Did you know one of our most popular products in store and online was created by a mother's love for her son?
Jennifer Weise 'Bee-Lieved' that she could create a delicious and enjoyable snack for her son, Auggie, while still providing gut-friendly nutrition for his development.
When Auggie was diagnosed with autism, she knew navigating the food industry for safe products would be no easy feat. Some studies suggest that a gluten and dairy free dietary approach may help aid children on the autism spectrum. Jennifer was faced with the sometimes impossible task of finding food that was dietary friendly, but also enjoyable and appealing for her son to actually enjoy. Often times a parent's love is expressed through cooking a child's favorite treats, and Jennifer did not want to lose that connection when it came to food choices and her son. Jennifer set out on a mission, and with the help of her mother, she began to re-create some of her homemade recipes to fit Auggie's new dietary standards.
From the Kitchen, to the Bakery and Beyond!
What started as a passion project soon turned into a huge and tasty success. Due to the outstanding response from her family and friends, Jennifer's next idea was to share Auggie's favorite snacks with the world. After all, if her creations impacted her own household so greatly, what could they do for others? In 2010, the BeeFree Bakery was officially open for business and delivering tubs of Bee Free to local customers. The response was a hit and just eight years later, Bee Free was seen across Grocery Store shelves nation wide.
Bee-Coming Paleo Warrior's
Bee Free struck the interest of one large movement in particular. Through the local CrossFitTM community, the BeeFree bakery was soon introduced to the benefits of a Paleo diet and thus their best seller was born. Warrior Mix was designed off of the basics of the Paleo diet. The Paleo diet is centered around getting fast and easy energy from specific food sources such as lean meats, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.
Warrior Mix is made with easily digestible and non-toxic ingredients including almonds, honey, almond meal, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond extract, and sea salt.
Warrior Mix is a staple snack for our Peter Ruby family, and you can purchase it both in store and online.
Jennifer's story encompasses Peter Rubi's overall mission. We want to provide products that are good for the body, while also supporting vendors and their stories that are good for our souls. We are grateful to have had an amazing partnership with the BeeFree company for over 3 years now, and we are proud to have Warrior Mix be one of our most successful products. Bringing these products to you are what fuels our mission, and we are happy you love them just as much as we do.