Apple Crisps have picked up on the less-than-good results announced by Which? when they released their children’s lunch box nutrition findings.
From 1.8g salt in some products to 23g of sugar in others the long term health effects for a child eating these levels of ingredients was flagged up as a danger.
Now a Kentish company has proposed Perry Court Farm Apple Crisps as a perfect solution.
Apple Crisps were created by 22 year old Charlie Fermor who came up with the idea while studying for a degree in agriculture at Reading University. Made using home grown apples 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.
Classified as part of the 5 a day, containing just 0.2g of fat and only 76 calories per packet are described as little bag of heaven for both children and parents alike in comparison with the horrific results released by Which?.
Apple Crisps creator, Charlie, commented: “It is shocking facts such as those published by Which? that made me want to create the crisps in the first place. I grew up on a farm in the countryside and have always lead a healthy lifestyle, however, when studying at university I was shocked at how snacks become a substantial part of the student lifestyle and nearly all of what was on offer contained ridiculous amounts of sugar, salt or fat. With my family’s farm specialising in growing fruit I wanted to create a product that was fruit based but that still could be sold in vending machines and newsagents across the country. Apple Crisps were the natural answer.”
Although there are obviously other dried fruit products in the UK, Perry Court Apple Crisps say they 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 other countries, so there’s no environmentally damaging shipping miles to worry about.
Apple Crisps are sold across the South East in various farm shops and markets and with a RRP of just 80p they are positioned as the perfect alternative for your little ones’ lunch boxes!
Apple Crisps are available in the following outlets:
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