Our Story

Hi! John and Maddy here, the father-daughter duo behind Cibáre Foods.

You could say that health, fitness, delicious food, and enjoying a fun, active lifestyle is what makes our family tick. Growing up, family time usually consisted of lots of hikes, intense games of Horse, 2:1 scrimmages (sisters vs John, not parents versus Maddy), and sharing a home-cooked, high quality meal with loved ones.

John played competitive sports well into his adult life, and by the 2010’s, found himself fully immersed in running, cycling, CrossFit, and HIIT. Like many of us, he was eating protein bars but was consistently disappointed in the taste, texture, and questionable (dare we say...unnecessary?) ingredients. A dedicated foodie, John began experimenting with different flavors, fresh ingredients, and protein types to create his own bar. He continued to test and sample until it was perfect: a clean, satisfying, no-nonsense bar that tasted pretty d😊mned good. They were a HUGE hit with his family, friends, and fellow fitness junkies. Meanwhile, Maddy was deep into her career bringing award-winning products to market. Knowing a good thing when she sees it, she persuaded her Dad to bring his naturally delicious bars to market nearly ten years after the first one was made in John's kitchen (👀).

Our recipe today is inspired by the one John created in his kitchen ten years ago, made with meticulously sourced ingredients, zero corners cut, and always without compromise. We hope that whether you’re working out, spending the day in nature, hanging with loved ones, or just needing a convenient snack between errands, Cibáre is here to nourish.