Nov 29, 2021
Natural Flavoring — The Real Deal featuring Maria Littlefield
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Maria Littlefield is the Co-founder and COO of Owl’s Brew. Owl’s Brew makes boozy beverages with 100% real ingredients. Their fresh-brewed tea, fruit, and botanicals have no artificial flavors, sugar substitutes, or parabens. Maria has been chosen by Forbes as “30 Under 30” among food and beverage entrepreneurs and has been selected as “35 Under 35 Food Entrepreneurs” by the Specialty Food Association.

Maria is also the Co-author of Wise Cocktails, a book about tea cocktails. She graduated from Skidmore College and lives in New York City. Previously, she was a Partner at Brew Lab Tea and the Director of Integrated Marketing at Talent Resources.

In this episode…

Unfortunately, when a food label says “natural flavoring,” their origins are still a little hazy. To earn the “natural” label, the FDA only requires that the original base is something from the earth. That means your raspberry flavoring could be made from animal by-products or other unclean ingredients.

Unless you’re talking about Owl’s Brew. When they say your drink is raspberry flavored — it was made from real, red, and ripe raspberries. No chemicals, no sugar substitutes, and no funny business. Just amazingly delicious and totally clean boozy teas. 

In this episode of the Gooder Podcast, Diana Fryc is joined by Maria Littlefield, Co-founder and COO of Owl’s Brew, to discuss her journey to revolutionize the brewing business. Maria talks about why she started making boozy teas, how she upheld the standard of real, fresh ingredients, and the importance of empowering young women in the beverage industry.

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