FDA Packaging Ltd are pleased to be working with home kitchen start-up, Olly’s Bakery, who have created a range of natural whole food energy bars, called Ollybars.

Fed up with all the usual sweet and unhealthy ‘on the go’ foods on offer when he needed an energy boost, founder Olly decided to create his own range of snack bars but without all the artificial ingredients and added ‘gloop’. He says: “I wanted to make the best tasting vegan, gluten-free energy bars out there. 80% whole fruit, nuts and seeds. Pure nutrition, wrapped in bio-compostable sleeves to help the environment”. Our FLEXWRAP flow-wrapper machines are ideal for the job as they are clean, easy to use with no waste and are also compatible with a range of heat seal biodegradable wrapping materials.

Sweetened with fruit and high in fibre, Ollybars are vegan, dairy free and gluten free so they are perfect for just about everyone! Since 2015, Olly has doubled sales and is already supplying 300 UK stores, 6 wholesalers and exports to Europe.

With a 2017/18 turnover of £125k, Olly now aims to raise funds to hire a sales team, outsource to a larger production site and launch a marketing campaign to raise awareness of his tasty brand. He has already raised over £100k through crowdfunding with an overall target of £200k – you can find out more and get involved at https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/ollybars/pitches/lzOKxZ#providers