Nim's Fruit & Vegetable Crisps Press Coverage

What’s the Economic Cost of Brexit? Pineapples Tell a Tale

Britain is increasingly grappling with the bewildering economic consequences of its pending departure from the European Union. For one company, Nim’s Fruit Crisps, the impact is measured in the soaring cost of pineapple.

Nim’s dries fruits into snacks served up like potato chips, operating out of a former metal shop in this industrial enclave east of London. One of its best-selling varieties uses pineapple from Costa Rica that is shipped in by an Amsterdam-based trading company.

UK crisps with a better bite

Nim’s Fruit Crisps was founded in 2012 by Nimisha Raja, a Kent-based café owner who was frustrated by a dearth of what she regarded as genuinely healthy and tasty snacks on the market. Last year, she set up her own UK-based factory, which is now producing award-winning, air-dried fruit crisps.

Meeting lifetime goals in midlife – from one entrepreneur who put everything on the line for success

It is supposed to be the time of life when people start slowing down and looking forward to their retirement. But as life expectancies increase and people’s health improves, the assumptions made about the over-fifties look ever more out of date.

The reality is that people of this age group are relishing new challenges in the next stage of their lives. That spirit of adventure is found in their personal lives – research suggests that the over-fifties share a passion for travel, being active and dating – and at work, with record numbers changing careers, or even starting their own business.

Maker of air-dried fruit and vegetable crisps planning rapid expansion with help of new £150,000 funding package from Lloyds Bank

Nim's Fruit & Vegetable Crisps Range

A maker of air-dried fruit and vegetable crisps is planning a rapid expansion with the help of a new £150,000 funding package from Lloyds Bank.

Single mother Nimisha Raja, who launched Nim’s Fruit Crisps in 2012, is targeting new markets in the US, the Continent and Australia, and is developing new lines, including seasonal products such as fig and orange crisps for Christmas.

The firm’s expansion comes as a report from Lloyds Bank last week revealed food and drink companies in England and Wales have raised their growth forecasts and plan to create more than 75,000 new jobs over the next five years, despite uncertainty since the EU referendum vote.

Nim’s healthy crisps bear fruit manufacturing in the UK

Nim's Fruit & Vegetable Crisps Range

Founded and run by Nimisha Raja, improving health is at the heart of the new air-drying process she has developed that creates crunchy textures.

Keeping the nutrients and cutting the calories, the crispy slices come as single fruits and vegetables or combinations, including pear, apple, melon and orange or tomato and cucumber. All are fat, additive, gluten and dairy-free.

“But we are well aware worthy intentions aren’t enough,” explains Raja. “Above all customers want their snacks to taste and look good

Vegetable crisps: 10 of the best, tried and tested for taste and flavour

Peppers & Courgettes Vegetable Crisps - Single Pack

Air dried, not fried and you can tell – they are not at all oily.  The dried slices of red and yellow pepper and courgette discs taste as if they have barely been tampered with. It’s an unusual combination (these are the first “courgette crisps” we’ve tried). Most of the flavouring comes from a light sprinkling of paprika.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps launches UK’s ‘first air-dried vegetable crisps’

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Nim’s Fruits Crisps has added to its range of fruit crisps with the launch of “the UK’s first air-dried range of vegetable crisps”.

Including tomato and cucumber, pepper and courgette, and beetroot and parsnip flavours, the new snacks will be targeted towards health-conscious consumers and feature 100% fresh vegetables, Nim’s said. They will seek to tap into demand for health on-the-go snacks that don’t compromise on taste, the company added.

Nim's Fruit Crisps taps Tesco's BackIt platform for new kids crisps range fundraiser

Nim's Kids Fruit Crisps - Healthy Snack For Children

The Kent-based supplier is aiming to raise £20,000 for the new children’s range

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Nim’s Fruit Crisps Awarded "Best New Idea"

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A range of air dried vegetable crisps from Nim’s Fruit Crisps has been awarded the Best New Idea accolade at this year’s Food & Drink Expo. The range includes 100% Natural Air Dried Pepper & Courgette, Beetroot & Parsnip and Tomato & Cucumber crisps, which are all sliced and aired to perfection without the use of oil. The process helps to retain much of the nutrients whilst enhancing the authentic taste of the vegetable.

Selling to Co-op was a crucial stepping stone for these suppliers

Continuing our regular supply chain series, Business Advice hears from two smaller suppliers about their experiences selling to Co-op to find out what fellow entrepreneurs should know before approaching the retailer.

The food arm of Co-op Group has made more explicit pledges to the nation’s local suppliers than any other major UK grocer. In November 2016, Co-op published a small business charter with a promise to double its headcount of local producers that supply its stores. The “Backing British” charter set out five principles the retailer claimed would change the way it sources produce by “fostering closer relationships and support” for local suppliers.

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Nim’s Fruit Crisps wins SME Innovation of Year award

Nimisha Raja founder of Nim's Fruit Crisps accepting SME Innovation of the Year 2016 award at Food manufacture excellence awards

Children’s healthy snacks firm Nim’s Fruit Crisps has gobbled up the Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) trophy in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder on life after Brexit

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Promoting the British origin of food and drink products will pay off for manufacturers after Brexit, according to Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder and ceo Nimisha Raja.


Nim’s Air Dried Pineapple Crisps and Nim’s Air Dried Tomato & Cucumber Crisps from Nim’s Fruit & Vegetable Crisps have been Shortlisted for a Good Choice! Quality Food Awards 2016

 Nim’s Air Dried Pineapple Crisps and Nim’s Air Dried Tomato & Cucumber Crisps produced by Nim’s Fruit Crisps, based in Kent has been shortlisted in the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards.

The 2 variants were among 100’s of products, from across the UK, to have been called in for a rigorous judging process, and after two days of judging, Nim’s Air Dried Pineapple Crisps has been shortlisted in the in the sweet snacks category whilst the Air Dried Tomato & Cucumber Crisps has been shortlisted in the Savoury Snack category.  The latter is part of a range of Air Dried Vegetable Crisps which recently also won the Best New idea award at Food & Drink Expo 2016 in Birmingham.

'We have to be nimble and pragmatic' – crisp maker hit by price rises

Manufacturer Nimisha Raja has been following the foreign exchange markets more closely than usual since the referendum. She makes dried fruit and vegetable crisps at a factory in Sittingbourne, Kent, and buying ingredients from abroad has become a lot more expensive since the Brexit vote sent the pound tumbling against the euro, the dollar and other currencies.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps seals first UK 'big four' supermarket listing

UK challenger brand Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps has sealed its largest ever listing with a UK supermarket.

The Kent-based company, which produces air dried fruit and vegetable crisps, will now be stocked by ‘big four’ retailer Tesco, a deal that comes hot on the heels of agreements with Co-op and online seller Ocado.

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Air dried crisps (so they’re definitely healthy, because they’re not fried) made from fruit and vegetables. And nothing else. Seriously – no salt, no sugar, no spices. There are other flavours too – we really want to try the tomato and cucumber ones. No-guilt snacks! We’re intrigued.

Nim's Fruit Crisps in Sittingbourne launches crowdfunding bid as part of Tesco campaign

Melon & Orange Fruit Crisps

A healthy snack maker is hoping investors will bite on its bid to raise £20,000 to launch a new children’s range.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps, based in Sittingbourne, has kicked off a crowdfunding attempt in an initiative being run by Tesco supermarket.

The food and drink business is aiming to attract people to pledge as little as £5 in return for a variety of different rewards.

UK fruit crisp maker eyes direct sourcing with Colombia

Nim's Fruit & Vegetable Crisps Range

Nim’s Fruit Crisps wants to source directly from Colombian fruit farms to ensure better quality and consistency in its products and cater to growing production demands, its founder says.

Nim's Fruit Crisps achieve record Tesco 'raise'

Not all crisps are created equal!

Nim’s Fruit Crisps have recently launched in Tesco stores nationwide and hope to give potato crisps a run for their money, by providing convenient and tasty snacks, but with added benefits to boot!


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Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps has sealed its largest ever listing with a UK supermarket.

The company, which produces air dried fruit and vegetable crisps at its bespoke facility in Sittingbourne, Kent, will now be stocked by Tesco.

More than 1,500 stores nationwide will sell apple, pear and beetroot & parsnip varieties, which are made exclusively from fruit and vegetables sourced from the UK.

These will be sold across both the ‘Express’ and Main Estates stores in England, North Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The deal comes hot on the heels of agreements with Co-op and Ocado.


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Healthy snack maker Nim’s Fruit Crisps has struck a deal to supply its products via Ocado.

The deal with the online supermarket comes after Nim’s secured a listing at more than 60 Co-op stores.

Nimisha Raja, founder of Nim’s Fruit Crisps, said: “That’s two major breakthroughs for our brand in just two months and I’m sure this will act as a platform for further retail opportunities.

Say “yes” to crisps!

A new range of air dried fruit and vegetable crisps are set to be launched this year after the producer secured the largest ever raise on a new supermarket-backed crowdfunding platform.

Entrepreneur Nimisha Raja has ambitious plans to see Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps for kids rolled out across high street retailers and more than 5000 schools in the UK after 71 backers helped her achieve £22,761 of pledges through Tesco’s ‘BackIt’ campaign.

Nim’s launches UK’s first air-dried vegetable crisps

Beetroot & Parsnip Vegetable Crisps - Single Pack

Extending its range of fruit crisps, Nim’s Fruit Crisps has announced it is launching the UK’s first air-dried range of vegetable crisps including Tomato & Cucumber, Pepper & Courgette and Beetroot & Parsnip.

Aimed at health conscious consumers, the new range will be made from 100% fresh vegetables, tapping into the demand for healthy lunchbox, on-the-go and after school snacks.

Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps makes Tesco ‘BackIt’ history

Nim's Fruit & Vegetable Crisps Range

A new range of air dried snacks from Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps are set to launch this year after its founding entrepreanur secured the largest ever raise on a new Tesco-backed crowdfunding platform.

Entrepreneur Nimisha Raja has ambitious plans to see Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps for children rolled out across high street retailers and more than 5,000 schools in the UK after more than 70 backers helped her achieve £22,761 of pledges through Tesco’s BackItcampaign.

Orange and Lemon Infusions for the Perfect Mulled Wine from Nim’s

Orange and lemon slices are an essential festive ingredient, whether you are making mulled wine or a Christmas mocktail. To help you add extra flavour to your drinks, Nim’s has launched Orange and Lemon Infusions.

Air-drying slices of fruit, without the use of chemicals or intense heat, ensures the Infusions lock in and intensify the fruits’ flavour. Simply drop them into your favourite winter warmer and it will add some extra citrus zing. The product is now available for just £1.50 a bag from Nim’s website.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps seeks UK vegetable suppliers for innovative range

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Entrepreneur Nimisha Raja already markets a very successful range of fruit crisps in the UK, trading under the name Nim’s Fruit Crisps. These include unusual flavours such as: Pineapple & Kiwi, Orange & Melon, Apple & Strawberry, Pear & Kiwi. As she gears up to launch the UK’s first air-dried vegetable crisps range – containing equally innovative flavours like Pepper & Courgette, Tomato & Cucumber, Beetroot & Parsnip – she tells Produce Business UK about her quest for local vegetable suppliers

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