We caught up with London mum Marieke Syed who has launched SNACKZILLA a new healthier vegan cookie alternative for after school snacks this Autumn.
The look of disdain on your child’s face if you ever have the nerve to turn up at pick-up time without after school snacks. Sometimes you might even wonder if they even feed them at school? To help out we’ve teamed up with Marieke Syed to give one lucky parent a month’s supply of Snackzilla
Marieke is a very kind lady who has big ambitions to help parents with healthier snack choices while helping to fund workshops to give children an opportunity to learn more about food
What is SNACKZILLA?
SNACKZILLA is a brand new healthy kids brand with a range of soft-baked
cookies, which have 50% less sugar than the average sweet biscuit, with nothing
artificial, high in fibre and made in the UK. It’s the perfect lunchbox and after
school snack for kids.
Where can we get SNACKZILLA in East London
Tell us more about Give.Help.Share partnership
When I met Jacqueline and Amanda during the lockdown, I knew that their charity
was the perfect partner for us, and so decided that for every carton sold in
Sainsbury’s, we would donate to their charity, Give.Help.Share. The SNACKZILLA
donations will support their school workshops that focus on healthy snack
swaps. The workshops aim to provide children with the opportunity to learn
about food, its provenance, diet and health together with budgeting skills in
order to empower them to develop healthy eating habits and make informed
How did you create your recipes?
The cookies are based on my Granny’s oat cookie recipe. I worked with
nutritionists and product developers to reformulate the recipe to make them
meet government nutritional standards.
Do you have any advice for other mums wanting to launch their own
Do plenty of research at the start before committing to anything, making sure
you have a sound understanding of your; target market, competitors, barriers to
entry, costs, margins, regulations etc. Speak to as many people as possible who
have done what you want to do, and get plenty of advice from them about what
they would have done differently.
What do you like to do with your family when you are not working?
Sadly there is not much spare time when running a food business and taxiing 2
young boys around to various activities! But when I do have time, I love cooking
for friends and family and falling asleep whilst watching trashy TV.
When asked if he would recommend Snackzilla to other children, my son said “Yes, it’s yummy. It tastes like honey.”
** Made in a nut-free factory but Snackzilla cannot guarantee that all ingredients do not contain traces of nut. Made and packed on equipment that handles egg, milk, sulfites and soya.