FOOD WITH A GREAT STORY TO TELL
(PLUS IT ACTUALLY TASTES GOOD!)
Our bars were created in a tiny farmhouse kitchen on the Canadian prairies by a wanna-be triathlete mom would also happened to LOVE going on ADVENTURES! Hi! I'm Colleen and here at GORP we are crazy about REAL food and inspiring ADVENTURE! Our absolute PASSION is to remind our awesome customers that EVERYONE deserves to have an ADVENTURE! It's good for the soul, the mind and plus it's just mad FUN! To fuel your adventure we've packed our products with the best super star ingredients we could find!
WE GROW FOOD. WE GET OUTSIDE AND MUCK IT UP! WE SWING FROM TREES AND SING IN THE RAIN! ADVENTURE WITH US!
Did you know that GORP is a throwback to a backpacker's acronym...Good Ol' Raisins & Peanuts! Trail mix! Who remembers their parents sending them out the door with a baggie full of homemade trail mix? Or making it at summer camp?
How to Use GORP
We designed this bar to be like a puzzle piece to fit into your life, right where it's needed.
GORP Is Great For Your Active Life
Well, besides being an easily digestible source of protein, packed with superstar ingredients, and tasting awesome, GORP bars don’t have any coatings. Coated bars tend to melt in your gym bag, pocket, or backpack, and can contain so much wax to keep it from melting that it doesn’t even taste like chocolate at the end of the day! We hide all the cocoa goodness INSIDE the bar so you still get that blast of pure cocoa flavour without the mess.
We also went to the trouble of making our package resealable, so you can take your hit of energy when you really need it, and save the rest for later. No more lint-covered half-eaten energy bars to contend with!
GORP Is Great for Sports
Whether you are looking to do some carb loading before an intense workout, a replenishing post-workout recovery strategy, or even something to nibble on mid-ride, climb, or whatever, GORP Bar is formulated so you can use it how you need to.
GORP bars provide 1 full gram of Omega-3 fatty acids for your hardworking joints. Omega-3 can relieve the inflammation associated with joint pain, which can be worsened by the oxidation process that takes place when you workout.
“I eat GORP bars before and during games to help fuel my body. They taste great, are all-natural, and don’t leave me with a typical energy bar aftertaste.”
Professional Hockey Player
"I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to you for sponsoring the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Running Experience (END-SURE) put on by END-racing. 18 miles into the snow-filled run I downed a GORP bar (peanut butter & apple) and went on my way feeling ready for the next 13 miles. Grabbed a couple more in the hours following my finish. What an awesome product!"
“I just wanted to tell you that I saw your bars originally at Domo of all places and bought one when I was paying for gas! I ate it on my way home and really liked it. The next gas-up LOL, I bought four for biking as I am training for an Ironman in August in Mont Tremblant, Quebec! I really liked it for training and took one for my biking friend who also loved it! I am in Fernie training and brought some that I picked up at Bikes and Beyond from my friend Phil, the owner! I am now going to use them for my race and have been using them for training and LOVE them! I can put something about them on Facebook if you want as most of my friends are runners and triathletes and I think you have a great product.”
“A little GORP promo here, because I work a lot on-call (late nights or all-nighter call-outs). I found that I was either eating too much or feeling starved after a late night call. Some of our calls can take anywhere from 3-5 hours depending on patient condition. So when I get woken up by the pager I don't have time to make a late night snack before the call and usually when I get back into station I don't have the energy to even pour a bowl of cereal. So I started grabbing a GORP bar as we would go to a call, seeing as it only takes 5 seconds to a minute to eat (depending on chewing habits). I would have something in my stomach fueling me with energy while doing my job. I found that I felt full and energized while on the call, and wasn't hungry or tempted to overeat when I eventually got back into the station, giving me the freedom to go straight back to sleep.
I must say that knowing I am eating something healthy, filling, and tasty before heading out on a call makes doing this job a lot easier. I don't have to worry about it making me sick or having that super heavy feeling in my gut for a few hours. And it doesn't leave my breath all nasty and disgusting when talking face-to-face with patients or their families.
Also not having to depend on greasy, heavy, unhealthy fast food during long days when McDonalds is the only food choice, I sure am glad to have a few GORP bars stashed in my go bag.
Hope you guys are doing great, and keep up the good work.”
Hi Colleen, currently I play on Team Canada Women's National Volleyball Team as a libero. I have Jorie to thank for introducing me to these amazing, delicious bars. They instantly became my favourite for a number of reasons:
I am very passionate about nutrition, and I just wanted to say thank you for making a bar that met and exceeded my standards, because I have fallen in love with all of them. I apologize for the length of this message but I did want to express how much I truly appreciate what you have created. I surround myself with a holistically healthy community and have enjoyed adding GORP into my daily routines.
A grateful consumer,
Canada Women’s National Volleyball Team