Official Kids Mag

March 2021

Official Kids Mag is specifically written for kids ages 5 to 12. It contains activities and stories ranging from kid heroes, cooking, gardening, STEAM, education, fun facts and much more every month.

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simplifying the supply chain. Buying the cacao straight from the farmers in Uganda, there are fewer people involved in the process, so more money goes straight to the farmer. Rick explains it this way, "Say you were working at McDonald's making $10 per hour, and someone tells you that you are now making $50 per hour." That's the impact that simplifying the supply chain can have. In addition to buying these resources and providing income to the farmers in the community, Kyya also gives back 10% of the profits to the community they're working with. "It took six months to make good chocolate," Rick says. After watching YouTube videos to learn and lots of experimenting, Rick and Cindy bought a conch, which refines the nibs within the cacao beans, and they finally got a good bar of chocolate. Now, Kyya offers chocolate from 30% (which means sugar is added) to 100%, which is pure chocolate with zero sugar added. There are no flavors or additives, Rick explains, making it a pure bean to bar chocolate. Each bar is sourced 100% from the region it's named after, meaning it is "single sourced." They named their product Kyya, after the Greek term "Kaia," meaning "pure." They sold their first 20 bars to a local coffee shop in Northwest Arkansas and now have products in more than 25 stores in the area. In addition to pure chocolate bars, Kyya offers syrups, popcorn, cocoa powder and hot cocoa mix. After Uganda, the farmers Rick works with have expanded to cacao sourced from Central and South America, Africa and Southeast Asia (nine other countries). Bars are all single-sourced, named after the region, like Tanzania, Haiti or Costa Rica, among many others. Look for Kyya locally in specialty groceries, tea and coffee shops. • march 2021 • 39 Name: Kids Mag 4 x 2" Customer Name: Natural Way Ad Number: 022821NWR6441 Natural Way: NWA's Premium Nut Butters Made with Olive Oil

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