Twenty two year old Charlie Fermor from Kent came up with the idea while studying for a degree in agriculture, and now uses apples grown on his family’s farm, Perry Court, to make crisps.
The crisps are the ultimate in healthy eating as nothing is added or taken away; the process simply involves the apples being picked, washed, cored, sliced, dried and then packaged.
Although there are obviously other dried fruit products in the UK, Perry Court Apple Crisps are the only naturally and environmentally friendly produced crisps on the market. Rather than zapping the apples with radiation or frying them in greasy oil, Charlie dries out his product by using nothing other than the earth’s natural air. What’s more they are the only known company that uses British home grown apples rather than importing them from various countries, so there’s no environmentally damaging shipping miles to worry about.
The main benefit though is that they look and taste just like crisps should do but with an extra natural sweetness meaning that children everywhere are happy munching away oblivious to their secret fruit intake.
Charlie commented: “I came up with the idea whilst I was studying at university. At the time child obesity was in the news everywhere from Jamie Oliver’s school dinners to news articles from the NHS.” He continued: “I always knew that I wanted to continue in my father’s footsteps and work on the farm and as we specialise in growing fruit I thought the crisp idea was the perfect solution, not just to help people achieve a healthy, balanced diet, but also to start up a sustainable business.”
Apple Crisps are sold across the South East in various farm shops and markets and with a RRP of just 80p they are the perfect alternative for your little ones’ lunch boxes as well as your own as Apple Crisps only contain 76 calories per pack!
What’s more Charlie is currently perfecting other fruit alternatives including cherry and strawberry crisps so your taste buds can tingle whilst your waist line reaps the benefits. – Fruitylicious!
Apple crisps are currently stocked by:
Perry Court Farm Shop in Kent, Tulley’s Farm Shop in West Sussex, Godstone Farm Shop in Surrey, Calcott Hall Farm Shop in Essex, Chegworth Farm Shop in London, Broadditch Farm Shop in Kent, Fanny’s Farm Shop in Surrey, Macnades Fine Foods in Faversham, Secretts stores in Surrey & Sussex, The Barnyard in Sittingbourne, La Fromagerie in Marylebone and Laithebarn in Romney Marsh and Haguelands Farm Shop in Kent.
Plus at weekly farmers markets in:
Wye, Uckfield, Walton on Thames, Penge, Tenterden, Swiss cottage, Rye, Hammersmith, East Grinstead, Crowborough, Dulwich, Barnes, Oval, South Kensington, Twickenham, Notting Hill, Ealing, Wimbledon, Alexandra Palace, Islington, Meopham, Epsom, Blackheath, Queens Park, Marylebone, Westerham