What is your first memory of Chia Sisters?
The first time I came across Chia Sisters was in a supermarket back in 2019. I was looking for a healthy option to keep me nourished while I was pregnant, and I was super intrigued by the Chia Sisters – they seemed to offer something so different in the health food sector.
I found the Chia Superfood range to be amazing as it helped to combat nausea which was a huge problem for me at the time. They are super high in magnesium which helped me with cramping too, which is also common when you’re pregnant.
I also told my Women’s Health Physio about them and now she recommend the Chia drinks to her clients too.
So I guess I was a major Chia Sisters fan well before I joined the team late last year!
What drew you here?
I’ve always viewed Chia Sisters as an iconic Nelson company that is something special to the region.
I’m inspired by the innovation and foundations that Chloe and Florence have laid to strive forward in the sustainable business space. Chia Sisters is a company who are challenging the ideas and norms of consumers and the food indsutry, and making them think more about how our food and beverages are made.
The drinks are also DELICIOUS too!
Tell us a bit about your typical day at Chia Sisters.
First thing’s first, a catch-up with Kevin (our Production Manager) and Lisa (our Admin Manager) on what’s been happening in the last 24 hours.
I then pop into the warehouse and grab a Chia Gut Health to start my day off right.
Then it’s the mahi. Processing orders from multiple customers including our amazing cafes, supermarkets and other health food and specialty stores. I ensure that everyone's orders arrive in time and intact.
An honourable mention for Friday Mornings – which is the unofficial ‘Doughnut Morning’ organised by Lisa. We think it’s important to keep the balance!
What is your favourite Chia Sisters drink?
I love Sparkling Ginger Turmeric in the summer and Chia Gut Health Blueberry as an all-rounder (and a great nutritious snack replacement).