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Black Owned Vegan Dessert Brand Invests $1.3 Million to Keep Up With Demand

Freaks of Nature is a Black owned Vegan dessert brand based in the UK. Peter Ahye launched Freaks of Nature in 2016 after identifying a gap in the market for inclusive, delicious tasting vegan and vegetarian snacks.

In January of 2020, the company launched a new chocolate mousse product and the demand far exceeded their expectations. Sales soared by 200% in three weeks and have been strong since then.

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Peter Ahye

The company is now investing £1 million ($1.3 million) to expand its manufacturing capacity due to the growing demand for its vegan desserts. They also have plans to build a second production line and invest in larger, more eco-friendly equipment with the goal of increasing production capacity by 400 percent.

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“This investment is very exciting and marks a significant turning point in our business,” Freaks of Nature founder Peter Ahye told Foodmanufacture UK. “In the first quarter of this year our production volumes were up by 100 percent, despite being held back by COVID-19, and strong indications show they are set to continue.”

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“We had a fantastic year last year developing a number of great new puds, growing our production capacity and attracting some significant new retailers. We also won a number of leading industry accolades including The Grocers Best Start Up award. Following the really positive interest we have already received for our new mousse and the unstoppable rise in veganism we’re seeing here in the UK, I think this next year is going to be an even more exciting one for us!”

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All of Freaks of Nature’s desserts are produced in its purpose-built facility which is British Retail Consortium (BRC) grade A accredited and is the largest factory of its kind in Europe.

 

-Tony O. Lawson

 

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Black Owned Snack Brands That Can Replace Junk Food

Black owned snack brands are making a huge impact in the health and wellness industry, offering delicious and nutritious options for snack lovers. We’ve put together a list of some amazing brands that are worth trying.

Black Owned Snack Brands

Major’s Project Pop

Major’s Project Pop offers a fresh take on kettle corn using carefully-selected organic ingredients, including a bold virgin coconut oil that lingers on your palate.

Symphony Chips

Symphony Chips, a harmonious blend of deliciously seasoned chips guaranteed to leave you wanting more. GMO-free | Gluten-free | Guilt-free.

Funky Mello

black owned snack brands

Funky Mello marshmallow cremes are amazingly light and satisfyingly sweet. The vanilla, strawberry, and cookie flavors are delicious and rich.

Pipcorn Heirloom Snacks

Pipcorn offers four lines of ancient grain based (heirloomsnacks, Heirloom Popcorn, Heirloom Cheese Balls, Heirloom Corn Dippers, and Heirloom Crunchies that are whole grain, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Chikas Foods 

Black Owned Snack Brands

Chika’s is on a mission to bring natural ingredients and taste sensations from Africa to both food lovers and the health conscious alike.

Oh Mazing Food

Black Owned Snack Brands

Oh-Mazing! crafts gourmet granola with unique flavors that will make your taste buds sing!

Partake Foods

Partake offers offers delicious, allergy-friendly cookies, baking mixes, and pancake & waffle mixes that are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and free of the top 9 allergens.

It’s Nola

black owned snack brands

It’s Nola creates chewy granola bites using ordinary ingredients to make an extraordinary snacking experience.

Mawa’s GrainFreeNola

Mawa’s GrainFreeNola offers delicious gluten-free, protein-rich and Vegan GrainFreeNola filled with the highest quality organic nuts and seeds sweetened with Medjool dates.

Cajou Creamery

Cajou Creamery uses a few, responsibly-sourced, nutrient-rich ingredients to churn out flavors into luxurious, creamy, dairy-free ice cream.

Teranga

TERANGA is on a mission to create refreshing and healthy prepared foods, snacks, frozen treats and drinks handcrafted in small batches using baobab and other unique ingredients from around the world.

Azzizah’s Herbal Green Popcorn

Black Owned Snack Brands

Azzizah’s Herbal Green Popcorn is an organic, air-popped snack that is universally tempting, satisfying, nourishing, and of course, tasty and crave-able.

Eat Power Snacks

black owned snack brands

Dad-Made, Kid-Approved. A snack that parents can feel good about their kids eatingEnergy With a Crunch. Packed with the nutrients you need.


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