Seattle, WA --Toosum Healthy Foods, LLC announced the expansion of its platform of all-natural snack foods with the acquisition of the health bar brand Kutoa.

“We are committed to only providing top quality products made with wholesome ingredients,” explained Toosum founder Peter Guyer, in a press release. “By working with Kutoa, we’re able to meet these standards while gaining access to more sales channels, lowering the cost of goods, and increasing profits of both brands.”

Since 2014, Toosum has offered its 100-calorie, gluten-free, non-GMO, Vegan oatmeal bars to a growing audience, and is now ready to expand.

Kutoa is a health bar brand whose nutrient-packed creations are making an impact in the lives of children around the world. For every bar that’s purchased, they feed a child in need using micro- and macro-nutrient dense foods focused on preventing and curing malnutrition.

“After building Kutoa for 6 years, we are very excited to welcome the next chapter. Toosum shares many of the core values that have guided Kutoa; with their resources and our combined synergies, I am confident that they are the best partner to continue our mission and grow the brand. I look forward to seeing Kutoa's future success as part of Toosum Healthy Foods,” said Joey Grassia, founder and ceo of Kutoa.

Currently, Kutoa offers five different bars that are Non-GMO verified; vegan; gluten, dairy, soy and wheat-free; and made with no preservatives or added sugar.

“We are passionate about being a vehicle for raising the nutrition standards of everyone, everywhere,” explains Guyer. “We’re looking forward to helping Kutoa reach even more malnourished children in the US and worldwide.”

(Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 7/27/17)