Foodpreneur 2017 is our competition together with Intu to find the best food and drink startups in the UK. After whittling hundreds of entries down to a shortlist of incredible businesses, these businesses pitched to a panel of judges.
We are now thrilled to announce the eight semi-finalists from this shortlist, who will each receive a week of pop-up space at Intu centres around the country – from 30th June to 7th July. Go along to your local shopping centre and show your support, whether that’s into Metrocentre, into Lakeside, or intu Derby!
Here are the brilliant businesses that will be trading.
Rupesh & Alexandra Thomas - Tuk Tuk Chai
Tuk Tuk Chai is a drinks brand creating tea, but not as you know it. Their spicy take on the everyday cuppa, which can be drunk hot or cold, is inspired by travels though India, and the challenge of finding proper chai in the UK. Rupesh and Alexandra will be trading at intu Metrocentre, based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Nick Coleman & Andy Allen – Snaffling Pig
Snaffling Pig is reinventing the humble pork scratching, with a host of exciting flavours and use of high-quality pork crackling. Full of flavour and already collaborating with big brands such as Colman’s Mustard, these are not the pork scratchings you’re used to. Nick and Andy will be trading at intu Derby.
Dan Pawson – Sea Chips
Sea Chips are the UK’s first makers of salmon skin crisps. Salmon skin often gets wasted during cooking, but it’s packed with nutrients and crisps up into a delicious treat. Dan will be trading at intu Metrocentre, based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Jamie McCloskey – Love Corn
Love Corn are on a mission to make roasted corn your favourite snack. High fibre, vegan, gluten and sugar-free, they’re also pretty delicious. Jamie will be trading at intu Lakeside, Essex.
James Cadbury – Love Cocoa
Inspired by his great-great-great grandfather, who set up Cadbury chocolate nearly 200 years ago, Love Cocoa create quality handmade chocolate with a contemporary twist. James will be selling at intu Derby.
Kaye Foong – Cheeky Boy Sauces
Cheeky Boy Sauces create a range sauces inspired by world-wide travel, featuring big flavours and clean ingredients. You'll be able to find Kaye at intu Lakeside, Essex.
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