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Food Founders Interviews
Stories, experiences and advice from people who've started and scaled a food or drink business.
Jun 21, 2022
Creating a revolution in sustainable farming and ingredients
Hear all about Wildfarmed and how it's creating different ingredients, products and relationships with it's sustainable approach to farming.
May 18, 2022
Scaling-up a food business with Marieke from Snackzilla
Snackzilla founder Marieke Syed tells us all about creating and scaling-up a food business.
Apr 14, 2022
Seriously Low Carb and Keto - from startup to 15 countries
Triathlete Andy Welch founded Keeto Life because he was “tired of eating salads twice a day”. His Seriously Low Carb products are now sold in 15 countries.
Mar 14, 2022
Sipp'd: a drinks business with a twist
Ash and Oli founded Sipp’d in 2020 and are on a mission to create great-tasting drinks with quality, natural ingredients.
Feb 14, 2022
Innovative Eastern-inspired soft drinks
Find out all about how Ros and Subha left their careers in banking to start Bodha Drinks, the innovative, Eastern-inspired soft drinks brand.
Jan 15, 2022
Launching bold, fun snacks into Sainsbury's and more
Cheeky P’s are Vegan, gluten-free, protein-packed snacks made from chickpeas. They’re based on a Malaysian street snack (Kacang Putih) with some lip-smacking British-loved flavours added. Founders Gracia and Gregory are on a mission to “bring a bit of mischief” and get more people eating the nutritious, tasty chick pea. They tell Mel about starting the business, developing the product, getting listings with retailers and lots more. — You can find a wealth of videos, guides and checklists for food and drink product development in the Resources section of the Froghop website at https://www.froghop.co.uk/resources/. If you’d like to talk about your product and its development, feel free to get in touch.
Dec 15, 2021
Creating delicious reduced sugar luxury chocolates
Find out Catrin Burr of Auroso Chocolates has successfully developed, launched and promoted her luxury reduced sugar chocolates - from home.
Nov 15, 2021
What Independent Retailers Want From Producers
Consumers are increasingly passionate about independent food and drink, and they expect the products they find in independent farm shops, delis and cafes to taste great, have a story and meet their needs. In this episode Tara Mei of Mahalo Supplies (and Bread & Jam) talks about her experience of founding a wholesaler, as well as her thoughts on what independent retailers want – and need – from independent producers. — You can find a wealth of videos, guides and checklists for food and drink product development in the Resources section of the Froghop website at https://www.froghop.co.uk/resources/
Oct 13, 2021
Launching Lexi's Treats “with a small budget and no team”
Lexi’s Treats founder, Alexei Khatiwada, shares his experience and tips of launching a new product “with a small budget and no team”. This session is packed with tips, recommendations, ideas and tons on energy. You can buy the full range of tasty, gluten-free, vegan, crispy treats at www.lexistreats.com. (Recorded October 2020) — You can find a wealth of videos, guides and checklists for food and drink product development in the Resources section of the Froghop website at https://www.froghop.co.uk/resources/
Sep 14, 2021
Packing grab-and-go biscuits with veggie goodness
Helen Yates is packing Rootles full of vegetable goodness. They’re grab-and-go chocolate-covered biscuits that are ‘deliciously unconventional’ and based on the idea that if we put vegetables in cakes, why not in biscuits too! Listen on to hear her story from idea, development and manufacturing challenges, to pitching, branding and marketing the product. — You can find a wealth of videos, guides and checklists for food and drink product development in the Resources section of the Froghop website at https://www.froghop.co.uk/resources/
Aug 15, 2021
Potent liquid supplements for health and vitality
Trent Scanlen co-founded Truth Origins with his friend Dr Harrison Weisinger (aka Dr Harry). Both Trent and Harry have successfully overcome cancer and have used their research into plant science to create a ‘radically transparent’ natural supplements business. — You can find a wealth of videos, guides and checklists for food and drink product development in the Resources section of the Froghop website at https://www.froghop.co.uk/resources/
Jul 14, 2021
Vegan products that blow people's minds
Steve Swindon co-founded LoveSeitan in 2017 and is on a mission to reduce the consumption of animals and animal products. They knew this meant developing vegan products that “blow people’s minds”. Find out how they’ve done it. — Watch our webinar about developing Vegan products to find out more about at https://www.froghop.co.uk/kc-developing-vegan-food-products/.
Jun 14, 2021
Healthy snacks for children
Food founder Marieke Syed tells us about how she came to launch Snackzilla, making healthy snacks for children, getting funded and developing a tasty family favourite recipe that’s HFSS compliant. (Recorded December 2020) — Watch our free webinars to learn about developing products within HFSS guidelines – go to https://www.froghop.co.uk/kc-developing-around-hfss/.
May 13, 2021
Local restaurant to food business
Thea Brook, founder of award-winning plant-based restaurant, The Brook, shares her experiences and advice for founders. She’s successfully turned a restaurant menu into an award-winning food business. — If you want to find out more about food product development, you can contact us via our website at https://www.froghop.co.uk/contact/.