Better Food Stories: Gnarly Pepper

This is episode five of the Better Food Stories interview series, which includes conversations with the entrepreneurs behind some of today’s newest and most innovative food brands.

 Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

We all have those guilty pleasures when it comes to food — for some of us it’s a giant ice cream sundae, for others it’s a greasy cheeseburger. For Sara Gotch, the founder of Gnarly Pepper, it was her grandmother’s chicken salad.

But as much as these delicious indulgences can be enjoyable, they often leave us feeling full, lethargic and, well, guilty. But what if there was a way to enjoy the foods we love without all the extra guilt that comes with it? That’s exactly the solution Sara Gotch had in mind when she created Gnarly Pepper. “I enjoyed mayo — but how unhealthy it is,” Sara told me.

 Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

Gnarly Pepper is a company that’s reinventing the way you enjoy some of your favorite condiments. Through its line of custom herb and spice blends, Gnarly Pepper offers a healthier alternative to traditionally fatty mayos and dips without sacrificing flavor.

 Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

Through my conversation with Sara, you’ll learn:

-How her grandmother’s chicken salad inspired her to start a business

-How she got in front of major investors in Silicon Valley with no previous business connections

-How she and her fiancé juggle traveling with running a business full-time

 Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

Courtesy of Gnarly Pepper

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Adria Greenhauff