If you’re looking for an alternative to all of those highly processed and engineered protein bars on the market, then you have come to the right place. We are highly selective in choosing the finest quality of natural ingredients that avoid all of the bad stuff like artificial preservatives, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), hydrogenated fats, synthetic sweeteners, sulphites, etc. You no longer have to sacrifice nutrition for convenience. Our bars are 100% wheat free, diabetic friendly, and heart healthy.
We are an independent, locally owned company based in London, Ontario specializing in a unique line of all natural whole food energy bars that aim to enliven, nourish and power the body. We believe that what you eat has significant effects on how you feel and perform throughout the day.
Our passion to bring convenience, function, nutrition and delicious taste together inspires us to create great tasting, nourishing and sustaining whole food energy bars. By carefully selecting only high quality, nutrient-dense ingredients, we aim to promote healthy eating and to improve one’s quality of life. We operate our business with the same integrity we use to create our products.
Kosuma Foods was founded by Judy Gremaud in 2012, but its story began long before then. Like many others, Judy and her family were faced with a variety of food allergies and intolerances. This led Judy to experiment with new foods in the kitchen to replace the long list of forbidden options. As a busy mom constantly on the go, Judy strived to provide her family with nutritious foods to meet the many dietary restraints they were being faced with. She sought after a nutrient dense product that not only provided proper nourishment while meeting all of her family’s dietary needs, but also offered convenience and portability to support their hectic lifestyle. She found that many of the products on the market were either laden in all of the bad stuff she was trying to avoid, or seriously lacking the taste factor. Since there was nothing out there that met her needs, Judy took matters into her own hands and created whole food energy bars in her household kitchen. The bars were so delicious that they became an instant hit among friends and family who urged her to pursue her creation. Judy’s initial plan was to have a food manufacturing plant produce her bars, but realized that doing so meant jeopardizing the quality and integrity of her product which was nonnegotiable to her. After years of determination, she was offered a space at the Western Fair Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market in London, Ontario and decided to go for it producing her bars by hand as she had always done. Judy officially launched her business on May 1, 2012. She poured her whole heart and soul into creating a product that not only tasted delicious, but had the ability to impact the lives of others.
As Judy began to build a solid customer base, she quickly realized this was not something she could do on her own. Her good friend, Ephie Smith, came to visit Judy doing production one day and offered her help after seeing that Judy could use a hand. After dedicating years to raising her children, Ephie was ready to apply her many skills to a job she loved. She graciously accepted Judy’s offer for a permanent position in September 2012. As the business continued to grow over the next few months, Judy knew it was time to hire a second employee, and posted a job ad online in March 2013. Meanwhile, Meghan Bonk was searching the web for jobs and came across Judy’s ad. Meghan had just returned home from years away travelling the globe and was ready to put her Nutrition degree to use. Upon meeting with Judy, Meghan instantly fell in love with Kosuma and everything it stood for. It was absolutely everything she was looking for in a job and she happily accepted Judy’s offer of employment.
Judy, Ephie and Meghan came to be known as the Kosuma girls. Three very different women from three very different backgrounds came together with the shared interest of creating delicious, healthy food and helping others. Each offered a different set of skills, and they worked together to build a business that brought them both pride and joy. On May 1, 2017, Kosuma celebrated its fifth anniversary as both an end of an era and a new beginning. Judy felt that her work at Kosuma was done and moved on to pursue alternate endeavors. She passed the business along to her two loyal and trusted employees. Ephie and Meghan continue to operate Kosuma Foods with the same vision and core values on which it was founded while adding their individual flairs to the business. They look forward to serving their loyal customers for many more years to come as they continue on this incredible journey doing what they love each and every day.