ZEGO Allergy-Friendly Energy Bars Move from Crowdsourcing to Marketplace

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#1 Most Popular Food Project on Indiegogo Now Available on Amazon and in Stores, Companies and Schools

ZEGO, the innovative, new leader in delicious and nutritious, allergy-friendly snacks, announced today the availability of its new energy bars on Amazon, in San Francisco Bay Area stores, in employee cafes of leading technology companies, and in select nut-free schools. ZEGO successfully crowd-funded over $50,000 from more than 500 funders on Indiegogo this summer to bring its bars to market.

ZEGO has created the first-ever line of energy bars made from organic sunflower seeds. The bars are free of nuts, gluten, dairy and soy, ingredients many health-conscious and food-sensitive people are avoiding. And now, athletes, parents and busy adults worldwide can purchase ZEGO’s two flavors--Chocolate, with a cacao nib crunch, and Sunflower, with a hint of caramel--through Amazon’s 1-Click Checkout and enjoy free shipping through Amazon Prime.

ZEGO is also widely available at a variety of retail locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Sports Basement, Rainbow Grocery, Canyon Market, and Fresh Organics. These retailers report ZEGO bars have what their shoppers are looking for. "We have a lot of health conscious customers, both athletes and parents, who are looking for quality energy bars with simple ingredients and good protein. ZEGO bars are a great fit for all their needs," said Andrew Bauer, buyer for Sports Basement.

In addition, a number of leading technology companies, including Adobe, Groupon, Redbox, Uber, Glam Media, Tagged.com, and ZOZI, are offering ZEGO bars for their employees in their corporate cafes. ZEGO bars are well-designed for busy adults and the workplace—they are nutritionally balanced to provide a steady source of energy, so they do not cause spikes and crashes in blood sugar.

And, more and more, tech companies are realizing that high quality snacks support high quality output. “Our employees love ZEGO bars. They are perfect for our fast-paced, high-energy office,” said T.J. Sassani, CEO and founder of ZOZI.com.

Finally, ZEGO’s are being embraced by parents, children and school administrators alike as a protein-rich snack that complies with the increasingly common no-nut policies at schools. “My daughter has a nut allergy and other kids in her class are allergic to dairy. With ZEGO, bringing snacks for the class easy. All the kids can eat them, and they love the taste,” said Mary D., parent in Cordova, TN.

Social responsibility is a core part of ZEGO. The company donates 20% of its profits to the non-profit Campaign for Better Nutrition. The two share a mission to make it easier for children to eat healthier, with CBN focusing on low-income children in particular. Typically, companies donate 1% or 2% of their profits to a charity. ZEGO, however, is setting a higher bar by donating a full 20% so that its contribution provides meaningful financial support to CBN’s work.

About ZEGO
ZEGO, based in San Francisco, California, is the innovative, new leader in delicious and nutritious, allergy-friendly snacks. ZEGO bars are made from organic sunflower seeds and without nuts, gluten, dairy and soy. They are produced on shared equipment, please see ZEGO’s website and packaging for more information about allergen control and testing procedures as well as the manufacturer’s disclaimer. ZEGO is fully committed to social responsibility, donating 20% of its profits to the Campaign for Better Nutrition. Learn more @zegosnacks, facebook.com/zegosnacks and zegosnacks.com.

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