Healthy food business: ChicP

An ethically conscious food brand, ChicP is bringing healthy hummus to the fore with its alternative raw dips made from waste fruit and vegetables

Mission statement: Hummus from surplus vegetables #DIPoftheday
One-line elevator pitch: Sweet and savoury raw hummus made from waste fruit and vegetables
Stocked with: No stockists yet but delivers to homes and offices across London, and is often involved in health food events and pop-ups
Website: http://www.chicp.co.uk/

The story

A former private chef, Hannah McCollum spent five years cooking for families across Europe where she would often turn leftover vegetable dishes or salads into dips for the following meal. Determined to bring these “healthy, colourful” dips to the food market and with a passion to change our approach to food waste, ChicP was born. McCollum’s start-up makes raw “punchy” hummus dips from ‘surplus’ vegetables and fruits with an array of tastes and flavours such as kale and rosemary; carrot, ginger and turmeric; and even strawberry and avocado flavour. While the business is not in stores just yet, McCollum’s dips are available for delivery and she hosts supper clubs and caters for events, festivals and parties.

Why ChicP makes our list:

Perfect for snacking, mixed with a meal or as a side dish, us Brits have long been big fans of dips and McCollum has now brought a new twist to the classic hummus condiment. With exciting new tastes and flavours (you can even try banana, peanut butter, and cocoa), ChicP has received a number of recommendations in the press and it has received the accolade of ‘Best Tasting Award’ from Wellicious Lifestyle. Arguably more impressive is the business’ ethical consciousness and dedication to reduce food waste by using surplus produce to make a great product.

What the critics say:

“Sensational, so moussy and delicious.”- RudeHealth

“The beetroot one was damn tasty!” – Red Letter Days

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