15-Year-Old Started Her Own Nut Butter Company
Because she wanted a healthy snack.
It was a desire for a healthy snack that got 15-year-old Abby Kircher experimenting in the kitchen of her North Carolina home. She was disappointed by the peanut butters she found in the grocery store that were loaded with sugar, so the self-described "home schooled food-lover and health enthusiast" decided to try making her own nut butter. She wanted something that was healthy, naturally-sweetened, and tasted good. She used fruit and honey as sweeteners and added coconut oil to some of the nut butters to keep them moist, developing a line of nut butters including Strawberry Cashew, Coffee Almond, and Date Pecan.