STARTUP STORY: PERFECT FUEL CHOCOLATE

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Perfect Fuel Chocolate is an organic dark chocolate snack for healthy, active people. The fuel story begins with Nicolas who had been training for a triathlon and forgot his ginseng the night before his race. Nicolas had been eating a combination of cocoa nibs and ginseng throughout his training and when he  couldn’t find any after an […]

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STARTUP STORY: EXO

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Exo is pioneering the consumption of insects as a nutritious, sustainable, and delicious protein source by using cricket flour to make their protein bars. Founders Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewitz set out on their mission to normalize insect consumption after graduating from Brown University in 2013. Gabi was interested in making a delicious and nutrient-filled protein bar, and Greg was […]

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STARTUP STORY: YUMMARI

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Yummari are the makers of non-GMO and gluten-free snack foods for people with driven lifestyles.  Husband-and-wife team Catherine and Jason Walsh sought to create a delicious and convenient super food source. Now, as owners of Yummari, the Walsh couple has combined the natural benefits of the chia seed with naturally delicious flavors, to create the Chia Charger, […]

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STARTUP STORY: RIZEBOX

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Rizebox is the first running kit created for women and delivered to your door! It includes snacks, race must-haves, high-quality skincare and running gear. Alicia Benjamin founded Rizebox in 2013 to maximize women’s workouts and offer inspiration to women to stay energized and keep running.  With nutritional foods and drinks, exercise, wellness products and coupons, the Running […]

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STARTUP STORY: ENERGYbits

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ENERGYbits are a healthy, high protein and low calorie snack that delivers unlimited energy and wellness and contains only one ingredient: algae. Catharine Arnston started ENERGYbits in 2009, and the tabs have been popular among professional and Olympic athletes, as well as those who simply need an extra energy boost in their day. Algae is […]

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STARTUP STORY: ORGANIC LIVING SUPERFOODS

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Organic Living Superfoods, based in Massachusetts, distributes and manufactures organic, plant based superfoods. Founders Bruce Namenson and Craig Singer believe that superfoods can significantly decrease the risk of developing, and even reverse, illnesses commonly associated with the Western diet such as cancer, heart disease, depression, and inflammatory diseases. Bruce, a former partner and owner of the Prana […]

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STARTUP STORY: POSHAGREEN

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PoshaGreen is a system of plant-based, allergen free, performance and whole health nutritional supplements. Sudi Chakravarthy launched this new take on traditional workout stacks in 2013 after months of perfecting the fruit sweetened flavors of the all natural shake mixes. We first met Sudi at the Worcester Veg Fest and got to hear his story […]

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STARTUP STORY: APOTHEKER’S KITCHEN

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Apotheker’s Kitchen is a small, family-run business started by husband and wife team Russ and Shari Apotheker. Their business and products are rooted in their dream to share their passion for simple, healthy living through honey-based products made from all-natural ingredients. Founded in November 2013 in Boston, MA Apotheker’s has already outgrown their home kitchen and moved into Crop […]

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STARTUP STORY: ENERCHI BITES

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Passionate about healthy living and quality food, Annie and Marla, twin sisters living in Somerville, MA, launched Enerchi Bites, a healthy, bite-sized tasty snack to “enerchize” active people on the go. The UDK team met Annie and Marla (and sampled more than a few enerchi bites) at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville earlier this month. What […]

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STARTUP STORY: PRECISION VALLEY COFFEE ROASTERS

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Precision Valley Coffee Roasters, located in Springfield Vermont, offers small batch, artisanal roasting of high quality and cooperatively sourced beans. Founder and roaster, Aram Polster, got his start back in 2006 and now sources his beans from small farms all throughout the coffee-producing world! Aram started roasting beans on Smith Island, in the Chesapeake Bay after […]

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STARTUP STORY: WHOLE SPICE

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Whole Spice is a freshly ground herbs and spices company from Napa Valley. Husband and Wife team Ronit and Shuli Madmone started their business back in 2000 but their family’s spice history dates all the way back to 1970! We first met the Whole Spice team at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in January 2014. Not only […]

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STARTUP STORY: HONU’S HEARTH

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Honu’s Hearth hand crafts their crackers in small batches using farm fresh vegetables and locally, organically, and sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible. Honu’s Hearth products are naturally gluten free, wheat free, soy free, and 100% raw vegan. We met Victoria, founder of Honu’s Hearth, for the first time at the Local Boston Food Show where it was love at first […]

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STARTUP STORY: SAN FRANOLA GRANOLA

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San Franola Granola‘s recipe is simple: They use a proprietary roasting technique that gives their granola a robust flavor and those giant clusters we all love. This technique also allows them to use natural ingredients like almonds, cinnamon, and ginger to flavor their granolas, resulting in less sugar and 10 grams of protein per serving. Co-founders […]

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STARTUP STORY: YUMMY MUMMY BROWNIES

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Yummy Mummy Brownies makes all-natural fudge brownies handmade in small batches and baked to order. Incorporating a variety of special ingredients, Melissa Roiter transformed a very special family recipe passed down from her Grandma Irene into her entrepreneurial quest! The nudge of a close friend inspired Melissa to launch Yummy Mummy Brownies in 2007. She began selling […]

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STARTUP STORY: HAKS BBQ

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Sharone Hakman founded Haks BBQ in October 2010 after the adventure of a lifetime: competing on the first season of Gordon Ramsey’s MasterChef. His BBQ sauce became his “secret weapon,” stealing the show and winning over the tastebuds of TV’s toughest food critics and chefs. We met the HAK’s team earlier this year at the  Winter Fancy […]

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STARTUP STORY: THE GRACIOUS GOURMET

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The team at The Gracious Gourmet produces small batch chutneys, spreads, tapenades, and pesto. Their aim: to make every meal a special occasion. We were lucky enough to meet the team in person at the Winter Fancy Food Festival in San Francisco this past January 2014 and got a chance to taste dozens of their flavors! Nancy Wekselbaum, Founder, […]

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STARTUP STORY: TIPSY SCOOP

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  If you love ice cream as much as the UDK team, you’ll love Tipsy Scoop. Based in New York City, Tipsy Scoop creates small batch, handcrafted boozy ice cream flavors. Yes, boozy (the alcohol volume of each serving is 5%)!  Blending her genuine love for artisanal ice cream with her perfectly mixed cocktails, Melissa Tavvs, Founder, launched Tipsy […]

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STARTUP STORY: AYARA PRODUCTS

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Ayara Products makes 100% Organic, natural Thai sauces – We met their team and had a chance to taste their unique flavors at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco January 2014. Ayara Products started back in 2004 when Andy and Anna Asapahu first opened their Los Angeles Thai restaurant, Ayara Thai Cuisine. Anna, the head […]

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STARTUP STORY: ROARING BROOK DAIRY

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Roaring Brook Dairy, based out of New York, creates homemade cheese, butter and tofu (new!) making kits. We met their team at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco January 2014. Roaring Brook Dairy’s mission is to provide food lovers & home entertainers with a simple, step-by-step process that allows anyone to create farm-fresh […]

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STARTUP STORY: Qs NUTS

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Q’s Nuts is a small family-owned & operated artisan nut company in Somerville, MA started by husband and wife team, Beth and Brian “Q” Quinn. It was founded on the philosophy that wholesome ingredients, a love of good food, and a passion for the kitchen would create the best tasting roasts around. We’ve gotten a […]

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STARTUP STORY: SEVEN SUNDAYS

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Seven Sundays is an all natural gourmet muesli company out of Minneapolis, MN that we first met at the Winter Fancy Food Festival in San Francisco January 2014. They’re #mueslionamission to promote healthy and enjoyable morning routines so that more people start their day feeling relaxed, energized and satisfied using all natural, healthy ingredients. The are committed […]

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STARTUP STORY: FIRE CIDER “CURE-ALL”

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Fire Cider is an all-natural, organic herbal remedy for cold and flu. We first discovered Fire Cider at the SOWA Open Market in Boston and were immediately intrigued by their unique product. Feeling under the weather? Dana, Amy and Brian, the founders of Fire Cider, recommend their homemade medicinal tonic based on the traditional New England […]

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STARTUP STORY: THE JAM STAND

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The Jam Stand is a Brooklyn based Jam company that concocts chutneys, spreads, and experimental jams. We met the the ladies of The Jam Stand at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in January 2014. They’ve named themselves Brooklyn’s happiest food company… and if you look at the fun-filled flavors they’ve created that shouldn’t come […]

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STARTUP STORY: LU’S TREATS

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Lu’s Treats, small batch confectioner and maker of marshmallows, caramels, cookies and treats from Somerville, MA. We first met the Lu’s Treats team at the Somerville Winter Festival. What’s most unique is how creative they get with their flavors. While serving up original classics they also rotate seasonal flavors and incorporate spices, herbs, liquors and beans […]

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STARTUP STORY: KEEP IT REAL FOOD CO

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Keep It Real Food Company is a grain-free snack company in San Mateo, CA, originally founded in Seattle, Washington. We met the founder, Katie at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco January 2014. Katie’s story is unique because it all started when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. She was on […]

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STARTUP STORY TEXAS TAMALE

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The Texas Tamale Company has been making authentic, homemade, gluten-free frozen tamales since 1985 by a stay at home Mom who wanted a healthier alternative to the traditional tamale. She first began selling from a street-side cart on the far west side of Houston. As demand grew she too outgrew her home kitchen and opened a retail location named […]

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