My mother's favorite story about me is when I was a little girl, I got in trouble for doing something I shouldn't. My mother was a bit of 'nerd' which I fondly say as I am equally as 'nerdy'. I was about 6 or 7 years old at the time, and already quite a good writer. Her punishment for me was to write an essay explaining what I did, why I did it, and how I will never do it again.
It was her way of walking me through my process, making me think about my actions, and coming to an understanding of the issue. It had to be in a certain format, 3 pages with a title page and stapled together , presented at dinner. I arrived at the table with my tail tucked between my legs, sorry for my wrong doings, having reflected on the event at nauseam and ready to receive my sentencing. I handed the paper to my mother with a pleading look on my face and she tried very hard to look serious and stern, until she broke out in the biggest laughter. She looked at me with adoring loving eyes as she said well-done honey.
The story seems silly if you don't know why she laughed so hard. I presented her an essay with a title page that said "S.A". Simple and to the point, she asked for an S.A. and I gave her one.
So, what does that have to do with the truth bar? Everything.
Life is simple if you choose it to be. And along the path of discovery and formulation, my partner Sean Fay, who trusted me implicitly to create an outstanding product, had to learn how to market them. With a mindset of nutritional bars and fitness, he would get stuck on calling them "protein bars". Sean knew the bars were good, he loved the flavor, he loved the ingredients, he loved purpose, but he didn't know what to call them.
It was at Expo West 2015, we were walking the aisles looking at the products that were currently filling the shelves, and Sean was trying to identify where we lied in the sea of nutritional and functional foods. He prodded me for details," tell me about the bars Diana, I want to know why you made them". I said very passionately, "Sean, listen…
The truth is… people eat too much protein and can't digest it all so it lays dormant in the gut and becomes waste in the body.
The truth is… we don't get enough good fats to burn fat and heal the gut
The truth is… good carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient for full body nutrition, and people are eliminating them
The truth is… when the gut is working properly, all the body is working properly,
The truth is…people like their sweets, and they wont stop eating them,
The truth is …we don't get enough fiber in our diets,
The truth is…
Sean is listening intently as I go through a long list of truthful statements from my years of experience in nutrition, helping people, knowing what people want in their diets, what is causing the most harm and the greatest benefits…
"So, It's a truth bar", Sean interrupts with enthusiasm and understanding. "Yah honey, it's a truth bar" I agree…. We both smile!
Simple and to the point, he wanted a name and I gave him one.
That is the story about how the truth came about.
The original truth bar was a hit. The taste is phenomenal, and it was energizing, satisfying and a complete macronutrient balance. It was originally developed for fitness and nutrition. But when I asked herself how I felt about this bar, I said I could make it better. And I did. Being a gut health and hormone expert, I knew that to really make this bar special, I needed to add Probiotics. The taste didn't change, the quality is still superior, the energy and macronutrients are still equal to before.
Only now we added pre and probiotics to give the truth bar more functionality. Now it is like eating a candy bar that heals the gut.
Now some people have asked me, Why did the recipe for the original bar change?
The original truth bar was a hit. The taste is phenomenal, and it was energizing, satisfying and a complete macronutrient balance. It was originally developed for fitness and nutrition. But when I was asked how I felt about this bar, I said I could make it better. And I did.
Being a gut health and hormone expert, I knew that to really make this bar special, I needed to add Probiotics. The taste didn't change, the quality is still superior, the energy and macronutrients are still equal to before. Only now we added pre and probiotics to give the truth bar more functionality. Now it is like eating a candy bar that heals the gut!
What is a Prebiotic?
Prebiotics come from plants, usually root plants that contain a lot of fiber and feed the good bacteria in your gut.
Why is it important to have both prebiotics and probiotics?
Probiotics alone cannot grow without a healthy gut to support them. When combining a nurturing base of prebiotics in the belly, with a good dose of probiotics, a garden of flora blossoms and fills the gut with a balanced microbiome.
Can your body make its own Conjugated Lineolic Acid?
You certainly have the gut flora to make your very own CLA. It’s one of the many things your lactobacilli and bifidobacteria do for you.
It’s important to have healthy gut flora to be able to make CLA. People with gut dysbiosis have a significantly harder job of it – possibly one reason why obesity and gut dysfunction tend to go hand-in-hand. So if you’ve been eating well for a while and your gut is humming along nicely, you can probably count on a substantial CLA intake from gut flora. If you’re eating is not so “healthy” or you simply aren’t producing enough good bacteria, Truth Bar can help by giving probiotic support to build up your colonies of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
How much inulin is in each bar?
Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g
How much MCT Oil is in each bar?
Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 4.5g MCT/bar
Mint Chocolate Chip: 0.5g MCT/bar
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 0.5g MCT/bar
These are approximate amounts based on estimate of 60% MCT present in coconut oil, and 65% oil in coconut.
What is the percentage of “prebiotic - probiotic"?
Using approximate inulin amounts:
Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g prebiotic to 1 Billion CFU probiotics
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics
What is the strain of probiotic in the lactoSpore?
Lactobacillus sporogenes (bacillus coagulans). It is a stable Lactic Acid forming probiotic that has exceptional and lengthy studies of gut healing effects ranging across gastro intestinal issues, bloating, diahhrea and irritable bowel syndrome.
What is erythritol derived from?
Erythritol is derived from NON-GMO corn as a fermented sugar alcohol with GRAS status from the FDA.
What is the ratio of sweeteners? (Tapioca / Erythritol / Stevia)
Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 6.5g / 3.2g / 0.02g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 11.0g / 3.3g / 0.02g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 11.0g / 2.5g / 0.02g
Are Truth Bars Vegan?
We have created both Vegan and Non-Vegan bars. Two of our flavors are Vegan and two are Non-Vegan. Our Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Chocolate Dipped Raspberry bars are both 100% Vegan. They're both rich in fiber and essential medium chain fatty acids that are easily digested, which makes them incredibly useful for a quick burst of energy.
Our Chocolate Almond Crunch and Mint Chocolate Chip bars feature a Non-Vegan blend of brown rice protein and whey isolate that supplies essential Amino Acids for a "complete" or "whole" source of protein. Our balanced mix of fiber and protein results in two meal replacement bars that provide all the BCAAs needed for proper muscle development.
Are Truth Bars 100% gluten free?
Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% gluten free!
Is there soy in Truth Bars?
Soy based lecithin is commonly used as an emulsifier in dark chocolates. However, they are are serious consumer concerns over soy that we have taken very seriously. In order to protect and promote overall health the specially formulated dark chocolate coating on all Truth Bars is completely free of both soy and sugar.
Are the bars Peanut Free?
Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% peanut free. We use only high quality almond and sunflower butter.
Where can I find a full list of ingredients?
You can find a the full list of ingredients on each bar’s product page. The ingredients can be found by clicking the second tab. Here's a link to each of our product pages: Chocolate Dipped Raspberry, Chocolate Dipped Coconut, Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Almond Crunch.
Where can I find nutrition information?
Each bar’s nutrition facts can also be found on the product pages above. Just click the third tab.
Another place to find info would be our ingredient's page, which outlines each of our key ingredients and their benefits.
What is the shelf life of the bars?
Truth Bars have a shelf life of 18 months. We make our bars in small batches, which ensures that our retailer's shelves are stocked with fresh bars.
Please let us know if you have a question that is not listed above.
Simply write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer any questions!