Taos Bakes started because our co-founders, Brooks and Kyle, were sick of holding their noses and swallowing cardboard-like energy bars while ski bumming in New Mexico after college. They believed even something as simple as a bar could fuel you up, and bring you a moment of joy. With nothing to lose, they went all in. They dreamt up the first flavor at a community kitchen in the small town of Taos in 2010, and based it on an old family dessert Brooks used to eat: “The Scotcharoo.” It took months to create a recipe that maintained the same great taste, yet was built with healthier ingredients. When they finally landed on that balance, Chocolate Butterscotch, and Taos Bakes were born.