Nancy Kalish

Founder and CEO, Rule Breaker Snacks

Nancy Kalish is the founder and CEO of Rule Breaker Snacks and NCN alumna.  As a former health journalist, Nancy knew she should eat only healthy food. But she has a very unhealthy sweet tooth. So she got busy in her Brooklyn kitchen. One year and hundreds of dirty pans later, she emerged victorious with a collection of innovative brownies and treats. Rule Breaker is 100% plant-based, top 8 allergen-free (no gluten, nuts, etc), non-GMO, and based on beans (yes, beans!) although you’d never know it. Nancy launched the company at Expo East in September 2015, where it was discovered by the sales director of Whole Foods Northeast. Now they are in almost 100 Whole Foods, in 1000 other doors, and on Amazon.  This year, after successfully reformulating to become shelf stable (without preservatives!), they are expanding to new and bigger retailers across the country. Rule Breaker is a proud winner of a 2018 Best New Vegan Product from VegNews Magazine.