Health Crunch

The original HealthCrunch Almond nutrition bar was developed when owner Stan Rust was competing in masters swimming and triathlon programs. He was looking for a bar that would provide sustained energy over a longer period of time and avoid the "sugar rush" that many of the commercially available "energy" bars create with their high percentage of refined sugars. The HealthCrunch bars accomplish this goal by using a combination of whole grains, nuts and seeds. The almond bar is also low in saturated fats but provides the poly and mono unsaturated fats that reduce the bad LDL cholesterol that can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.

When Rust was convinced by his friends to make the bars available to the general public he applied to the Old Strathcona Farmers Market, received his vendor's permit, and broadened his product line to provide choices that would be more appealing to a wider audience. There are now seven varieties:

  • Original Almond Nutrition Bar
  • Raisins and Almonds Bar
  • Callebaut Chocolate Chunks and Almonds Bar
  • Hand Coated Callebaut Milk Chocolate Almond Bar
  • Hand Coated Callebaut White Chocolate Cranberries Almond Bar
  • Hand Coated 72% Belgian Bittersweet Dark Coated Almond Bar
  • Hemp Protein Meal Replacement Bar