Doisy & Dam
These chocolate connoisseurs have revolutionised the industry, by following a 'better ingredients, better ethics, better chocolate' mantra. We talked to Co-Founder Ed to help shine a light on the business and the brand.
Who are Doisy & Dam?
Very simply, we make superdelish choc with superfoods in them. We’re on a mission to bring a bit of well-deserved healthy indulgence into everyone’s lives, a choc a day keeps the doctor away ;). We get asked a lot why we’re called Doisy & Dam… basically they’re two badass nutritionists that won the nobel prize in 1949. They discovered the nutritional benefits of Vitamin K and were all round nutrition nuts so we thought it was the perfect name for superfood choc (it also sounds way better than Ed & Rich).
What makes you unique?
All our bars are organic, gluten free, soya free and lovingly handmade - our dark chocolate range is also vegan friendly. We source some of the highest quality superfoods from all over the world and combine these with our antioxidant-rich Dominican cacao. We make sure every bar of D&D has a superfood, a unique taste and an irresistible texture resulting in something superdelicious (even if we do say so ourselves). Our bars never have more than eight ingredients, minimum 8% superfoods and have a higher cocoa content than most mainstream bars meaning there is a lot less room for sugar and fat. It’s healthy indulgence at its best.
Share the story of how your brand came into being?
Richard and I have been best friends since we were 5 and we've always, always wanted to start a business together. After working in the sensible worlds of finance and marketing for a few years we recognised that the only way to realise our dream was to jump right in and to start a business making a product that we believed in and most importantly, loved!
We’ve been foodies for a long time, superfoodies for a little less time, and we wanted to use superfoods to make indulgent foods better. As self-confessed chocoholics, what better product to begin with? We don’t believe in the idea that you have to sacrifice taste in order to create naturally good food. Plus we now get to work with chocolate everyday :)
What is your favourite way to stay healthy?
As you can imagine we've all got a bit of a sweet tooth in the office, and it’s tough being surrounded by chocolate everyday, but it’s all about having a balanced and healthy diet and lifestyle. We’ve got an active team made up of a netballer, tag rugby player, 2 half marathon runners and we all like to cycle and run so a little choc doesn’t worry us a bit, especially with all it’s nutritional delights.
Discover more of our tasty treats when you order a snack box today.