New store opened in Bluffton

BLUFFTON – Bluffton Lantern Nutrition is now open at 142 E. Jefferson St. in Bluffton.

On Saturday, the company held a grand opening and opening ceremony.

The store actually opened on June 7th and is part of a trend we saw over the past few months when two of these types of stores opened in Lima.

The owners are Jennifer and Jeff Putman.

“I found the Nutrition Club in Findlay two years ago and fell in love with the product and the people who run it, the community and the support they offer, and I just decided this was our ultimate goal,” said Jennifer.

Jennifer was the former manager of Family Video and Jeff was working in a factory and was laid off when COVID hit last year.

“I worked at the Findlay club and just found out how much I love it and that anyone can do this business,” said Jeff.

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition offers healthy meal replacement smoothies, fruity energy teas and protein bars.

“Our shakes have 200 calories, 24 grams of protein, 10 grams of sugar, 18 carbohydrates, 21 essential vitamins, and a full serving of vegetables,” said Jeff.

They offer unique flavors.

“The chocolate peanut butter, the Buckeye, is really good, if you think how fruity, the Fruity Pebbles is fantastic and my favorite tea would be the fruit roll-up,” Jeff said.

“I love the watermelon and pomegranate crush tea and brownie batter or turtle cheesecake shake,” said Jennifer.

Jennifer graduated from Bluffton University in 2015.

“I just fell in love with the community when I was there, so our end goal has always been to get to Bluffton and eventually move here, so I look forward to getting more involved in different events and eventually making it ours To make at home, ”Jennifer said.

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jeff Putman serves a Buckeye shake at Bluffton Lantern Nutrition.

Bluffton Lantern Nutrition is now open at 142 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton.

Contact Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.