As of the 26th of February! we are 3 years old!! Wow, the time has flown past quickly.
The Primal Pantry was founded by our very own Suzie Walker who is a nutritionist with her own private nutrition clinic. Suzie has a big passion for real food and taking food back to the basics.
Armed with a blender, some nuts and fruit (particularly coconut, lots and lots of coconuts), Suzie created the first 3 original flavours – Almond & Cashew, Brazil Nut & Cherry, and the best seller, Coconut & Macadamia at home in her kitchen. Did you know that originally they were shaped into balls and not bars? Suzie then packaged them up and sold them individually
She was persuaded to put them out on social media, and got 20,000 orders in two weeks! Encouraged by how popular the balls seemed to be, Suzie found a kitchen that would accept her exacting criteria, got a company to redesign the packaging, found a business partner in our Commercial Director Dominic Maxwell, and began the journey of starting her own business.
With the Primal bars doing so well, we found that our fans were using our bars alongside protein-based products as post-workout products. So we decided to create two high protein bars in March 2016 that would be the cleanest protein bar on the market – Cocoa Orange and Mixed Berries. We went with hemp protein as our protein source as we wanted to avoid soy proteins (health problems associated due to the phytoestrogens found in soy) and whey protein (has a dairy-base, and can cause gas, constipation and bloating). Hemp protein is also one of the best protein sources around as it contains all 20 essential amino acids (see more benefits here)
During the three years that The Primal Pantry has been spearheading the Real Food Revolution, we have been pushing to make our bars more and more accessible. That’s why you can now find them in leading retailers such as Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic, Wholefoods and other independent retailers. We are also exported to 28 countries worldwide including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, USA and Europe. And trust us we are not stopping there – we are going to continue to grow both nationally in the UK and worldwide!
Thank you for supporting us throughout this time, we couldn’t have done this without you! We look forward to your continued support as we keep developing the business into the future!