Local mushroom coffee is stocked by Holland and Barrett
Experienced food scientist and nutritionist Tricia McNeilly has won contracts with major health food retailer Holland and Barrett for her Otzibrew healthy alternative to conventional coffee.
it deals with Holland and Barrett for lines such as the novel Organic Chicory and Cordyceps Coffee will involve around 700 stores in the UK and beyond.
“It’s been a huge boost for my small business of the UK’s largest health food and wellness store since the launch of the new cafe,” McNeilly said.
“We have worked very hard to win this important case which now gives us extensive coverage across the UK and beyond. It is an exciting springboard for even faster growth for my healthcare focused business.”
Coffee is its latest innovative product developed from medicinal mushrooms harvested in remote areas. The Belfast-based entrepreneur has dedicated her professional life to creating healthy food and drink which has gone on to gain international acclaim and sales in the UK and Europe.
Other local products featured by Holland and Barrett include Linwood seeds from Armagh and Forest Feast deluxe nuts from Craigavon.
Tricia founded Otzibrew in 2017 based on extensive nutritional research into healthy drinks. She then set herself the task of revolutionizing the market for hot drinks, especially coffee.
After launching and bringing to market the natural coconut milk and water drink CocoMojo, Tricia also founded Root 66: Highway To Health, a company focused on incorporating the health benefits of turmeric into a range of products.
It was Tricia’s health issues with caffeine-induced headaches that led her to seek out healthy alternatives to coffee.