Date: 3/19/2012 2:36 PM PDT
JLove’s Top 10 (+1): Fun Facts about 11 Friends of NibMor
NibMor embraces diversity in every shape and form including the partnerships and friendships we make. You’ll notice that this list is a broad cross section of a variety of different market segments and products. Diversity is fun! You can prove that to yourself by reading a little about some friends of NibMor, below.
We wanted to set the tone for this blog by answering the following two questions from NibMor’s perspective:
Question #1: What is something, not generally known about your company?
NibMor’s Answer: We take regular dance breaks at random times when we all need to release some stress. We crank up some tunes and our team rocks out in the office together.
Questions #2: What is unique/special about your product?
NibMor’s Answer: We travel the globe to meet with the suppliers/farmers of our cocoa and natural sweeteners to ensure the quality and integrity of the raw materials and the ethical treatment of the farmers.
Now here are the fun facts from 11 friends of NibMor…
Twitter handle: @BEWELLwARIELLE
COMPANY FUN FACT: Arielle originally designed the iloveme ring while taking a jewelry class at the Lorenzo de Medici studio in Florence, Italy.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: Every iloveme ring, necklace and earring is stamped with "iloveme" and energized with reiki (healing energy) to ensure complete adoration!
PRODUCT: Ancient Grain
COMPANY FUN FACT: We are a company of 6 people who are passionate about what we do. At 4:14pm every day, we do as many pushups as we can, no matter where we are! We are into fitness as much as we are into whole foods. Here are some interesting facts about some of the people in our company: our attorny is a bee keeper, the family of our head of operations makes maple syrup, and our marketing & media chef believes in global connections; that you get back what you put out into the world.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: Our Freekeh isn't just a roasted grain with a funny name. It has 8g of protein, is grown organically and is minimally processed. We have such a unique relationship with our farmers, and we maintain a close connection to every part of the eco-system that creates this amazing grain. We are manufacturing this out of love!
Twitter handle: @Fruit_Bliss
PRODUCT: All Natural Fruit Snacks
COMPANY FUN FACT: Every Friday we satisfy our love for Turkish food by ordering in from our favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: We are passionate about healthy snacking and living, so donate a portion of our profits to organizations that support healthy eating.
Twitter handle: @latejulyorganic
PRODUCT: Natural & Organic Snacks
COMPANY FUN FACT: Late July is an independent, family owned and operated company. Both of my sons came into the office full time until they started pre-school. My oldest son even carries his own business cards with his title “Boy on the Box” proudly displayed and his birthday is hidden on the sail of the boat on the front of our boxes.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: Making food for other people’s families is an enormous responsibility that I think about with every decision I make. Knowing what I know about toxic pesticides, antibiotic resistance and GMOs, producing certified organic products is not only the right thing to do, it’s the only thing I will do.
Twitter handle: @MtnValleyWater
PRODUCT: Natural Spring Water
COMPANY FUN FACT: We are the oldest bottled water company, 140 years of continuing operation in the United States.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: High ph Level of 7.8 and naturally sodium free.
Twitter handle: @NumiTea
PRODUCT: Premium Organic Tea
COMPANY FUN FACT: Numi is an active leader in the community where we all hold hands together to give back to our local municipalities by volunteering our time...to give back to the people and our planet. You will see all Numi employees embrace working at various organizations to include Food Banks, local parks and local schools. We get our energy by giving to people and our planet.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: Numi is the #1 purchaser of Fair Trade Tea in North America. A distinguished honor recognized by Fair Trade USA in December 2011. We source directly from gardens of origin and give back to our farmers so that their communities can thrive and prosper.
Twitter handle: @purelyelizabeth
PRODUCT: Gluten Free Granola & Baking Mixes
COMPANY FUN FACT: Originally the company was going to be called "Popee's Muffins" after our original product and my grandfather. He had a big sweet tooth and big impact on my life. One of the major files on my computer for purely Elizabeth still reads Popee's muffins:)
PRODUCT FUN FACT: The ingredients that we use make our product unique and delicious. We try to use the most nutrient rich ingredients that are also innovative. We want customers to be excited to learn that we are offering something different, delicious and healthy at the same time.
Twitter handle: @RhythmSuperfood
PRODUCT: Nutrient Rich Chips
COMPANY FUN FACT: Our Co-Founder Keith Wahrer: Keith’s passion for composing and producing music in his free time inspired the “Rhythm” behind these superfoods and continues to nurture his excitement in developing the brand.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: In evidence by the growth Rhythm has experienced in the last year, one of the most “special” components about our items is the great tasting flavors we offer! To take an item like Kale, and make them into a snack that is not only nutritious, but also DELICIOUS….now that’s SPECIAL!
Twitter handle: @simplesquares
PRODUCT: Savory Sweet Whole Foods Snack Bars
COMPANY FUN FACT: Prior to the name Simple Squares, our whole food snack bars were called 'Sabbaticals' - founder and Chief Square, Kimberly Crupi Dobbins, conceived of the idea for healthy snacks while on her 42 day trip around the world (a.k.a sabbatical) from work and struggled to find good-for-you bites on the road.
PRODUCT FUN FACT: We strive to embody the concept of 'You are what you eat'. Each of our Squares incorporates a holistic and integrative medicinal ingredient to assist with health: Cinnamon for anti-inflammation, Rosemary for anti-bacterial and Sage for blood sugar reduction.
Twitter handle: @sproutwellness
PRODUCT: All-Natural Skincare
COMPANY FUN FACT: At any given time, we are working on formulating new products (right now we have six trials going on!). Any item you can think of that you wish we'd make, we're trying to make it!
PRODUCT FUN FACT: We're more interested in people using things that are good for them than anything else. So much so that I regularly work with customers to help them clear up skin and health issues, whether or not that means they end up using Sprout products.
Twitter handle: @vitacareworld
PRODUCT: Natural Oral Hygiene Products
COMPANY FUN FACT: We are obsessed with NYC! We love NYC for its rich cultural life, the constant inspiration, high energy, interesting people, new ideas and different cultures! We are a small team but already we have team members that come from 3 different continents which offers a great variety in ideas!
PRODUCT FUN FACT: VITACARE is not your ordinary oral care company. We are the first product line that addresses the No.1 problem in oral care = gum health. All our products are vitamin-infused to help promote healthy gums and fortifies teeth. Our products whiten your teeth and taste really fresh with a twist on super fruits. All products are MADE IN THE USA.
Isn't it easy to see why these 11 super cool companies are our friends?
Theme… You’ve been PUNked!
Plain and Simple Punk Rock! To all my Chocolate Punkers, PUNK it OUT!
1. I canceled Xmas by Fuctiphino (a new find! Local band from BK)
2. Stupid Kid by Alkaline Trio
3. I’m shipping up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys
4. Buddy Holly by Weezer
5. God save the Queen by Sex Pistols