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Hearthside is the leading granola bar, energy bar, snack bar, and protein bar manufacturer in the US and one of the largest in Europe. Our Protein Bar / Snack Bar / Energy Bar / Nutrition Bar value chain extends from concept to consumer, including bar R&D, commercialization, production, and packaging. Nutrition energy bars, cold form, baked, functional, sports, granola, fruit-filled, enrobed, meal replacement… and more.

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SNACK BARS

Snack Bars are the largest bar meta-category

Snack bars, the largest bar category by volume in the US and Europe. Snack bar types include granola bars, baked bars, filled bars, breakfast bars, cereal bars and many other bar types.

Hearthside is the largest US contract manufacturer of snack bars and one of the largest in Europe. Major bar contract manufacturing facilities across the US and three more in the Netherlands produce a wide range of snack bars for leading food companies that are enjoyed by millions daily. Our bar manufacturer value chain creates turnkey snack bar solutions for branded food companies.

GRANOLA BARS

Granola is the main ingredient in cold formed bars

Granola is the leading ingredient in most snack bars, breakfast bars, energy bars, cereal bars and other bar formats. Hearthside is a major US granola and granola base contract manufacturer. Our fresh granola base, produced in our Grand Rapids granola facility, is used by leading food companies and also in the wide variety of Hearthside-produced granola bars.

We are the industry’s largest producer of granola bars across multiple formats. Our innovative end-to-end contract manufacturing value chain brings our customers’ bars to market with maximum quality, speed, and efficiency.

FUNCTIONAL BARS

Functional Bars have a potentially positive health benefit beyond basic nutrition.

Functional bars must also taste great. Melding targeted nutritional aims with flavor and texture profiles that appeal to consumers requires formulation experience and bar R&D.  Even more complex formulations that most energy bars, diet bars, or sport bars, the functional bar category requires extensive R&D resources. Hearthside’s comprehensive bar R&D resources include food scientists, nutritionists, and other professionals. Together they have generated thousands of recipes, many used by market leading functional bars.

ENERGY BARS

Energy Bars deliver quick and convenient energy for athletic or daily activities

The popular energy bar category is undergoing tremendous change. Long dominated by cold formed bars; many new bar formats and formulations. Creating the energy bar with the ideal flavor profile, texture, nutritional benefits, energy delivery for your target consumer requires a contract manufacturing partner with more experience and capacity. Hearthside is the industry’s largest bar contract manufacturer.

DIET BARS

Diet Bars are formulated to sate appetite, lower caloric intake or modify nutrition

All bars must deliver flavor, texture and a satisfying experience. Doing this with the added requirements of a diet or appetite control bar requires formulation expertise and superior commercialization and production capability. Hearthside’s bar R&D capabilities can design or co-innovate a customer recipe then bring it to market in multiple production facilities.

CRUNCHY BARS

Perenial favorite and one of the original snack bars

One of the oldest bar profiles and still a favorite, the crunchy snack bar delivers great taste and a satisfying crispness many consumers prefer. Not quite as popular as soft or chewy bar formats, these granola based bars continue to rack up strong sales. Hearthside is a major producer of crunchy granola bars.

BREAKFAST BARS

Breakfast Bars represent a fast growing meal replacement category

Breakfast  is not what it used to be. On-the-go consumers seeking quality breakfast choices are turning to bars in ever-increasing numbers. Dominated by both cold form and baked categories, this diverse bar segment undergoes constant innovation and change.

Hearthside is the leading contract manufacturer of breakfast bars and other meal replacement bars. We enable companies to bring new, high-quality products to market quickly, producing competitive advantage in breakfast bars and other bar categories.

BAKED BARS

Baked Bars create new opportunities in the bar category

Baked bars, a popular alternative bar category, include fruit or other fillings and possess a wholesome taste and texture. They are a popular breakfast bar and snack bar format.

Baked bars require a different process than cold formed bars. Hearthside is also a major producer of baked bars, including filled bars, single serve brownies and other popular baked bar options. Our concept-to-consumer filled and baked bar manufacturer value chain creates turnkey baked bar solutions for branded food companies. Hearthside has a value chain designed to get your baked bars to market quickly and to enhance your shelf position.

NUTRACEUTICAL BARS

Nutraceutical Bars have a potentially positive health benefit beyond basic nutrition.

Nutraceutical bars, often called Functional Bars, deliver specific potential health benefits and are at the cutting edge of on the go nutrition. They must also taste great. Melding targeted nutritional objectives with an appealing flavor and texture profile requires formulation, R&D, and commercialization resources. Hearthside’s extensive bar contract manufacturing resources include food scientists, nutritionists, and other professionals. Together they have generated thousands of recipes, many used by market leading companies.

PROTEIN BARS

Protein Bars contain a high percentage of ready to eat, easy to digest protein

Popular with athletes, exercise enthusiasts, body builders and many mainstream consumers for their low carbohydrate and increased protein levels. Protein bar innovation includes many new formulations and processes. Protein bar flavor and texture has undergone massive R&D improvements.

Making these shelf-stable bars taste great requires formulation, commercialization, sourcing and production expertise. Hearthside’s protein bar contract manufacturing capabilities enable to companies bring quality to market quickly. Our concept-to-consumer protein bar manufacturer value chain creates turnkey protein bar solutions for branded food companies.

SINGLE SERVE BROWNIES

On-the-Go Snack meets Indulgent Treat

The single-serve brownie represents one of several non-traditional bar formats. A rapid growth area for bar marketers, single serve brownie variations continue to grow. Is it a snack bar or an indulgent treat?

As a major single serve brownie contract manufacturer, Hearthside can take a customer from concept to consumer with a value chain that includes co-innovation, formulation, testing, commercialization, packaging and full-scale production. Companies seeking single serve brownie contract manufacturing solutions can contact our business development team for additional information on our single-serve brownie value chain.

MULTI-LAYER BARS

Multi-layer bars create more options for bar designers

Complex nutrition energy bar recipes and configurations require more complex production capabilities. Hearthside has multiple multi-layer nutrition energy bar lines. Dual-layer and multi-layer energy bars are growing in market share. Beginning with hundreds of multi-layer recipes on the shelf and a full energy bar R&D department, we can create complex multi-layer sport, energy, diet, and other multi-layer functional bars for our customers. Contact business development for information on dual-layer and multi-layer bar solutions.

NUTRITION / ENERGY / SNACK BARS

COOKIES & CRACKERS

GRANOLAS & CEREALS

SNACK COMPONENTS

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