Tanka was founded back in 2005 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Owners Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen imagine a world filled with healthy foods that add to the restoration and preservation of our lands and ecosystem -- a world without the pain of starvation or obesity. The world they imagine embraces the lifestyle that Native American people lived just over a century ago.
"Tanka" is used in reference to delivering your best with all your heart, mind, body and spirit. It is the choices that you make and the actions that you take to be who you are. Whether you're Native, white, black, yellow or brown, it is your ability to overcome, to extend a helping hand for those in need, to defeat racism, to protect our Mother Earth, and to love all others on our planet.
It is your ability to acknowledge "Mitakuye Oyasin" -- we are all related.
So how did these babies taste? Well first I have to give a little story. So I was actually at REI when I first saw these bars in real life. I'm not sure if this is normal, but when I go to outdoors-y stores I head straight to the bar/food section. I'm not sure what's so attractive about those sections, but they definitely taste good! So basically I saw these bars there, and I was like OMG, I just entered a giveaway for those bars. And then like when I checked my email, it said I won the bars! I was like "Woah!". Yup, that's my story. Sorry if it was too boring for you. Okay so moving on to how they tasted...
Overall, these were very much liked by my family. They all agreed that the bars were the best, closely followed by the bites, and last but not least was the sticks.