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Meet Nello’s Southern Crafted & Locally Sourced Tomato Sauces Creating Superior from Simple!

Meet Nello’s Southern Crafted & Locally Sourced Tomato Sauces Creating Superior from Simple!

One of Undiscovered Kitchen’s biggest supporters from the very beginning has been Nello’s! I’m so excited to share their story, what makes them so special and why we love supporting this hardworking and mindful company! Nello’s Sauce, made from scratch in small batches and sourced […]

Meet Dave’s Sweet Tooth: Hand Made. Homemade. Michigan Made.

Meet Dave’s Sweet Tooth: Hand Made. Homemade. Michigan Made.

When Dave Chmielewski first retired as a firefighter from the Detroit Fire Department, because of his love for cooking and baking, he began to make small batches of toffee in his personal kitchen. What initially started as purely as a hobby began to take a […]

Rumi Spice: Helping Afghan Farmers Through the Power of Saffron!

Rumi Spice: Helping Afghan Farmers Through the Power of Saffron!

In May 2014, a team of military veterans got together in Brighton, MA to start Rumi Spice, a line of high quality, sustainably farmed saffron products sourced from rural Afghan farmers. It was then that founders Kimberly, Emily, and Keith set out on their mission. Their goal? […]

The KYVAN™ Story: From the Gridiron to the Cast iron with Reggie Kelly!

The KYVAN™ Story: From the Gridiron to the Cast iron with Reggie Kelly!

KYVAN™ is a line of soul food, created and made with love by Former NFL Pro, Reggie Kelly and his wife, Sheila. They’ve gone from the Gridiron to the Cast iron! So how does an NFL Pro of 13 years make the leap from football to […]

Break the Cycle of Cravings with PMS Bites!

Break the Cycle of Cravings with PMS Bites!

In 2012, PMS Bites founder Tania Green decided to write down how each of her days went. What started as a simple practice to work on becoming more mindful and reflective turned out to be how Tania discovered her passion. She realized that most of […]

Wozz! Kitchen Creations Handcrafted With Individual Palettes And Creativity In Mind!

Wozz! Kitchen Creations Handcrafted With Individual Palettes And Creativity In Mind!

Meet Warrick – AKA Wozz – and Ashley, founders of Wozz! Kitchen Creations – multi-purpose sauces, spice blends, salts, jelly, dukkah, dressings, relish and condiments – all handcrafted by the couple with individual palettes and creativity in mind! Each of their products have a story, […]

The Suzlyfe: Grab Your Nightly Ice Cream, Put On Some Compression & Let’s Chat!

The Suzlyfe: Grab Your Nightly Ice Cream, Put On Some Compression & Let’s Chat!

Susie, the name and face behind Suzlyfe has one of the the most amazing taglines we’re ever read, “Grab your nightly ice cream, put on some compression, and let’s chat.” You had me at nightly ice cream Susie! Who is Susie? “I run, I write, I […]

Sprout Nourishment: Eat Healthy, Exercise Often, And Live Well!

Sprout Nourishment: Eat Healthy, Exercise Often, And Live Well!

Sprout Nourishment, founded by Jaci Salley and Benjamin Murken in 2014, is a nutrition, exercise and wellness company that encourages, consults, and supports people to eat healthy, exercise often, and live well. Sprout Nourishment’s goal is simple: to educate the masses about true health, provide nutritional information and to help […]

Strong is Beautiful: She Rocks Fitness Blogger

Strong is Beautiful: She Rocks Fitness Blogger

Katie Uhran, the creator of She Rocks Fitness Blog, is a runner, yogi, cyclist, strength trainer, and healthy chef, lover of healthy food, wine, cupcakes, and dogs, who works hard, plays hard, and enjoys life to the fullest. Katie is also one of Undiscovered Kitchen’s partners in the […]

Inspiring Modern Military Spouses to Thrive: The InDependent Blog

Inspiring Modern Military Spouses to Thrive: The InDependent Blog

The mission of the InDependent, created in October 2013, is to create a thriving community of military spouses that supports preventative wellness by inspiring each other to make health and fitness a priority. As the name implies, the goal of the InDependent is to help military dependents, who are constantly […]

STARTUP STORY: HIPPIE BUTTER

STARTUP STORY: HIPPIE BUTTER

Hippie Butter makes a variety of hemp seed-based food products and supplements, all of which carry high super food qualities. From the natural and simple hemp seed itself, to cacao hemp seed butter, all Hippie Butter products are free of GMOs, gluten, THC, herbicides, and […]

Boston Teawrights is Dedicated to Tea Leaves Straight From the Source

Boston Teawrights is Dedicated to Tea Leaves Straight From the Source

Boston Teawrights, founded by Caleb Hodes, is dedicated to supporting the American Craft Tea movement; a movement of tea crafters (or teawrights) producing both traditional and modern teas and who supply people with raw, unprocessed tea leaves, straight from the source. Boston Teawrights is on a mission […]

Cognitea is the Perfect Substitution for Coffee Without the Side Effects

Cognitea is the Perfect Substitution for Coffee Without the Side Effects

CogniTea is an all-natural tea that is a healthier, smarter alternative for coffee and energy drinks with no jitters, no headache, and no crash! In 2013, Alex Kravets began the process of creating “productive energy,” a better source of caffeine that would achieve a balance between a […]

Perfect Fuel Chocolate Combines Benefits of Superfoods for Energy

Perfect Fuel Chocolate Combines Benefits of Superfoods for Energy

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 […]

Nourish Your Soul Encourages Healing Through Food and Lifestyle

Nourish Your Soul Encourages Healing Through Food and Lifestyle

Nourish Your Soul is a wellness program that encourages healing through food and lifestyle. Founder Susan Cabana launched Nourish Your Soul in 2010 after diet and yoga helped her own self through a rocky time. She was asked in a yoga class: “If you could […]

EXO Makes Protein Bars With Cricket Flour, and Here’s Why

EXO Makes Protein Bars With Cricket Flour, and Here’s Why

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 […]

Yummari Fuels an Active Lifestyle for a Gluten-Free Diet

Yummari Fuels an Active Lifestyle for a Gluten-Free Diet

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 […]

Rizebox: The Running Kit Made By Women, For Women

Rizebox: The Running Kit Made By Women, For Women

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 […]

ENERGYbits Uses Algae for the Ultimate High Protein, Low Calorie Snack

ENERGYbits Uses Algae for the Ultimate High Protein, Low Calorie Snack

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 […]

STARTUP STORY: ORGANIC LIVING SUPERFOODS

STARTUP STORY: ORGANIC LIVING SUPERFOODS

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 […]

PoshaGreen Elevates the Nutritional Supplements Game

PoshaGreen Elevates the Nutritional Supplements Game

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 […]

Enerchi Bites are Small, Tasty, and Energize You On the Go

Enerchi Bites are Small, Tasty, and Energize You On the Go

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 […]

STARTUP STORY: PRECISION VALLEY COFFEE ROASTERS

STARTUP STORY: PRECISION VALLEY COFFEE ROASTERS

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 […]

STARTUP STORY: SAN FRANOLA GRANOLA

STARTUP STORY: SAN FRANOLA GRANOLA

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 […]

STARTUP STORY: YUMMY MUMMY BROWNIES

STARTUP STORY: YUMMY MUMMY BROWNIES

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 […]

STARTUP STORY: KEEP IT REAL FOOD CO BAKERY

STARTUP STORY: KEEP IT REAL FOOD CO BAKERY

Katie shares her story of what inspired her to start a bakery business. Read more to learn about her battles and how she overcame them. Keep It Real Food Company is a grain-free bakery and snack company in San Mateo, CA, originally founded in Seattle, Washington. We met […]