If you haven’t before, or are unfamiliar with what they are, a grocery store co-op is a type of business that operates such that customers are also owners and active participants in the business.
Grocery store co-ops are formed as a way for customers to have more control over their shopping experience, to build relationships with their community members, and to support a business model that aligns with their values. They can vary in size and structure, from small community-based co-ops to larger regional or even national co-op chains!
Food allergies impact countless families across the U.S., and it's crucial to understand the significance of being allergy-friendly. The Top-9 allergens demand heightened vigilance when it comes to checking product labels and disclaimers. With these allergens often present in food manufacturing facilities, cross-contamination becomes a prevalent concern.
One in four American families are affected by food allergies, making it crucial for everyone to be an allergy-friendly ally. That's why Absurd Snacks is on a mission to make snacking inclusive by making allergy-free, nut-free, gluten-free snacks that are actually delicious and rich in essential nutrients like protein and fiber. Let's create a community that supports one another, fostering a safe and inclusive environment for everyone!
We're Grace and Eli, the faces behind Absurd Snacks. We make kick-ass, nutrient-rich snacks that are free of the top nine allergens. We believe in inclusive snacking that is aware of those with food allergies. Back in 2022, during our senior year at the University of Richmond, we launched this venture, turning our class project into full-time jobs at just 22 years old. Our close friends and family inspired us with their food allergy struggles, so we set out to create something extraordinary - the first-ever top nine allergen-free trail mix. Absurd Snacks are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, plant-based trail mix for all to enjoy. Packed with wholesome ingredients and mouthwatering spices, it's a delicious and inclusive snack option. We've just introduced new flavors and ingredients, and we can't wait for you to try them out! Stay tuned for more exciting updates on our journey.