Introducing: Meet The Source
Share a little about your background and how you got started.
I (Roxanne) am extremely allergic to dairy and that is really how our entire business started. I have been making desserts with alternative and better for you ingredients for as long as I can remember and I guess this just came naturally to me. We wanted people to know that healthy desserts can actually be just as satisfying as unhealthy ones and this whole thing was born out of that!
Tell us, what is “The Source” that your name refers to?
"The Source" in our name is meant to refer to us being "the source" for healthy, good for you desserts. We wanted to be known as the people you could come to for all your dessert needs whether you are gluten free, dairy free, not able to eat refined sugars because of a health condition or just because you are trying to start leading a healthier lifestyle and thinking you have to give up your sweet tooth! We are basically your source to real, healthy, whole food desserts!
How would you describe your values with the ingredients you use?
We take a lot of pride in the ingredients we use. Although we aren't certified organic, we use only organic ingredients and try to be as seasonal as possible with our flavors. We make sure there aren't any ingredients within our ingredients that you aren't aware of and that includes any extra oils that some people add for example to nut butters and other ingredients. We are also extra excited because the oat flour we now use is an organic and sprouted oat flour and we know that is huge for digestion!
What would you share with someone who is new to a healthier approach to eating and nutrition?
If you are new to eating healthy, we want you to know that if you try something "healthy" and it tastes awful, to not give up. We know that so many people are so nervous to try anything healthy or new because they automatically associate it with tasting like cardboard and that is so the past. There are so many options today and it may take some looking but you can find almost everything you like in a healthier version that tastes just as amazing. Another thing is to not be afraid of foods and don't set unreasonable goals for yourself. Find good alternatives and allow yourself to eat what you like in moderation because life is really just about finding balance.
What is one lesson that you have learned from being an entrepreneur?
We have learned that you really only get out what you are willing to put in. Sometimes we joke with ourselves that had we known what we were getting ourselves into ahead of time, we would have thought twice about working for ourselves but at the end of the day we love what we do and are so grateful to get to do it. Being an entrepreneur is one of the hardest things you will ever do and you will really come out the other end knowing who your real friends are and ultimately who you yourself are and what you are really capable of at the end of the day. We have both learned that we can really do anything we put our minds to and that is so liberating.
We LOVE your Bliss Balls! Can you give us the inside scoop on anything new you may be working on?
We have so much we are working on but the most exciting thing is getting new packaging done so that we can ship from our website to all you amazing people who message us everyday asking how you can get your hands on our (bliss) balls, ha! It has been a long time coming and has taken so much time but we can't wait to announce when it is ready and it will be so soon! Keep your eyes peeled and follow us @meetthesource to not miss anything going on with us and our little growing company!
Now that you've had the chance to learn more from Roxanne and Bradley it's time to try out the Bliss Balls for yourself! You can find them in our add-on section for both Sunday and Wednesday menus. Make sure to leave a comment below to let us know what you think!