Start-Up Snapshot: Canton Couple Squeezes a Business Out of Baby Food

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Ezsqueezee Co-founders Jordan and Alexis Takas, with two-year old Barrett.  Photo by Steve Ruark.
Ezsqueezee Co-founders Jordan and Alexis Takas, with two-year old Barrett. Photo by Steve Ruark.

Courtesy Bmore Media – Some people refer to Jordan Takas as “crunchy,” and he’s okay with that.

The Canton resident and his wife, Alexis Takas, shop at local farmers’ markets. They gave up their coveted city parking pad to create a backyard garden.

So naturally, they wanted  to feed their two-year-old daughter, Barrett, the same unprocessed, wholesome foods that they were eating. Though she liked the convenience of disposable, plastic packets pre-filled with pureed baby food, Alexis Takas wanted a more environmentally friendly option. 
The couple came up with EZ Squeezees, a dishwasher- and freezer-safe reusable pouches for purees of fruits, veggies, and other foods like those that they make for Barrett. The patent-pending pouches are free of the potentially toxic chemical, BPA, and can be filled with purchased or homemade mixes. The EZ Squeezees’ website offers a variety of recipes like chicken with sweet potatoes and applesauce, which are combined in a food processor or blender before pouring into the pouches.

EZ Squeezees e-commerce site officially launched in December. The initial $60,000 investment for the patent-pending EZ Squeezees came directly from the Takas’ own savings and a settlement that Jordan Takas received after a car accident. The business owners anticipate making up their investment by the end of this year.

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