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Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is hosted by V. Sheree Williams, the publisher of Cuisine Noir Magazine and Dr. Vibe.

Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly are in depth conversations with people who have been featured in Cuisine Noir Magazine.

Recently, Andrea Lacy was on Cuisine Noir Magazine … Behind Business … The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. Andrea is the CEO of Luv’s Brownies.

Andrea Lacy established Luv’s Brownies in October 1996, first preparing her delicious morsels in her apartment and then moving to a professional kitchen as sales grew. Her story begins while attending San Jose State University, Aundrea struggled with algebra classes. She failed the same math class five times. Her counselor advised her to work with the Disability Resource Center and get tested for a learning disability. She was diagnosed with dyslexia.

But prior to discovering that she had dyslexia — during her first semester at SJSU, as a thank you gift she baked a friend some brownies. At the time she noticed the dough was thick but baked the brownies anyway. She revisited the brownie recipe and realized she transposed some numbers in her ingredients list without knowing she had dyslexia. Aundrea’s belief is some detriments are true blessings in disguise.

Luv’s Brownies come in 14 flavors including rocky road, peanut butter brownie s’more, coconut caramel, and mint chip, and they are sold online and shipped nationwide. The company has been featured in magazines such as Rachel Ray, Essence, and Ebony — and Aundrea has been featured on the cover of Black Enterprise magazine. She is also the author of Brownie Points: Seven Steps to Success for Woman Entrepreneurs from One Who Made It!

Luv’s Brownies®, Home of the Original Heart-Shaped Brownie®, and Luv Bites® (bite-sized heart-shaped brownies) are all registered trademarks of the Luv’s Brownies company. Luv’s Brownies is an LLC.

During our conversation, Ms. Lacy talked about:

– Being diagnosed with dyslexia when she was younger and the family support
– Working at HP for ten years
– The story behind Luv’s Brownies, using SEO to make the business successful and highlights of the journey, selling brownies at the San Francisco 49’ers stadium and the crazy story of getting a food truck to sell brownies, Cuban coffee and ice cream
– Some rosy times and some tough times
– Her smile and her resiliency
– The first ah-ah moment in the Luv’s Brownies journey
– A bit about her book Brownie Points: Seven Steps to Success for Woman Entrepreneurs from One Who Made It!
– The first three years of the business and running the business with her son with the last fifteen years
– Her scholarship fund
– The popular items sold by the food truck
– The thought process behind her launching new items
– Her favorite food personalities
– Making buying from her food truck an experience
– Some of her hopes for 2021
– Some products from the website
– Who is Luv?
– Her message to the audience

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