Maple Syrup shown to eliminate Sugar Spike

Nutty Steph's Vermont Granola is fresh baked and always jam-packed with whole almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts. You will go Nutty for it! Sweetened with only pure Vermont maple syrup, it is filled with flavor yet not too sweet, and, because maple metabolizes more slowly in the body, you don't get a sugar spike... And neither do the kids. Kids love this granola, which makes it an excellent way to delight them while feeding them protein, oats, sunflower seeds and nuts.

Nutty Steph's chocolate bars are crafted with exquisite cocoa beans grown in select South American regions on protected ancient rainforest trees. This unique growing practice prevents destructive clear-cutting while simultaneously producing the most nuanced chocolate flavors in the world since the cocoa tress grow in soils rich with biodiversity of plaintain, papaya, bananas and more. This unique line of bars includes The Toffee Coffee Bar made with bits of small-batch toffee sweetened with only maple syrup and The Love Bar, which is peppermint white chocolate turned pink with only pure, organic dust of freeze-dried raspberries. A true gem in the vast scope of chocolate products that swarm the market.

Building community resiliency is a major part of our mission, and in our 15 years of experience in the Vermont food industry, we find that food coops foster togetherness and humanity through our most important resource: our food. Vermont coops, (and other independent grocers,) are the reason Nutty Steph's existed in the first place. Our state possesses the largest amount of food coops per capital of any state in the country, a situation which grants access to market entry for small and local food-makers. Grocery chains, by contrast, require makers to amass palette-loads of product, warehouse and store it for long periods of time, and cheapen products as a means to afford distributor margins, aggressive discount programs, and shelf "real estate free-fill." All of this can prohibit the startup and existence of quality food makers.

     As an alternative to traditional grocery store chains, coops build connectivity between people by sourcing more local foods, carrying fresher foods direct from growers and producers, hosting community and educational events, and re-distributing profits to the shoppers. Vermont is indeed a model for the nation, and the more coops that continue to crop up around us, the better job we are able to do - as Vermonters - of resisting the agricultural/industrial/military complex that so plagues the health of America.