Seven up and coming food and drink brands to look out for
A: 5B Oakfield Road, Bristol, BS8 2AJ
T: 01174 018 049
On a mission to get more people hydrated and drinking water, Squash Stix is disrupting the market by offering small, easy to carry and hold sachets. The sachets are in fact the world’s first single portion squash in a tear and pour stick. With over 5 million already sold – get drinking!
A: 34 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1TG
T: 07530 868 019
Already in a supermarket near you Kabuto tirelessly taste checked every noodle on the market to launch one that was a) perfect for the Western palate but also b) loyal to traditional Thai, Japanese and Chinese noodles. Set up by Crispin Buck, Kabuto noodles are now available across the world and the company is enjoying year on year growth.
A: The Old Sawmill, Home Farm, Barrow Gurney, BS48 3RW
T: 01275 463229
Winner of 14 great taste awards, plus many others, Lovely Drinks continues to grow as a brand – developing new lines and expanding its reach nationally. With an ethical and feel-good feel to the brand, BLM believes this is a stand-out one to watch.
A: Unit 3, Cargo. Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol BS1 6WD
T: 07538 377461
Think modern day pies and you think Pieminister. But is there a new kid on the block. Lovett Pies has recently opened its first outlet at Cargo in Bristol and is also sold in many shops and restaurants across the West (including Gloucester Services). One to watch.
Otter Valley Ice Cream
A: Aplins Farm, Monkton, Honiton EX14 9QN
T: 01404 861 518
A proud farming family that makes pretty awesome products. Committed to making gelato style ice cream, instead of mass produced, their products have won a string of awards and the business continues to grow its footprint. Can this British ice cream maker go global?
A: Unit 14-16, Brunel Court, Waterwell, Gloucester, GL2 2AL
T: 01452 729 000
The Free From, health food market is a growing one and Pulsin have nailed it. Offering protein high and free from snacks and food – Pulsin can be found in supermarkets and shops across the UK and is growing its postcodes. Cleverly, its online website allows visitors to shop by goal, diet or products. This health boosting energy food brand is going places.
A: Fosters Farm, South Barrow, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LN
T: 01963 441 493
Already stocked in Holland & Barratt, this small innovative company make health snack pot meals using natural ingredients. Inspired by the bean and one-pot recipes from around the world, this food & drink business is making traction in the growing but competitive health food market.