Life has been pretty crazy since February 2013, (the month CharmedBar was born). The idea to create a healthy bar free of gluten, grains, soy, dairy and refined sugars was an idea that was created out of necessity. There just weren't enough convenient, delicious, clean, all natural snacks/bars out there so we decided to make one ourselves. But knowing us (like you do), you know it had to look as great as it tasted. So after many days and nights spent in the kitchen perfecting our recipes we headed out to find help with the design of our logo and our packaging. We found it in an incredible design firm, Bevel Design. And after only a few trips to their office in Towson, MD, the CharmedBar brand was created!
Next came the trips to the courthouse to get all of our licenses, hours online registering our CharmedBar trademark and days spent looking for a commercial kitchen. In the meantime we were busy baking away and using you all as tasters so that you could let us know what you thought about CharmedBars. We received overwhelming support from all of you! You loved the flavor, the convenience and the way they made your "mouth smile"! We wanted everyone else to hear what you had to say about CharmedBars and how they made you feel so we added a tab at the top of our website home page called "Our Stars". It's filled with sparkle, kind words and love ~ just like our CharmedBars! Feel free to let us know how our bars make you feel "charmed" and we will make you our next "Star".
September has been a very exciting month for us because we received our CharmedBar packages and display boxes and went live with our website, Facebook page and Twitter. We made our first retail delivery to Glen's Garden Market in Washington, DC ~ a beautiful grocery store that showcases foods grown or created by farmers and artisans in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. We have come pretty far in only 7 months!
Next on the calendar for us is the Natural Products Expo East that will be held on September 26-28th. We will be one of 1,500 vendors that will be exhibiting food, beauty and health products from all over the world. And, starting in October we will begin selling our bars on our website. We love hearing from you and welcome your suggestions, inquiries and good karma.
We promise not to clutter up your inbox with too many CharmedBar "Catch Ups". You all have been a part of our journey in one way or another and we just wanna share the love...
deb & jen
The Charmed Girls