Thursday, July 16, 2020

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How did this brand come about - what newspaper articles have documented this? - Welcome to a little bit of His-Story.ArticleJuly2003 PretzelsWithTwist Photo

 

HIS-TORY Hempzels Mention In The News Media

I was featured in the Lancaster County New Era in 1997 - 20 years ago at the ECO-AG Conference in the Lancaster Host Resort - a little bit of history - more to be added near the end - 

CBS21 News Visit Dec 2018

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Yes the laws are changing after all these years so the reporters call me to ask how's it affecting your business - they take some pictures, Brian learned a lot like the reporters before him, saw the products and reported to the Susquahanna Valley - Hemp is being grown in Pennsylvania - woohoo.

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After interviewing the PSU staff about growing hemp their 2nd year - they asked me how I felt - very happy. Yes!

HEMPeanut Butter & Hempzels Reading Eagle News

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The sourdough hempzel is certainly a pretzel with a twist. It's the first pretzel made with hempseed meal.

“Hempzels are the original hemp pretzel,” said Shawn House, owner and CEO of Lancaster Trading House Inc.

It was as early as 1997 that hempzels were produced. House purchased the business in 2004 with the goal of making hempzels a household word, and a household snack, while introducing more hemp food products into the marketplace.

“Our pretzels are darker, with a heartier grain, and are high in protein,” House said. “We've created something different.”

Lancaster Trading House owns Hempzels Inc., a registered brand, as well as Natalie's Choice, a trademarked business........

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June Central Penn Business Journal Story

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Hemp entrepreneur won’t let COVID-19 keep him down

If you’ve visited the Farm Show in the past 15 years, you may have met a man who was ahead of his time. 

For years, Shawn House talked to anyone who would listen about the potential of industrial hemp, but only recently have farmers been permitted to grow the crop in the United States. 

House has helped educate the public on the benefits and uses of true Cannabis hemp through advocacy and marketing his unique line of hemp foods. As CEO of the Lancaster Trading House Inc., his list of items includes mustard, hemp flour, HEMPeanut butter, Hemp jam, Granola Bars, Nut-less Hemp Spread and the popular hemp pretzels, or Hempzels, a hempseed-flour-oil based soft pretzel, that he promoted to get a spot at the PA Farm Show beginning in 2005.  

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Hemp Heals Music Fest 2012 Shawn of Hempzels Speaks

<p> Off the cuff I was honored to be one of the speakers for the East Coast Hemp Heals Event instigated by Riles Cote a former Philadelphia Flyer - the "Enforcer" who is a firm believer in hemp for healing. My talk to the crowd - thanks Les Stark for capturing this moment in 2012 - I spoke again in 2013 - if you have a copy - contact us. Thanks.