At our company, we’ve set out on a mission to make the world a safer place and bring a whole lot more sweetness into people’s lives. How, you ask? By offering an incredible array of snacks that are like no other. Picture this: a snack wonderland where common allergens like peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, and gluten simply don’t exist. Yep, we’ve made it our mission to create a snacking haven that welcomes everyone with open arms.
Our ultimate goal is to prepare wholesome snacks that lend a helping hand to those who suffer from food allergies. We’re on a mission to banish the worry and fear that often accompanies snacking for individuals with allergies. That’s why we pour our hearts and souls into delivering snacks that are not only Vegan and Gluten-Free but also Tree-Nut Free and Allergen Friendly. We’re here to prove that you can have it all – safety, health, and mouth-watering flavours. By staying true to our values and steadfastly pursuing our mission, we wholeheartedly believe that we can achieve this goal while simultaneously leaving a positive impact on the world around us.
Tell us about yourself?
I come from a dynamic background in Entrepreneurship and hold an Advanced Law Clerk certification. But let me tell you, my true passion lies in making a profound impact on the lives of those with food allergies. It all started when I was just 18 years old and found myself rushed to the hospital, diagnosed with a peanut and tree nut allergy. Suddenly, finding snacks that not only met my dietary needs but also satisfied my insatiable sweet tooth became an arduous task.
At that moment, I realized there was a glaring gap in the market and an urgent need for more options. I was determined to provide a solution for others who faced similar challenges. Thus began my commitment to crafting snacks using only the finest, high-quality, natural ingredients.
But my story doesn’t end there. I am a relentless seeker of new challenges and opportunities for growth. It’s what keeps me motivated and passionate about what I do. I believe that my story is a reminder that with perseverance and innovation, we can turn challenges into opportunities. Ohh! Foods is not only providing tasty snacks but also raising awareness about food allergies and the importance of accommodating those with dietary restrictions.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
If time travel were possible, and I could whisper a few words of wisdom to my younger self, I would passionately urge myself to persevere and never stop pushing forward. Looking back on my journey, I now understand that when you set your mind on something, the universe conspires to make it happen. If only I had embraced this profound realization earlier, I could have spared myself unnecessary stress and self-doubt along the way. But hey, every twist and turn has its purpose, teaching me invaluable lessons and shaping me into who I am today.
As I march into the future, armed with this newfound wisdom, I am wholeheartedly committed to applying these transformative lessons to fuel my personal and professional growth. If I had the chance to revisit my past self, I would wrap my arms around younger Brittany, reassuring her that solid determination and unyielding commitment to the journey will ultimately lead to the realization of her wildest dreams. Believe me, dear past self, even when the path seems treacherous, and the road feels endless, have faith that all the pieces of the puzzle will magically fall into place. It may have been a rollercoaster ride with soaring highs and heart-wrenching lows, but trust me, before you know it, you’ll be standing atop the mountain, triumphant and awe-inspired by the breathtaking view that lies before you.
What problem does your business solve?
Our purpose is crystal clear: we are on a mission to shake up the snacking industry and create a food allergy revolution! We are here to bring awareness to food allergies through our innovative snacks that are designed to be enjoyed by everyone. Say goodbye to boring and bland snacks, and get ready to join us on a journey of taste, safety, and sheer deliciousness!
At Ohh! Foods, we are fiercely committed to making the world a safer and sweeter place, one bite at a time. We proudly offer a wide variety of snacks that are free from the top 10 allergens in Canada. Safety is our guiding principle, and we leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our snacks meet the highest standards of quality and allergen-friendly goodness.
But we don’t stop at safety alone. Our core values are rooted in the belief that snacking should be inclusive, exciting, and downright enjoyable. We strive to uphold these values in every aspect of what we do. From the meticulous selection of premium ingredients to the meticulous crafting of each mouth-watering treat, we pour our hearts into creating snacks that cater to diverse dietary needs. Vegan? Gluten-free? Tree-nut free? We’ve got you covered!
Our ultimate goal is to prepare healthy snacks that provide a promising solution for people who suffer from food allergies. We firmly believe that no one should have to compromise on taste while prioritizing their health and well-being. By staying true to our values and mission, we are confident that we can achieve this goal while simultaneously making a positive impact on the world around us.
Join us in this extraordinary journey where we transform snacking into a captivating experience that brings joy, safety, and inclusivity to the forefront. Let’s redefine the snacking landscape together and create a world where everyone can savour the pleasure of astonishing treats without worry. Together, we can make snacking not only fun and safe, but also utterly irresistible!
What is the inspiration behind your business?
Food allergies can be a serious and life-threatening condition, but for me, they became the spark that ignited my journey of innovation. Picture this: I’m just 18 years old, sitting with my family, enjoying a movie night. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I have a terrifying allergic reaction. I was rushed to the hospital, only to discover that I had developed a peanut and tree nut allergy. It was a moment that could have crushed me, but instead, it became the catalyst for something extraordinary.
In the face of limited snacking options that left me unsatisfied, I refused to settle. I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own snacks. With the unwavering support and encouragement of my incredible mother, I began selling my delectable creations to local stores in our vibrant neighbourhood. The response was overwhelming. People couldn’t get enough of these innovative treats designed for both individuals with allergies and those without. And so, in 2018, Ohh! Foods was born.
Our mission at Ohh! Foods goes beyond simply providing mouth-watering snacks. We are on a mission to raise awareness about food allergies and demonstrate the importance of accommodating individuals with dietary restrictions. Our vision is a world where everyone can indulge in delicious treats without any worries or concerns.
My journey serves as a powerful reminder that challenges, no matter how daunting, can be transformed into incredible opportunities through unwavering perseverance and a sprinkle of innovation. At Ohh! Foods, we believe that inclusivity and understanding are key to creating a truly harmonious society. Join us on this flavorful adventure as we unite to make the world a more welcoming and accepting place for all.
What is your magic sauce?
My personal magic sauce is rooted in unwavering self-belief and the conviction that I possess the power to achieve anything I set my mind to. As for our company, our magic sauce extends beyond our exceptional products – it lies in our dedication to fulfilling the desires of indulgence.
Our team excels in effective communication, displaying enthusiasm when it comes to their work, and they are not only dedicated to their individual responsibilities but also share a profound passion for our vision. They exhibit genuine excitement when coming to work, fostering a dynamic and engaging environment.
But what exactly makes our company’s magic sauce? Well, it’s a multi-faceted blend that goes beyond our remarkable products. It encompasses our ability to cater to the cravings of indulgence. We strive to provide our customers with something extraordinary, something that can’t be replicated elsewhere. We aim to offer them an unparalleled experience that sets us apart in the market.
So, there you have it – the recipe for success. Believe in yourself, create something extraordinary, and surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your vision. With these key ingredients, the possibilities are boundless.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
As you know, we are all about inclusive snacking options, and we want to continue building upon that vision.
One of our specific goals is to break into the US market and get our products into one of the top five retailers in the country. It’s an audacious goal, no doubt, but we thrive on challenges, and we’re more than ready to tackle this one head-on! And that’s not all—our sights are also set on the UK market because we believe our products should have a global presence.
As a company, we are deeply committed to scaling into retailers that are the heartbeat of their communities. We want our snacks to be within arm’s reach of every person who craves them. To make this a reality, we are actively forging connections with the right distributors and assembling a dream team of individuals who are as passionate as we are. It’s all about having the right people in the right places.
Speaking of our exceptional team, we are actively seeking out experienced individuals who can serve as mentors and guides. We firmly believe that learning from others is an invaluable part of our growth as a company. With their insights and expertise, we can conquer new territories and overcome any obstacles that come our way.
Looking ahead, our ambitious plan for the next five years revolves around expanding our reach and ensuring that our products are accessible to absolutely everyone. We are bubbling with excitement for what the future holds, and we sincerely hope that you will join us on this exhilarating journey of flavour, innovation, and success. Together, we can achieve extraordinary things!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
When the pandemic hit, like so many others, my business lost a lot of our placements within stores. We had to quickly figure out how to pivot online and make the most of the situation. That’s when we decided to launch our edible cookie dough online for the first time. It wasn’t an easy process, but we were determined to make it work. We utilized social media platforms and influencers to get the word out about our delicious cookie dough. And you know what? It worked! We were able to get our product out there and into the hands of people who loved it.
But the most important lesson I learned from this experience was to explore different avenues and not just stick with retail. It’s all too easy to grow complacent and stick with what we know. But life has a habit of throwing unexpected curveballs our way, whether it’s another pandemic or something entirely different. And so, armed with the wisdom of this transformative experience, I now embrace the unknown with open arms.
To all those feeling trapped in the confines of their business or personal lives, I implore you to break free from the chains of familiarity. Take a daring leap of faith and embark on an exploration of diverse avenues. Because within the uncharted lies the potential for unimaginable success. Who knows what remarkable achievements await you on the other side? So, dare to dream, dare to innovate, and let your journey of discovery unfold. The world is waiting to be astonished by your remarkable reinvention.
How can people get involved?
If you’re interested in getting involved with our company, there are a number of ways to do so. We welcome anyone who shares our passion and values to reach out to us. Whether you’re a customer/client, a partner, or simply someone who is interested in learning more about what we do, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us by visiting our website at www.OhhFoods.com, where you can learn more about our products/services and contact us directly. Alternatively, you can call us at (416)-474-4396 or email us at [email protected] to speak with a member of our team. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and explore potential opportunities for collaboration. We believe that by working together, we can achieve great things and make a positive impact on the world around us. So if you’re interested in joining us on this journey, we encourage you to reach out and get involved today.