Tina Rexing is the founder of T-Rex Cookie, based in Minnesota but known nationally with her numerous media appearances, a scrapped episode of Shark Tank - and relentless pursuit to market her quality cookies fatter than your baby and bigger than your head. She’s an immigrant, a former corporate warrior, a competitive baker for nearly 20-years - and a fierce advocate for being honest and building your business. Her stories reflect her cookies, unconventional, unique flavor, and indulgent. You don’t have to be a baker or a business owner to relate. Just a good human with a sense of humor that’s not easily offended.
The season ender! Best conversations and funniest moments from Cookie Jar Confessionals
Season one of Cookie Jar Confessionals comes to a close, but, not before we break down some of the most useful conversations, funniest moments, and, listener feedback.
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Street to store: Growth pains & unruly kitchen mates while building a brand. Guest, Angie Gustafson.
Cookies and Granola collide. In this episode, Tina sits down with Angie Gustafson, founder of Gustola Granola. Both got their start at local farmers' markets and, shared the same community kitchen as they started their business.
Each share personal stories of packing up, shipping out, and selling in the wee hours of the morning and getting real-time feedback from customers.
Check out Angie and her granola at, gustolagranola.com
Mukbang and eating for the camera. Guest, Lindsay Moser.
Mukbang, translated from Korean to English as “eating broadcast.” Guest, Lindsay Moser creator of The Hunger Diaries and Cake Too Fitness goes deep on eating for the camera and, those who gain millions of social media followers doing it. The responsibility and reward of mukbang.
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Social Sensation: Going viral and quitting your job. Guest, Ben Tarrolly, AKA Bentellect.
Social media is a strange beast. The things we share, see, and go viral sometimes have no rhyme or reason. What does it take to generate nearly more than 10-million followers if you're a small business or personal brand? In this episode, Ben Tarrolly AKA Bentellect joins Tina to talk about going viral and creating sustainable social media success. Tina also shares her experience growing T-Rex on social media.
Ben was a guest baker creating his own cookie for T-Rex. Part of the proceeds benefited NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Quick Bake: Wishing you a Happy Holidays from T-Rex Cookie.
Cookie Jar Confessionals is taking a pause over the holidays. We'll be back with new episodes in 2022! In the meantime, check out;
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Doing what you love: Then why do I still scroll LinkedIn? Guest, Nickie Carrigan.
Entrepreneurs never think about going back to work for “The man” right? Being comfortable with the uncomfortable is a mindset to be embraced. Fitness coach, owner of The Warehouse, and personal trainer Nickie Carrigan sits down with Tina to talk about the grounding principles of being a business owner.
T-Rex cookies are big but Tina’s heart and personality are just that much bigger. Love the pod. So happy my cousin told me to listen!!!
Not about cookies.
Thought this might be a baking podcast. It’s not and was pleasantly surprised. Great production, and the host gets real honest.
Very real unapologetic look to small business
This podcast is a pure joyful gem. And by that I mean I listen to many podcasts, of all different genres, and it takes a special kind of attention grabbing awe to draw me in. I also mean that in the sense it’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and marshmallow clouds. It’s a small business started by a woman with the most gritty resolve maneuvering a food based business where unfortunately the odds are against her. Tina lays out the most real and raw synopsis of where she came from, how she started, and the ever so freaking real obstacles she’s had to overcome. The interviews are candid and engaging and paint a picture that can hit home to anyone who owns, has owned, or wants to start own their own small business. This podcast also hits home for me since she’s MN based and I’ve seen her bakeries, tried her cookies, which are amazing! I’ve even seen the cookie dough in frozen section of some Hy-Vees and Kowalskis you can take home and make! I hope to see this product in many more stores across Minneapolis Metro and beyond, because it’s just that good…Keep up the great work!