La Dee Da Gourmet Sauces is a locally sourced, all natural, vegan,
dairy-gluten free gourmet sauce company founded and created by three
entrepreneurial women from Hamilton, Ontario.
A few years ago the owners, Mary, Jo Anne and Marlow started this
company because they saw a problem in the market place. There were
no healthy convenient delicious plant based products with clean
ingredients out there. More importantly, they saw a vision to take their
glass jars and not just throw them in a landfill, but to clearly set out
ideas for people to reuse them over and over again.
They set out to create a solution. Glass jar and metal lids, no plastic, no
waste. They began educating people, first by showing consumers that
their line of sauces aren’t just for pasta, but in fact, meals in a jar! Then
they gave them ideas on how to ‘reuse’ those jars, from holding crayons
for children to using them as vases for fresh cut flowers.
The journey did not stop there, they carefully chose the right co-packer
to assist in creating the in demand products. Their co-packer uses an
eco system where the water from the large 1000 litre metal drum steam
jackets, gets recycled and reused for future batch cooking.
When they first started, a very important component they were looking
for was supporting farmers and allowing for business to business
sustainability. As to not deplete one farmer of any one ingredient their
co-packer now uses a hub where they draw from several farmers so
that no one is left short.
All of these factors allowed the ladies to create a line of sauces that
offer plant based, gluten/dairy free and vegan gourmet sauces and
combined healthy living with great taste. All the while being consciously
aware of how their products would affect not only healthy eating but a
healthy environment leaving a better footprint for future generations.
Their innovations and sustainability process has allowed a unique and
convenient solution that would help change the way Canadians eat by
checking off all the boxes consumers demand and expect.
La Dee Da has cultivated a loyal consumer base that proves consumers
were waiting for a healthy alternative that now allows them to create
great and easy meal solutions, while being aware that they are helping
the planet by reusing their glass jars over and over again. With new
innovation on the horizon and an environmentally conscious outlook, La
Dee Da is poised to become the healthy alternative to mass market