ONIST was founded by registered nutritionist* Mary Lynch. Mary previously worked for Jamie Oliver as a senior nutritionist and after leaving, studying food policy and working in the industry she became frustrated with the lies in the industry, all the way from farm to fork:
‘I hope that we can begin to show people that fruit and veg are amazing, fibre is bloody important and that not all businesses need to be short sighted’.
Our current product range, The Avocado Chocolate Pot contains just avocados, dates, cashew nuts, cocoa and water. It’s almost three quarters of your daily amount of fibre, full of healthy fats and tastes totally indulgent. And for every pot you buy you are buying a healthy breakfast for a child in need in Gambia (we’re partnered with a little school there called Pandis). We started small, making our pots in the kitchen, but now stock all over the UK - and have just launched in America. We are also about to partner with our second charity in Uganda.
More than just products, we want the ONIST website to become a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand nutrition hub that debunks the myths.
We have lots of amazing things planned and will soon be launching lots of new products, so watch this space!
A note from Mary:
‘I have owned and run ONIST for 2 years and I’ve literally been through every single thought when it comes to how to best brand ONIST, what tone of voice we should have, how we should try and change the world, I’ve come back down to why I started it in the first place. To be ONIST. No bullshit, no fads, no lies. I went through a long period of time in my life where I had a very unhealthy attitude to food and so I wanted to create a company that promoted healthy attitudes to food and life. We want to be a company you can trust and the way in which we intend to do that is to be ourselves.
This is my pledge. Ask questions, enquire, challenge us! Let’s be ONIST.’
PS- Yes we're vegan but that's all we're saying on the matter. No preaching.
For more information on Mary’s nutrition work
*Registered with the Association for Nutrition