Vive bars are packed full of natural, gluten-free ingredients - using dates for sweetness, pea protein for muscle maintenance and growth, peanuts for added crunch and sunflower lecithin for brain food. With no artificial nasties, Vive bars are a great pre or post workout snack, and make nature taste naughty.
Who are Vive?
We are a plant-based start-up based in North London.
How did the business begin?
In 2015, on his way home from work, our founder Ishak picked up a health bar. It was dry, bland and boring. It left him reaching for water (and a bin!). The next day, everything changed. Ishak started making his own bars at home... Vive was born, the MOISTEST and MOST INDULGENT bars ever. Everyone at work loved them.
Ishak decided to take the plunge. He left his job, hired two pals and decided to go all in on Vive. They bought an old Onion Factory in East London (as you do). Through grit, Vive spirit (and coffee, Oh yes! lots of coffee) they transformed it into The BeeVive. They would make bars through the night and sell to local stores during the day.
It was all going dandy! Until it it flooded. Water, everywhere. The BeeVive, became The BeeSwamp. The team sat around, genuinely considering packing it all in. The only thing pulling them through? The wild quest to make Nature Taste Naughty and to get the moistest and most indulgent natural bar to the masses.
So why Vive? Taste it and find out!
What makes your product unique?
We have the indulgent taste of a chocolate bar, with the added benefits of a protein bar! The UK’s 1st ‘functional chocolate bar’.
What nutritional benefits does Vive provide?
Plant protein, full of fibre, vitamins, minerals, vegan, gluten free and 100% natural!
What are Vive doing to be more sustainable and eco-conscious?
We're currently actively searching for plastic-free alternatives for our packaging. A lot of companies have this in place, but some of this packaging is no better than plastic, as it can only be processed in special compost that the majority of the public can't access - so we're trying to find an alternative that will be accessible for all and actually be an improvement on plastic. We also sell bags of 'off-cuts', which are misshapen (but still just as delicious) bars that would otherwise be thrown away.
Why should this be our go-to snack?
Delicious and filling. Our bars have everything you could want, wrapped in a delicious layer of Belgian Dark Chocolate.
How does the company like to keep healthy?
A Vive bar a day… 😉
Which one Vive snack would you recommend as a must-try?
Our Flavour of the Month! Which is a bit of a cheat answer, because it’s a different flavour every month… but my gosh they’re always delicious! From Pumpkin Pie, to Lemon Cheesecake and Black Forest – every month a new flavour is created, and 5% of all the sales go to charity, too!
So, order a snack box from Healthy Nibbles today to experience the indulgent, yet guilt-free health snack that is Vive!