A Family Business
Ananda Foods was established in 2008.
We were searching for healthier, allergen and gelatine free marshmallows for our children to toast on bonfire night. After discovering only one American company, we decided to start making our own fresh, gelatine free marshmallows.
We are a small company based in Derbyshire, UK, a family team, all working together in the cause of cruelty-free Marshmallow Treats. Our products are 100% vegan, with Vegan Society Certification. We make all our marshmallows by hand in small batches and have a 5 star Food Hygiene Rating. Our marshmallows are also cut and packed by hand. We take great care to deliver the finest products with an excellent, personal service.
We have a number of specific dietary requirements in our family, so we appreciate the precautions and extra care required for those with intolerance to allergens.*
We don't use ingredients that are merely labelled 'natural'.
We don't add any officially 'approved' yet dubious and cheap ingredients. No carrageenan or polyglycerol polyricinoleate PGPR.
We use British Sugar sourced locally and only the finest real flavourings. So that you really can taste the difference we use highest quality real fruit to flavour our fruit ranges, eg the raspberries in our Raspberry range. Our Madagascan Vanilla is supplied by world famous Neilsen-Massey, Cocoa certified Organic from Switzerland.
After all, there's little point doing everything by hand with love and great care if we don't use the very best ingredients possible.
Our marshmallows are certified non-gmo and animal free, wheat free, nut free, gluten free, dairy free and (except Mocha) soya free.
Our packaging is almost all recycled and recycle-able. We recycle over 90% of our waste and re-use outer packaging wherever possible.
We hope that by working ethically and sustainably, eliminating allergens, animal products, dubious non-food additives and environmentally harmful packaging, everyone will be able to enjoy eating our Marshmallows
*for more information on additives, allergens and the environment see our MORE/LINKS page
* "Now that large commercial interests are taking notice of the growth in popularity of plant based, vegan foods and lifestyles, we must be vigilant. Even though some particular additives are 'allowed' and can even be classed as vegan, we know that they are neither food, nor fit for consumption, and often are damaging to ourselves and the planet.."
The question isn't: 'How can I change the world?' because each and every one of us does so every day. The question is really: 'In what way do I change it?"