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Can vegans eat peanuts?

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Can vegans eat peanuts?

  Thanks for sticking about to celebrate the opening of our retail location- has been a long 9 years, but, it just keeps going. I wanted to take this opportunity of your undivided attention, to provide a bit of insight as to our adjusted approach at Zimt. Some things are not going to change- vegan everything (always), organic always, compostable packaging (even-when-it-is-difficult/expensive) and trying to produce as little waste as possible in our day-to-day activities.  These things will always stay, because they have profound ethical implications. Lives, quite literally, depend upon them. No matter what. Some things that are out. ...

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Why is Zimt so expensive? (Hint: It isn't.)

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Why is Zimt so expensive? (Hint: It isn't.)

As expressed in a previous blog post, the purpose of Zimt is not to make chocolate.  There are a number of topics that I’d like to delve into and, this one provides a great overview for the premise of these. It’s a topic that, unless you’re an economist (or just someone who can’t stop won’t stop analyzing),  you likely don’t think about too much- at least not in a broad sense.  Externalities are costs or benefits (spillover effects) to a third party, who is not directly involved in the primary market transaction, resulting from either the production and/or consumption of...

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Social Media: A Few Thoughts

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Social Media: A Few Thoughts

Here's a blog post I wrote about social media. I tried to keep it inoffensive.  I also tried to keep the accompanying video inoffensive, while conveying my observations truthfully. Here we go.  Social media offers many benefits- an ability to stay connected with friends in a more visual way, especially if they live far away, and a chance to share about yourself, perhaps with some added distance that makes things feel safe. It’s basically a way to provide and receive information- and accessible to many individuals. There are of course cons to these components as well, but I wanted to...

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Zimt Is Not A Chocolate Company

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Zimt Is Not A Chocolate Company

... surprised?    Fair- we're pretty sneaky. I mean, if we are a company that makes and sells chocolate, it is logical to conclude that we are a chocolate company.  And sure, we are. In some ways. (Like those two listed above).  But- Zimt is actually more than that. You may or may not have wiped from your memory, the video I threw onto YouTube a while back. It wasn't that long ago but it's already pretty embarrassing to look at, yet, I'm willing to promote it again, for the benefit of the visual learners out there.  Here's a reminder of our mission statement. The...

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Hope Springs Eternal

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Hope Springs Eternal

Hi There, Unless you've been hiding under a rock lately (and quite frankly, who could blame you?), I think it is pretty safe to say that you wish y...

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