The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today’s something good is pretzels.
Marcus Moore is a 29-year-old entrepreneur who has autism. He has worked at grocery stores in Annapolis through the years but was discouraged that he could not be self-sufficient on the wages he was earning. His parents helped him develop a business based on the thing he loved: snacking. Specifically, pretzels.
As the owner of Moore Crunch, launched in October 2022, Marcus worked on creating flavors and came up with Cinnamon Sugar, Maryland Crab, Buffalo, Garlic Ranch, and Smokehouse Ranch. Then he learned how to bag them and prepare his stock for delivery. Several local supermarkets are carrying his brand and he sells them at farmers markets and online as well.
“Cinnamon sugar was the first flavor, some sweetness to it. And then suddenly it was like, oooh! Flavor, flavor. Then we made some great other flavors,” Moore told CBS. “I really love making pretzels. This business helps me. It makes me happy. It brings joy, smiles and it’s fun.”
With business booming, Marcus has a vision for the future as well. He is looking at commercial kitchens and would like to hire others with autism or disabilities to give them the same opportunity he has had.
Pretzels are good but helping others achieve their highest potential is even better. Now it’s your turn… tell me something good.