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Ananda’s plant-based marshmallows and ‘Round Ups’ are handmade in small batches in a 100% vegan and nut free bakery in the heart of Derbyshire. Ananda Foods is an independent, artisan bakery entering their 14th year of trading. They are a genuine small producer, with all their products hand made by a small team of six! The Ananda’s range encompasses vegan and gluten free diets, establishing themselves as producers of unique, quality confectionery.
Founded in 2008, Ananda’s was the first vegan bakery to open in Derbyshire, filling a need for great tasting, gelatine free marshmallows. Owners Amanda & Russell searched for vegan marshmallows to toast on Bonfire night for their three young children and knew that other vegetarian and vegan families were probably doing the same.
“We started out in our small cottage kitchen, experimenting and gifting marshmallows to the school mums and our local wholefood shop. I was an avid baker and loved to introduce cakes and sweets that were made without eggs or dairy to our friends and groups within the community. When I realised that there was a demand for quality handmade produce, there was no turning back. To think that I could bake and distribute our goodies to a wider community was a bit of a ‘Wow’ moment.”
Ananda’s have stayed true to their handmade ethos, creating everything in house, from their recipes to their packaging design. They use only real vanilla extract, natural flavours, real fruit and vegetable colourants with no artificial colours or flavours.
“We have come a long way since the beginning and are still as excited by each new flavour creation, new product launch and each customer message. Knowing that in some small way we are making a difference to people’s lives, whether it is the inspiration to follow a vegan lifestyle or the young child who can join in at the campfire toasting marshmallows, let’s you know that you are doing something right. Making someone smile is a big thing.”
Ananda’s offer a range of gifting products, with eye-catching packaging, inspired by and printed locally, Ananda’s products proudly display their provenance, giving authenticity to your ‘not-on-the-high-street’ local and ethically sourced range.
“We are really looking forward to meeting buyers at Top Drawer this February. We have created some exciting gift boxes for Christmas 2022 and can’t wait to show them off. Come and say hello and try a taster at stand FEC1”
All of Ananda’s products are 100% vegan and reassuringly Vegan Society Certified.
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