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20 Years of Going with the Grain


Shasha Navazesh is ahead of his time. Shasha started making organic, non-GMO sprouted grain bread and cookies in 1999. Back then, most people were unaware of the inherent health benefits of these products. Drawing on his upbringing in Azerbaijan and his extensive knowledge of nutrition, Shasha followed his heart, creating bespoke products made from real, healthy ingredients with no compromise.

Two decades later, the industry has changed and, thanks to innovators like Shasha, consumers are demanding healthy, organic foods. Shasha and his team have worked tirelessly to educate consumers so that they can make healthier food choices.

Lovers of good food helped him grow his small bakery producing sourdough bread to a large organization in two plants. Shasha takes his commitment to the quality and integrity of the ingredients very seriously. Shasha Co. has been sprouting and germinating from the beginning to increase nutritional value and digestibility.

Shasha Bread has Solar Panels on the roof

Shasha’s dedication to quality and the environment extends to the ethical running of both his plants. Concerned with the carbon footprint of manufacturing, Shasha installed a solar panel array to power the plants supporting the organization’s Canadian values of being local, green, healthy and friendly.

Shasha makes products that are healthy and good for people. There’s a pride in that. To celebrate twenty years of Shasha Co, he would like to thank his loyal supporters, family, friends and customers.

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4 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

This Halloween, use your powers for good and make sure that your neighbourhood is filled with healthy, happy kids rather than cranky monsters hopped up on candy. But beware; nothing gets your house egged faster than apples in Halloween trick or treat pillow cases.

If you don’t want to contribute to the candy craziness that is Halloween, you can opt for healthier snacks that kids will love. You can also swop out some of the candy your kids forage from the neighbours with healthier treats. Offer them a two-for-one exchange rate to sweeten the deal.
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Halloween

Have a Healthy, Hearty Halloween!

Having the opportunity to dress up like a superhero or celebrity and munch on sweet treats makes Halloween a favourite holiday for many children and families. It’s no surprise that Halloween can quickly become a very unhealthy holiday filled with excess, however there are many little decisions we can make to ensure this Halloween stays healthy and hearty for you and your family.  Take a look at some of our tips below…

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