Rusty's, Hod HaSharon
Rusty's Nut Butters & Treats is the creation of Tal Nimrodi, a 30-year-old entrepreneur, athlete and nature lover. Tal, who lives with her labradoodle, Rusty, spends her weekends hiking, biking, climbing, running and doing yoga. One day, while cycling in the Galilee and munching on dried fruit, she had an epiphany: there were no good options for healthy snacks in Israel. Still working her hi-tech job, Tal started to make almond butter out of her Tel Aviv apartment. Upon first taste, she knew she was onto something. Now, two years later, Rusty's is sold at over 70 stores throughout Israel and comes in 7 unique flavours: halva, sea salt, organic maple, cocao & coconut, vanilla & espresso bean, honey roasted peanut, and salty peanut. Using only natural ingredients and no added oils, Tal makes her butters with locally sourced nuts to help promote Israeli agriculture. Rusty's products can be used for cooking, baking, dressings, sauces or - better yet - eaten straight out of the jar. We love Tal not only because her product is so delicious, but because she embodies the true spirit of the Israeli entrepreneur: if something doesn't exist, make it yourself.