We had the pleasure of meeting Cassandra and Cane with their extraordinarily tasty homemade bites and their unique juice bar at The Eco Market in Sliema. As one of the pop-up vendors present on site, naturally their business values are aligned with promoting healthy products and sustainable lifestyles. Cane’s ingenious blender bike invention however offers inquisitive customers the chance to blend their own juices with their own pedal power – taking the concept of sustainable juicing to a whole new level!
Biome Munch specializes in homemade healthy sweets, breads and snacks which are free from refined sugars and artificial ingredients. Cassandra experiments with alternative ingredients such as using blended chickpeas as a flour substitute, and mixing vegetable ingredients into the sweets. It is clear everything is made fresh and with lots and lots of love.
With a focus on sourcing and promoting local ingredients, they also offer up a mix of delicious juices with the blended juice of the prickly pear cacti leaf being the base of the beverage. This was a first for us – it’s unique, truly delicious and highly hydrating. Cassandra notes
“We don’t want our healthy products to just be in a niche market only, we want to ensure we are offering quality healthy food at a reasonable price by bringing in local products that people can find everywhere.”
Cassandra’s passions are rooted in dance, her journey in high performance dancing lead to a desire to understand at a deeper level nutrition, and how food can power us but keep us healthy at the same time. Cane has always been a bit of an inventor, and his homemade customized bike blender embodies the type of sustainable innovation that we need to embrace to coming up with alternative ways to power our habits. He is also the founder of local NGO Get Trashed Malta, and offers an array of interesting workshops such as harvesting local sea salt and creating your own soap from soap nuts.
The Biome Munch website is currently underway, when launched its mission will be to bring people together to discuss holistic nutrition and healthy lifestyles through workshops and webinars. Currently any waste materials are recycled and all disposables are made from compostable materials. They are also exploring ways to incorporate closed loop systems into their service so they can take their sustainable business ethos that little bit further.
Biome Munch are driven, committed, innovative and truly thoughtful with their product. Their passion for sustainability radiates in what they do, so it is an absolute pleasure to have them on board with a Gold outlet.