At first taste, you'd be forgiven for mistaking Peakz for naughty sugary snacks. But these delectable treats are actually made from wholegrain cereal and dark chocolate, making them the perfect guilt-free indulgence. Learn how the dynamic duo Linnea and Aalya took the vegan snack world by storm.
Who are Peakz?
Peakz was created by foodie lovers Linnea and Aalya. When Peakz founders began their journey, they felt there were fewer healthier confectionery snack options that also appealed to vegans and vegetarians. Additionally, all vegan chocolate options were either true indulgence or pure health and there was no happy middle ground which also tasted like an indulgent treat. So they created a snack that uses dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, and has wholegrain cereal at its core.
All of the flavours are natural and are no artificial colours or preservatives. Additionally, each of the squares are fully palm oil free, high in fibre, b12 and iron and 46% less sugar than commercial chocolate bars. Peakz come in six delicious flavours including chocolate, salted caramel, hazelnut, mint, berry, and chocolate orange. The branding is whimsical and quirky and appeals to those looking for a snack in between meetings to pair with tea or coffee, for the kids in their packed lunch, and gym goers for a pre or post workout boost.
How did the business begin?
The concept of Peakz began when Aalya and Linnea met in 2015. Both sharing a passion for snacking and international foods they worked together to find a satisfying on the go vegan friendly chocolate snack that was made in the UK and offered a healthier indulgence than the market was offering. There were many difficulties along the way like deciding whether to produce in their kitchen at home or contract with a professional manufacturer. It was decided to partner with a chocolate manufacturing expert in the north of England and Peakz began production in the autumn of 2017 launching three flavours - chocolate, orange, and salted caramel.
What makes your product unique?
Peakz are vegan and vegetarian friendly and palm oil free making them an ethical and earth conscious option. They also are packed with 33% of your recommended daily intake of iron and 25% of your B12. Additionally, they are also high in dietary fibre from the wholegrain centre and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. This makes them a guilt-free and tasty option to eat any time of day in a handy portion controlled bag of under 155 calories per 32g serving. They are also the perfect size for topping ice cream, porridge, or even to have as a naughty cereal in a bowl of your favourite mylk.
How does the company like to keep healthy?
Linnea thoroughly enjoys daily yoga and rock climbing. Linnea and Aalya love playing tennis in the spring, summer and autumn when the weather is forgiving in London. These activities allow us to stay active and grounded. Both are on a plant-based diet and enjoy cooking many different cuisines and consuming majority wholefoods. However, there is always room for dumplings, Beyond Burgers and soft bake vegan chocolate chip cookies.
Which one Peakz snack would you recommend as a must-try?
Salted caramel is a best seller along with hazelnut so you will not go wrong with either! If you miss Ferrero Rocher or Nutella hazelnut will be a winner for you!
Peakz are a popular choice with the Healthy Nibbles team for our vegan and healthy boxes. They're also great partnered with our Thomson & Scott alcohol-free bubbly box. But don't just take our word. Try for yourself and buy a healthy snack box today.