Celebrate Earth Day with Kodiak Cakes and support grizzly bears

Carlos Hernandez

Happy Earth Day! Kodiak Cakes wants you to celebrate Earth Day with their eco-friendly products.

According to the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, " When Lewis and Clark explored the West in the early 1800s, an estimated 50,000 grizzly bears roamed between the Pacific Ocean and the Great Plains, across vast stretches of open and unpopulated land. Today, with the western United States inhabited by millions of Americans, only a few small corners of grizzly country remain, supporting about 1,200 – 1,400 wild grizzly bears."

Kodiak Cakes is owned by Joel Clark, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kodiak Cakes, using 100% whole grain, protein-packed, non-GMO products. He built the natural foods company around his family’s flapjack recipe and grew it to become the fastest-growing pancake brand in America.

They donate every year to efforts such as the Vital Ground Foundation, whose mission is “to protect and restore North America’s grizzly bear populations for future generations by conserving wildlife habitat and by supporting programs that reduce conflicts between bears and humans” as well as to other conservation efforts.

The brand was on Shark Tank in 2014 which led to widespread national attention and nearly $1 million in revenue according to CNBC.

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They offer a Kodiak Cakes Plant-Based Flapjack & Waffle Mix which features 100% whole grain wheat flour,100% whole grain oat flour, Pea Protein, Non-GMO ingredients, and 12 grams of protein. It’s a nice replacement for those avoiding regular flour such as diabetics, but it still maintains a good taste and texture. It is not dense, but still fluffy.

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They also have a Kodiak Cakes Crunchy Granola Bars available in Oats & Honey, Peanut Butter, Maple Brown Sugar and Chocolate Chip. I have been sampling the Maple Brown Sugar and Chocolate Chip granola bars over the last few weeks and they are delicious and a nice replacement for breakfast. They flake a little bit, but overall keep together. They are packed individually for on-the-go movement.

According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, "Grizzly bears in the lower-48 states were originally listed in 1975 as a threatened species. There is one umbrella recovery plan for all grizzly bears in the lower-48 that was developed in 1982 and revised in 1993, and some ecosystems have supplements that add or update habitat-based and/or demographic recovery criteria for that particular population of bears."

"There are six recovery ecosystems for grizzly bears in the lower-48 states today: the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, the Selkirk Ecosystem, the North Cascades Ecosystem, and the Bitterroot Ecosystem."

Sources: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, CNBC, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee

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