Our Story

 
The Thunderbird Saga began many moons ago while we were pushing our bodies and spirits to unimaginable limits under the scorching Texas summer sun. We were new to endurance sports and quickly discovering that the world lacked delicious tasting, conveniently packaged, whole foods that could meet our energy demands. Too many times we “bonked,” “ran out of gas,” and worst, “transcended time and space”.

It wasn’t long before we created our own portable whole food energy products. Inspired by the simple yet highly powerful ingredients consumed by indigenous cultures over the past 10,000 years, our hand-made bars were fueling us beyond our wildest imaginations. We were consuming more calories, performing better, and having more epically glorious days. As we refined the perfection of Thunderbird EnergeticaTM, we began making functional bars that added personality to our food. The Cherry Walnut Crunch bar is inspired by Nature’s most potent anti-inflammatory properties to aide in recovery. Cashew Fig Carrot was crafted as our “romance” bar consisting exclusively of aphrodisiacs. The Cacao Hemp Walnut became the “brain” bar as it is laced with omega-3 properties which are highly traditional for champions such as yourself.

Due to an ingredient label unlike anything else, Thunderbird Energetica is not limited to sculpted athletes. Thunderbird is REAL food for all types of individuals who appreciate clean and healthy living. Our bars will always be eco-conveniently packaged, whole ingredient, to provide all with the healthy living that we first sought. We hope you enjoy our simple yet highly POWERful bars. May the spirit eagle of Thunderbird fuel your life adventures!

Katie “Catamount” and Taylor “Jaguar” Thunder
Founders/Owners
 

Our Qualities

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Get to Know Us

 
What inspires you?
Taylor's inspirations include double rainbows, creative writing and freedom of expression, mountain lions (Catamounts), the wild, tan-lines, watching others set goals and working hard to achieve them. Katie's inspirations include strong women who keep themselves healthy, love, watching Jaguar unravel, social activism, and Kettle Chips.
 
What is your favorite part about creating your products?
Watching people taste their very first Thunderbird bar and then running into that same person months later only to discover that they still eat Thunderbird bars on a regular basis!
 
What is the toughest part of your day?
Leaving our stunning chocolate lab at home while we go to the kitchen for 8 hours/day. She wants to be a part of the wolf-pack and help make bars, but a commercial kitchen is no place for such a beautiful friend.
 
What was the best day in company history?
The day we received the Whole Foods Market Local Producers Loan! This act of belief on Whole Foods part has helped Thunderbird gradually expand our national presence from outside of the Southwest US. It has also allowed us to purchase nicer kitchen equipment and thwart the impending onset of arthritis in our hands from making thousands of Thunderbird bars each day.
 
What was the biggest decision you ever had to make?
The biggest decision we have ever made was for Katie and I to focus on Thunderbird Energetica on a full time basis. Katie took a leave of absence from her doctoral program and Taylor quit his physical therapy job. It is a huge leap of faith to commit like this but Katie and I wanted to challenge ourselves and see how great we could make our small company. It has helped us not only focus but also work harder on a daily basis.
 
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
In 5 years we see Thunderbird bars being the household choice for health conscious consumers looking for excellent tasting, nutrient dense, conveniently packaged foods.
 
Our Favorite Song
Trees by The Oh Hello's
 
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Big Bend National Park
 
Our Favorite Product Besides Our Own
Rhythm Foods Kale Chips
 
Our Favorite Quote
I strive to be the person that my dog thinks I am
 
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Shipping & Returns

 
Shipping
Abe's Market ships Thunderbird Energetica by either USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Please allow a fulfillment time of 24 hours for your product to ship.
Ground Shipping is free for orders over $29.00 ($4.99 otherwise.)
Returns
All products at Abe's Market come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any problems with your product, please contact Abe's Market. All products may be returned within 60 days for an exchange or a refund.
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