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It all started on a road trip

The journey began

It all started on a road trip looking at universities for our daughters. As we were sitting at family dinner, I had just finished a project and was looking for work, the question of the night was:

What are you going to do next, Dad? One of the girls said, “Why don’t you do the zero calorie mixers that Mom always wanted”

My wife Ani, a master chef and super Mom, had always mixed her drinks with Crystal Lights to keep the calories down. But she wanted a healthier option with no aspartame or artificial ingredients, and flavors that truly taste like cocktails. Her ideal mixer would not be overpowering but with just the right balance. Hence, the recipe for Skinnies was born in the kitchen of our home in Miami. We asked our Family & Cousins to invest, and the RSVP Skinnies brand and business came to be. Skinnies are basically dehydrated fruits, minus the sugars, plus a hint of stevia. We started with 4 flavors; the Cosmo for the vodka & soda drinker, the Mai Tai for the rum drinker (Ani), the Margarita for the tequila drinker (Dad), and the Gimlet that goes great with a gin or vodka & soda. We are now working on an amazing Moscow Mule ginger flavor that we think you all will love.

Ani & Mario – Founders