In this deep dive we are discussing delicious snacks that make a positive social impact. From a snack bar that feeds malnourished children to peanut butter that donates 100% of proceeds to charity, and more!
This Saves Lives Snack Bar
A delicious snack bar with a mission to end child malnutrition.
A buy one, feed one, nut butter snack that gives 100% profit directly to malnourished children in Guatemala.
The Soulfull Project
A Social Impact Oatmeal, buy one, give one to a food bank in the region where it was purchased.
Endangered Species Chocolate
A Chocolate Bar with a mission
Hey Nick here, solo today for the deep dive talking about Social Impact Snacks, check it out. Welcome. Welcome. You’re listening to the Science of Social Impact, a podcast from Crate of Good. We are on a mission to educate and inspire you to make social impact part of your daily life. Thanks for joining. Let’s make an impact right now.
Alright, Deep Dive today on Social Impact Snacks. And if you’re listening just because you were in awe of the title, thank you very much. Yes, it’s true. There are snacks, delicious snacks out there that can just fill your belly and they can do good in the world. There are companies making more of an effort to be transparent with their social responsibility and many of them can be found in your local grocery store or coffee shop. So hopefully you’re not hungry. And if you are not, you might be hungry by the end of this cause we were surprised at how many delicious Social Impact Snacks that we found. And that in itself is a tongue twister, isn’t it? Say Social Impact Snack seven times fast. I dare you. Go ahead. Try it. I clearly just messed it up on the first time. I don’t know how many more times I’m going to say Social Impact Snack. I’m trying to have a perfect record here.
So the first snack that I want to share with you is called this bar saves lives or This Saves Lives bar. So if you’ve ever gone into Starbucks to buy your latte or your mocha frappuccino then you’ve probably seen these snack bars on their counter. So it’s just named, This Saves Lives bar. It’s a delicious snack bar with wholesome ingredients, comes in a variety of flavors, including a school safe, allergy free,option. And what really makes this company stand out is their mission to end child malnutrition. So it’s simple with the purchase of one snack bar, they give a life saving food packet to a malnourished child. One bar equals one packet. This Saves Lives, states that three packets a day for eight weeks can take a severely malnourished child to a completely healthy one. No joke. That is incredible. So next time you’re at Starbucks out and about, check out the This Saves Lives bar, I encourage you to grab one. Try it. Read the mission on the back doing great work, similar to Feya Candles who we have on a podcast. They also donate,life saving food to malnourished children. So love this work and who doesn’t love a granola bar on the go guys, come on.
The next one is Yumbutter, mmm Yumbutter. So it’s peanut butter jelly time and we love Yumbutter peanut butter. Found this during our social impact snacks research. So the people at Yumbutter are also helping feed malnourished children. So here we’re seeing a trend in the snack industry, which makes sense if you’ve got food, you want that food to be tied to something related. So why not have the food you eat, help feed children who need to eat as well. So Yumbutter’s, proud to say that their product allows you to make the difference you seek with a simple purchase that you’re gonna make anyway. Their mission, simple, buy one, feed one, 100% of profits go directly to their nonprofit partner in Guatemala. But they don’t stop there working closely with their nonprofit partner, they also provide a holistic care option to malnourished children and their mothers. How amazing is that? That is awesome. You can find your Yumbutter, hopefully at local grocery stores. I bet this is a whole foods item. Check it out on the shelf. Why not grab one comes in one of those really cool packs, like you see the kind of drinkable applesauce type packs with a little twist top on the top. Really great. I know when I used to eat Apple sauce, I had that old school plastic tub with the metal foil and if you peel the metal foil off, you can fold it and actually make it into a spoon. Some people thought that was gross, that I was eating with the top, but you do what you gotta do. Try Yumbutter, check it out. Buy one, feed one, 100% of profit goes directly to a nonprofit partner in Guatemala helping malnourished children.
The third Social Impact Snack of the day, we’ve got The Soulfull Project. They actually produce social impact oatmeal. Yes, you heard me right. Social impact oatmeal. There is something so comforting about a hot bowl of oatmeal and we found The Soulfull Project, which makes these quick and easy hot cereal, oatmeal cups packed full of nutrition, but in addition to that, yummy goodness, the soulful project is on a mission to feed the people in our communities who can’t provide for themselves and their family. So it’s pretty easy, for every serving of their hot cereal or their oatmeal they donate a serving of their four grain hot cereal to a food bank in the region where it was purchased. So a serving for a serving right back to your community. That’s their motto. So pretty incredible. Check out the soulful project. That’s S O U L F U L L, Soulfull, full of soul, The Soulfull Project. And check out their oatmeal where you buy one, they give one. They’ve got some pretty neat flavors. I actually am not an oatmeal person. Something about it. I don’t know. I don’t like it hot. I don’t like it cold. I actually like it dry. So I’m going to check out the Soulfull project and see it as an opportunity for a Social Impact Snack.
Our fourth and our final Social Impact Snack on this Deep Dive is Endangered Species Chocolate. So chocolate is obviously ahh-mazing if you’re not a chocolate lover that is okay. I think they’ve got some other wild flavors. We found this bar actually walking the aisles at the grocery store and the packaging itself is really vibrant and eye catching and there’s an elephant as their logo. Inside the wrapper of each bar you’ll find interesting facts about a specific animal or plant along with the company’s mission and their story. Endangered Species Chocolate partners with non-profit wildlife and conservation organizations across the world that are making a measurable and significant difference in our world. 10% of their net profit goes directly to those conservation partners to help save our wildlife. You might see Endangered Species Chocolate in an upcoming box from Crate of Good, standby for that, I’m not going to let any secrets out, but really, really an awesome, an awesome bar. The chocolate tastes great, but I just find myself, I was getting lost in the wrapper just reading it. There’s like more information than you’re thinking is on this wrapper. It is not just like, Oh, here’s a nice picture of an elephant and a paragraph on elephants. Like there’s maps and it breaks it down. Which is great cause I love that it spreads the awareness for that particular endangered species, et cetera. Really awesome bar. The chocolate tastes great and the facts on it are awesome. The impact. Amazing. So you can check them out probably at most any local grocery store, I’ve definitely seen them in a lot, so I would be surprised if you couldn’t find them, but just head to chocolatebar.com if you don’t find it at your grocery store and check them out. So we were in no way affiliated or necessarily compensated by any of these. These are truly just our research. We found these Social Impact Snacks and we wanted to bring them to you. Yes, we might have one of them in a Crate of Good, but yeah, just really good companies. They stand for something great. They stand for social impact and they’re making a snack and doing good in the world. And now I’m craving chocolate and granola. So I’m going to go get a snack. Wherever you are in the world and wherever you find yourself buying your next snacks, take a peak for one of these four or if you find another, let us know. Send an email to smile@crateofgood and we’ll bring it up on a future Deep Dive. That has been Social Impact Snacks here with Nicolas today. You’re hungry. I’m hungry. Let’s go eat. Let’s go make a difference. Have a great one.
Thanks so much for being with us on this episode of the Science of Social Impact, a podcast from Crate of Good. Let’s go out there and make the world a better and brighter place. I’ll see ya when I’m looking at ya.