Who hasn’t visited California? So many places to explore and vast empty roads to drive along, feeling free with the car roof down, wind in your hair and great music blasting from the radio. We loved California and many years ago did an amazing road trip.

We started in San Diego camping in the deserts including the Joshua Tree National Park, watched rare Bighorn Sheep and humming birds before moving up to Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, the utterly incredible Grand Canyon and finishing up in San Francisco.

We saw brown bears, coyotes, numerous birds of prey as well as so many other birds and wildlife. The Sequoia trees were immense, we loved spending time in the forest, in awe of such very old trees. We went grey whale watching and for an ecologist like me it was just fantastic. Everyday was like opening a treasure chest.

Of course the food there is amazing too and it’s easy to find lots of delicious healthy options. Did you know that the region of California grows the most almonds? That’s why our almond cacao bar is called California. We’ve also chosen the Californian brown bear to go on our packaging.