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Total loan: $10,000


East Orange, NJ, United States / Food

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A loan helped in restocking ingredients, hiring bakers, and with sales and marketing.

Tina's story

I was born and raised in Denmark, and moved to New York in 2007. I have always loved cooking, and especially baking, and became interested in food photography while producing a food blog called I started Hungry Bird Eats in 2016 after trying to find healthy snack crackers at local stores for my son Ike, who is allergic to both nuts and soy. I realized most available snacks for kids are heavily processed, sugary, or contain soybean oil. Out of frustration, I decided to make my own healthy and tasty snack cracker. I borrowed inspiration for my Nordic Crisps from the traditional Knækbrød of my native Denmark, which I have always loved myself. Scandinavian countries have a great tradition of pure foods, which has influenced my outlook. Originally, I made the crackers for my son, and then started selling them to neighbors. At the beginning of 2017, I started producing in a commercial kitchen and selling wholesale to retail stores and online. The mission of Hungry Bird Eats is to make tasty, on-the-go snacks made from only healthy, organic, and non-GMO ingredients.