Product Evolution

Bakeries close, packaging changes, check out what I've started & had to finis

Chocolate Covered pretzel Nuggets in a white box with a Hempzels logo onit.

Chocolate Coating

From local Lancaster chocolatiers like MIllersvilles Groff's and Lancaster Citys - xxxxx to Reppert's in Buck's county. From sourdough to Peanut Butter filled to Granola bars. .

Foil bag in blue, yellow green showing Hempzels Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets

Peanut Butter Filled Nuggetz

A second chance to work with one of the US largest pretzel facility at the time  Anderson Pretzel Bakery, Lancaster, PA.. Through a mentor / broker Bill Bravener he got me in, we eliminated the fructose corn syrup and yeast and added in the hemp ingredients. Great product until the Peanut Butter Scare of 2010? and I couldn't meet production minimums. 

Two slices of hemp seed Baklava with hemp hearts showing in brown syrup.

Baklava Goddess

So this wonderful lady Anna I met at the Hershey Food Show. She had her line of Greek family recipes and I Hempzelized one which was a favorite! Baklava - two types were created one Vegan the other traditional and substituted the nuts for hemp seed. 

Open jar of brown green hemp seed butter or spread in a yellow NataliesChoice brown yellow label

Whole Seed Butter

You need a commercial food grade grinder to take whole seed & oil and convert it into a "Nut-less" butter. We did it but the problem was production quantities and not enough sales. We have revisited this with a new formulation and processor.

Hemp Seed Granola bar with NataliesChoice logo done in browns, gold, white and yellow.

March 2021 - stopped

Lenka Bars are no longer hand labeling bars so we've temporarily stopped production of the Omega Bar with the      addition of hemp hearts & cranberries.

We are supplying and offering Lenka's Hemp N Honey bar instead - 2.25oz bar - 12 per case.

Purple, black and white label of Pumpernickel & Onion Sourdough Hempzel Pretzels

Retired - 

One of our favorite pretzels was retired in 2017 after raw material sourcing stopped-