Frequently asked questions
Who are we?
Nirvana Bars is a sister owned and operated all-natural protein bar company based out of California.
Where are Nirvana Bars made?
Nirvana Bars are manufactured in California in a fully accredited third-party audited facility.
What is the shelf life of Nirvana Bars?
Nirvana Bars are marked with a Best By date, which is the period of time we find that the bars taste the best. We keep this period relatively short so we can deliver the freshest bars to our customers. However, the actual shelf life is longer than the Best By date. The exact date for each bar is printed on every box and wrapper.
Can you store Nirvana Bars in the refrigerator or freezer (so they stay fresh longer)?
You can store them in the refrigerator or freezer so they will stay fresh longer - both in taste and softness. If you do put them in one or the other, know they will harden when cooled, but will soften nicely once they are returned to room temperature.
Can I return my order?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the product and the fact that we are a small business, we only offer returns or refunds if your product was defective or damaged.
What do I do if my order is defective/damaged?
Our bars undergo thorough quality assurance procedures to ensure they live up to our high standards. However, if you find a damaged or defective bar upon arrival that doesn't meet your expectations, please send us a photo of the defect so we can assess the situation and prevent it from happening again. We will either replace the bars or issue you a refund.
Why does the oil separate?
All Nirvana Bars contain a nut butter base. Oil separation is naturally occurring and can occur in products containing nut butters. We also chose not to use any emulsifiers, such as lecithins, which can also lead to separation.
How should Nirvana Bars be stored?
We recommend storing them in a cool, dry place at 75 degrees F or below and to avoid placing them in direct sunlight. They do not need to be refrigerated. However, refrigeration can help prolong their freshness.
When will my order arrive?
We do our best to ship out in-stock orders within 3 business days via USPS Priority Mail. Once your order leaves our facility, you can expect your delivery within 2-5 business days. Tracking numbers can be provided at your request.
What ages are Nirvana Bars suitable for?
Nirvana Bars contain honey, so they are not suitable for children less than 1 year of age.
Do Nirvana Bars contain allergens?
Yes. Allergens vary by flavor, so always refer to the individual ingredient listing of each flavor before eating a Nirvana Bar and consult your doctor if you have questions. Our bars are also manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, eggs, milk, soy, and other tree nuts.
Are Nirvana Bars Gluten-free?
Nirvana Bars are naturally gluten-free and each batch is also individually tested to be gluten-free.
Are Nirvana Bars Dairy Free?
The original line of Nirvana Bars is not dairy free, as they contain whey protein isolate. However, we use only the purest 100% whey protein isolate. This is the cleanest type of protein, as it has the casein, fat, cholesterol, and lactose removed- leaving behind only the protein isolates. It contains all the amino acids, including a high ratio of BCAAs, to help support muscle recovery. However, our new vegan line is dairy free!
When is the best time to eat a Nirvana Bar?
Nirvana Bars are great anytime, as they are an ideal meal-on-the-go. However, they can also be used as a snack by eating half a bar at a time. They are also great for a post-workout recovery meal!
Can I eat as many as I want?
We recommend starting with one bar a day and then building up as you see fit.
How much caffeine does each Nirvana Bar contain?
Depending on the flavor, each bar contains less than 5-7mg of caffeine, which is no more than 1-2 sips of coffee.
What is Curcumin C3 Complex®?**
Curcumin C3 Complex® is an extract of the roots (rhizomes) of the Curcuma longa plant, also known as turmeric, that contains a minimum of 95% curcuminoids - the active component in turmeric.
What is Bioperine® - and why Bioperine® versus black pepper?**
Bioperine® is a standardized extract of piperine, a natural ingredient found in black pepper, that enhances the absorption of many supplements- including curcumin. Bioperine® contains 95-99% piperine, which is much higher than that found in black pepper alone (only 3-9%).
Can I eat these if I’m pregnant?*
All our ingredients are GRAS approved, meaning they are Generally Regarded As Safe- including all our extracts and powders. However, we advise you to consult your healthcare provider if you are unsure or have any specific questions or concerns.
Will these interfere with the medications, vitamins, and/or supplements I am taking now?*
Given the concentrations of the extracts and powders in each bar is less than what you would find in supplements, it is generally safe to eat them along with your daily routine of medications, vitamins, and/or supplements. However, we advise you to consult your healthcare provider if you are unsure or have any specific questions or concerns.
*If you have a known medical condition, are taking medications, and/or are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult with a healthcare provider regarding use of this product.
**Curcumin C3 Complex® and Bioperine® are registered trademarks of Sabinsa Corporation.
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