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1801. Sep 25, 2009
Lines more than a foot long for new Subway in Kyle
Eric Pourier, story and photos
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A new Subway sandwich shop opened its doors Sept. 23 to long lines of eager customers in Tanka's hometown of Kyle, S.D. The crowds, who flocked to taste the freshly made subs, welcomed the new franchise (more...)



1802. Sep 25, 2009
Museum-worthy meal: Tanka Bar and a rosemary pine nut tart
Elaine Lunde, photo
This delightful photo was tracked down on Google's new free image editing and sharing software Picasa. Tanka Bar fan Elaine Lunde thought to capture the image of her snack at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian Cafe in Washington, D (more...)



1803. Sep 24, 2009
Health and wellness just a few steps a way
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
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The Lakota Funds, a U.S. Treasury-certified Native Community Development Financial Institution based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, recently hosted a 5K Walk and Run in Tanka's hometown, Kyle, S (more...)



1804. Sep 23, 2009
Prototypes of the Tanka Bar from yesteryear
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
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The photos above are some of the original prototypes of the Tanka Bar from more than four years ago! We saved these creations in the freezer for posterity and to help remind us that often simple is better (more...)



1805. Sep 21, 2009
Our home from different eyes: European journalist's photo journey
Dirk Rohrbach, photos
Journalist, photographer and European world traveler Dirk Rohrbach came to Tanka Headquarters in Kyle, S.D., earlier this summer with his good friend Robbie Romero of Eagle Thunder Entertainment.

Dirk, who is an amazing photographer, also works for Germany's Beryern 3 radio station (more...)



1806. Sep 17, 2009
Land Down Under not so welcoming to Tanka
Mark A. Tilsen Sr., story and photos
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Mark Tilsen Sr., president of Native American Natural Foods, took Tanka products to the Fine Food Australia Food Show, Sept. 7-10, in Sydney. As is the case with all of our international travel, research and marketing, the trip was sponsored by the Intertribal Agriculture Council's American Indian Foods program (more...)



1807. Sep 16, 2009
Lois' Natural Marketplace brings Tanka to The Pine Tree State (Maine)
Lori Burns, Natural Specialty Sales
Lori Burns, one of our great partners at Natural Specialty Sales, sent us this photo today showing a clip strip of delicious Hot and Spicy Tanka Bites hanging at our very first retail location in Maine (more...)



1808. Sep 16, 2009
With my mind on my Tanka and my Tanka on my mind
Nonabah Hill, photo
Nonabah Hill of the Navajo Nation is one of the daughters of comedian Charlie Hill. She, her sister and friend did a Tanka photo shoot for us. We had this cute pic on our myspace for a while and just wanted to share it with all of you (more...)



1809. Sep 14, 2009
Tanka Bar at the Team Huntress weekend
Jason Stover, story
Thanks to our Twitter friends, @TeamHuntress (Jane Keller) and @PheasantPhun (Dave Olsen) for sending this photo composition to celebrate Tanka Bar's support of the latest Team Huntress Outdoor Adventure Clinic in June (more...)



1810. Sep 13, 2009
Twilight the German shepherd is a Tanka fan
a MySpace friend
Thanks to one of our MySpace friends from Portland, OR, for sending us this cute photo of Twilight the German shepherd. Now that's a dog with good taste!

To join us on MySpace: MySpace.com/TankaBar (more...)



1811. Sep 12, 2009
Tanka parades around its Homecoming Queen and King
Jason Stover, story, and Mark Hopkins and Junior Stover, photos
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It's official! A good time was had by all this morning as the Little Wound Mustangs got ready to play the Eagle Butte Braves in Tanka's hometown of Kyle, S (more...)



1812. Sep 10, 2009
Tanka makes new friends at Tree of Life show in Indianapolis
Linda Crider, Director of Marketing and Communications
Our team took the Tanka love on the road to Indianapolis for its second-ever Tree of Life Tabletop food show, Aug. 22 and 23, and came away with a host of new friends as a result.

We so enjoyed meeting the Tree of Life Midwest retailers in person (more...)



1813. Sep 09, 2009
CEO Karlene Hunter featured in Indian Country Today
Linda Crider, Director of Marketing and Communications
In an article in the Opinion section of Indian Country Today, Valerie Taliman makes a convincing case that Native American women entrepreneurs are vital in creating economic development in Indian Country (more...)



1814. Sep 08, 2009
Tanka's mission with these visitors: Welcome good friends
Mark K. Tilsen, story and photos
Recently, we were visited by the Lakota Mission Team, an intrepid group of east coast volunteers based out of Vienna, VA, and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Now these folks are no strangers to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and have been spending a few weeks of the summer out here since 1994 (more...)



1815. Sep 04, 2009
Rare depiction of Crazy Horse created by student attending Crazy Horse K-12 School
Mark K. Tilsen
It is not often that a student creates such a non-traditional characterization of one of the Oglala Lakota's most cherished leaders. Crazy Horse is one of the most respected of all Lakota historical figures, so it's pretty cute seeing someone poke fun at him (more...)



1816. Sep 01, 2009
Buffalo on the hoof fast food style with flavor
Eva
We stumbled across this recent review from the blogger 47whitebuffalo. Not only is the review nice to read, the comments are pretty funny. Thanks a lot, Eva!

Here's an excerpt:
"I can say with all honesty that I wanted another one of these delectable creations from the Pine Ridge Reservation (more...)



1817. Aug 28, 2009
Think there's a market for living, breathing pocket-sized bison?
Jenice Johnson, known as @Jenice78 on Twitter
Thanks to Twitter friend Jenice Johnson (@Jenice78) for drawing our attention to this bizarre rendition of a poodle's "buffalo cut" designed for a recent "creative grooming" show.

In addition to bison, dogs are shown as camels, pandas and even snails (more...)



1818. Aug 27, 2009
MK blogs: Wrapping up trip to the Holy Land
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, went to Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1819. Aug 25, 2009
Top Ten Reasons Tanka Bar hasn't been on Letterman
Mark K. Tilsen, story; Eric Pourier, photos; Jason Stover, typos
10. Letterman second cousin twice removed from Custer; still carrying a grudge

9. WTF is a Tanka Bar?

8. Our people called their people and it ended up not working out

7. Dave thought it was a live buffalo; still traumatized from stampede incident

6 (more...)



1820. Aug 25, 2009
Indian Country taking care of business at TANKA BAR HQ!
Eric Pourier, photos and story
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When the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance held its quarterly meeting on Aug. 21 at the Lakota Funds Trade Center in Kyle, the topic of Native American entrepreneurship was front and center -- and so was the Thunder Valley eTanka Cafe (more...)



1821. Aug 19, 2009
Spreading the Tanka love at Dallas Tree of Life Tabletop food show
Linda Crider, Director of Marketing and Communications
The Tanka team had a great time meeting and greeting the retail buyers at its first Tree of Life Tabletop food show in Dallas, Aug. 16, 2009.

Since Native American Natural Foods is brand-spanking new to the national food game, this was our team's very first show with its newest natural foods distributor, Tree of Life (more...)



1822. Aug 18, 2009
Ta-Tanka or a really bad toupee?
Dave Olsen, photographer
Dave Olsen, known as @PheasantPhun on Twitter, who runs a lodge in the heart of pheasant country in Hitchcock, S.D., has been a supporter of Tanka products for quite a while now. In fact, he has a Tanka Bar banner posted at his lodge just to prove it!

He also knows that we really love goofy photos for our web site (more...)



1823. Aug 17, 2009
MK blogs: "How did Hunter S. Thompson do it?"
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and microblog posts
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, is traveling in Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1824. Aug 13, 2009
MK blogs: "You want goat with that?"
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and microblog posts
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, is traveling in Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1825. Aug 12, 2009
Our reservation through a Twitter friend's lens
Karla Pankow, photos
Karla Pankow, one of our Twitter friends (@HopeHeals), was part of a trip a couple of weeks ago to Pine Ridge, Tanka's home reservation. Karla made the trip with Re-Member, a non-profit organization that pairs volunteers with projects in the various communities on the reservation (more...)



1826. Aug 11, 2009
MK blogs: "What does 'pflegeicht' mean?"
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and microblog posts
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, is traveling in Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1827. Aug 11, 2009
Between a competitor and a pickle: Tanka takes its place
@sbsbea on Twitter, photo
Twitter friend @sbsbea, who writes a great food blog called "On My Plate," knows that every single place Tanka Bars and Bites show up is really important to us. So she took a photo of this box at the Dakota Shell in Oacoma, S (more...)



1828. Aug 10, 2009
Oglala Nation Pow Wow 2009 draws 30 drum groups
Mark Tilsen, Sr., photos, and Eric Pourier and Jason Stover, slideshow
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Oglala Nation Pow Wow is always the biggest pow wow of the year on Pine Ridge Reservation and the 2009 event was no exception.

Mark Tilsen, Sr., president of Native American Natural Foods, was on hand during the four-day celebration to take some pictures of some of the hundreds of dancers who were competing (more...)



1829. Aug 09, 2009
MK blogs: "I just stood with my arm around my grandpa"
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and microblog posts
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, is traveling in Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1830. Aug 06, 2009
MK blogs: "How do you cultivate an unconquered spirit?"
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and microblog posts
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, is traveling in Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1831. Aug 06, 2009
Video excerpts: Che la Ke plays the Thunder Valley eTanka Cafe
Eric Pourier, video and story
World music fusion band Che la Ke performed at the Thunder Valley eTanka Cafe on July 31. The event with the Brooklyn-based band that features Sarah Kriley, Jon Bozeman and Dave Treut was free to cafe customers and was streamed on an online audience on The Tanka Channel (more...)



1832. Aug 06, 2009
Che la Ke at the eTanka Cafe
Eric Pourier, photos and story, and Jason Stover, slideshow
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Che la Ke, a collaborative musical group from Brooklyn, N.Y., featuring VJ Sarah, Jon Bozeman and Dave Treut, played at the Thunder Valley eTanka Cafe on July 31 (more...)



1833. Aug 05, 2009
Mommy Perks Blog reviews Tanka products
Linda Crider
The Mommy Perks Blog, who found us on Twitter, gave our Tanka buffalo-cranberry products the once-over!

To see the full review: Mommy Perks Blog

To follow Mommy Perks on Twitter: @MommyPerks (more...)



1834. Aug 04, 2009
The Tanka Channel
The Tanka Team
The next live streaming event to be broadcast on The Tanka Channel:

To be announced (more...)



1835. Aug 04, 2009
MK blogs: "Big Lakota Jew walking around Jerusalem"
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and microblog posts
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing at Native American Natural Foods, is traveling in Israel and Palestine with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family as part of a peace delegation to the region (more...)



1836. Aug 03, 2009
Twitter friend visits Tanka HQ and hangs out with the herd
John Selvaggio, photos
One of our friends from Twitter (@iamslotman) made a special trip to Kyle, S.D., to visit the Tanka Headquarters and meet the team during July. In fact, he made two trips to Kyle, since his first attempt was July 4 and our offices were closed!

John Selvaggio from Bayport, Long Island, NY, spent some time communing with the buffalo and hanging out at the Thunder Valley eTanka Cafe while he was on Pine Ridge Reservation (more...)



1837. Jul 31, 2009
The safe way to observe a buffalo hunt
Ralph, known as @bigpix2000 on Twitter, photographer
One our Twitter friends, Ralph (aka @bigpix2000), was kind enough to share this photo of his daughter in front of the gorgeous bronze sculpture of a buffalo hunt at the Tatanka: Story of the Bison museum in Deadwood, SD (more...)



1838. Jul 29, 2009
One fiber away from disaster
Eric Pourier, photos, and Linda Crider, story
So our phones went down at Tanka HQ last Thursday, July 23, putting our toll-free line and our sales team out of commission (at least on the phone).

On Friday, still no phones and no one at any of the utility companies could explain the outage (more...)



1839. Jul 28, 2009
A little scared, a little excited: MK heads to Israel
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
Our own Mark K. Tilsen, who is a delightful combination of Jewish and Lakota, is headed to Israel Wednesday, July 29, 2009, with his 82-year-old grandfather and several other members of his family. This video is his "before" blog entry (more...)



1840. Jul 27, 2009
Shades of Max Headroom: Talking and tasting Tanka at the Seward Co-op
Mark K. Tilsen, story, and Mark A. Tilsen Sr., photos
We're always looking for ways to get more Tanka Bars and Bites into new customers' mouths.

With that goal in mind, Mark A. Tilsen Sr., president of Native American Natural Foods, handed out samples of our buffalo goodness at the Seward Co-op, one of our awesome retail partners in Minneapolis (more...)



1841. Jul 24, 2009
I gave a Tanka Bar to Steve Forbes today
Johanna Schwartz via Facebook
I gave a Tanka Bar to Steve Forbes today. I didn't want to ask for a pic - I was too shy. But we have just interviewed him as a companion piece for these films, so we got him to comment on Native American Natural Foods a bit (more...)



1842. Jul 23, 2009
Wasting away again in Twitterville: Marketers' millions a little suspect
Chris Wynne, @cwynne13
So I get on this Twitter thing. And frankly I'm not exactly a Twitter-type person. But I get on it anyway.

Now, I'm normally pretty cynical about everything, which probably isn't a good thing in itself (more...)



1843. Jul 23, 2009
Our Dallas spies spot Tanka Bar at REI
Mark K. Tilsen, story, and Linda Crider, photos
The Tanka Bar has taken its place among the hip array of nutrition and energy bars on the shelves at REI in Dallas. This is a big day for us because REI was one of the first large chains to inquire about the Tanka Bar when we first launched the product in October 2007 (more...)



1844. Jul 23, 2009
Bureau of Indian Affairs stops by Tanka HQ
Jemma In The Woods, story, and Eric Pourier, photos
Bob Ecoffey, BIA superintendent for Pine Ridge Agency, and several of his Washington, D.C., colleagues stopped into Tanka HQ on July 16, curious to see what the Tanka Bar is all about.

CEO Karlene Hunter gave the group a tour and explained to the group how the Tanka Bar came about (more...)



1845. Jul 23, 2009
A little Funky, a little surreal: Check out Tanka's own in-house artist
Eric Pourier, artist; Jemma In The Woods, story
Eric Pourier is a social network specialist at Native American Natural Foods. An artist for more than 10 years, he is from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Eric's work will be exhibited at the Red Cloud Art Show at the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, starting Aug (more...)



1846. Jul 23, 2009
Tanka Boy climbs giant steps
Chris W.
Up the pyramid, of some sort (more...)



1847. Jul 17, 2009
Tanka Bar youth staff get chance to get smart about money
Eric Pourier, photos, and Mark K. Tilsen, story
The Thunder Valley eTanka Cafe youth staff got a chance to learn how to handle money wisely during a Financial Literacy Training session July 15 at Tanka Headquarters in Kyle, S.D.

Jo White of Lakota Funds a non-profit community development financial institution based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, led the session (more...)



1848. Jul 15, 2009
Tanka Bar at Sitting Bull Entrepreneur Youth Camp
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing, photographer
CEO Karlene Hunter and Assistant Director of Marketing Mark K. Tilsen were at the Sitting Bull Entrepreneur Youth Camp in Fort Yates, N.D., July 14, on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation (more...)



1849. Jul 10, 2009
Majestic shot of a bison at Custer, SD, in the Black Hills
Gabriel Skelly, known as @biggabber on Twitter, photographer
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1850. Jul 10, 2009
Up close and personal with bison at Custer, SD
Gabriel Skelly, known as @biggabber on Twitter
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1851. Jul 09, 2009
Volleyball champ Todd Rodgers goes Tanka
Linda Crider, photographer
Rodgers was kind enough to pose for a Tanka Bar pic recently. Really nice guy (more...)



1852. Jul 09, 2009
Our little Tanka Bar fan from Kyle, South Dakota
Jemma In The Woods
Here is a picture of the daughter of a friend of mine from Kyle. She said her little girl LOVES Tanka Bars! She eats them pretty much every day. We thank them for their support (more...)



1853. Jul 09, 2009
A guy and his rooster out for a ride
Linda Crider, posted July 9, 2009
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1854. Jul 09, 2009
Bull bison silhouetted by rising moon on Pine Ridge Reservation
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing, photographer
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1855. Jul 09, 2009
Native American Natural Foods supporting Local Foods Summit
Linda Crider
Native American Natural Foods, a Native American company based in Kyle, S.D., on the Pine Ridge Reservation, will be supporting the first Local Foods Summit, organized by Dakota Rural Action. The summit, set for July 12 at the Dahl Art Center in Rapid City, will offer free workshops with information for producers, consumers and restaurateurs (more...)



1856. Jul 09, 2009
Native American Natural Foods helps announce funding for native communities
Jemma In The Woods, photographer and slideshow editor
When a group of political leaders gathered in tiny Kyle, S.D., Wednesday, July 1, 2009, to announce $11.3 million in funding for distressed native communities, there was one business that all of them used to illustrate the project's potential (more...)



1857. Jul 07, 2009
Tanka climbing mountain
Chris W.
Can anyone guess where this picture was taken? (more...)



1858. Jul 06, 2009
TV footage: Tanka Bar illustrates success story at CDFI funding announcement
Linda Crider
When a group of political leaders gathered in tiny Kyle, S.D., Wednesday, July 1, 2009, to announce $11.3 million in funding for distressed native communities, there was one business that all of them used to illustrate the project's potential (more...)



1859. Jul 05, 2009
A Twitter friend tries Tanka Dogs
@_Suze_
We got this message and photo from Twitter friend @_Suze_:

"While @TankaBar_Linda was in SD, she gave me a pkg of Tanka Dogs. Tried them today. Great flavor. Grilled well."

From the Tanka team: Thanks so much for sharing the kind words and the great photo, @_Suze_! (more...)



1860. Jul 04, 2009
A Tanka Experience
Chris Wynne, videographer and editor, and Peter Wynne, video star
One morning (more...)



1861. Jul 01, 2009
Tanka team to present at Young Entrepreneur Camp July 14, 2009
Linda Crider
The Tanka team will be presenting at the Mini-Society Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp, held in conjunction with Sitting Bull College Center for Entrepreneurship, July 14, 2009 (more...)



1862. Jun 28, 2009
Beyond Buffalicious: Tanka Bar at Natural Products Expo West 2008
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
We have just returned from Anaheim, CA, at the Natural Products Expo West! It is one of the largest natural food trade shows in the country!

This is a mammoth convention, spanning over five city blocks, all indoors (more...)



1863. Jun 28, 2009
How Tanka Bar Plans to Thrive During Economic Turmoil
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
Thanksgiving was week before last with Black Friday and its online brother, Cyber Monday, following. If you have never gotten up early to go to the mall for Black Friday, it's worth going just to get wrapped up in the buying madness (more...)



1864. Jun 28, 2009
Wan Woihamble Tanka, A Big Dream
Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing
All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. -- Chief Seattle

People often ask me what I do, and I tell them I run the MySpace for Tanka Bar and I'm an online customer representative (more...)



1865. Jun 28, 2009
Floyd Westerman: A tribute to a friend
Mark Tilsen, Sr., President of Native American Natural Foods
Floyd Westerman was the people's artist.

A reporter asked me what the passing of Floyd Westerman meant.

The question took me off guard, so I mumbled something about him being a Native American Woody Guthrie because he was an artist of the people (more...)



1866. Jun 28, 2009
Tanka Bar goes to International Food and Drink Expo 2009 in London
Mark K. Tilsen, photos and slideshow
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1867. Jun 28, 2009
Gary Mule Deer and his adventures on the road with Tanka Bar
Gary Mule Deer
The following is a letter we received from veteran comedian and musician Gary Mule Deer about how Tanka Bars help make his life on the road a little easier.

Mr. Mule Deer (GaryMuleDeer.com) has performed on nearly every major concert stage in the U (more...)



1868. Jun 28, 2009
Tanka goes to HOFEX food show in Hong Kong
Linda Crider, photos, and Jemma In the Woods, slideshow editor
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1869. Jun 28, 2009
A Tanka Bar video, starring Tanka Bar fan Peter Wynne!
Chris Wynne, videographer and editor
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1870. Jun 28, 2009
Tanka Team turns the tables on film crew from London!
Mark K. Tilsen, videographer, and Eric Pourier, video editor
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1871. Jun 28, 2009
Documentary crew interviews Cecilia Fire Thunder
Eric Pourier, videographer and editor
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1872. Jun 28, 2009
Arrrgh! A Tanka Bar commercial!
Mark K. Tilsen, videographer, and Eric Pourier, video editor
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1873. Jun 28, 2009
Montage of Oglala Lakota College's 2009 Graduation
Eric Pourier, video editor
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1874. Jun 27, 2009
Tanka products at Summer Fancy Food Show in New York
Linda Crider
Native American Natural Foods will be presenting our products at the 55th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, June 28-30, 2009.

We will be exhibiting in the American Indian Foods booth #5657.

55th Summer Fancy Food Show
Javits Center, New York City (more...)



1875. Jun 26, 2009
Tanka Bar has been named 2009 Eco-Discovery product
Linda Crider
Native American Natural Foods' Tanka Bar has been named a 2009 Eco-Discovery product by Pure Zing.

A natural and organic lifestyle company, Pure Zing wrote, "Every year we choose what we believe to be the most unique, flavorful, eco-friendly and amaZING products that we have reviewed or discovered (more...)