F.A.Q.

  • Why Kate’s, when there are so many other bars out there?

    Taste, taste, taste. Flavor, flavor, flavor. Crunchy, chewy, sweet, and fully satisfying. Eating Kate’s is an experience in itself. We believe that good tasting food is an essential part for good fun existence. Every single bite is an experience of distinct textures and flavors, not one homogenous mix like the many other bars on the market. We use quality whole organic ingredients that are recognizable to you, our fans. Kate's Bars really do taste the best!

  • Are Kate’s bars organic?

    We are 100% USDA Certified Organic!

  • Are Kate’s bars Kosher?

    Our facility is certified Kosher by OK Kosher.

  • Do Kate’s bars have Non-GMO certification?

    A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism that has been altered genetically through the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism. We do not support this practice and therefore have put in the time and effort to become NON-GMO.

    We are GMO-FREE! Any ingredient that is organic is also considered NON-GMO. Here at Kate’s we always source NON-GMO ingredients.

  • Are Kate’s bars raw?

    Kate’s bars are not completely raw, but Kate's Bars do contain raw ingredients.

  • Are Kate’s bars vegan?

    We cannot say that our Bars are vegan since every bar is sweetened with honey; however, we source our honey from GloryBee. GloryBee offers raw, organic honey all while incorporating some very innovative sustainability practices too!

    The Tram Bar also has milk as an ingredient in its milk chocolate so it is not vegan.

  • Are Kate’s bars dairy free?

    Kate’s bars are all dairy free except for the Tram Bar. The Tram Bar has milk chocolate which contains dairy.

  • Are Kate’s bars gluten free?

    We are 100% Gluten Free!

  • Is there soy in your bars?

    We are 100% Soy Free!

  • Why do Kate’s bars have more sugar than the other bars?

    Ounce per ounce, Kate’s bars have about the same amount of sugar as most of the other bars on the market. Next time you buy a bar, divide the grams of sugar on the packaging by the ounces. This will give you how many grams of sugar per ounce. Kate’s Bars are sweetened with raw organic honey. We use raw organic honey because the natural sugars in honey give a more sustained energy boost and have been found to keep blood sugar levels more consistent than other sugars.

  • What about using agave or stevia?

    We are not so sure about the health benefits of agave from what we have read, so do not plan on using it in our bars. Studies have shown that the body is unable to readily use the unnatural fructose in agave “nectar” for energy and so rapidly transforms it into fat. High Fructose Corn Syrup is also found to be in this same category. As far as Stevia, we have not found a way to use it in the bars and have the result be pleasing to our palates. Nothing seems to beat raw organic honey when it comes to taste and texture.

  • Why are Kate’s more expensive than other bars?

    First, let’s start by saying, “Looks can be deceiving!” Kate's Bars are thicker and denser than other brands and our bar is not lost in its packaging. We use organic ingredients, which are more expensive than conventional ingredients. Organic ingredients have not been exposed to toxic pesticides nor are they genetically modified. Personally, we believe the taste is better, they are healthier for you, and that they are better for the environment. Our bars are made in small batches, not machine made. Here at Kate’s Real Food, real mountain-loving people make our bars. We find it adds to the great texture, and we are also able to continue to work alongside amazing people instead of machines.

  • Do all the bars have chocolate?

    Tiki and Bivy Bars do not have chocolate. Grizzly, Tram, Handle, and Stash Bars do have chocolate but it’s not an overpowering amount by any means. Try the Bivy or Tiki bars if you are looking for a delicious chocolate-free option.

  • Do all the bars have peanut butter?

    Nope! Our Bivy, Tiki, and Handle bars are all made with almond butter.

  • How much protein do your bars have? Why not more?

    Our Bars are between 6 and 8 grams of protein, depending on which bar you eat. We are looking into a higher protein bar, but plan on using ingredients that are naturally higher in protein instead of boosting our bars with soy or whey protein. We have found that mainstream protein options take away from the taste and texture of our bars.

  • When do I eat the bars?

    Here at Kate’s we are not sports nutrition scientists, but we know what good food is. We get great reviews from our fans, many of whom are the most amazing and best athletes in the Rocky Mountains. Before, during, and after exercise Kate’s has been tried and true. Generally, for intense competitive exercise, our fans don’t eat the bars immediately beforehand. During long intense exercise, our bars hold people over for hours at a time since the carb, protein, and fat content creates a more sustainable energy burn. The overall word from our users is that they are very easy on their digestion as well. That’s what you get when you eat Real Food! Kate’s is also a favorite for breakfast with coffee, lattes, and the like. It’s one reason you will find Kate's Bars at a lot of coffee shops. Really, you can eat Kate’s whenever you want, because it is made with only real, wholesome, organic ingredients.