FAQ - Barnana

 OUR OBSESSION

We are obsessed with our products and aim to provide our hoards of gorilla consumers with the healthiest, tastiest, highest quality banana snacks that we can make. We create the tastiest organic banana snacks ever that are procured from ingredients which are grown in soil alive with nutrients with no preservatives and nothing fake. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please email us at info@barnana.com 

 

ABOUT BARNANA

What is Barnana?

We are the brand synonymous with bananas. We use bananas to create delicious, convenient, and flavorful snacks for you to enjoy!

What does the “Bar” in barnana mean?

We believe that the banana is mother nature’s original energy bar. Get it? “bar”-nana

When was Barnana founded?

2012

I want to sell Barnana at my business, do you have a Wholesale Program?

Yes, we offer a Wholesale Program, sign up here: https://barnanawholesale.com/

What does Certified B Corp mean?

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance and public transparency. Barnana is a Certified B Corp.

Are all of your ingredients Non-GMO?

Yes, all of our products and the ingredients therein are Non-GMO Project Verified and laboratory tested.

Where is Barnana made?

Barnana is proudly made in the United States of America with bananas raised and grown in South America. Our plantains are also raised and grown in South America by our indigenous friends in the Amazon jungle.

What is Upcycling?

When "imperfect" bananas have scuffs, are a little too ripe, or aren’t the perfect size - they are typically rejected for export. We take these delicious bananas and turn them into snacks.Find out how Barnana is combating food waste, here: https://barnana.com/pages/impact

Are the Barnana product bags recyclable?

Yes, all of our products can be recycled. We are level 7 recyclable because we use extra of foil on the inside of our packaging that keeps the product fresh.

What is the shelf life of Barnana products?

  • Plantain Chips - 10 months
  • Brittle - 12 months  
  • Banana Bites - 18 months

Which Barnana products are Organic?

All of our products are USDA Certified Organic by QAI.

Which Barnana products are Paleo?

Our Original and Coconut Bites are Paleo. Our entire line of Plantain Chips are also Paleo.

Our Brittle is not Paleo.

Which Barnana products are Vegan?

Our Original and Coconut Bites are Vegan. Our Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bites are Vegetarian, they have a natural glaze that is made by an insect very similar to how a bee makes honey. Although many Vegans are fine with eating honey, some are not - we like to let people know that although the products are 100% Animal Free and Vegetarian.

Our entire line of  Plantain Chip and our entire line of Brittle are Vegan.

Which Barnana products are Kosher?

Kosher:

  • Original Bites
  • Coconut Bites
  • Dark Chocolate Brittle

Kosher “D”:

  • Dark Chocolate Bites
  • Peanut Butter Bites
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bites
  • Toasted Coconut Brittle
  • Peanut Butter Brittle
  • Himalayan Pink Salt Plantain Chips
  • Acapulco Lime Plantain Chips
  • Brazilian BBQ Plantain Chips
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar Plantain Chips

Which Product are Grain Free?

Our entire Bites line and Plantain Chips line are Grain Free. Guess what? Gluten is a Grain, so that means that all of our products are Gluten Free as well.

Our not Brittle is not Grain Free.

Are Barnana products Dairy Free?

None of our products contain dairy ingredients. Our products are produced in a facility that processes milk.

Is your palm kernel oil sustainable?

Barnana is a member of the (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and all of the palm kernel oil that we use is certified by the RSPO.

Do your products contain nuts?

See the "allergy statement" or each section below for each product.

 

ABOUT BANANA BITES 

Why are the bananas brown?

We brown all of our bananas to perfection bringing out that banana bread taste just like grandma makes. The naturally occurring sugars in the bananas caramelize and condense though our dehydration process.

Is there added sugar?

There is no added sugar in our Original, Coconut, and Tropical Bites.

What flavors are available?

We have Original, Coconut, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Tropical, Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

What are the Bites official allergen statements?

Bites : Original : Processed in a facility that also processes milk, tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

Bites : Chocolate : Contains soy and is processed in a facility that also processes milk, tree nuts and peanuts.

Bites : Peanut Butter : Contains soy and peanuts. This is also processed in a facility that also processes milk and tree nuts.

Bites : Coconut : Contains tree nuts and is processed in a facility that also processes milk, soy and peanuts.

Bites : Tropical : Processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk, wheat, egg & tree nuts.

Bites : Peanut Butter Cup : Contains peanuts, soy, milk & is made in a facility that also processes tree nuts, egg & wheat.

How many bananas are in a bag of Barnana Bites?

Original/Coconut/Tropical 100g - 4 Bananas

Dark Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 100g - 2 Bananas

What’s the powder on the outside of the Original Bites?

That is banana powder, we add this to our bites so that they do not stick to your fingers.

Why does the Chocolate Bites packaging say "contains milk" within the allergen statement? 

We do not add dairy to our chocolate, our non-dairy chocolate shares production lines with dairy based chocolate. There is no dairy in our product, but we added this as a precaution for those with allergies.

Are Banana Bites Raw?

We do dehydrate our products under 114 degrees, however we cannot guarantee that all of our products are raw.

How should I store the Bites?

Store the Bites in a cool place. Our Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup will melt if they are exposed to high temperature.

 

ABOUT PLANTAIN CHIPS

What flavors are available?

We have Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Acapulco Lime, Sea Salt & Vinegar and Brazilian BBQ.

How should I store the Plantain Chips?

Store the Plantain Chips in a cool place, like your pantry or desk drawer.

What are the Plantain Chips official allergen statements?

Plantain Chips : Himalayan Pink Salt : Processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk, peanuts and tree nuts.

Plantain Chips : Acapulco Lime : Processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk, peanuts and tree nuts.

Plantain Chips : Sea Salt & Vinegar : Processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk, peanuts and tree nuts.

Plantain Chips : Brazilian BBQ : Processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk, peanuts and tree nuts.

What if my chips tastes weird or all too salty?

Contact us at info@barnana.com  and we will make it right.

 

ABOUT BRITTLE

 

What flavors are available?

We have Dark Chocolate, Toasted Coconut, Gingersnap and Peanut Butter.

How should I store the Brittle?

Store the Banana Brittle in a cool place, like your pantry or desk drawer.

What is the Britles official allergen statements?

Banana Brittle : Dark Chocolate :  Contains coconuts, almonds, soy & is processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk & tree nuts.

Banana Brittle : Toasted Coconut : Contains coconuts, almonds  & is processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk, peanuts & tree nuts.

Banana Brittle : Gingersnap : Contains coconuts, almonds & is processed in a facility that also processes soy, milk & tree nuts.

Banana Brittle : Peanut Butter : Contains coconuts, peanuts, soy & is processed in a facility that also processes milk & tree nuts.

Why is there fat in the Brittle?
The fat mostly comes from organic coconut oil.

  

 

SHIPPING & DELIVERY

For ground shipments, please allow 3 - 5 business days for delivery. Orders after 11am will not ship until the next business day. 

Our Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Cup products have a tendency to melt during shipping and must be stored below 70 degrees. We work hard at packaging and properly labeling our packages for heat protection during shipment.
Packages that are left in the sun or require multiple delivery attempts have the highest likelihood of melting. We appreciate your help in assisting FedEx in making delivery attempts as easy as possible. 

We understand that mistakes happen during shipment which are out of our control. If your product arrives in condition that you find not suitable to eat, please send us a message at info@barnana.com and we will be happy to replace what you have ordered.