‘Culinary Espionage’ Qualified prospects Gluten-Free of charge Baker to KalyANa Organics

Susie Roberts became a savvy household baker of gluten-no cost treats although attempting to aid her grandson, Aiden, who was on the Autism spectrum. She seen that his affliction appeared to strengthen when gluten was taken off from his diet regime. But it was good timing that led to her obtain Dousman-based KalyANa Organics, a line of completely ready-baked and gluten-no cost treats and packaged mixes, from founder Robyn Wright.

In 2016, Roberts was acquiring lunch with a buddy at Great Harvest Market’s café. “It was there that I tasted the most awesome banana chocolate chip muffin, gluten or otherwise—it was greater than mine!” Roberts states. She figured out from a café worker that the muffins were being created by KalyANa Organics, and that Wright frequently shipped the baking mixes to nearby Nutritious 4 Everyday living, in Delafield. The store carried a wide range of KalyANa solutions.

Roberts preferred to come across out a lot more about Wright and her baking line. A number of days later on, she recruited a mate to assist her dedicate “culinary espionage,” as Roberts place it. “We went out to Healthy 4 Daily life to spy in her,” she laughs, “and I said to my pal, ‘I listen to this girl provides her merchandise to this store herself. Wouldn’t it be hoot if she took place to be there though we were being there trying to spy on her items?’”

Coincidentally, Wright was at the shop dropping off products and solutions when Roberts had stopped by. She introduced herself, and she uncovered that Wright was trying to promote KalyANa. The females chatted, and Roberts asked about setting up a gluten-no cost baking small business. “I asked Robyn if she minded a minimal balanced opposition, and she reported, ‘not at all I’m making an attempt to get out of the gluten-absolutely free company,’” Roberts relates.

Gluten-Free of charge Baked Goods and Mixes

Roberts procured KalyANa in February 2017 and has developed on Wright’s original recipes. The popular banana chocolate chip muffin is offered all set baked or as a mix. There is also an apple carrot spice muffin. Roberts is also working on some new flavors. Most of the muffins are created with coconut flower, alongside with organically developed, gluten-free elements like sprouted grains, non-fumigated almond flour, arrowroot, Himalayan pink salt, gluten-no cost baking powder and unrefined sweeteners.

The KalyANa baking mix line also attributes brown butter chocolate chip cookies, brownies, deep chocolate almond flour cake, and pancake mixes in sweet potato chai, with a special blend of spices, or electric power packed pancake mix, with hemp and flax. There’s also a sprouted grain pizza crust blend.

The all set baked muffins, together with the mixes, are out there at all 4 Outpost Pure Meals areas. Mixes are also obtainable at retail places which includes Beans & Barley, Very good Harvest Marketplace and Stone Bank Farm Market place.

In 2018, Roberts gained the Rev-Up MKE tiny business opposition for Close to West Facet entrepreneurs. Entrants pitch their organizations in a Shark Tank-like opposition. The prize provided $10,000 in start off-up business funding $25,000 for in-sort services this sort of as architectural wants fiscal and legal consulting computer system providers and promotion.

With the winnings, Roberts plans to move the company closer to her house in the Sherman Park community. She also grew up in the Near West Side neighborhood, which is described by the Town of Milwaukee as certain by I-43 (east), HWY 41 (west), Vliet Road and Highland Boulevard (north), I-94 (south). Roberts’ designs to open up a mixed commercial kitchen workspace and café/get- and-go storefront.

Despite the fact that all those plans are quickly on hold thanks to COVID, Roberts is searching forward to before long continuing a research for her ideal house. As a single who transpired to come to be an entrepreneur later on in lifestyle, the previous continue to be-at-property mom estimates

George Eliot. “‘It is in no way as well late to be what you could have been.’ When most people today are commencing to wind down and believe about retirement, I was revving up. I didn’t get the memo that I’m as well outdated.”

For a lot more information, take a look at kalyanaorganics.com.

Sheila Julson

Sheila Julson is a freelance author who enjoys capturing the stories behind Milwaukee’s taking place meals, beverage and urban farming scenes. She also pens posts about holistic well being, green dwelling, sustainability and human-desire functions.

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Feb. 26, 2021

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