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Coffee Talk Series #1 - Burlap and Bean

Written by Chloe Obico 
Welcome to the first post in our newest series, Coffee Talk, where we’ll be doing a spotlight feature on each of the amazing and unique coffee shops that sell our bars. 
Today on Coffee Talk, we’re drinking a Café Miel from Burlap and Bean in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. By day, Burlap and Bean is a cool cafe, selling delicious drinks and life-saving bars. By night (well, weekend nights), it’s an intimate music venue for both up-and-coming local artists and national touring acts. To keep exploring Burlap and Bean’s special interest in music, we asked talent buyer Tara Endicott some questions about artists, albums, and in-store performances. 
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TBSL: What artists are you listening to this summer?
TE: The three albums I have had on repeat this summer have been:
Sharon Van Etten — Are We There. It is flawless and easily gets crowned as the best new album of 2014 in my opinion.
Noah Gundersen — Ledges
The National — Trouble Will Find Me
TBSL: Who has put on your favorite in store performance?
TE: Wow! We have been presenting shows for almost 8 years so this is a VERY hard question. I am not even sure from which angle to approach the question, there are so many elements of a performance that add up to a great night of music. I guess I will give you my gut response, meaning the musician who immediately came to mind when I read the question and that is Matt Duke. Matt first played for us in February 2007 (Burlap and Bean opened in November 2006) and has played for us almost every single year since. Matt’s live performance is nearly impossible to describe. I rarely see someone get up on our stage and pour themselves so completely out the way he does. He plays his guitar so hard that his fingers bleed! It is impossible to attend a Matt Duke show and not leave with a piece of him stuck to your soul. He has the power to captivate and transform a room and he uses that power so humbly and so gently and so beautifully. Matt is truly a master at his craft and it shows at every single show. I admire him as a human and as a musician.
TBSL: If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?
TE: You’re on a roll with the impossible questions! I don’t even want to answer this question because the truth is that if I listed my favorite album of all time, it would be sabotage! If I listened to ANY album endlessly for the rest of my life, I would surely grow to hate it and dread hearing a single note from it. I will confess that I have a habit of falling in love with a new album and listening to it exclusively for months on end, until I have every inch of it memorized. I listen until I can hear all of the next notes, in my head, before they are even played. I let the music bed down deep inside of me and eventually associate it with that specific period of my life. I give music the same power that our sense of smell has to take us instantly back to an exact place, person or moment in your history. I think of it as scoring a soundtrack to my life. 
TBSL: What’s the best concert you’ve been to and why?
TE: I think the obvious answer to this question is (almost!) every show I have ever presented here at Burlap and Bean. I am the talent buyer for our room and I attend every single show, with very few exceptions. I have been attending our shows for almost 8 years now and it never grows wearisome. I am head over heels with our venue and feel so much enormous gratitude that I get to do this with my life. I love music and the arts and people and I have the privilege to spend my days saturated by all of those things. It is every kind of amazing.
Chloe is a college senior whose passions range from helping others and doing good to looking at clothes online that she can’t afford. Friends and family, sunglasses, and good food are what keep her happy and sane while balancing life between LA and Atlanta.

Coffee Talk Series #1 - Burlap and Bean

Written by Chloe Obico 

Welcome to the first post in our newest series, Coffee Talk, where we’ll be doing a spotlight feature on each of the amazing and unique coffee shops that sell our bars. 

Today on Coffee Talk, we’re drinking a Café Miel from Burlap and Bean in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. By day, Burlap and Bean is a cool cafe, selling delicious drinks and life-saving bars. By night (well, weekend nights), it’s an intimate music venue for both up-and-coming local artists and national touring acts. To keep exploring Burlap and Bean’s special interest in music, we asked talent buyer Tara Endicott some questions about artists, albums, and in-store performances. 

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10 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Summer (what’s left of it!)

As much as we hate to admit it Summer is nearly half over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more fun to be had! Here is a list of some of our favorite ideas to beat the mid-Summer blues.

1. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 

Whether you’re by a lake or the ocean it’s fun and a great workout!

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2. Volleyball 

Get a group together and play some volleyball! Even one on one can be a fun time. 

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Quarterly Giving Report
A lot can happen in 3 months - and this quarters giving report proves that. We’ve more than DOUBLED the number of packets of life-saving food donated since our last update! 
More big giving news coming soon so stay tuned! 
Thanks for snacking smarter & for changing the world.  
Love,This Bar Saves Lives 

Quarterly Giving Report

A lot can happen in 3 months - and this quarters giving report proves that. We’ve more than DOUBLED the number of packets of life-saving food donated since our last update! 

More big giving news coming soon so stay tuned! 

Thanks for snacking smarter & for changing the world.  

Love,
This Bar Saves Lives 

Sprouts Farmers Market + This Bar Saves Lives
It’s official… we are now available nationwide in all Sprouts Farmers Market locations! Go find a Sprouts near you, fill your bellies up and help save some lives! 

And in support of our partnership, Sprouts has pledged to donate an additional 1,000 Plumpy’nut when their facebook post reaches 1,000 shares. Click this link to help Sprouts reach their goal: http://bit.ly/sprouts1k

 Thanks for all your support, Team TBSL
p.s. check out this awesome video they made for us! 

Sprouts Farmers Market + This Bar Saves Lives

It’s official… we are now available nationwide in all Sprouts Farmers Market locations! Go find a Sprouts near you, fill your bellies up and help save some lives! 

And in support of our partnership, Sprouts has pledged to donate an additional 1,000 Plumpy’nut when their facebook post reaches 1,000 shares. Click this link to help Sprouts reach their goal: http://bit.ly/sprouts1k


Thanks for all your support,
Team TBSL

p.s. check out this awesome video they made for us! 

Written by Lauren Thompson 
Ever wonder what all the hype over GMO’s is about? Why are they worrisome? And should you actively avoid them? Well here is our simplified take on them…A genetically modified organism, aka a GMO, is an organism whose genome has been modified through genetic engineering techniques, leaving it with DNA that would never occur naturally. These “genetic modifications” include DNA’s from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals, and over 80% are conceived for herbicide tolerance.
So why worry about all this?
GMO’s are already proving to be harmful to our environment and society, not to mention their growing connection to all sorts of health risks. Their heightened tolerance to herbicides has led to a jump in toxic herbicide use as well as led to the emergence of “super bugs” and “super weeds” that require even more toxic chemicals to defeat them. These chemicals not only harm the environment but also those of us eating the suspect produce. Beyond this impact, GMO’s are a product of our modern technological world, and their impacts on our health are largely unknown. Studies have produced a growing body of evidence linking GMOs with health problems such as pre-cancerous cell growth and kidney and liver damage, among others. Over 80% of processed foods families buy, many of them snacks kids love such as cereals, cookies, crackers, and other snack bars, contain genetically modified ingredients. But, At This Bar Saves Lives we have taken extra steps to set ourselves apart by becoming Non-GMO Project verified, helping make it easier for you to find delicious, healthy and safe snacks, for you and your family, while also helping save lives around the world too! We like to call this a win-win.
Lauren is a new college graduate who is passionate about health and socially responsible values. She is fueled by burritos and green juice that keep her running, reading, and adventuring around LA.

Written by Lauren Thompson 

Ever wonder what all the hype over GMO’s is about? Why are they worrisome? And should you actively avoid them? Well here is our simplified take on them…

A genetically modified organism, aka a GMO, is an organism whose genome has been modified through genetic engineering techniques, leaving it with DNA that would never occur naturally. These “genetic modifications” include DNA’s from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals, and over 80% are conceived for herbicide tolerance.

So why worry about all this?

GMO’s are already proving to be harmful to our environment and society, not to mention their growing connection to all sorts of health risks. Their heightened tolerance to herbicides has led to a jump in toxic herbicide use as well as led to the emergence of “super bugs” and “super weeds” that require even more toxic chemicals to defeat them. These chemicals not only harm the environment but also those of us eating the suspect produce. Beyond this impact, GMO’s are a product of our modern technological world, and their impacts on our health are largely unknown. Studies have produced a growing body of evidence linking GMOs with health problems such as pre-cancerous cell growth and kidney and liver damage, among others.

Over 80% of processed foods families buy, many of them snacks kids love such as cereals, cookies, crackers, and other snack bars, contain genetically modified ingredients. But, At This Bar Saves Lives we have taken extra steps to set ourselves apart by becoming Non-GMO Project verified, helping make it easier for you to find delicious, healthy and safe snacks, for you and your family, while also helping save lives around the world too! We like to call this a win-win.

Lauren is a new college graduate who is passionate about health and socially responsible values. She is fueled by burritos and green juice that keep her running, reading, and adventuring around LA.

Summer Playlist

Summer is in full swing here at TBSL, and to celebrate we’re sharing some of our favorite summer tunes. We’ve made this playlist of songs we love to jam out to, whether we’re driving, hanging at the beach, or working together to save lives.

We’d like to add to this list, so let us know what you’re listening to in the comments below. 

2014 Summer here we come! 

This Art Saves Lives 
Calling all artists! Are you a graphic designer, painter, sculptor, sketch artist, typographer, textile artist, animator or any other visual artists? We want to see your work! 
Show us a piece inspired by This Bar Saves Lives and you could win a chance to have your work featured on our website, $25 in store credit plus a Plumpy’Nut donation in your name. To enter, just share a picture of your work on social media with #ThisArtSavesLives. 
Have any questions? Hit us up on Twitter @thisbar 

This Art Saves Lives 

Calling all artists! Are you a graphic designer, painter, sculptor, sketch artist, typographer, textile artist, animator or any other visual artists? We want to see your work! 

Show us a piece inspired by This Bar Saves Lives and you could win a chance to have your work featured on our website, $25 in store credit plus a Plumpy’Nut donation in your name. To enter, just share a picture of your work on social media with #ThisArtSavesLives.

Have any questions? Hit us up on Twitter @thisbar 

Saving Lives In The Philippines

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(Photo by Save The Children)

Since our first conversation about starting This Bar Saves Lives, our dream has always been to be able to help people when they need it most. Three years later, we’re finally in a position to do just that.

Last fall, catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines leaving millions of survivors without food, water & shelter. It was a tragedy that moved us deeply so we knew we had to help. In a big way.

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Coachella x This Bar Saves Lives

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When it comes to good music and good vibes, nothing quite compares to the incredible festival experience that is Coachella. It’s the weekend that so many anxiously await as they anticipate the thrill of seeing their favorite artists live and spending a euphoric time with friends in a utopian dreamland.

This year’s festival will provide an awesome opportunity to pair great music and great food for an even greater cause! For the first time in Coachella history, This Bar Saves Lives will be available at the Coachella’s Farmers’ Market tents both weekends! Nothing goes better with the sounds of Bastille and Beck than a bar that tastes great and gives back.

Be sure to check out the Coachella Farmers Market tents for This Bar, fresh fruit, organic coffee, and chance to help children in need!  

BONUS TIP: Take a picture of you at Coachella with a This Bar using the hashtag #CoachellaGivesBack, and we’ll send you a special gift! :) 

(Image via coachella

This Top Chef turns our bars into dessert!

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This Recipe Saves Lives “Butterscotch Amazeballs” 

We asked our friend and very talented chef Nyesha J Arrington for a quick dessert recipe using one of our bars. Today, we put that recipe to the test. Trust us when we say, they were delicious! Make these for your next event, and everyone will be clamoring for the recipe! 

Do you have a recipe idea involving a #thisbar? We’d love to hear it! Let us know in the comment section. 

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