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24 March 2009

Buzz Around New England: Grand Opening of New Englandʼs First Specialty Snack and Food Store Focusing on Food Allergies

Below is a recent press release for FAB Snacks. (hint, hint: Please vote for FAB Snacks in Startup Nation's Leading Moms in Business Competition. You can vote every day till March 31!)

Finding snacks and convenience foods at the local supermarket for those with food allergies, food intolerances, and other restricted diets can be difficult, if not impossible. While many families are making more homemade food, it helps to be able to find a convenient, safe snack thatʼs tasty, portable and affordable. FAB Snacks (www.fabsnacks.com), a new online food allergy friendly snack center, stands ready to assist those families.

Frustrated with the lack of local and affordable shopping options, Jennifer B. founder of FAB Snacks, Inc., decided to take matters into her own hands. “Like so many parents of food allergic children, I had grown weary of the limited ʻsafeʼ options at my local supermarket and the high prices there,” Jennifer says. “Although I found more choices online, the prices were prohibitively high and it was not easy to get the kind of detailed product information that I wanted. In addition, there were no stores specializing in food allergies in New England, the place I call home.”

As the founder of Food Allergy Buzz (www.foodallergybuzz.com)--a blog where she shares information on food allergy friendly products, businesses and resources--Jennifer has made her mark in the online food allergy community by focusing on food allergic individuals as consumers, and introducing and supporting food allergy friendly businesses. Fellow food allergy blogger Jenny (of The Nut-Free Mom Blog http://nut-freemom.blogspot.com) commented “Jennifer B of the blog Food Allergy Buzz faces all the same problems and so she took action! She decided to start FAB Snacks, a source of allergy-free foods for many different types of food allergies.”

Shannon, mother of a peanut allergic child, says “I found FAB Snacks to be an easy company to order from. The ordering process was quick and easy and my peanut-free products arrived in a timely manner. Quick shipping is always important and FAB Snacks definitely came through...Before finding the FAB Snacks web site, I had taken to making my own granola bars and such because the other sites had ridiculously priced items. The items that we tried were delicious and we will definitely be ordering again soon.”

FAB Snacks is able to keep prices reasonable by selling solely to individual, corporate and institutional customers online. Choices include snacks free of the eight most common allergens as well as some less common ones, such as dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, sesame-free, soy-free, tree nut-free, wheat-free and gluten-free. For additional information, visit www.fabsnacks.com.
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