January 19, 2015

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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!

Feeling your feelings.

We recently went on vacation (see selfie above) and I had bought Emily (our Kindergartener) a giant Frozen coloring book.  I had suggested that she color at the dining room table so Claire (our toddler) wouldn't disturb her but Emily insisted that the coffee table was the PERFECT size for her. Fast forward, Claire grabbed a crayon and stealthily got a scribbly line on Emily's giant page. 

Emily's indignant response was epic: tears, kicking, finger pointing that Claire was a rotten sister (Claire is 14 months old), declarations that she didn't want a sister because she was mean to her, unforgiveness that Claire didn't even apologize (Claire is again, 14 months old and barely says mama and dada).  No matter how we tried to empathize Emily's rightful feelings of disappointment and anger and rationalize through what nefarious intentions a baby can have, there was no calming her down.  So we sent Emily firmly into our bedroom to get her emotions out and to calm down.

There is a new parenting direction of letting your kids emote and own their own feelings.  I say YES, with parameters. I try and help Emily process her feelings to foster self-awareness that I think it is important as an adult to have. I'm trying to teach her that her feelings are always valid, but her responses to them are not always valid.  There are appropriate ways to vocalize her feelings ("Claire! Look at what you did!") and inappropriate responses (pointing fingers to Claire and saying "I want her to go live with another family! I don't want a sister! ").

She's 6 years old now, but I'm trying to reinforce the seeds of emotional control that I sowed when she was a toddler and wouldn't leave the store without toy X, clutched in her little hands.

One day, she will be 16 and may feel betrayed by a friend who unwittingly did something to upset her. And then she'll be 36 and may feel passed up for a promotion that she felt she earned.  In all of these life events, it will be important for her to have the emotional self-control to redirect her feelings of disappointment into productive thoughts and actions of determination to work harder towards her goals that don't always come easily. We all eventually learn our own heartbreaking lessons, that effort does not always equal the results we want. Our goals are sometimes elusive and sometimes take much longer than we wanted. 

I certainly wished for more ease with formulations, investors, and co-packers for my goal of nutpods. But I've come to appreciate that the speed bumps in the journey are actually screens. They filter out the other people who may not want the goal as much as I do or are willing to work as hard. Or perhaps aren't as committed to their goals.  I constantly tell myself that if it was easy, it would have been done by now. And while the process took much much longer and much more money than I anticipated to get a carrageenan-free formula that's rich and creamy and not thin and watery, it is all worth it.

Because it makes us different. It makes us better.

- Madeline


4 Comments

Noelle
Noelle

September 12, 2015

Wow! Today, at PCC, I was reaching for the So Delicious Creamer when I noticed NUTPODS original unsweetened. This is a dream come true. I’ve been lamenting for years about the lack of anything coming close to 1/2 & 1/2 in taste and creaminess. NUTPODS did it!!! I feel like I can finally give up the dairy.

I am so grateful you stuck to it and created this wonderful product. Thank you!!!

Iuri
Iuri

April 08, 2015

Recently my roommate brohgut home some of your coffee that she acquired for free from a local restaurant here in Nashville Tn. Sumatra being one of the blends, and the other I cannot remember. It being free we used it up without paying much attention .however, once it was gone I realized how much I love it and need it in my life. I’m guessing it was a lighter blend I am the farthest from a coffee connoisseur, often preferring gas station coffee over Starbucks (or any boutique roasters) robust flavor blends. The restaurant it came from was PM. Are there certain blends that you send out regularly for promotion or do you change it up? I am not even sure how PM acquired the stash .by profile I’m thinking maybe it was Ethiopia Kaffa Forest. Also, I have not seen it anywhere here in Nashville so I am guessing there are no retailers for it here .yet

Iuri
Iuri

April 08, 2015

Recently my roommate brohgut home some of your coffee that she acquired for free from a local restaurant here in Nashville Tn. Sumatra being one of the blends, and the other I cannot remember. It being free we used it up without paying much attention .however, once it was gone I realized how much I love it and need it in my life. I’m guessing it was a lighter blend I am the farthest from a coffee connoisseur, often preferring gas station coffee over Starbucks (or any boutique roasters) robust flavor blends. The restaurant it came from was PM. Are there certain blends that you send out regularly for promotion or do you change it up? I am not even sure how PM acquired the stash .by profile I’m thinking maybe it was Ethiopia Kaffa Forest. Also, I have not seen it anywhere here in Nashville so I am guessing there are no retailers for it here .yet

Angela
Angela

January 29, 2015

I enjoyed reading your blog!… What great parenting… And advice:). I co-own a massage therapy business w/my best friend. Passion is what drives you… It keeps you in it when others would have given up! And yes if it were easy there would be those non dairy, carrageenan free options at the store. Thank you for working so hard and coming up with Nupods! Can not wait to try them!

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