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OUR STORY – THE JOURNEY TO FIND THE PERFECT BALANCE OF “FLAVOR, CRISP AND CRUNCH” WITH FEW AND SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
I went looking for a grain free cracker after discovering my husband Ron was gluten intolerant and couldn’t find a cracker that met my criteria. I wanted a cracker free of rice, corn, soy, dairy, wheat, sugar, grain or fillers. That’s when I realized I needed to develop my own recipe.
Since what I wanted in a cracker wasn’t available anywhere, I began my journey to find the perfect balance of “flavor, crisp and crunch” with few and simple ingredients. So, I leased an industrial space in Ventura, California and turned an empty warehouse into a dedicated gluten-free facility for Jilz Gluten Free Crackerz. Creating the cracker and opening the “Crackery” was just the beginning. Getting Jilz into the marketplace, onto every shelf possible and into the hands of every gluten-free-needing consumer was and continues to be the biggest and most rewarding challenge.
I grew up in Oregon and like so many other people I was raised on the S.A.D. diet (Standard American Diet) which contains a large percentage of empty carbohydrates and processed food.
I became a young mother at 16 and experienced a shocking weight gain of 75 pounds. Obesity, heart issues, diabetes and cancer are very present in my family. So, I turned to running and bicycling for most of my life because I was afraid I would end up even heavier and die young.
In spite of all my efforts to eat well and exercise, I still felt chunky until I eliminated grains from my diet in my mid 50’s. I now feel better, have more energy than ever before and finally shed the extra pounds. I adopted a Paleo way of eating and have never looked back.
I wouldn’t be here without the patience and dedication from my husband, and the support and encouragement from family, friends and all of our loyal customers. THANK YOU!!!