Recently on Twitter, we retweeted a few posts of ReGrained, not knowing what or who they were, only that we liked their idea. We were approached by Dan, one of their owners, who asked us if we wanted to try their products to review. We said sure, not realizing that it would be love at first bite. These bars are absolutely amazing! Before we get into the review of the bars, a little back story.
Homebrewers and urban entrepreneurs Dan Kurzrock and Jordan Schwartz created these bars based on the knowledge that “only about 10% of the ingredients used to brew beer gets used in the final product. Grain represents about 85% of what gets left behind. ReGrained recovers this “spent” beer grain from local craft breweries after they have already used it to brew. This “waste” is actually food, so they upcycle it to create these amazing bars.”
Currently the guys are using crowd funding through Barnstormer in order to upgrade their recipe, packaging, and process. They are at about 94% funded with just a few days to go. Right now, ReGrained offers two flavors: Honey Almond IPA and Chocolate Coffee Stout. Dan and Jordan are already working on new recipes and changes including: new compostable packaging, packing that can be automated which would allow scaling, new product formulas (personally we like the soft crumbly texture), and perhaps most importantly more premium and sustainable ingredients.
Now onto the fun stuff, the tasting! We tried both bars and absolutely loved both, they mention a new and improved texture that would be less crumbly; this didn’t bother us. In fact, we really enjoyed the chewy nature of the bars. Both were flavored in the same ways you’d expect a beer of each type to taste. The Honey Almond IPA was floral and spicy, with the honey at the forefront. The Chocolate Coffee Stout was just that, full of chocolate and coffee notes. It was tough for us to pick favorites and while M really enjoyed the Chocolate Coffee Stout, the more I thought about it, the more I liked the Honey Almond IPA (this is odd because beer wise we are totally the opposite).
The bars are available for sale on their site but it is worth mentioning again that they are crowd funding to improve their product. These guys have a great product that we were really fortunate to be able to review and we highly recommend giving them a try and your support!
*The Geeks were given product samples to facilitate this write-up; However, opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.