Crafted Energy came to fruition initially through separate, but simultaneous ‘aha’ moments between long-time friends Darshan Shah & Zach Olschwanger and childhood friends, Ryan Naboshek & Zach Olschwanger in 2014. Despite entire grocery store aisles dedicated to energy + health bars, Darshan, Ryan, and Zach all recognized a glaring gap in the available offerings.

  • A product that accounted for the unique energy and nutritional demands of the different sports we’re all passionate about. Instead, all we found were one-size-fits-all options…
  • A product that understood the natural connection between real-food and holistic health benefits. This didn’t exist…
  • A product that wasn’t just a ”me too!” focus on unique flavor profiles and/or capitalizing off the latest dietary trend. This didn't exist…

Zach merged the conversations and, as a team, we began discussing an opportunity to get in the kitchen and create a bar that could meet our strict needs. 

We wanted to challenge the ‘one-size-fits-all’ energy bar and develop a product that was unique to a specific activity because we understood that all activities require something different from the body. This represents the underlying theme that CRAFTED continues to operate with today.

First Crafted Bar
The first CRAFTED bar made in our original packaging
Crafted Team Photo
Left to Right: Ryan, Darshan, & Zach

The Crafted Family

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