Caveman Foods

Caveman Foods is a company that was born a few years ago, but founded on a concept and way of eating that is 50,000 years old.

Caveman Foods is on a mission to make healthy snacking easy. Today, around 33% of our calories come from snacks. Half of us snack more than 3 times per day. Yet, 74% of consumers wish there were more healthy snack options. We agree. We don’t believe there should be a tradeoff between nutrition, taste and convenience. That is why Caveman Foods is dedicated to providing a variety of great tasting, nutritious snacks made from Paleo Inspired ingredients.

We believe that what you put into your body affects what you bring to the world. When you don’t eat well, you don’t feel well. Our products are nutritious, wonderfully delicious and help you live your life the way you want. Every time you bite into a Caveman product, you’re doing something good for your body and your mind.

Caveman Foods is Paleo Inspired

In the simplest terms, Paleo eating is about consuming the foods we are meant to eat. It means eating nuts, berries, seeds, vegetables, eggs, fish and lean meats. It also means avoiding grains, dairy, legumes (e.g. soy, peanuts) and refined sugars.  Our digestive systems haven’t changed much since the days of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. However, our food supply has changed significantly, especially in the last 50 years. Unfortunately, many of today’s processed foods contain ingredients that are actually toxic to the body. This is why the incidence of allergies, obesity, diabetes and heart disease has dramatically increased recently. The Paleo eating style encourages us to return to eating the foods made with ingredients our bodies were meant to eat.

We know that there’s no going back 50,000 years to a time when hunting and gathering real food was a part of our daily routine. So we have tried to make it easier for you to find great tasting, nutritious snacks by doing the hunting and gathering for you. We strive to provide real food with incredible taste.


Caveman Foods Products include:

Certified Paleo: 

  • Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Blueberry Pepper
  • Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Smoked Jalepeno
  • Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Sweet Cherry
  • Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Honey BBQ
  • Caveman Chicken Jerky Spicy BBQ
  • Caveman Chicken Jerky Chipotle Honey
  • Caveman Chicken Jerky Buffalo Style
  • Caveman Chicken Bites Habanero & Green Chili
  • Caveman Chicken Bites Sundried Tomato & Kale
  • Caveman Chicken Bites Toasted Sesame & Ginger
  • Caveman Chicken Bites Applewood Smoked BBQ

Paleo Friendly:

  • Nutrition Bar – Almond Cashew
  • Nutrition Bar – Dark Chocolate Cashew Almond
  • Nutrition Bar – Dark Chocolate Cherry Nut
  • Nutrition Bar – Dark Chocolate Caramel Cashew
  • Nutrition Bar – Dark Chocolate Caramel
  • Nutrition Bar – Salted Almond Nut Butter

 

Chris Running, started Caveman Foods because he was inspired by the Paleo style of eating. Five years ago he tried Paleo for the first time. After following the eating style for 90 days, he lost 30 pounds, had higher energy levels and generally felt better. Despite being a lifelong swimmer and fitness buff, the Paleo lifestyle had a profound effect on his health and well being. He was a believer and started a company that could offer foods that are Paleo Inspired. When he is not busy running the company, Chris enjoys swimming in Lake Tahoe, kayaking, paddle boarding and taking long walks with his wife Rebecca and dog Wally.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Nutrition Bar

Ingredients:

Almonds, sunflower seeds, organic tapioca syrup, cocoa coating (sugar, palm kernel oil, cocoa powder, sunflower lecithin, salt), coconut, organic agave syrup, sesame seeds, honey, cashews, natural flavor, sea salt.


Dark Chocolate Cashew Almond Nutrition Bar

Ingredients:

Cashews, sunflower seeds, organic tapioca syrup, almonds, cocoa coating (sugar, palm kernel oil, cocoa powder, sunflower lecithin, salt), organic agave syrup, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, sea salt.


Dark Chocolate Cherry Nut Nutrition Bar

Ingredients:

Almonds, sunflower seeds, organic tapioca syrup, cocoa coating (sugar, palm kernel oil, cocoa powder, sunflower lecithin, salt), dried cherries, cashews, dried cranberries (cranberries, sugar), raisins, organic agave syrup, sesame seeds, sea salt.


Almond Cashew Nutrition Bar

Ingredients:

Almonds, sunflower seeds, organic tapioca syrup, cashews, organic agave syrup, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, pistachios, chia seeds, sea salt.


Caveman Chicken Jerky Spicy BBQ

Ingredients:

Chicken (white and dark meat), coconut sugar, sea salt, tomato powder, chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, black pepper


Caveman Chicken Jerky Chipotle Honey

Ingredients:

Chicken (white and dark meat), coconut sugar, honey, sea salt, spices (including chipotle pepper), chicken broth, dehydrated garlic


Caveman Chicken Jerky Buffalo Style

Ingredients:

Chicken (white and dark meat), coconut sugar, sea salt, chicken broth, white vinegar, red pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, black pepper, chili powder


Caveman Chicken Bites Habanero & Green Chili

Ingredients:

Chicken (White and Dark Meat), Honey, Spices (including Parsley, Green Chili, Ground Mustard, Celery), Coconut Sugar, Dehydrated Vegetables (Jalapeno Peppers, Habanero Peppers, Garlic) Sea Salt, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Celery Powder, Jalapeno Flakes. Contains Coconut


Caveman Chicken Bites Sundried Tomato & Kale

Ingredients:

Chicken (White and Dark Meat), Honey, Coconut Sugar, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Tomato, Parsley Flakes, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Sundried Tomatoes, Kale, Spices (including Ground Mustard), Celery Powder, Garlic Powder, Spinach Flakes. Contains Coconut


Caveman Chicken Bites Applewood Smoked BBQ

Ingredients:

Chicken (White and Dark Meat), Sea Salt, Coconut Sugar, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Tomato Powder, Garlic Powder, Celery Powder, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Red Pepper. Contains Coconut


Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Blueberry Pepper

Ingredients:

Chicken (White and Dark Meat), Blueberries, Chicken Broth, Honey, Apple Puree, Sea Salt, Pepper, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Garlic Powder.


Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Smoked Jalepeno

Ingredients:

Chicken (White and Dark Meat), Honey, Chicken Broth, Apple Puree, Sea Salt, Red Pepper, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Dried Jalapeno Flakes, Chili Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder.


Caveman Chicken Primal Bar Sweet Cherry

Ingredients:

Chicken (White and Dark Meat), Cherries, Chicken Broth, Apple Puree, Honey, Sea Salt, Encapsulated Citric Acid, Spices, Tomato Powder, Granulated Garlic


 

When I tell people I’m Paleo, the response I generally get is ‘oh, isn’t that the caveman diet? This is 2016, how can you possibly eat like a caveman?’ Smugly, I raise a single eyebrow and reply, ‘Quite easily.’ With the increasing variety of Paleo products and information around the U.S., eating like a caveman is so easy, a caveman could do it. Caveman Foods, founded in 2011 by Chris Running, makes eating like a caveman easier than ever. From chicken and beef jerkies to nutrition bars, time spent hunting and gathering is limited to just a short trip to your nearest grocery store.

I appreciate you taking time for us today, Chris.  Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got started with Caveman Foods?

For good or for bad, I am what many describe as a serial entrepreneur and can’t resist a good idea. About 5 years ago, a friend convinced me to try the Paleo Diet. The personal transformation I experienced when I “went Paleo” was so profound, it caused me to think about how to incorporate the principles of Paleo into a snack food company. I saw the trends in healthy snacking and felt there was a real opportunity to provide customers with better snacking options. This was the foundation of the Caveman Foods brand.

How did you get introduced to the Paleo world?  Talk to about your philosophy on Paleo eating and how that relates to Caveman Foods.

I was introduced to Paleo by a friend of mine who is a Crossfit trainer. I’ve always maintained a healthy diet and active lifestyle, but when I paid more attention to eliminating grains, dairy and sugar from my diet, I realized amazing results very quickly – weight loss, more energy, better sleep.
Eating Paleo has changed the way I think about food and how we think about developing products at Caveman Foods.

How are your products made?  Can you walk us through the process?  Where do you source your meat from?

Our products are made by co-packers/manufacturers who specialize in either nutrition bars or dried meat snacks. We’ve worked hard to identify and partner with the very best manufacturers who are passionate about producing high quality products out of clean ingredients.
Our meat snacks are quite unique. Unlike whole muscle jerky which is only seasoned or marinated, our meat snacks are made similar to how sausage is made – ground and infused throughout with seasonings and other ingredients. This allows us to mix healthy ingredients directly into our products (e.g. kale) to provide a healthier experience. As a result, our meat snacks are tender, easy to chew and have a more consistent flavor in every bite.

I regularly require a snack-rifice of some sort.  For the hangry people in the world, what is your best recommendation from Caveman Foods to keep the hunger at bay?

There is no “snack-rifice” with our products. They are super healthy and indulgent. A win-win combination. Our snacks allow you to eat guilt-free all day long.
I like combining a nutrition bar and a meat snack item to provide a well-balanced combination of carbs, fat and protein.

You have so many different kinds of Paleo snack foods, from chocolate nutrition bars to chicken jerky.  How did you get to the decision that ultimately included all these different varieties of snacks?

It started with the “hunter-gatherer” concept. We feel we need to provide our customers with a variety of snack options that cover the key components of Paleo. Our nutrition bars combine nuts, seeds and fruit, and our meat snacks provide lean meat (chicken), fruits and vegetable ingredients. Variety is important in the diet and we want to make sure we have a full complement of healthy snacks to satisfy the majority of users.

If you were to emulate living like a caveman to the fullest, how would you go about doing it?  What do you think is the best part about being a caveman?  If you do end up living in a cave, can you make room for me too?

As a “modern caveman”, I think I’m living the lifestyle to the fullest. I eat Paleo, I exercise every day, I find time for solitude (my cave) to think about family, friends and life. As an entrepreneur I “hunt” every day. And the best part of being a modern caveman is I feel great about the products we’re making available to our customers.

And of course I’ll make room in my cave for you. Bring your spear.

Which foods are gluten free?

Answer: All Caveman Foods products are certified gluten-free.

Do you offer samples or coupon?

Answer: From time to time, we offer special promotions to our customers. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on these great deals!

Do you sponsor events and/or athletes?

Answer: We are passionate about supporting our community of healthy, active individuals at athletic events. For sponsorship inquiries, please email info@cavemanfoods.com.

Are your foods available outside of the USA?

Answer: Currently, we do not ship outside the USA from cavemanfoods.com. Caveman Foods products can be found in select Canadian retail locations. Please use the store locator to find a location nearest you.

Where are your foods made?

Answer: Our food is made in the USA.

Do you work with bloggers for product reviews?

Answer: We are always happy when bloggers want to spread the word about our brand. If you’re interested in writing a product review, please email info@cavemanfoods.com

Address

3595 Mt. Diablo Blvd STE 200
Lafayette, CA 94549

Phone

925-979-9515

Caveman Foods is the leading provider of paleo inspired snacks. We are a high growth business with a successful retail business and we are investing heavily in expanding into the digital space. You can currently find our products in retailers like Costco, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, CVS, Walgreens, Gold's Gym and Sprouts. Our early efforts in digital have been very strong, with an average order value of $65 and an average conversion rate of 4.8%. You can learn more about our products at cavemanfoods.com.

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


Disclosures:

100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications.  We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 


Certified Paleo logo Certified Paleo:

Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

 


Grain Free Gluten Free Certified LogoGrain-Free Gluten-Free: 

Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

Keto Certified LogoKeto Certified: 

The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.

 

 

 

 

 

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