Jessica is the founder of Little Bandits (www.hungrylittlebandits.com), the UK’s first dairy free brand for kids. Little Bandits has been inspired by her son’s food allergies and their inability to find healthy, delicious and playful snacks. Despite 1 in 40 (BSACI) children being allergic to dairy and the rise in plant based diets, there was no single brand strongly leading the children’s free from category in the UK. Little Bandits is there to serve that forgotten demographic. Following consultation with families Jess launched a range of delicious, creamy, low sugar coconut yogurts in July 2020 into 157 Asda stores across the UK. They have since become a special diets provider to 275 nurseries in the South East and are shortly launching a D2C channel. Their yogurts are on average 50% less sugar than their dairy counterparts, are lunchbox friendly, allergen free and are the first kids dairy free yogurt to be fortified with calcium, vitamins B12, D2 and iodine without compromising on taste. Jess is passionately driven by purpose, to ensure no child misses out and is on track to become the trusted dairy free brand for kids.
Jessica will join panel: Innovative approaches in free-from foods.