What’s the meaning behind your slogan?
Our slogan, "Spread your wings. Be wild!" is a reflection of our company culture and founder, Owen Seay, who started Macaw! Foods in the summer of 2014.
After selling all of his personal belongings at the age of 26, he moved into the back of a small production warehouse where he spent over two and a half years secretly sleeping on a folding camping cot, showering at the local YMCA, and figuring out how to build Macaw! Foods from scratch.
Owen has written a number of articles about his personal experiences while building the business and what it took to get things off the ground. From recipe development, branding, packaging, equipment acquisition, growing pains, and what it's like to live in a warehouse! Click Here to read those articles and more.
What is a Macaw! Bar?
Macaw! Bar is the original "GOURMET PROTEIN DESSERT BAR". Made by combining only a handful of high quality, decadent whole food ingredients including organic cashew butter and organic dark chocolate.
How are Macaw! Bars made?
Using our own specialized equipment, we make and package Macaw! Bars ‘in-house’ at our very own, dedicated production facility, based in Orlando, FL. Fresh ingredients are mixed from scratch, extruded into dessert bars, then packaged for sale. From start to finish, there is NO baking or cooking involved throughout the process.
Manufacturing our own products provides us with the flexibility and benefit of being able to closely control a wide range of variables related to the overall freshness and quality of our final product. It’s a bit more work on our end, but we think it’s worth it.
Are Macaw! Bars Certified Organic?
Nearly ALL of the ingredients used to make our GOURMET PROTEIN DESSERT BARS are 100% certified organic. However, we do not technically carry an organic certification for our products at this time.
Are Macaw! Bars Gluten Free?
Yes. All Macaw! Bars are naturally gluten free.
Is there added sugar in Macaw! Bars?
No. Nearly all of the sugar in a Macaw! Bar is naturally derived from fibrous, organic date paste. The organic dark chocolate chips found in all Macaw! Bars, also contains a very small amount of cane sugar. We’re okay with that, and we have a feeling you will be too…
Are Macaw! Bars Vegan friendly?
We currently offer three delicious vegan GOURMET PROTEIN DESSERT BARS containing our own blend of 100% organic plant based protein, and five that are not vegan—as they contain whey protein.
A LOT of time was spent developing our vegan flavors to make sure they’re not chalky, dry, or ‘earthy’ tasting. Most people don’t even realize our vegan flavors, are in fact, vegan. Surprise!
What kind of protein do you use?
We use a few different sources for our protein powders.
Denatured, Unflavored Ascent Native Whey:
- Coconut Husk
- Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Brownie
- Banana Bread
- Cinnamon Roll
Organic Brown Rice / Organic Pea Isolate Vegan Blend:
- Lemon Poppy
- Peanut Butter Cookie
- Mint Chocolate Chip
What are Macaw! Bulk Foods?
From dark chocolate covered snacks, to nuts, seeds, dried fruit, trail mixes and granolas — we only source the freshest, highest quality, 100% organic ingredients. All 30+ of our bulk food products are packaged fresh, in-house.