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Our meal bars and wild boar jerky are made with real food - no fillers, preservatives, or artificial flavors. Our whole food ingredients give you long-lasting energy to carry you up that last hill, to the top of that last pitch, or just through a long day at the office. 

                    All of our meal bars, both sweet and savory, are 100% organic, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. Plus, we never add sugar. Every package of wild boar jerky you enjoy removes more of this destructive, invasive species from the environment, so you can feel good about eating it.

Founding Foods strives to be a net-positive company.  We use compostable packaging, divert our waste from the landfill, and use locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.

We make real food to make you feel real good.



Looking for a convenient and healthy snack without the sweetness typical of other bars? These gluten-free, vegan and organic snacks boast quality, whole ingredients and the savory deliciousness of a home-cooked meal. Each bar is packed with nutrients, rich in fiber, high in protein and has 300 calories to keep you satisfied. It's a meal replacement that actually tastes like a meal.


Sweet Bars


All our jerky is made from Wild Boar, an invasive species in the United States. Originally introduced by Spanish explorers, ever-growing Wild Boar populations now cause $1.5 billion in property damage every year. We turn this destructive species into healthy, delicious, protein-rich jerky that you can actually feel good about eating. 


Savory Bars


The perfect breakfast or snack. Sweetened with dried fruit instead of sugar, these bars will delight your taste buds and give your body the fuel it needs to power through the day. Each bar is rich in fiber and has 300 calories to satisfy your hunger. Featuring three unique flavors, including a nut-free option! 


Wild Boar Jerky


our story

We are a group of friends who met at the University of Colorado over a mutual love for exploring the outdoors. While sharing camping and rock climbing adventures, and cooking large group meals, we discussed world problems ranging from a food system heavy on fats, sugars, and processed foods, to the overabundance of disposable packaging, and the increasing loss of natural habitat. Despite pursuing individual careers across the globe, we have now reunited to pool our various skills into Founding Foods.

After graduating, our founder, Rachel Irons, and a friend decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, fueled by the food that she had prepared in advance. Along the trek they often craved savory snacks, but there weren’t many options available. Rachel decided that instead of hiking the entire Trail, it would be more worthwhile to create an ecologically net positive company to deliver delicious and healthy snacks, and that she could create a yummy savory energy bar that would be a better convenient snack than the typical sweet bar. No surprise as Rachel was usually the chief chef and instigator for our group dinners at the University, and everyone loved her culinary creations!

Our goal as an ecologically net positive company is to leave the natural environment as healthy as it was before your order. We strive to achieve this by sourcing our ingredients from local farms in Colorado and invasive species, by using compostable packaging, and soon, we’ll start investing in land conservation.