An Interview with Samantha of Emmy’s Organics

An Interview with Samantha of Emmy’s Organics

I’m always on the lookout for new organic products to try. I believe people with small businesses who come up with organic options deserve all the support they can get. After all, they aim to do good by making healthy products for all of us.

One such product is Emmy’s Organics. I recently received samples of their Super Cereals and Macaroons.

Here are the two trial samples of their Super Cereal: Cacao Coconut and the Blueberry Cashew.

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Emmy’s Organics Super Cereal: Cacao Coconut and Blueberry Cashew

The Cacao Coconut contains organic sprouted buckwheat groats, organic granulated coconut nectar, organic raisins, organic raw cacao nibs, organic raw almonds and organic coconut pieces.

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Emmy’s Organics Super Cereal Cacao Coconut

The Blueberry Cashew has organic sprouted buckwheat groats, organic granulated coconut nectar, organic raisins, organic raw cashews and organic blueberries.

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Emmy’s Organics Super Cereal Blueberry Cashew

It just looks healthy, doesn’t it? Trust me, the looks match the taste.

I also sampled an assortment of their macaroons: Chai Spice, Chocolate Chip, Dark Cacao and Lemon Ginger.

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Emmy’s Organics Macaroons

When I checked out their website, I came across their sustainable practices. Here’s what I found out about their packaging for the Macaroons:

“Made from 87% bio-based materials. Our macaroon packages are made from a wood fiber that composts best in a composting facility. You can put them in your backyard compost, but it will take a long time for them to break down.”

Nice, right?

Since I usually check the ingredients, here’s a shot of what goes into their Lemon Ginger Macaroons. It even has Himalayan crystal salt! Naturally, the last ingredient made me go “awww!”

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Ingredients of Emmy’s Organics’ Lemon Ginger Macaroons

Here’s my little tasting plate. These bite-sized goodies are vegan, raw and gluten-free. . .a surprisingly tasty find! I truly enjoyed the chocolate chip macaroon in particular.

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Emmy’s Organics Macaroons. Clockwise from top right: Chai Spice, Lemon Ginger, Dark Cacao and Chocolate Chip

Since it wasn’t enough for me to simply taste the products, I interviewed one of its two founders, Samantha.

1. How did you get started in this business? My partner, Ian (business and life), and I started playing in the kitchen when we first met. It was something we enjoyed doing together. He taught me how to make a raw vegan macaroon recipe that he had developed years earlier. It was so delicious and somewhat simple to make, so we decided to go into business together :-). We had no experience and no money, but we went for it!

2. Where do you get your ingredients? Both Ian and I are beyond passionate about living a clean and healthy lifestyle. We believe that all food should be recognizable and energizing. In addition, Ian has dealt with serious allergies to both gluten and dairy for most of his life. Between that and our views on clean eats, we have NEVER considered gluten or dairy for any of our products.

3. Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five to ten years? Any plans to compete in the global market place? We plan on continuing to grow our company! We want to be a strong national brand that you know you can trust. We also just started selling in Canada less than a year ago, so international sales is definitely on our radar.

4. How are you keeping up with your company’s growth? We work our asses off ;-). But we try not to bite off more than we can chew. We also try to surround ourselves with people who are better than us. . .that helps us stay in check and motivated.

5. How do you come up with product ideas? What’s the inspiration? Ian and I do most of that work. Our inspiration is always clean, minimal ingredients that make delicious products that anyone can enjoy. Honestly, we honestly just come up with ideas, experiment and ask others for their feedback.

6. What’s your favorite Emmy’s Organics product? Our Dark Cacao Macaroons. The cacao that we use is so incredible, some of the best I have ever tasted. It is so good for you too, so I love them for both a satisfying chocolate treat and a little brain boost!

7. Can you give me three words to summarize what Emmy’s Organics is all about? GIVING, DREAM, ENERGY

Verdict: Made with all-natural and wholesome ingredients, Emmy’s Organics Super Cereals and Macaroons tasted as healthy as it looked. It is non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, vegan and raw. It’s great that this Ithaca-based organic food company is running a sustainable business and trying to have as minimal environmental impact as possible. Thumbs up for doing good while making good food!

Disclaimer: A representative for Emmy’s Organics contacted me to review their products. I received samples in exchange for writing a review on the blog. All opinions are my own.

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