Today we’d like to introduce you to Grant LeBeau.
Grant, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It started with love – the love for a woman and the love of a healthy life.
I was just a kid when my dad, Rick, created the first version of Rickaroons. He made them to comfort and supported the woman he loved and cared for during her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Although I was young, I still realized that Rickaroons represented his love for a strong woman and a healthy lifestyle.
Over the years, my dad then crafted his nutrient-dense dessert into the perfect fuel.
The final product is what we now call the Rickaroon. It is the all-of-the-above cookie: gluten-free, vegan, organic, Paleo, soy free, and most importantly – tastes like heaven. The coconut and almond butter not only taste great together but yield a nice, slow-burning fuel for your body.
We eat them in the Rickaroons office first thing in the morning before a swim, as a mid-day snack to stay energized, and as a reward for a good, hard day’s work. Health and happiness go hand in hand, so grab a Rickaroons and share with someone you love!
Has it been a smooth road?
The biggest struggle with being a self-funded, family-run company is with the efficiency of time and money. It is hard starting from scratch to grow a company, picking which software to use, who to source ingredients from when to move from a spare bedroom to an office. All these decisions have to be made while of course growing the company which makes for fun growing pains.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Rickaroons – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Rickaroons are coconut energy bars that taste like dessert, made by Rick (dad). We refer to Rickaroons as the “So Cal Special” because they are organic, gluten free, vegan, non-GMO, soy free, Paleo, locally made, family-owned, and started at a farmers market. Proudest of organic growth, figuring things out on our own without ever taking outside investment.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
San Diego loves to support local companies. Although we are gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo, the thing that gets people most excited is hearing we are a local, family run company. I love how supportive our local community is. What do I like least about San Diego? Probably the fact that Salt and Straw isn’t closer to my house.
- Address: 679 Turquoise St. La Jolla, CA 92037
- Website: rickaroons.com
- Phone: 8588592220
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org