Bobo's Oat Bars
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For wholesome baking projects, oats are a must-have ingredient. Rolled oats, in particular, are perfect for adding some bite to cookies, grinding down to a powder for muffins, or boosting pancakes, bars, and more. Nutritionally, oats are rich in fiber, phosphorus, thiamine, magnesium, and zinc. Oats may also help lower LDL cholesterol (aka “bad cholesterol”). One study reported that an “intake of oat β-glucan at daily doses of at least 3g may reduce plasma total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels by 5 to 10% in normocholesterolemic or hypercholesterolemic subjects. Studies have shown that, on average, oat consumption is associated with 5% and 7% reductions in total and LDL cholesterol levels, respectively.”
The History of Bobo’s
Bobo’s started by accident in 2003, on a rainy day in Boulder, Colorado. Beryl Stafford and her daughter (nicknamed “Bobo”) decided to clean out the pantry and do some baking. They didn’t have a recipe to work from, but found simple ingredients like whole grain oats, vegan butter, brown rice syrup, and organic cane sugar. After mixing it all together, they baked their concoction and patiently waited to see the results. Bobo brought the first batch to school the next day and her friends loved them, which gave Beryl a boost of confidence to bring them to local cafes and grocery stores. As word spread, a business was officially born.
Bobo’s Company Mission
Because Bobo’s loves its customers like family, it treats them to homemade baked goods. Created with love in Colorado, Bobo’s offers a range of wholesome snacks like bars, bites, toaster snacks, and stuffed bars, but every option is made from simple ingredients like oats, brown rice syrup, dried coconut, almond butter, and more.
Benefits of Bobo’s
When you don’t have time for DIY baking projects, get the taste of homemade snacks whenever you need them. Bobo’s snacks are always handmade in small batches, and the entire line is dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten-Free, and Certified Kosher. No matter which bar you choose, four organic ingredients are always inside: whole-grain oats, coconut oil, cane sugar, and brown rice syrup. The brand is big on giving back, and supports several local nonprofit organizations like Operation Finally Home (providing veteran housing), Community Food Share (addressing hunger in Boulder), Conscious Alliance (serving communities in crisis) and The Center on Colfax (the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region).
Top Bobo’s Products
Choose one or try them all—we know you’ll love these wholesome snacks as much as we do.
Oat Bar, Original
The recipe that started it all features 12 bars made with organic rolled oats, brown rice syrup, and sucanat.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites
Consider this your next-level PB&J. Made with gluten-free ingredients like peanut butter, coconut oil, raspberries, and oat fiber, you can count on 3g of protein per serving.
Coconut Oat Bars
These bars are everything you love about the original, with a coconut twist. Made with organic coconut in every bite, these bars are dairy-free, gluten-free, and safe for low FODMAP diets.
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Oatmeal and Steel Cut Oats Differences
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