frequently asked questions

Please see our top 5 retailers on our product pages. We are now available nationwide. If you would like to know more please contact us at bearcave@bearnibbles.com

 

 

We normally recommend our Yoyos for cubs aged 2-9 years old. However, we would recommend that grrrown up bears supervise young cubs while they are consuming all of our products.

To give you a little information about our packaging, our cardboard multipack boxes are fully recyclable - we use only FSC (http://www.fsc-uk.org/) certified or recycled board for all our outercases. They are also compostable - low migration (water based) ink is printed on the boxes which means that the packaging is safe to compost as no waste (grrr!) will seep into the ground from the ink. (This is dependent on your area’s recycling capabilities, so we would advise checking with them and your local facilities first, just to be sure.)

The current single Yoyos packs may be recyclable at some specialist recycling points, but probably not in your home recycling scheme. We are on track to sourcing recyclable/compostable cards and single pack film. Our biggest hurdle here is that our packaging is the only form of preservation for our 100% natural snacks. However, we are in the process of shelf life testing using more sustainable packaging.

We care a lot about protecting our natural environment and are always looking for ways to improve our packaging and business overall in this area. We’re not perfect, but we’re doing the best we can. Here are some of the things we are doing right now:

  • We minimize the thickness of our packaging material, and the material is mono material and clean poly propylene which can easy be recycled where local collection and sorting schemes exist
  • At the start of this year we reduced the size of our Yoyos single packs by 0.29 inches (yet keeping the weight of our Yoyos the same), saving roughly 3,307 pounds of material per year
  • We always ship all our products and never ever fly them to minimize our carbon footprint
  • We are investigating double stacking our pallets in order to fill the trailer space, again reducing road miles
  • We don’t like to see any of our products go to waste and therefore avoid writing off product at all costs. We donate all product we are unable to sell (for reasons such as seasonal packaging) to charity, or auction on alternative platforms

Yes, since our fruit snacks are just fruit & veg, absolutely nothing else, they are suitable for vegans.

Yes, since our fruit snacks are just fruit & veg, absolutely nothing else, they are gluten-free.

Yes, our fruit snacks are certified Kosher. Here at BEAR we want as many people to enjoy our products as possible, which is why we worked really hard to get KLBD certified.

The fig leaf is a playful take on the fact that BEAR is nothing but naked nature - just delicious fruit & veg snacks, absolutely nothing else. The color green is also a symbol for getting back to nature, which ties in with the article about bears in the wild that inspired the name of our brand. You can read more about that here: www.bearnibbles.us/our-story.

Here at BEAR we aim to produce fruit snacks that all cubs and grrrown ups can enjoy. Our fruit snacks are just fruit and veg, absolutely nothing else, and therefore contain no nuts whatsoever. They are packed in a sealed ‘BEAR pod’ at our packing plant – there is a ‘tree nut and peanut room’ here but this is kept completely separate. People do not cross from one area to the other without changing from head to toe, giving their hands a good scrub, and going through a separate entrance. This means that there’s no risk of nut cross-contamination in our products.

We sincerely hope that this additional information helps you make the safest and most informed decision for you and your cub’s health. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to give us a growl at bearcave@bearnibbles.com.

Our ingredients are really simple; exactly what you see printed on our packaging is what's inside (it's not our style to hide anything, or be sneaky).

We set up BEAR to make simpler, tastier foods from grrreat ingredients and with no added nonsense, so you can rest assured that there are absolutely no GMOs in any BEAR products.

Spirulina is a bluey-green freshwater plant –  it loves the sunlight and soaks up lots of the sun’s energy, helping it to become one of the world’s most nutritious foods in the world. It’s filled with protein, vitamins, and minerals, & the amount that we use in our Apple Yoyos is so tiny that you can’t even taste it.

Our black carrot extract is completely natural, taken from black carrots. We add it in very small amounts to our Strawberry and Raspberry Yoyos. The anthocyanins (pigments) found in black carrots give them their dark color, and therefore add some color to our Yoyos – they also provide beneficial antioxidants as well as many other health benefits.

Our FREE collectible cards, which can be found inside single packs of BEAR Yoyos, take children off on a grrreat adventure Around the World with BEAR! There are 80 adventure cards for you and your cubs to collect and learn from.

Our busy postal bears are working away to send cubs Around the World maps and sticker sheets as quickly as their little paws will allow! They usually manage to deliver kits within 4 weeks of receiving your bearcodes, so paws crossed your kit will arrive to your cave shortly. 

 

If you've been waiting longer than 4 weeks to receive your reward, please give us a growl at bearcave@bearnibbles.com as your bearcodes or reward may have gotten lost in the mail somewhere along the way... (grrr)!

If your cubs are looking for a specific Yoyo card to help complete their card collection you can email us at bearcave@bearnibbles.com. We're more than happy to have a forage in case we can help.

Grrrown ups can post on our Facebook page (@bearnibblesus) if they are trying to forage for certain cards. You may have some success finding tradeable cards there! Also, sometimes finding new cards is a matter of switching up which flavors you purchase, as well as where you are purchasing them.

Grrreat news! Send a photo of your completed card collection (there are 80 cards  to collect) to bearcave@bearnibbles.com and we will drop something in the mail to say congrrratulations. 

BEAR, The Big Cave, PO Box 26129, San Francisco, CA 94126