Ep 42. Tina Rae Saikaley, owner of Ohmbars shares the story of her personal reasons for making a healthy, delicious snack

In 2009 Tina Rae Saikaley returned from vacation with the intention of starting an import/export business. However, she came home to find that many of her friends wanted to order her homemade nutritional bars she’d been making for a couple years.

She would often shop at health food stores and take a walk down the “bar” aisle to see what was out there, always trying something new. Tina Rae started making her own on-the-go gluten free bars when she couldn’t find one that met all her dietary needs. She found nothing similar to what she’d crafted in her kitchen so after much research she decided to start her own Company, Ohmbars!


“I’ve been cooking and baking as long as I can remember alongside my Lebanese Father who has been my inspiration – always in the kitchen experimenting with something. We were fortunate to have my supportive Mother cleaning up the aftermath (of course I helped).” – Tina Rae.


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