Getawhey Energy Bars

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and Getawhey energy bars are certainly no exception. Hue Ahn Grayson’s active lifestyle and creativity were the reason she sat down and invented her own protein bar that actually tasted good and kept her hunger at bay. “Before I moved to Gainesville, I worked in a paper mill,” Hue said. “When the machines broke down you were losing money, so sometimes you didn’t have time to eat.”

Hue was always looking for something to keep in her lunchbox that she could eat quickly and get back to work, but she couldn’t find a protein bar that she liked. So she looked to her morning oatmeal for inspiration, and came up with the recipe for Getawhey bars. They’re are made with peanut butter, honey, raw rolled oats, whey protein, chopped walnuts and raisins. They come in chocolate, vanilla, and banana flavors, and are available to sample at Haile Farmers Market.

Hue is the owner, operator and inspiration for the name of the bars. Her name is pronounced “way”, and that’s how Getawhey was named. Even though her career has changed, she’s still just as active these days. “I run every day,” Hue said. “At my age, women keep losing muscle mass. I want to be healthy, I want to be strong.” Luckily, Hue says she gets constant energy from the bars’ honey and oats, and the protein keeps her going.