HOOAH! Bars Not Just for Troops Anymore Monday, July 11, 2005 By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,162078,00.html WASHINGTON — If it can give a welcome surge of energy to a U.S soldier in the Iraqi desert, then it should do the trick for a runner, a hiker, a third-shift worker or even an on-the-go mom. The Army even calls it "warrior-tested." The new HOOAH! Bar, an energy bar that has earned praise from soldiers, is now being distributed in U.S. commercial retail outlets and via the Internet. "The soldiers love it. Its performance is off the hook," said Christian D'Andrea, who with his brother, Mark, licensed the federally registered trademark HOOAH! from the Army for commercial sales last year. "But the other thing is, the war fighter simply liked it in terms of taste," he added. The bar is scheduled to hit major retailers this summer, including Wal-Mart, CVS, 7-Eleven and GNC, and a portion of the proceeds are going back to the Army laboratories that create food products for troops in the field. ~ Something positive; slightly patriotic, about soldiers, and good for you! Strange that ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN missed this!