The Creators of 'Awesome Foods'
Bruce & Marsha R. Weinstein, from the suburbs of Philadelphia, are the creators of Awesome Foods. We started Awesome Foods in September, 2005 to provide raw, organic, gluten-free foods to the public. We have owned a health food store, Nature's Harvest in Willow Grove, PA since 1992. We started to eat mostly raw during the summer of 2003 and noticed the improvement in how we felt right away. As we shopped for raw foods, we noticed that many of them were made with dates, honey and other very sweet ingredients. Both of us have hypoglycemia, therefore, we can't eat very sweet foods. Also, sugar is not healthy for people when eaten to often. We were inspired to make high quality foods that were really healthy for people and tasted AWESOME. Thus, the idea for Awesome Foods was born. We opened Awesome Foods for business on 9/04/2005,
Our mission is to revolutionize the way people eat. Everyone can benefit from adding more raw foods to their diet. We found an inspiring way to do just that!
Most of the food we make is unsweetened. However, our sweet items are made with either coconut nectar, carob powder or mesquite powder as the sweetner. Coconut nectar is very low on the glycemic index and is low in fructose. This means that it does not cause a strong insulin reaction, unlike dates and honey, which are very high on the glycemic index. Our new fruit & nut bars are made with dried prunes, apricots or figs, which are also lower on the glycemic index.