We originally set out to provide an online resource that would make shopping for additive safe packaged foods easy for mums and other caregivers. We researched thousands of products, coming up with over 1,800 products that our members could safely purchase knowing they were free from harmful additives. Membership enabled people to plan ahead what groceries to buy and save them time whilst shopping. It also allowed members to build their own shopping list with products they loved and then share it.
So after five and a half years on this journey, dedicating hundred and thousands of hours to our cause, the four of us had some big decisions to make about our future.
Our kids are all now older and are all at full time school. Some have only one more year until they reach high school which is still hard to comprehend. Alana and Michelle have gone back to full time work, Nyssa now has a part time job and I am building a house so our time is limited in keeping our website up to date. And that was what was so great about what The Trusted Trolley had to offer.
Manufactures keep on introducing new products all of the time (which is great for consumers) and often changing their packaging which often changed the ingredients list (good and bad). We tried to keep on top of it but it was much bigger than we ever did anticipate and unfortunately we are not in the position to continue in this direction.
So our new direction leaves us sadly saying good bye to Alana and Michelle. We know that TTT will no longer be the same and we thank them so much for putting their trust into Nyssa and myself to continue sharing our additive knowledge, updating new information as it comes to hand and advocating for healthier food choices.
We hope that you have enjoyed this journey and continue with Nyssa and myself in The Trusted Trolley II.
Until next time – happy additive aware shopping x