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I really like looking for presents for my family members and I really like receiving them! For somebody with a number of meals allergic reactions like me, meals presents are usually out of the query as a result of how sophisticated meals labels might be for these with out meals allergic reactions. I lately got here throughout Tasterie allergy-friendly subscription bins in Allergic Residing Journal’s Allergy-Pleasant Present Information 2018 and needed to be taught extra. I spoke with Alison Coutts Chateauneuf on behalf of the corporate – take a look at our dialog under.
Q: What’s the story behind Tasterie?
A: Tasterie was based by a pediatrician mother of a toddler and a new child who had a number of meals allergic reactions. The dearth of allergy-safe and nice tasting meals merchandise was tough. All she wished was to search out one thing to eat that will not trigger a response in her new child. As her new child grew, she caught with what was protected. This was so boring as a result of she wished him to find and discover flavors and textures like different children. Thus, Tasterie was born. Tasterie was constructed on three issues: 1. Nice tasting meals from distributors everywhere in the world that meet rigorous allergen testing/manufacturing protocols (require greater than FDA ppm gluten for our gluten-free); 2. Encourage a wholesome and nutritionally balanced life-style for teenagers and adults, no matter meals allergic reactions; 3. Present a service that is really easy, handy, and pleasant that it could seamlessly turn out to be a part of their every day lives.
Q: How does Tasterie work?
A: Now we have subscription field choices for Gluten Free, Gluten Free/Dairy Free, Nut Free, and Prime 8 Allergen Free (gluten/wheat, dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish free). Subscription field worth is $32.95 and consists of delivery. There are 1-, 3-, 6- and 12-month subscription choices accessible. We even have an OMG!!! Field. It is a one-time field that features 9 lbs. of snacks, mixes, and aids to assist in attaining success in your allergen-free life-style. It’s based mostly on the Prime 8 allergens. If you do not have issues with among the allergens, you’ll be able to add the elements which might be protected for you. Not too long ago, we additionally created a brand new product referred to as Allergen Pleasant Snack Pack, which covers the Prime 8 allergens and accommodates 14-16 gadgets which you can seize and take with you so you’ll be able to have a protected snack while you’re out. We curated this on your pupil away at college for protected snacking throughout crunch time, for you on the workplace for protected snacks to have readily available, for campers, or simply to have round the home. Lastly, now we have a Market the place any of the gadgets now we have in our bins can be found.
Q: Which field is your hottest subscription? How typically do the contents of the required bins change?
A: Our hottest alternates between Gluten Free/Dairy Free and Prime 8 Allergen Free. We alter the gadgets within the bins month-to-month; some snack gadgets could also be related, i.e., popcorns and chips however we attempt to make them fascinating. For Easter we’re setting as much as do a cake combine with a recipe on the right way to make a bunny cake that everybody would take pleasure in. Our plan is to do that for all our bins, however utilizing completely different mixes in accordance with the allergy limitations.
Q: What has been the response to your allergen-free enterprise? Do you discover that you’ve got patrons who do not have meals allergic reactions, however merely prioritize more healthy meals choices?
A: Now we have had excellent response. Most significantly, they’re protected choices for the patrons who don’t have meals allergic reactions however wish to keep allergen free, in addition to the intense meals allergy patrons who wish to have protected choices accessible to them. We love to listen to recommendations from our members on what they discovered to be good options/merchandise.
Q: What are your objectives for Tasterie over the following 5 years?
A: To proceed to analysis and supply protected options for the allergen-free group and produce consciousness that good meals can be found that everybody would take pleasure in. To attempt to eradicate the sense of being completely different by discovering issues everybody enjoys – be it in meals or actions. To create a market the place you’ll be able to store safely and never have to purchase a case of merchandise to get a sensible worth per unit. To proceed so as to add a way of security to everybody we contact. I used to be lately speaking to a previous member. She purchased a Prime 8 Allergen Free 6-month subscription for her 3-year-old niece. When it expired, she didn’t renew. Not too long ago, after six months, her now 4-year-old niece requested, “Are you able to get me the blue field once more? I can eat all the things in it!” A 4-year-old remembering what she will be able to safely eat…this is what makes us do what we do.
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