Inspired to create health bars
Wheelchair rugby coach hoping to raise funds to take fledgling business professional
26-year-old Phil Zealey, from Glebe Road, Chalfont St Peter, started making healthy food bars in his mum’s kitchen in January this year after suffering from a bout of ill health.
In 2012 Mr Zealey was diagnosed with Candida, a yeast overgrowth in the gut which consequently meant he had to undergo a specific diet for six weeks, but struggled to follow it as he would often be away from home because of work commitments.
Inspired by this he began to make sustainable fruit and nut bars he could eat, something which was soon picked up by the players who began asking if they could have some and his burgeoning business started to grow, already selling to Paralympic athletes and football teams.
Now Mr Zealey is hoping to professionalise his products for sale in the largest stores, and hopes to raise money for things such as packing, manufacture and rebranding.
He said of the major stores: “Once they have tasted them they’re interested.
“They wanted to buy them – it’s now getting the packaging to a stage where they can stock them.”
Mr Zealey said his bars are not only good for you – they are tasty and good for the environment.
He said: “Whenever anyone’s tried them they have bought them.
“It’s getting people round to the idea that healthy food tastes good.”
And said that it has been difficult to get to this stage but has had good support from those who have tried them.
“I’m making food and nut bar for people that don’t have options,” he said.
“Being able to get into somewhere where I can get to a wider audience is one of the big things behind it.”
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Phil Zealey and some of his health food bars