Meet Gabe, Wink’s CEO and creator! As a kid, Gabe loved ice cream! When Gabe was 17 he met his worst nightmares — Celiac disease and a dairy allergy. Shopping with food allergies is tough, and not being able to enjoy ice cream was the hardest part of all.
He was already using pea protein in his diet and realized he could cover the taste with natural flavoring to make a healthier version of his missed treat. In addition, Gabe wanted to keep out fat, sugar, and artificial ingredients out of his treats, so everyone can enjoy Wink.
Now that you’ve met Gabe, you have to meet Ani, our head of operations. If there’s a problem to fix, Ani’s already working on it. Late delivery of melted pints? Ani. Store out of your favorite flavor? Ani. NASA wanting to send pints up to space? Ani. We’ve got a solution and that solution is Ani.
After pushing Gabe to share his “ice cream” with the world, she was the second person to get working! Without Ani, Wink would probably still be made in Gabe’s apartment for his own consumption, and Cake Batter may never have existed! We try not to think about that too much, because… Ani.
Which brings us to Jordan, our head of marketing. Jordan has been an ice cream lover for years (in high school he even worked at Cold Stone Creamery), but he never truly realized how many people are unable to enjoy traditional ice cream. Then he met Gabe!
Inspired by Gabe’s idea, he left his job to help the team bring Wink to even more people! Jordan is always working to introduce Wink to more people, and to spread the word about what we do!
Last, but definitely most, is Kunal, our head of sales! His experience in the food industry is irreplaceable! He’s constantly talking with stores across the country about Wink. His goal is to bring Wink to absolutely everyone looking for our healthier alternative to ice cream.
If you know the perfect store for Wink, please let your favorite grocery store manager know you want Wink! Even a Tweet or Facebook message to a store can often do the trick. If there’s any way to get Wink to that store, Kunal will make it happen!
Wink Frozen Desserts, Less is more. But don’t be fooled by the clean ingredients in every pint, because less gives a whole lot of flavour. Not only is Wink certified kosher pareve by EarthKosher, Wink is gluten free, non- GMO and Celiac friendly. Wink Frozen Desserts comes in fabulous flavours for your taste buds and your soul: Cake Batter, Choco- mint, Cinnamon Bun, Cocoa- Dough, Iced Latte, Vanilla Bean, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Black Cherry Cocoa Nib, Strawberry Cheesecake and Caramel Candy Apple. Too many delicious flavours to choose from? Don’t worry EarthKosher certified Wink Frozen Desserts can be ordered in variety packs so you can savour every flavor!
The base to our Frozen Dessert is 100% non-GMO Pea Protein Isolate, a protein derived from peas by milling and dehydrating the pea until a protein-rich flour is formed. It is one of the best sources of vegetable protein and provides an excellent base for baked and frozen goods. Pea Protein Isolate allows us to ensure that Wink is free from the top 8 food allergens, and is well tolerated by those who have difficulty digesting dairy or whey protein.
Building a Business for the future
From our start in 2012, we’ve worked to improve our business practices to better suit the environment.
We ditched plastic containers for recyclable paper pints.
Chose to use a recyclable insulation for our shipping boxes, instead of styrofoam.
Sourced suppliers that actively work to prevent deforestation.
We’re proud to contribute 1% of our sales to the One Percent for the Planet Organization. As a small company, we look forward to increasing our sustainability efforts as we progress.
It might be getting colder outside, but warm up your home with Wink Frozen Dessert. Share something sweet at your table that feels good both inside and out. EarthKosher is proud to provide kosher certification for small, sustainable and health oriented companies such as Wink Frozen Desserts. Life is sweet with EarthKosher.