Some sweet relief
WHEN Alessia Buccheri worked as a caterer, she noticed a lack of healthy options available for customers.
To fill that niche Buccheri started her business Cocobanan, which provides a range of sweet treats without the processed sugar and fat.
Buccheri said she was sick of seeing children fill up on sugary food with no nutritional value.
“Working at Domain Stadium in Subiaco, we had thousands of people to feed and they were just filling up on burgers and meat pies,” Buccheri said.
“It is just the norm to fill up on junk; sometimes people would come looking for a healthy option and we weren’t prepared for that.
“Being healthy should be the norm; it shouldn’t be a big deal.”
The self-confessed foodie said since starting the business two months ago she had catered for many children’s parties and events.
“We associate sugary food at children’s birthday parties with having a good time,” she said.
Buccheri said many parents were starting to become more health conscious.
“That’s where I can come in; my vegan ice creams and treats are really fun and appealing for kids,” she said.
“Parents have really opened their eyes to fuelling their children with healthier treats without the colours, preservatives, sugars and toxins that are in children’s party foods.”
Buccheri’s recipes are available in a range of flavours.
“I’m always experimenting with different ice cream flavours which will really take off with summer on the way,” she said.
“My stepdad is a chef, so it’s common for us to be cooking and sharing recipe ideas in our home.
“I’m excited I can provide a healthier, fun option without sacrificing taste.”
For more information, visit instagram. com/theofficialcocobanan.