Friday, April 5, 2013

Sponsor Love: Your Next Frontier Awaits!

Team Velo Girls has a long history of supporting and promoting small businesses.  For 2013, Frontier Snacks joins our list of sponsors and we couldn't be happier to develop this relationship.

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Frontier Snacks is the brainchild of founder Matt Oscamou, an engineer who decided to use his skills to solve the problem of creating a healthy energy food that tastes good and is made with all-natural ingredients.  

Matt, along with his brother Nate, first came up with the idea for Frontier Bites, not with the idea of starting a business, but because they were simply tired of overly-processed snack bars and wanted to create something that was cleaner and tastier to enjoy throughout busy days and active off-hours. To do this, in true competitive-brotherly form, they had a baking competition to see who could come up with the best-tasting natural snack.

The rules were simple:

  • Only 8 ingredients
  • Crunchy texture, without feeling heavy
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Only natural ingredients that every person can recognize

The competition had begun and on Easter Sunday of 2010, they held a taste-test showdown. While several great options were presented, Nate's Almond + Blueberry + Lemon flavor was ultimately the victor. The result was crunchy and flavorful and it wasn't long before they realized that this could be the start of something big.

Fast-forward to 2013, and Matt has perfected Frontier Bites with three amazing flavors:

  • Almond + Blueberry + Lemon Bites
  • Macadamia + Pineapple + Coconut Bites
  • Pecan + Cherry + Cinnamon Bites
All flavors were designed to find a clear balance between great flavor and healthy energy. They're held together with a combination of honey and brown rice syrup, the perfect combination of glucose -- a simple sugar that your body takes up right away -- and polysaccharides that burn slowly and cleanly through your system. They're full of antioxidants and omega-3s because all ingredients are pure and natural. There's nothing fortified or added to them. You'll love crunching Frontier Bites one at a time and you'll feel satisfied without a dreaded sugar crash!

Frontier Bites are:
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Preservative-free
  • and include no Refined Sugars
We've had the opportunity to sample Frontier Bites on a handful of club rides and camps and the reviews are outstanding:

"OMG!  Could there be anything yummier?  I've found my new go-to snack for long rides."

Convinced? You'll find Frontier bites in single-serving sleeves and multi-serving pouches. You can order them directly on the Frontier Snacks website or find them in a growing list of bike shops and grocery stores.

Like many new products, Frontier Bites is growing in leaps and bounds!  Matt is ready to take this project to the next level and is offering you the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.    You can join the Frontier Snacks Kickstarter:

And, of course, "like: Frontier Snacks on Facebook for news and give-aways:

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