I agree with the idea that if you follow the MASSES sometimes the “M” is silent! And that brings you further away from YOU. View full article →
April 21, 2018

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13 GORP-Y Goals for Earth Day

As a business, we have a responsibility to reduce our footprint on Mama Nature, just like everyone else. We would like to share with you 13 goals that we are either maintaining or working toward! View full article →
March 01, 2018

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Farewell and happy trails dear friend. . .

For those of you who have met him at demos, trade shows, or had the pleasure of dealing with him in any capacity, you know EXACTLY what we've lost. I firmly believe he was God's gift to me as a new aspiring and deeply flawed leader. He challenged my ideals, and questioned EVERYTHING. . .every single thing. He is one of the few people I know who is true to their character, even when nobody is looking. As sad as I'm feeling, and despite the hole in our company, my heart is filled with gratefulness that he gave us the years that he did. I maintain that the biggest lie in marketplace culture is that "It's just business". . .it's NEVER JUST business.  View full article →
January 10, 2018

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GORP Ready Mix makes Overnight Oats! Breakfast Hack!

GORP's New Award Winning Energy Bar Ready Mix is not only for making delicious and healthy protein bars at home! We decided to get creative with our mix and make some overnight oats!

Recipe featured:

Shake Ready Mix bag to ensure optimum mixture of ingredients.

1/2 cup Ready Mix
1 cup Milk (almond, cashew, etc)
Dollops of yogurt
Sprinkle of Dried coconut
Handful of Raspberries

Overnight oats are an easy, filling breakfast! Make it in a mason jar and it travels wherever you do! Customize your overnight oat recipe as you wish!

Adventure on!

December 20, 2017

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Merry Christmas from GORP!!

A heartfelt Merry Christmas to all of our awesome customers, vendors, retailers and GORP supporters!! We are nothing without you guys! Wishing you a Christmas and New Year filled with love, laughter and MANY adventures! We hope this GORP-y video brings a smile to your face… as we had SO much fun making it for you. (YES, that’s really us, no professional actors were hired…. Crazy, eh??) Seriously, love you all!!!!

October 26, 2017

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GORP Energy Bar Ready Mix - [Protein Bar Ready Mix] is available online!

GORP Energy Bar READY MIX is now available to order!!

gorp ready mix

Our customers talked, and we listened! We hear you love GORP, but have to hide it from your kids and spouse because you want to keep it all for yourself (we get it!) - so we want to make it affordable for you to share with everyone!

This one bag of GORP will make you 25 bars for around $1.00 per bar!

We've sourced the same best ingredients as our GORP Bar, and we've measured and packaged them for you! All you need is 15 minutes, a few ingredients, a rolling pin and cookie pan - then Mix It Up! As long as you have Peanut Butter & Honey in your house, you'll have what you need to make these 'Do It Yourself' GORP Bars!

Customize the recipe to suit your needs! Use the traditional recipe on the back of our bag OR switch it up! Need lower sugar content? Add less honey, and more PB. Want to go vegan? Replace honey with maple syrup or a sweetener of your choice! The possibilities are endless!

BIG NEWS; Sometimes things go better than planned, and our new Energy Bar Mix (Protein Bar Ready Mix in the USA) is one of those things! Already a winner of the coveted NEXTY Award for the 'Best New Pantry Item', as announced at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Ready Mix will change the way that you fuel your adventure!
nexty award ready mix
But How Does It Work?

1. You purchase the bag from any retailer who carries it, or from our website. 

2. Bring it home, mix it with peanut butter and honey (or customize recipe)

3. Roll into a cookie sheet and cool it in the refrigerator

4. Cut the bars into 25 pieces (approx 70g / bar) and put them back into the re-usable, re-sealable pouch and store in the refrigerator

Voila! 25 GORP bars at around $1.00 per bar!
gorp ready mix
Where and When Do I Get Ready Mix?

It is available at participating retailers AND NOW on our website!! (Click "Buy Now" above!)

Do you have a store in mind that you would like to carry GORP products? Retailers listen to their customers - so give them a heads up - then send us a message and we can give them a shout :) Word of mouth - YOU GUYS - are what has grown our little company thus far and we are forever grateful for that!

Have you strayed from the traditional recipe and whipped up something amazing with your GORP Ready Mix? Post them on your social media or send us the recipe and we would love to feature YOUR recipe! Don't forget to tag @GORPbar and hashtag #GORPReadyMix

gorp balls ready mix

Thanks @melabell for sharing your GORP Balls!

 

We hope you enjoy our new Energy Bar Ready Mix - we welcome your feedback!

Adventure On!

 

August 18, 2017

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NEW FLAVOUR! Ginger Snap & Apple - Better than Cocoa, Hemp & Almond??

Ginger snap & Apple GORP bar

It's officially here! You can now purchase our new flavour, the Ginger Snap & Apple GORP Bar online at GORPWORLD.COM! Good things come to those who wait ;) So thank you for being so patient with us!

The Ginger Bar's journey to the shelf took a little longer than expected. We were sampling bars nearly a year ago, in hopes to have launched it last fall! Between shelf life testing and packaging challenges, this bar was worth all the sweat and tears! (Happy tears... really... :)) 

The feedback from our customers has been AMAZING! We even heard the words
- "I think I like it better than Cocoa, Hemp & Almond"... I says PARDON? Try it for yourself, and let us know what you think!

Side note: We like to call this bar our #GingaNinja because it packs a PUNCH of REAL
Ginger!Hi-Ya! So if you're posting on social media, hashtag #GingaNinja and your photo may be featured!

But what does it taste like??

Remember Grandma's soft ginger cookies? If you do, our new bars are just like that - but healthified! If not, let us explain:

Ginger Snap & Apple GORP Bar is the perfect pairing with your morning coffee or even your afternoon pumpkin spice smoothie!

This bar tastes warm, spicy and - while we'd like to say it has a 'hint' of ginger, it has more of a polite punch in the face of ginger and nutmeg awesomeness! Hi-Ya!! *insert ninja punch here*

We skipped the almonds for this recipe and opted for their cousin, the melt in your mouth Pecan.

You are still getting the same functional doses of ground flax, hemp, omega 3 and plant based sprouted brown rice protein as our other amazing bars, but with the added POW factor of premium quality Ginger.

Did you know Ginger eases muscle aches and relieves nausea? All the more reason to try this bar!

We hope you enjoy this new GORP bar as much as we do! 

Want to buy it now? Click on this link!

Happy GORP-ing!

Adventure On!

June 29, 2017

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Colour Our GORP World + Win!

GORP World

GORP - COLOR OUR WORLD - Coloring Contest!

While sitting at a meeting one day, I had our new GORP World drawing in front of me. (Artist: Brian Krahn) And while meetings at GORP are lively and fun, I found myself coloring the drawing with my pen... then suddenly, a LIGHTBULB hits the GORP team, meeting is interrupted, and Sarah yells, "We should do a coloring contest!". Et Voila! Idea turns into FUN!

What is the GORP World Drawing?

If you hadn't noticed on our packaging before now, the sticker that comes on each bar is our GORP World. It represents all the elements of this beautiful Country (and World). From the Farmscape to the Cityscape, the waves representing the oceans and lakes, and the majestic mountains that keep us in awe of their beauty, this drawing represents all that we LOVE about Canada and the Earth. For Canada's 150th Birthday, we wanted something to really stand out and POP to honor the beauty of this Country!! Thanks to the talent of Artist, Brian Krahn, our vision became this beautiful drawing.

We thought the best way to share our GORP World is to send it out to you! Print it out, colour it, frame it, use it as wall paper!!! (ha!) Show us your coloring skills and you could win a sweet Prize Pack!!

The Prize:
2 boxes of GORP Bars, GORP Scented Coal & Canary Candle, Colibri Canada Re-Usable Bag + GORP Tshirt! ($150 Value!)

How to Enter:
1. Download the GORP World coloring page (Download link below)
2. Color the GORP World coloring page
3. Take a photo of it and post on Facebook or Instagram.
4. Follow our Facebook or Instagram page, and tag us! @GORPbar
5. Hashtag #GORPworld

download gorp world

Contest Ends July 31, 2017. Winner will be chosen randomly - coloring experience not necessary. ;)

If you don't want to enter the contest, that's ok too! Color the page to relax while you're on your road trip, out camping or on a rainy day.

Kids coloring entries are welcome too!! :)

Doesn't it make you feel like a kid again?? Enjoy!!

June 08, 2017

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Are GORP Clean Energy Bars Gluten Free?

are gorp clean energy bars gluten free

"Are GORP Bars gluten free?" is the most popular question we are asked! We want to share our answer with you:

The short answer is that our bars are 'Gluten Friendly'. We do not add any ingredients that contain gluten. So most people with a sensitivity to gluten, or those just avoiding it by preference, don't seem to have any issues eating our bars. However, we do not use 'Certified Gluten Free' oats. By definition, oats are gluten free, but there is more to it than that.

“According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, yes — oats are technically gluten-free since they aren't a type of wheat, barley or rye grain, the three groups of whole grains that naturally contain the protein gluten. Instead of containing gluten, oats actually have a protein called avenins”

However, the long answer goes more into depth than that. The oats that we use are Manitoba grown oats, many of them that are grown on our farm fields. We can’t say that 100% of the oats are from the family farm, due to the fact that all oats need to go to a federally regulated processing plant, here in Manitoba. Basically speaking, all the oats being processed in Manitoba go through the processing plant, then we have to buy them back. Which means we aren’t sure if the oats we grow are the oats we are getting back. Nonetheless, we are using Manitoba grown oats.

The certified gluten free oats process begins right from the ground. These oats need to be grown where no wheat, barley or rye grain has been grown. For the non-gluten free process, they use a sifting process which rids the oats of any wheat that is found. However, due to the size of the barley grain, it cannot be separated from the oats. So think of a bucket of oats. If the bucket is 99% oats and 1% wheat, barley or rye, and a person who suffers from celiac disease happens to eat the 1% that contains gluten, they are likely to react. Health Canada’s definition of “gluten-free oats” are oat products that do not contain more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten from wheat, rye, or barley. This is why the “certified gluten free” label is very important to our celiac friends.

The next step in the process is that the oats need to be planted and harvested using equipment that hasn’t been touched by gluten – equipment that is used for ONLY these gluten free oats.

The process continues after harvest, where they can only be shipped to the processing plant using trucks that are specifically for these gluten free oats, and of course, they need to be processed in a plant that doesn’t process anything with gluten.

You might be thinking “But GORP! You see the issue, so help us Celiac fighters out!”. We hear you! Believe me, we do. As a smaller size manufacturer, with a bar that’s already packed full of expensive and high quality ingredients, we want to provide this for you! Here are the current reasons why GORP Bars aren’t Certified Gluten Free:

  1. Gluten free oats come at a higher price point, due to the extensive farming that needs to be done. Without the volume of a large scale operation, we’re afraid it will increase the price of the bars. (They currently sell for $3.25 - $3.69 per bar)
  2. We would need a new facility if we were only to make a certain amount of Gluten free bars. OR we would have to completely switch over all bars to Gluten Free oats, scrub down and sanitize the kitchen double time, but even then, traces may still be found.

So while gluten free oats aren’t in our near future, it’s definitely something we are thinking about, so that everyone can enjoy our tasty and healthy, real food, protein bars!

Hope this explains things!

We strive to make the best energy food on the planet and we want to be transparent about it, and about our struggles, successes and everything in between. Do you want to know more about us? Send your questions to jen@gorpworld.com :)