All of our bars are certified kosher by Earth Kosher.
FODMAPS are short-chain carbohydrates that are resistant to digestions. They’re hard to digest and can therefore lead to digestive symptoms. Common FODMAPs include Fructose, Lactose, Frucans, Galactans, and Polyols*. Click here to view the list of Bobo’s products that are FODMAP-friendly.
In 2018 we replaced the original recipe’s vegan buttery spread, made from palm, canola and olive oils, with coconut oil, reducing all products’ list of ingredients by five. For the past 14 years, the humble oat bar recipe created by Beryl Stafford and her daughter ‘Bobo’ has remained unchanged. However, recognizing consumers preference for fewer yet high quality ingredients Bobo’s has invested in improving the ingredients quality while also refining the consistency and texture of each hand-made bar.
The simplification was a conscious one, as the replacement of canola and palm oil with coconut oil lessens the environmental impact of deforestation. Sustainability and simpler ingredients are important attributes to consumers and the move to coconut oil incorporates both of these tenets.
We source our coconut oil from small, generational family farms and trees that average 20+ years of age drastically reducing the harsh deforestation and clearcutting commonly known with canola and palm oil production. The farms we source from are small in size and coconut trees have been the predominate tree of this “forest” region for many generations. The regional ecosystem is anchored on the survival of these coconut tree forests and the ecosystem’s livelihood depends on the continued maintenance of these coconut tree forests. Rather than a detriment to the regional ecosystem, these trees are the heart of local species and overall ecosystem’s survival.