By: Vallery Schofield-Miller
Growing up in my family was very eventful. My parents were not just busy raising me and my five siblings, they also had interests like antiquing and cooking. My Mom was a professional seamstress and my Dad was a painter who traveled throughout New England painting grocery stores or hotels. They owned an antique store for many years and my Mom and Aunt had a party planning business. I have been thinking of these memories quite a bit lately and they have made me realize that I really want to start my own business. I have actually created munch mixes with many different flavors, such as, Strawberry, orange creamsicle, raspberry white chocolate cheesecake, taco, etc. I’ve even decided on a name: MATTCHU MUNCH, after my son and his nickname. I have a small clientele right now who buy them, but as they’ve started giving them as gifts or putting it out at parties, the more new orders I have received.
As a stay at home Mom for 7 years, I had time on my hands to try new things. For parties I’d like to offer new snacks, use them as favors or bring them with me to offer hostess. Many people fell in love with the munches. So, a business was born as people placed orders and made flavor requests. I love the challenge to create new flavors. The kids enjoy helping me to come up with flavors and ingredients. I feel as though I have found something that I can call my own and be proud of. I thank my Mom and Dad for showing me to reach for the stars because you never know when you grab hold of a galaxy.