April 14, 2014

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nutpods is a deliciously wholesome, dairy-free creamer made from heart healthy almonds and MCT-rich coconuts with a rich and creamy balanced taste.

We believe that there should be an alternative option for the discerning and informed dairy-free coffee creamer user. Unfortunately, most traditional non-dairy and even natural dairy-free coffee creamers can contain many undesirable and artificial ingredients.  Natural creamers can be thin and watery; not rich and creamy. Unlike the existing options, nutpods is free from the following so you can be free to indulge:
-Soy
-Sodium Caseinate (a milk protein)
-Carrageenan
-Artificial flavors, colors and preservatives
-Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils

 For a list of ingredients, please click on the photo of each flavor.

 

Keep Calm and ENJOY NUTPODS Poster

We did it!

We started our little company with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2013 (www.kickstarter.com Project Name: nutpods) to bring our much anticipated products to the commercial market. Our goal was to raise $30K to release our first delectable flavor, Unsweetened Original. Well, thanks to the generosity of 510 backers, WE DID IT! We were able to actually surpass our goal by $32,164!  The money raised will go towards converting Madeline's kitchen formula into a full-blown commercial formulation.  Funds will also be used on packaging, production and distribution costs.

Thanks to you, our supporters, we will soon be able to transform nutpods into a bona fide commercial production and make our wholesome and deliciously dairy-free creamy pods available to health-conscious coffee and tea lovers everywhere.

Thank you for your support in giving us the privilege to finally bring a more natural and wholesome option to the market!

Setting the Social Scene ~Guest Blogger: Audrey Wright

Eating out with Celiac Disease…I can hear the grumbling and resistant foot shuffling from here. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Going to restaurants was a the last suggestion on the planet that I wanted to hear after I found out about my food allergies, but as a teen in high school with car keys burning a hole in my pocket it was, inevitably, a part of my life. That is, if I wanted to go out, have fun and have friends! Let’s face it, it gets old, awkward and tiresome to explain yourself over and over again to your peers around a table when all you want to do is order your food and EAT!

When first navigating my way around eating out, the process often involved a ten minute interview of the unsure server of how I could modify the menu (typically a salad) to meet my needs. After being the spectacle of the table, the interrogating of my friends began. Followed by my attempts to change the course of conversation as much as I could, our food would finally make it to the table. For a good year, this would be lettuce, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and if I was lucky, some fresh berries. No dressing. Nothing. Plain. BORING!

It took a while for food allergy awareness to become a hot topic in kitchens, but it has made leaps and bounds across establishments and more eating establishments are adding gluten-free menus every day. Restaurants are becoming more accommodating, knowledgeable and creative with their food allergy offerings. (Shout out to the Walt Disneyworld Resort for the BEST gluten-free Mickey waffles around!)

Living in Austin, a food pinnacle and healthy living Mecca, certainly expands my options; but here are five tips for how YOU too can survive the “Social Scene” without jeopardizing your stomach, emotions or taste buds!

    1. Have no FEAR! Say yes to the invitation out. There are ways you can prep ahead.

  1. Look up or call the restaurant in advance. Have an idea of what you are going to order so that you can slip your order to the server slyly beforehand (if you want to avoid any conversation of your dietary needs completely).
  1. Eat ahead. Going to a wing joint that only has the bland salad option stated above? Pack one of your favorite gluten free protein bars, trail mix or other easy snacks into your bag or car so that you do not get caught unprepared. A grumbling belly is the worst!
  1. If you are up for it, take the opportunity to educate your peers on your food allergies. It is such a common topic today that you will get far less awkward stares and wrinkled faces than before. Even throw it out as a challenge to others to join you! I have successfully had several friends given gluten-free and dairy-free a shot just to see if they felt any different (they did!).
  1. When it is all said and done, going out and socializing is not all about the food. It is about friendships, memories and stretching your legs a little!

Check out some of my favorite allergy-free dining resources:

http://www.allergyeats.com/

LOVE this website! You plug in what you need and see what results and options you get! Perfect if you are the one planning the outing.

http://glutenfreepassport.com/allergy-gluten-free-restaurants/

This resource was extremely helpful when planning my journey to and from Orlando while I was on the Disney College Program. Great travel tips!

http://www.allergyfreemouse.com/

Taking the family to Disney? This website ROCKS!

http://www.tinyprints.com/shop/allergy+allert--contact-cards.htm

Get allergy cards made! This is great if you have children or did not have time to plan ahead with a restaurant. Hand your server the card and you are all set!

There you have it; a quick survival guide to navigating the dining and social scene. Let me know what new restaurants you try and how you enjoyed an allergy-free night out!

Joyfully,

Audrey


3 Comments

Rodney
Rodney

April 09, 2015

Jamie . I can help you with the diet! My husband and 2 druahtegs had the same allergy panel 15 years ago. I spent one day crumpled on the floor crying, thinking what am I going to feed my family. Then I got to work and have a healthy family eating pizza, turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, eggless potato salad, gooy chocolate cake and the like. All eggless, dairy free and gluten free.If you want help, lety me know!!Lyn

Rodney
Rodney

April 09, 2015

Jamie . I can help you with the diet! My husband and 2 druahtegs had the same allergy panel 15 years ago. I spent one day crumpled on the floor crying, thinking what am I going to feed my family. Then I got to work and have a healthy family eating pizza, turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, eggless potato salad, gooy chocolate cake and the like. All eggless, dairy free and gluten free.If you want help, lety me know!!Lyn

Rodney
Rodney

April 09, 2015

Jamie . I can help you with the diet! My husband and 2 druahtegs had the same allergy panel 15 years ago. I spent one day crumpled on the floor crying, thinking what am I going to feed my family. Then I got to work and have a healthy family eating pizza, turkey dinner, pumpkin pie, eggless potato salad, gooy chocolate cake and the like. All eggless, dairy free and gluten free.If you want help, lety me know!!Lyn

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