You Bar Lets Customers Put Their Own Personal Touches on Nutrition Bars, Shakes

Mother-son team expects sales to surpass $1 million this year, as consumers around the globe show a penchant for food personalization

Much has changed for Los Angeles-based You Bar since the company first began making customizable, handmade nutrition bars in August 2007. At that time, the company's founders — mother-and-son team Ava Bise and Anthony Flynn — would haul their kitchen equipment and ingredient supplies each day in Bise's minivan to Temple Israel of Hollywood, where they rented commercial kitchen space and would spend their days mixing and molding nutrition bars. As Flynn recalled, “It was

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