to provide the highest quality, nourishing convenience foods specially designed not to trigger food allergies or intolerances
to lead the industry to a new level of allergy and gluten safety and transparency.
a future where food companies are primary promoters and stewards of our health and the health of our planet.
Why We Started ZEGO
At ZEGO, we know how difficult it is to find a healthy and tasty snack that meets everyone’s dietary needs. Our family was juggling Celiac Disease, lactose and gluten intolerances, food allergies, and low-glycemic diets. Then, our elementary school banned all nuts from campus. Suddenly 250 families had to accommodate their own dietary issues plus the need of the school.
As we searched for new snacks, we found there was no food company trying to make nutrient-dense convenience foods that meet the needs of people with more than one or two of the most common dietary restrictions. And, there was no company going the extra step in allergen and gluten safety–testing all their all its batches for cross contact providing the test data to consumers.
So, we decided to start our company to fill that need, ZEGO, “zest on the go!” We carefully craft our recipes from delicious and nourishing ingredients and test every batch for cross contact as part of our Z-Code Food Safety System to provide you with worry-free snacks.
At ZEGO, our goal is to give you peace of mind.
~ Colleen and the ZEGO Team
We Support Better Nutrition For All
We are thrilled to announce that we have met the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance accountaibility, and transparency to be recognized as a B Corporation! Today, there are over 2,200 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s. We are proud to join them in redefining success in business, so that one day everyone uses business as a force for good. To learn more about our certification, check out our blogpost on why this matters.
ZEGO was founded in part to provide long-term funding for the work of A Better Course, a nonprofit project that works to improve nutrition and food safety for low-income children. Part of every ZEGO purchase is donated to support this work each year. ZEGO has donated 2-10% of gross revenue to A Better Course each year since 2013.
Co-founder and CEO
Co-founder and CEO, Colleen stirs up a lot of ideas from improving our food system to improving ZEGO’s recipes.
Danielle Schnake – Our spectacular head of administration, making sure you and ZEGO get what we need every day.
Brian Jansen heads our operations with great expertese, watching over your snack quality and safety.
Chris Leitz enthusiastically directs all our sales to make sure you can find ZEGO bars in your local store (let him know if they aren’t in a location you frequently buy from–put him to work!).
Rivka Kawano masterfully guides our social media work, helping us get the word out about our fantastic snacks!