It's been a busy year! You may have noticed the new packaging we are now sporting. The small bags are now adorned with custom artwork front and back on pre-printed bags. although the process was a little longer than expected, we are very happy with the end product and lots of thanks go out to TJ Miller of Graphic Jam for his help in branding and artwork.
Just a few months ago, we completed the expansion of our kitchen space. Fortunately, the building we are currently occupying had some empty space right next door which made if very convenient to link the new expanded space to the existing kitchen. I have nearly tripled my original work area, allowing room for a packaging area separate from the cooking area, as well as additional storage.
With this new expansion came new equipment, both for cooking and packaging. And to help me operate all of this, my little brother has moved his family from South Florida to become the newest (and first) VHC employee. (I guess that means he gets employee of the month EVERY month?). Robbie is llving his new job and has adapted well to his new responsibilities of cooking and packaging as well as attending local Farmer's Markets, and making deliveries. it's also nice to have someone in the kitchen to talk to. I was getting tired of talking to myself:)
Make sure to check out our retailers page "Where Can I Find VHC?" to see all of the locations that are carrying Veronica's Health Crunch. I am hoping we have satisfied the many requests we received from our fans in Mandeville, LA. two retailers are now carrying VHC in Mandeville, and another in New Orleans. In addition, we have been contacted by others as far west as Colorado as well as indiana, Kansas, and Texas and Veronica's Health Crunch can now be found in those states.
The biggest news came just recently. We have been selected by WHOLE FOODS to provide Veronica's Health Crunch in their newest location in Tallahassee! We are very excited about this new opportunity and we hope this allows us to expand into other Whole Foods stores very soon.
Remember to check out our "Recipes/ Ideas" page for delicious ways to enjoy your crunch. We have received quite a few great ideas. Be sure to send us photos of your ideas!
You probably already know Veronica's Health Crunch is a great travel snack. Send us photos of you and your crunch on your travels and we'll post it to our "Tour de Nuts" page.
9/25/2012 NOW AT EVEN MORE FRESH MARKETS
You can now find Veronica's Health Crunch at two more Fresh Markets (in addition to Destin and Bradenton): Ft. Lauderdale and Wellington. Come by and see us this weekend when we will be providing free samples at both locations. Saturday, September 29 from noon to 4pm. See you there!
9/3/2012 LONG TIME, NO UPDATE.
OK, so I guess I have to apologize for not updating the 'Nut News' section for all of those people who check in regularly. Well, the last three months have been kind of crazy (it's not like the last year was just a breeze). The Fresh Market Destin received their first delivery in late june, and have been receiving regular deliveries almost every week. Since then, we were asked to attend the grand opening of the new Bradenton store which went well also. The Fresh Market has mentioned the possibility of further expansion.
In South Florida, Crown Wine & Liquors has begun carrying Veronica's Health Crunch where we are sampling regularly at their monthly wine and beer tastings. Future expansion is expected in September to more of their 0ver 30 stores.
Locals, have no fear. We are still focusing on our local retailers as well as attending local Farmer's Markets (Seaside every Saturday and Niceville once a month).
We appreciate all of our customers and retailers, and we encourage you to share your Health Crunch and help us spread the word of our healthy, delicious snack.
6/12/2012 COMING SOON TO THE FRESH MARKET, DESTIN, FL!
That's right, THE Fresh Market! Your neighborhood grocery, featuring their signature Old World Butcher shop, European style Delicatessen and Fresh Baked Goods will soon be adding Veronica's Health Crunch to their vast array of nutritious, delicious foods. We'll keep you posted on when we will be hosting in-store tastings.
4/21/2012 NOW AVAILABLE IN NAVARRE, FL!
Gulf Coast Gymnastics contacted us because they wanted a healthier option for their athletes in their snack bar and we thought Veronica's Health Crunch would be the perfect choice. Stop by and check out their options for camps, parties and gymnastics teams.
4/21/2012 ONE MORE LOCATION, ATLANTA!
Veronica's Health Crunch can now be found at Solera Salon and Medspa in Alpharetta, GA. Located at 1655 Mansell Rd. Solera Salon and Medspa has more than 70 stylists to get your hair did as well as a full service cafe.
2/23/2012 FREE HEALTH CRUNCH!
We will be drawing one name each month to give away a free 1.5 lb bag of Veronica's Health Crunch! In order to get your name in the drawings, like our facebook page: www.facebook.com/VeronicasHealthCrunch
We'll be drawing one name the first day of each month from the current list of likes. We'll cover the shipping too! (to anywhere in the continental US)
2/29/2012 RUNNING SHIRTS JUST CAME IN!
Grab your nuts...and run!
It's not just a catchy slogan, it's a WAY OF LIFE! Ok, maybe not but it is a great slogan. You can show off your love of my nuts on your very own t-shirt now. Check them out on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/VeronicasHealthCrunch (don't forget to like our page to register to win a free 1.5 lb bag of Health Crunch)
First availability will be at the Seaside Half Marathon expo. If we have any left over, we'll post them on the website for sale. If not Have no fear, we'll order more.
2/25/2012 GRAB YOUR NUTS AND...RUN WITH IT, FORT WALTON BEACH!
Run With It in downtown Fort Walton Beach has joined the Health Crunch family. You can now get your nut fix at your favorite local running store. They've got all the brands you want and all of the running accessories and clothing you need. Plus, they host group runs each Tuesday evening...with beer afterward. That's a win-win in my book!
1/25/2012 TALLAHASSEE, HERE WE COME!
Veronica's Health Crunch is proud to have been accepted at Earth Fare in Tallahassee, FL. We will be in the Tallahassee store Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11am to 4pm and Sunday, Feb. 5 from 1pm to 5pm to provide samples to all that come out to see us. If you can't make it out that weekend, we'll have plenty on the shelf waiting for you.
Of course, you can still find Veronica's Health Crunch at M&M Monogramming on the east side of town, right next to Betton Place.
1/15/2012 WELCOME TO 2012 AND HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Veronica and her team of nuts want to thank everyone who has supported us in our first year, through the purchase of Veronica's Health Crunch, advice, suggestions, and especially to the retailers that have supported us and believed in our product. Thank you all and we look forward to expaning into new areas in 2012. Right now, we are looking into some Atlanta, Ga locations and Southeast Florida sales are beginning to pick up as well. As always, we will be at the Seaside Farmer's Market every weekend, so come out and see us and get yourself a free sample of some delicious nuts (that just happen to be really healthy).
11/19/2011 GET A FREE TASTE OF VERONICA'S HEALTH CRUNCH AT APPLE MARKET SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011.
Come see Veronica and taste her wonderful Health Crunch at Apple Market in Pensacola this Saturday, November 19. Veronica's Health Crunch makes a great game day snack. Enjoy fresh out of the bag, or as a topper on yogurt and oatmeal. All natural, no preservatives and sweetened with honey. You don't have to feel guilty about this delicious snack. "The Biggest Little Store in Town" has some of the best freshly prepared foods in their deli and a great selection of local products around. With the option of snack on some of Veronica's Health Crunch while you shop, how can you pass that up?
11/12/2011 ANOTHER LOCAL RETAILER RECEIVES VERONICA'S HEALTH CRUNCH
Veronica's Health Crunch can now be found at Carolina Cigars on the Coast in downtown Ft. Walton Beach. Carolina Cigars on the Coast not only offers a great selection of domestic and international cigars, but also carries a great selection of wines, chocolates and more. Join them for their weekly wine tastings and get a taste of Veronica's Health Crunch while you're there! check out their website or find them on Facebook.
10/04/2011 M, I, double-S, I, double-S...I WANT SOME HEALTH CRUNCH!
Veronica's Health Crunch can now be found at Borrowed Thyme in Tupelo Mississippi.Borrowed Thyme offers delicious, convenient home made carry-out options from their freezer, fridge as well as fresh daily offerings. Borrowed Thyme has selected Veronica's Health Crunch to add to their off-the-shelf offerings, all selected to bring best-of-class products to their customers.
Among the vast array of delicious selections are; lasagnas (traditional beef, turkey, and vegetable), chicken tetrazzini, chicken gumbo and more, pimento cheese, chicken salad, and homemade guacamole. http://borrowedthyme.biz/thyme/
09/28/2011 NUTS IN NORTH GEORGIA!
Hey North Georgia nut lovers, you can get your Health Crunch fix at Baxter's Multisport in Gainesville, Ga! Baxter's has EVERYTHING you need...smoothy bar, massage, bikes, bike fit, running gear, and now Veronica's Health Crunch! Come by and see everything they have to offer! http://baxtersmultisports.com/
08/13/2011 GET A FREE TASTE OF VERONICA'S HEALTH CRUNCH AT EVER'MAN NATURAL FOODS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2011.
Come see Veronica and taste her wonderful Health Crunch at Ever'man Natural Foods in Pensacola this Saturday, August 13. Veronica's Health Crunch makes a great back to school snack for the kids. Enjoy fresh out of the bag, or as a topper on yogurt and oatmeal. All natural, no preservatives and sweetened with honey. You don't have to feel guilty about this delicious snack.
07/30/2011 NUTS INVADE PENSACOLA!
We are very excited to anounce Veronica's Health Crunch can now be found on the shelves of the popular Pensacola co-op, Ever'man's Natural Foods. Ever'man's provides a wide variety of natural and certified organic pruducts. Ever'man's is located at 315 West Garden St. in beautiful Pensacola, FL.
07/06/2011 Bloggin' nuts
Friend, Registered Dietitian, and fellow triathlete, Marni Sumbal has been kind enough to blog about Veronica's Health Crunch on her trimarni blog. Marni holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology as well as a multitude of exercise and nutritional certifications, she is a 4x Ironman athlete and 2011 Ironman World Championship qualifier. thank you Marni for your review and write up. Given your background in exercise and nutrition, your opinion and positive review mean alot.
06/29/2011 Nutritional Analysis Complete!
We recently received the nutritional analysis for Veronica's Health Crunch. The verdict...Healthy Meets Delicious!
J.W. Renfroe Pecan Company is now carrying Veronica's Health Crunch. Pensacola Residents, your requests have paid off. We will also be attending the Palafox Farmer's Market in downtown Pensacola on select Saturday mornings. Come by and see us!
04/21/2011 Athleta Irongirl Atlanta & New Orleans
Veronica's Health Crunch will be included in the race goody bags as well as attending the expos of the Athleta Irongirl events in Atlanta on May 14 and New Orleans May 21.
04/18/2011 Get Your Nuts With Your Groceries
For all of you vacationers enjoying the beautiful beaches of NW Florida, you can now get your nut fix at a couple more local markets. Modica Market in Seaside and For The Health Of It are now both carrying Veronica's Health Crunch. Both are located on beautiful Scenic Hwy 30a in South Walton County.
04/16/2011 Nuts on the Menu
Come to Seaside and get yourself a grass fed beef hot dog and enjoy some Health crunch. Wild Bill's Beach Dogs opened yesterday and we're on the menu! Wild Bill's provides healthy, organic treats including grass fed beef hot dogs, turkey dogs and other tastey treats wrapped in locally made organic buns. I tried the Bird Dog this afternoon and it was De-Lish!
Wild Bill's Beach Dogs is located in the Land Yacht District of Seaside.
04/15/2011 Momma's Got a Brand New Bag!
So, maybe James Brown isn't singing the praises of our new packaging, but in our continued efforts to provide our nut lovers with the freshest product, we have upgraded our 2 lb bags to a heat sealed/ re-sealable bag. Freshness aside, it looks great and really shows off our nuts.