Ever since the Dean's Vegan Energy Bar debuted on Dean's shelves, Loretta Nelson and I (Ryan Nelson) -- part of the Nelson family who owns Dean's -- have wanted to make this delicious and healthy snack available to everyone. Six months ago, we started to make that dream into a reality when we were accepted into the local Food Entrepreneurship Program, which was produced in partnership with Interfaith Neighbors and Rutgers Food Science. Upon completing the program, we decided to rename the Dean's Vegan Energy Bar to Viva Energy Bar, upgrade the packaging, and develop new flavors:
- Oats, Nuts, & Chocolate - an amazing mix of organic oats, walnuts, pecans, cranberries, coconut, pumpkin seeds, chocolate, and more!
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate - made with organic peanut butter instead of organic sunflower seed butter, we've kept the delicious ingredients from the original, while giving you the peanut buttery satisfaction you love.
- Coffee - infused with organic roasted coffee, every bar has the equivalent to a half a cup of good ole organic coffee. Need the extra boost? Coffee fanatic? This is the bar for you.