Candy Industry Magazine: Toosum Healthy Foods acquires health-bar bran

Seattle, Wa.-based Toosum Healthy Foods, LLC, has acquired the Austin, Texas-based health bar brand KUTOA.

Since 2014, Toosum has offered 100-calorie, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan oatmeal bars to a growing audience. However, the company was ready to expand its presence, according to a news release announcing the acquisition.

“We are committed to only providing top quality products made with wholesome ingredients,” said Toosum founder Peter Guyer. “By working with KUTOA, we’re able to meet these standards while gaining access to more sales channels, lowering the cost of goods and increasing profits of both brands.”

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We know you’re careful about what you eat at meal times—lots of veggies, healthy protein, complex carbs. But snack time can be tricky because many “healthy” snack bars out there are loaded with sugar and calories or packed with preservatives and other ingredients concocted in a lab, not a kitchen.

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