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Nacheez in East Sac News!

Posted on: June 22nd, 2014 by Ilsa

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2 Win Whole Foods Grant

Posted on: June 22nd, 2014 by Ilsa

From Whole Foods Market Roseville,

The votes are in and the Winner Cultured Kitchen has asked to share the grant funds with Nacheez! We are excited to announce/congratulate The Cultured Kitchen AND Nacheez for becoming our first Local Foodmaker Grant winners here in Roseville! They will be receiving a grant in the amount of 5% of our store sales on July 2nd.

We hope you will encourage your friends and family to shop our store on July 2nd so together we can raise more to support their company.

Thank you again for taking the time to be part of this process.

Please VOTE for Nacheez!

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Ilsa

I have been nominated to receive a grant from Whole Foods! I would really appreciate it if you could spread the word and ask your friends and family to vote for Nacheez.  The grant is 5% of sales on July 2nd at the Whole Foods Roseville location. The grant can be up to $4K to $6K depending on how sales go that day!

I would like to use the money to package Nacheez into 3 oz single-serving pouches.  It requires the pouches to be pre-printed, so this money would allow me to finally do this!

Here’s the link and please wish me lots of luck!!!!

Mac ‘N’ Nacheez Gift Jars

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by Ilsa

Mac 'N' Nacheez

These are great stocking stuffers! Each clean and reused Nacheez jar (being eco-friendly here!) is filled with 1/2 cup of macaroni pasta (the 365 brand pasta from Whole Foods Market that is made in Italy) and 2 one-ounce pouches of Medium Nacheez and tied with a red bow. Instructions on how to cook the pasta are printed on the lid of the jar. Only $3 each plus shipping.

Order these great gift jars while supplies last by visiting the Nacheez Online Store.

Please note: I wanted to have a gluten-free pasta option, but I realized that everyone has their own favorite pasta. So please make your own Mac ‘N’ Nacheez with a jar of your favorite flavor of Nacheez and your favorite gluten-free pasta! The Mac ‘N’ Nacheez recipe is under “Awesome Mac ‘N’ Nacheez” on the Nacheez Recipe Page.

Me/Nacheez on the TV Show “Common Ground”

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by Ilsa

This is a TV news story shot, reported, wrote & edited by Mike Carroll from KCRA-3. It was broadcast on KCRA-3’s once-a-month magazine program Common Ground on May 18, 2013. It is about me, Ilsa Hess, and my vegan nacho cheese dip, Nacheez. When I was down-sized from my state job, I didn’t go looking for a new job, I created one. For more information please visit and

New Flavor of Nacheez: MEDIUM!

Posted on: April 18th, 2013 by Ilsa

It’s so exciting to announce our brand new flavor of Nacheez: MEDIUM!  It has all the delicious nacho flavor from Anaheim peppers like Spicy Nacheez, but without the spicy kick of jalapenos.  Try some today!

Jar of Medium Nacheez

The Unintentional Vegan Nacheez Review

Posted on: June 8th, 2012 by Ilsa

Ashley from The Unintentional Vegan wrote a lovely review about Nacheez. Thank you, Ashley!

“Now that I think about it, I think fantastic might be too subtle of a word – you guys, it’s deliciously addicting and strikingly similar to in texture and taste to the kind of nacho cheese you get at the ball park along side a big fat pretzel.”

Read the whole review.

$1 per jar of Nacheez sold goes to Animal Aid Unlimited

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by Ilsa

$1 of every jar of Nacheez sold at the 1yr party today AND on goes to Animal Aid Unlimited!

$2 Nacheez Nachos at Sac Earth Day

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Ilsa

For this year’s Sacramento Earth Day, I will have a Nacheez booth and will be selling $2 Nacheez nachos,  jars of Nacheez and giving out free samples.  Come on by and say HI! All the food will be vegan this year.

Sacramento Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2012
11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Southside Park (T and 7th Streets)

Celebrate Nacheez 1 Year Anniversary

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Ilsa

Yep! Nacheez has been around rocking the world for one whole year! This is a customer appreciation event, so come on out, have a super nacho and some cake. Feel appreciated, darn it! :)

Never Felt Better
1910 P Street
Sacramento, CA

When: 5PM to 8PM

Owner of Nacheez in Sac News & Review

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Ilsa

This week’s Sacramento News & Review featured the owner of Nacheez/Love & Joy Foods, Ilsa Hess (hey! That’s me!), in their article about local entrepreneurs.

Ilsa Hess, Love & Joy Foods

It’s been just over a year since the first jars of Ilsa Hess’ Nacheez went on sale in Sacramento. After being abruptly laid off from a job with the county, Hess took a chance on marketing her vegan, cashew-based nacho sauce and has since spawned a nondairy phenomenon. Nacheez currently is sold throughout California, as well as in Indiana, Illinois, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, with more retailers on the way. (B.C.)

Veganville Baker and Nacheez

Posted on: March 4th, 2012 by Ilsa

Gigi of  Veganville vegan baked goods (OMG, her baked goods are AMAZING!) wrote a smart post about using Soy Curls instead of eating chicken.  She makes a Philly Nacheez “Steak” sandwich using Soy Curls and Nacheez and takes delicious photos along the way…

Read the article!

Veggie Kids Love Nacheez!

Posted on: February 29th, 2012 by Ilsa

The Veggie Kids folks gave out a big shout out about Nacheez in their blog today.

“…And might I just add, based on my own opinion, this stuff is super delicious!  My kids, husband and I all devoured a jar in no time flat.  (I like the mild version because I’m a wimp when it comes to heat.)  We ate it over chips but I’m eager to try it over pasta for the easiest vegan mac’n cheese ever!

I also think dipping veggies into it is one of the best ideas I’ve heard!
Thanks, Nacheez!”

Read the whole post…

Nacheez Burrito on

Posted on: February 5th, 2012 by Ilsa

Marie Oser of creates a deliciously healthy vegan burrito with Nacheez. Since Nacheez is only 140 calories per jar (and only 4 Weight Watchers points per jar!) this burrito is very healthy for you.

Nacheez Showcase on

Posted on: February 5th, 2012 by Ilsa

Marie Oser of talks about the deliciously healthiness of Nacheez. Since Nacheez is only 140 calories per jar (and only 4 Weight Watchers points per jar!) Nacheez is very healthy for you.

Sac & Co/News10 Segment about Sac VegFest and Nacheez

Posted on: February 5th, 2012 by Ilsa

Here I am on TV talking about my Nacheez and also about the Sac VegFest.  It was fun, but I was super nervous! (video courtesy of Sac & Co.)

Nacheez in VegNews Part 2

Posted on: January 23rd, 2012 by Ilsa

Where’s Nacheez? It’s hiding in a photo of a fridge in the back pages of the Nov/Dec 2011 VegNews magazine!  The article is about the lovely Carolyn Scott-Hamilton AKA The Healthy Voyager.  She has a wonderful cookbook and a great blogAND she loves Nacheez!

Can you see the jar of Nacheez?

Can you see the jar of Nacheez?



Now can you see it?


PETA2 Talks Nacheez

Posted on: January 11th, 2012 by Ilsa

The PETA2 blog mentions Nacheez in a post about vegan quesos.  Read the whole post.


Nacheez Cameo in NFB TV Commercial

Posted on: January 11th, 2012 by Ilsa

Never Felt Better Vegan Shop recently had a very professional TV commercial created for them.  See if you can spot the jars of Nacheez!

NFB TV Commerical

The Healthy Voyager Reviews Nacheez Vegan Gluten-Free Nacho Cheese

Posted on: January 11th, 2012 by Ilsa

Here’s a video where the Healthy Voyager  raves about Nacheez! Thank you, Healthy Voyager, for all your kind words!

The Healthy Voyager Reviews Nacheez

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