The Hungry Monkey Baking Company, LLC., of Lake Forest, Illinois is selling “Social Distancing Treats Boxes” to send to friends and loved ones who are socially distancing. Orders are coming in from across the country thanks to being featured by Howie Mandel, comedian and America’s Got Talent judge, on an online shopping show, talkshoplive®, https://talkshop.live. As the online show’s first featured business on April 1, The Hungry Monkey has been flooded with orders. Mandel’s show was created to help small businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hungry Monkey Baking owner/baker Cindy Kienzle said that she normally sells her products locally Sunset Foods, Olivia’s Market in Chicago, and via home delivery through Fresh Picks. “When the mandate to observe social distancing became prevalent, stores started selling out and people were calling me directly to package gift boxes to send to friends. “They wanted to share our crazy good, small-batch, natural sweets with loved ones (or themselves) across the country. As a result, I developed the ‘’Social Distancing Treats Box”—which also keeps our bakers working,” she said.
The boxes sell for $26 and feature Hungry Monkey’s signature and top-selling items: Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (14 oz.), Original Banana Bread (14 oz.) and two bags of incredibly rich and dense Triple Chocolate Brownies bags (9 oz. each). The Social Distancing Treats Box is only available online at talkshoplive®, https://talkshop.live/. They also offer a reduced price on shipping.
“I was incredibly blessed to be featured by Howie Mandel showcase to support American small businesses,” said Kienzle. “He encouraged viewers to purchase a ‘Social Distancing Treats Box’ for loved ones and those working in the emergency services and on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic.”