Garuka Bars

Handmade with Vermont raw honey to provide the best tasting, best source for pre-exercise energy.

Our bars are handmade with Vermont raw honey, our packaging is 100% recyclable, and we donate 1% of all profits to mountain gorilla conservation.

What's a Garuka?

Garuka Bars® is named after one of the few remaining mountain gorillas ranging the volcanic forests of the Virunga Massif in Rwanda. Garuka needs protection and you need all-natural energy. We’re working on both. Our bars are packed full of simple, wholesome ingredients, and a percentage of each sale goes towards gorilla conservation.

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It's all in the name.

Garuka [gah-roo-ka] and others like him have suffered from the crossfire of human conflict, poaching, and the stresses of encroaching human activity. Today, their future looks bleak. As a company, we’d like to restore their chance at a better future, and what better inspiration than the meaning of Garuka’s full name, which is roughly translated from Kinyarwanda as “Return Well”. So, when you choose to pick up a Garuka Bar® to return your energy, you’re also supporting a cause to return well the future of the mountain gorilla.

Lend a hand.

If you're interested in learning more about the effort to conserve and restore the population of mountain gorillas, visit the International Gorilla Conservation Programme.  They need all the help they can get to ensure the preservation of mountain gorillas like Garuka, and their regional afromontane forest habitat in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  This video really shows the beauty of the region, how awe-inspiring mountain gorillas can be, and the people and work all of our donations support.


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