Emily Myers – Marketing
Phyllis Myers – Production
Hannah Mead – 3 years old “The Boss”
Bob Myers – Packaging
Mitch Hagerup – Financial Advisor
Production of Healthy Pantry Bars began in earnest when the labels were delivered by Crop Marks Printing. The independent designer is T J Micheal.The labels were important because they were the key to distribution within the boundaries of being a kitchen cottage industry. See the front page article in the GR Press. Each bar is carefully cut and wrapped in cellophane wrap. Bob Myers, head labeler, takes his task very seriously.
Bob says, “The labels render the bars a finished product. It’s very satisfying to package them in trendy boxes.”When something is baked and individually prepared it’s different than buying at a grocery or discount big box store. Phyllis Myers says, “The consumer is so condition with receiving goods in slick packaging with ingredients that have been processed to industry standards. Our bars are approximately 4 oz. And all of the ingredients are first quality with no preservatives.
There are also no eggs in the bars so the shelf life outside the refrigerator is longer.” Our customers value the idea that we can go back to consuming a convenience food that maintains the integrity of the healthiest real food you can get.
Healthy Pantry Bars started out as a way to make a healthy snack that could be consumed on the go. Occasionally, when Phyllis made them for her family they were promptly carried out the door with friends and family. Emily Myers, the former manager of a downtown G.R. cafe, began distribution them among patrons. “They were so popular that we began making and selling them by the dozen,” said Emily. Emily also a yoga instructor, sold them to clients who were in her classes.
The bars appeal to busy moms for their convenience. They are also part of a responsible workout by runners and athletes. Emily says, “I usually eat 1/2 of the bar before I run and when I finish my couple of miles, I will finish the bar. I’m replenishing my body with the energy it needs. It tastes fantastic too.”
Guys like it because it fills them up with good thinks instead of the snack items that have empty calories.