Good and Good For You: Bixby & Co.

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Kate McAleer, Bixby & Co.,, tel 207.691.0648

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural,, tel 303.807.1042

Good and Good For You: Bixby & Co.’s Organic, Nutty For You Craft Candy Snack Bar Wins 2016 Good Food Award™

Bixby & Co.’s Nutty for You bar wins prestigious Good Food Award™ proving that superior taste, environmental stewardship and supporting local communities go hand-in-hand in the natural candy market.

Rockland, ME (January 19, 2016) — Recognized for its dedication to handcrafted natural and organic craft candy snack bars, Bixby & Co. announces it is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Good Food Award™ in the confections category. 

Bixby founder Kate McAleer accepted the award in San Francisco on January 15 for its Nutty for You organic craft candy snack bar. The awards ceremony featured 800 people including farmers, chefs, journalists, and activists united to honor exceptional food crafters, including such luminaries as Alice Waters, Nell Newman and Slow Food Founder Carlo Petrini.

The Good Food Awards, a collaboration between the nonprofit Seedling Projects and a broad community of food producers, food writers and passionate food lovers, celebrates companies and products that represent the forefront of American craft food. The organization requires that products not only taste delicious, but also are respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions. 

“We’ve always believed that great taste and socially responsible production should go hand-in-hand,” said Kate McAleer. “We’ve made responsibility, innovation and quality the centerpieces of our business, and we are happy for this recognition.”

Bixby Bars - Everything BUT Traditional

Unlike other chocolate bars, Bixby Bars are noted for their protein and fiber content,dedication to the highest quality ingredients and distinctive flavor profiles, such as Birdie (dark chocolate, sweet currant, hazelnut and Maine sea salt); Whippersnapper (blueberry, black pepper, dark chocolate and walnut); To the Nines (white chocolate, goji berry, cardamom, pistachio and almond); Nutty for You (dark chocolate, peanuts and Maine sea salt); and others. To view all of Bixby’s unique flavors, visit

Manufactured in a historic refurbished ice factory on the waterfront in scenic Rockland, Maine, the organic Nutty for You bar was singled out by the Good Food Awards for its superior taste, nutritional value and commitment to social responsibility. According to McAleer, the 1.5oz Nutty for You bar has five times as much protein (5g/serving) and four times as much fiber (3g/serving) as most standard candy bars. In addition to its organic certification, the Nutty for You bar also is certified Kosher, Non-GMO Verified, certified Gluten Free, and Rain Forest Alliance™ certified. All Bixby Bars are made without corn syrup, palm oil, artificial flavors, artificial colors, preservatives or additives. 

About Bixby

One hundred percent women-owned, Bixby & Co. was founded in 2011 by Kate McAleer in Rockland, Maine. Inspired by her mother’s battle with breast cancer, Kate developed a line of better-for-you craft candy snack bars for the natural candy market. With a degree from New York University and a certificate in pastry art and culinary management from Institute of Culinary Education, Kate also is the winner of the 2015 Maine Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Bixby & Co is a recipient of Whole Foods Market’s Local Vendor Loan program. Bixby Bars are available online and in Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Raley’s, Giant, Stop & Shop, and other leading natural, organic and specialty food stores; and through distributors including UNFi and KeHe. For wholesale inquiries contact Visit for more information.

Visit Bixby & Co. at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA, March 10-13 in the NEXT Pavilion, Room 304, 3rd floor, Booth #9618.

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