Easy Open, Earth-Friendly Tanka FreshPack: Tanka Bars have a new look, even more traditional taste

July 20, 2011

Easy Open, Earth-Friendly Tanka FreshPack: Tanka Bars have a new look, even more traditional taste
In our ongoing journey to become a more sustainable company with respect for Mother Earth, Native American Natural Foods is proud to announce a new greener and fresher Tanka Bar package.

The new Easy Open, Earth-Friendly Tanka FreshPack captures the original freshness and brightness of the powerful flavors of the Tanka Bar. Not only that, but the new packaging reduces excess material by more than 50%, making it a more ecologically sustainable product.

Each 1 oz. bar now stays fresh for a longer period of time. To do this means a more efficient packaging method by using rollstock, which evacuates all of the oxygen in the product. When 100%-natural meat is exposed to oxygen, it can grow mold on it because there are no nitrates to protect it. Tanka products have more moisture than jerky products, which "requires us to protect it from oxygen in any way we can," Mark Tilsen, president, said.

"This packaging creates the closest thing thing to getting a Tanka Bar fresh out of the smoker and has less of a negative impact on the environment," he said.

An additional plus about the new package is that each wrapper is much easier to open. We've added a split top feature to the package that allows you to pull the sides of the Tanka Bar with ease.



Great features of our new Easy Open, Earth-Friendly Tanka FreshPack:


  • Tanka Bars are still 1 oz. -- our new packaging makes no changes to product size or ingredients;
  • Reduces excess packaging material by more than 50%;
  • Eliminates the need for an oxygen scavenger packet in every Bar;
  • Is easier to open;
  • Keeps Tanka Bars fresher longer;
  • Improves the quality, consistency, look and taste of the Bars;
  • Now says Gluten Free on the front of every package;
  • Adds red margins to the Tanka Bar Spicy package for better differentiation.


  • With these updates, we hope that you will continue to enjoy your Tanka eating experience with the assurance of knowing that you are supporting a company with the environment and your health in mind.

    For more about Tanka products: Tanka Bars, Bites, Wild Sticks and Dogs

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