“When Erika Boll was diagnosed with Celiac disease, she had to find a way to continue enjoying her grandmother’s granola. She found a business.”
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We are pleased to announce the Hilliard Chamber announcement of The Toasted oat winning the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award
Erika Boll, founder and president of The Toasted Oat and winner of the 2014 Ohio Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award, was in disbelief when she was told in April that she had won the honor.
“I was like, ‘No way!’” says Boll. “I couldn’t believe it. I think I said, ‘Really? I can’t believe it!’ and they said, ‘Really. We tried the product, and it was fabulous.’”
Boll’s Ohio-born-and-raised grandmother, whose granola recipe inspired the chewy, gluten-free versions manufactured by The Toasted Oat, most certainly would have been proud.
Read the full article by SBN Staff here!
The Toasted Oat of Columbus was named the 2014 Ohio Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Entrepreneurship award winner, April 8 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Columbus. The award was presented during the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception. The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce nominated The Toasted Oat for this prestigious award.
Read full press release here: 2014 Entrepreneur award winner
The Toasted Oat named in the Top 10 gluten free finds at the National Products Expo!
Gluten-free foods maintained their phenomenal growth curve at Natural Products Expo East 2014. These days, it almost feels de rigueur for a natural-foods item to tout a gluten-free certification.
And glory be: The days of “just good enough” or cardboard-texture gluten-free foods are truly a distant memory. Delicious, excellent-texture offerings are now standard, thanks to ongoing manufacturing innovation and increasing use of nutrient-rich, real-food ingredients.
These 10 foods spotted on the show floor are just a small sampling of the many worthy gluten-free finds featured at Natural Products Expo East. What were your favorites?
The Toasted Oat was spotted in Columbus Crave Magazine!
“If oatmeal cookies are your thing, you will love this chewy, sweet granola that will be just as good for dessert as it is on yogurt for breakfast. Erika Boll launched this line of four granola flavors, based on her grandmother’s recipe, to offer something delicious to gluten-intolerant people.”