Cooking and healthy eating has been an eye opener on this wellness journey,
yet one of the most annoying parts has been trying to figure out what snacks to
eat. When I get hungry do I grab a bag of chips? Cookies? Carrot sticks? How
does this all work? In stores they have those grab and go snacks but they either
don’t have something I like or they look half dead. If I’m going to commit to eating
what’s good for my body I would at least like to have some varieties that I like that
are fresh, quick and a no brainer. Is that too much to ask? Maybe not, cause I got
the pleasure of speaking with Susanna King, the owner of Snackables. Snackables
has a range of curated healthy snack boxes that are perfect for home, gym,
events and anything that’ll make eating healthy more convenient for you. Enjoy
this black girl magic and let’s dig into more of what Snackables is all about.
Cola: Hey Susanna, so tell me more about your delicious menu and what we can
Susanna: Well on our menu we have 3 main options: Snackbox, Chips & Dip and
Energy Bites. They consists of crackers, fruits, hummus, pretzels, nuts, seeds,
veggies and cheese. Our snack boxes are great for people who are on the go,
who need snacks for work, or who are looking for healthy fast food. We have a 5
box minimum for each type of box, (Example 5 of the hummus delight.) and offer
pick up from paintbox downtown every Wednesday or Friday. We’re hoping to be
able to offer delivery by end of summer.
Cola: Man I can’t wait to get my boxes, those options sound so delicious and I
absolutely love what you are offering food wise, but I also understand you had a
social economic offering as well, could you elaborate please?
Susanna: Yes I can. Snackables is about quality fresh snacks yes but my goal is
also to be able to provide employment opportunities for young people as they
leave the criminal justice system. There’s obviously a correlation between
employment and crime and I just want to do my part in giving people a second
chance to make a difference in their lives. Youth continue to be criminalized and
denied work even after they leave which repeats a vicious cycle. I want to
establish the foundation of snackables first and then be able to start hiring.
Cola: That’s actually such a dope idea but not everyone can put action to such a
big plan so I gotta ask, what do you love about business?
"Snackables is about quality fresh snacks yes, but my
goal is also to be able to provide employment
opportunities for young people as they leave the
criminal justice system."
-Susanna King, Founder of Snackables
Where wellness meets
Susanna: One of the biggest things I love is that this will
one day provide opportunity for others and give them a
second chance. I want that when people think of my
business they automatically see it as positive, as helpful,
as something they love supporting. My goal has never
been about money, it has always been about creating
employment opportunities. I want this to be so
successful and I need others to help lift it up.
Cola: That’s so inspiring, which leads to my final
question for you, what is something that has inspired
Susanna: Inspired me? I’d have to say community! and I
say that because this is the first time I’ve witnessed in
my generation black people coming together and really
building each other up. It’s inspiring to me because I can
see that as a community we are really promoting each
other in ways we haven’t before. We are pushing our
dollars, spending money with each other, standing up for
each other and in a loving way. This is something that is
allowing me to build up the confidence that my
community will always support me.
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