Growth Business Award winner - South West

Moo Free

Moo Free is an ethical manufacturer of dairy free, gluten free and organic confectionery that tastes like milk chocolate, but does not require a single cow. Cow's milk has been replaced by rice milk to create a delicious 'milk' chocolate to high standards, but without risk of allergen contamination.

Moo Free was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Mike and Andrea Jessop who are aiming for the company to become the world's leading dairy free chocolate. The quirky branding is eye-catching, fun and has helped Moo Free build its strong customer base amongst retailers, wholesalers and supermarkets.

Impressive home and export sales caught the FDF Award judges' eyes including a 10% export growth in 18 months and an increase in export destinations from nine to 21 countries including Australia, which is Moo Free's biggest overseas customer.

Moo Free currently supplies supermarket chains around the world including UK based Waitrose and Sainsburys, leading Irish store Dunnes, Auchan in Portugal, European giants Carrefour, and Coles and Woolworth in Australia.

With a daily production of over 1,000 kg of chocolate, Moo Free has expanded beyond its first factory and is in the process of setting up a new Devon base. Staffing has also doubled over the past 18 months as the company continues its impressive growth strategy.

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Last reviewed: 03 Sep 2015