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Onist

Buy One. Give one.

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Company name:

Onist


Tagline:

Buy One. Give one.


Website: http://www.onistfood.com/
Location:

London


Category:

Groceries

Company overview

The Healthy Avocado Choc Pot

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Onist is a healthy, socially-responsible food brand that you can trust. Our healthy avocado choc pots are made from only six naturally delicious and nutritious ingredients: avocados, dates, cashew nuts, cocoa powder, mineral water and natural flavourings.

All ingredients are organically sourced Fair Trade accredited, vegan, gluten free and paleo. No added sugars, no added nasties.

And for every pot of Onist you buy, you are buying a healthy breakfast for a child in need. So when you buy one, you give one. Simple.
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ONIST IS A:

Source of fibre
Source of magnesium
Source of copper
Source of potassium
Source of phosphorus
Source of iron
Source of Chloride
Source of manganese
Source of zinc

HOW DOES THIS EFFECT YOU?

1. Fibre helps to keep our digestive system healthy
2. Magnesium helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue, helps to keep our electrolyte balance healthy and helps to keep our bones and teeth healthy and helps our metabolism, nervous system and muscles function properly
3. Copper helps keep our metabolism, nervous system and immune system functioning properly. It also protects our cells against oxidative stress
4. Potassium helps to keep our blood pressure healthy. It also helps our nervous system and our muscles to function properly.
5. Phosphorous helps to keep our bones, teeth and cells healthy. It also helps to keep our metabolism working properly.
6. Iron helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. It allows our body’s to create red blood cells and to transport oxygen around the body so we can metabolize energy.
7. Zinc has many uses. It helps our brains work properly. It helps us to be able to metabolize fatty acids and carbohydrates. It helps keep our nails, hair, eyes and skin healthy and it helps to keep us fertile.
8. Chloride helps to keep our digestive system healthy
9. Manganese helps to keep our metabolism working properly, our bones healthy and helps to protect cells from oxidative stress.

OTHER BITS ONIST IS:
Vegan
Gluten free
Dairy free
Paleo
Fairtrade
Organic
Contains no added sugar or sweeteners
Contains only 6 Ingredients
We all know that a balanced and varied diet is the best way to keep your health in check. But in practice, it isn't always so easy to maintain – particularly with so many tempting desserts staring at us from the supermarket shelves! That’s where we come in: our avocado choc pots indulge the sweet spot while offering nothing but natural goodness. Onist is made from 40% fruit, making them a great source of fibre. Better still, each pot is less than 200kcal and contains nothing but nutritionally-rich calories.

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Founding Team

Mary Lynch

Founder

I thought of the idea for Onist when I was working at Jamie Oliver Ltd. We’d often go to ‘healthy’ places for lunch. I was the senior nutritionist for Jamie Oliver’s food team and so naturally I am suspicious when anything is labelled as healthy. It is a term banded around in the industry and often not backed up. I longed for something to hit the sweet spot after lunch that actually was nutritious. At home, like a lot of gym bunnies, I would make avocado chocolate mousse made with maple syrup, cocoa and avocado. My partner who hates avocado was shocked to find that he loved it and couldn’t taste the avocado. I was intrigued. I always knew that I wanted to start my own company but leaving Jamie’s was one of the toughest things I have ever done. I loved the people, what the company stood for, the work, and as nutrition jobs go, it was pretty amazing. By the time I decided to leave I was doing a part time masters in Food Policy with Tim Lang at City University in London. The course, and my experience at Jamie’s had taught me about the injustice in the world when it comes to the food industry. We have all these amazing exotic foods available to us every day in the UK but there is a disconnect between the food we eat and how farmers are treated and paid. Farmers are some of the poorest people in the world! I fundamentally believe that isn’t ok. I knew that I wanted to create a business that could make a difference. I want to show other businesses that being responsible as well as commercial can work, and in fact it can offer your brand and business greater longevity. I also believe that businesses for good offer a much better model for a charity as they don’t rely solely on fundraising. And from a commercial standpoint, the business benefits as well. It’s a win win. The next step was deciding how to make the business charitable. I realised that a lot of people have now lost trust in charities, they don’t know where the money is going and so they are reluctant to donate. But people do want to give back, they do care and they are interested in learning about where there food comes from. So after months of researching and brainstorming I came up with the Onist Food name (I’m dyslexic and so a phonetic spelling made sense) and Buy One Give One as the tag line. So for every pot a person buys they are buying a healthy breakfast for a child in need in Gambia. I have partnered with a really small charity in Gambia called Pandys so I have complete control of where the money is spent. Transparency is key. Prior to this however I needed to get the recipe right. Although the old combo of maple syrup, cocoa and avocados worked well I am a massive believer in nutritious calories (calories that give your body something other than energy) and so, although maple syrup offers more minerals than sugar I wanted to make them as nutritious as possible. And so the endless testing began. I am super happy about the end result, even my friends who are die hard milk chocolate fans love it, when I won them over I knew my work was done. I love the ingredients that we use- avocados, dates, cashew nuts, cocoa and natural extracts, nothing else. All organic and all Fairtrade of course. It is also great because it is suitable for vegans and those following a gluten free or paleo diet. In the future I hope to be able to scale up, reduce the price per pot and go into supermarkets to offer everyone a totally delicious healthy option for dessert! But most importantly I want to help as many people in need as possible, and show food businesses that CSR isn’t a box that should just be ticked off a list, it should be integral to your business. Food is so fundamental to our lives, it builds family’s, creates businesses, controls politics and saves lives so let’s treat it and the people who make it with a little more respect.

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10 x Salted Caramel and Chocolate Healthy Avocado Choc pots

Price: £41.5

Quantity available: 100

10 pots of the salted caramel and chocolate healthy avocado choc pot.
All pots will arrive frozen so keep them in the freezer and defrost as and when you want a healthy dessert/ snack!
By buying this selection you are donating over 1 weeks worth of breakfasts for the children at Pandis in Gambia.

(price includes £4 delivery)

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

10 x Mint Chocolate Healthy Avocado Choc Pot

Price: £41.5

Quantity available: 100

10 pots of the mint chocolate healthy avocado choc pot.
All pots will arrive frozen so keep them in the freezer and defrost as and when you want a healthy dessert/ snack!
By buying this selection you are donating over 1 weeks worth of breakfasts for the children at Pandis in Gambia.

(price includes £4 delivery)

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

10 x Dark Chocolate Healthy Avocado Choc pot

Price: £41.5

Quantity available: 100

10 pots of the dark chocolate healthy avocado choc pot.
All pots will arrive frozen so keep them in the freezer and defrost as and when you want a healthy dessert/ snack!
By buying this selection you are donating over 1 weeks worth of breakfasts for the children at Pandis in Gambia.

(price includes £4 delivery)

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

10 x Chocolate Orange Healthy Avocado Choc Pot

Price: £41.5

Quantity available: 100

10 pots of the chocolate orange healthy avocado choc pot.
All pots will arrive frozen so keep them in the freezer and defrost as and when you want a healthy dessert/ snack!
By buying this selection you are donating over 1 weeks worth of breakfasts for the children at Pandis in Gambia.

(price includes £4 delivery)

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days

The Everything Selection

Price: £62

Quantity available: 100

16 pots in total, 4 of each flavour; dark chocolate, salted caramel, mint chocolate and chocolate orange.
All pots will arrive frozen so keep them in the freezer and defrost as and when you want a healthy dessert/ snack!
By buying this selection you are donating over 2 weeks worth of breakfasts for the children at Pandis in Gambia.

(price includes £4 delivery)

Estimated delivery: 3-5 business days