We were inspired by Adi Da Samraj the spiritual realiser, and his book Green Gorilla. This book talks of the need not only to clean up the Earth but our bodies with the right diet.
This book blew our minds with its teachings on how to righten ones life, including moving to, or increasing the amount of raw plant based food in a diet. It also includes a look at our attitudes and approach to many things- giving us the inspiration and energy to take a fresh look at our diets and attempt to change our collective habits for the better. To read more about how we inspired by Adi Da Samraj go here.
We share many peoples concern about the current state of the Earth which like all of humankind, is sacred. Nature is powerful. Nature commands life on earth. Nature provides everything we need. So why would you mess with nature? Why would you mess with the food mother nature gave you? Why would you mess with your body by putting rubbish in?
Nothing processed. Nothing refined. Nothing but respect for our world.
Our recipes contain only delicious, unadulterated organic ingredients.
We want everyone to be healthy, we hope everyone will be more Gorilla.
We want to do our part in making the world better for future generations, so we like to look after the earth in as many ways as we can: organic farming, fair and sustainable trade.
Our packaging is totally recyclable or compostable, and made using vegetable dyes. Where possible, we operate a paper free office & use a search engine which supports reforestation.
why is our name Raw Gorilla?
There answer is ... the Gorilla- who shares 98% of DNA with us, and lives healthily munching on plants.
Despite its immense power, and scary depiction by some, it is actually a very docile creature - if you watch them, they seem to practice a sort of gorilla mindfulness making them naturally calm. They also do not suffer diabetes or obesity which plagues the western world.
So, we reckon that the Gorilla shows us a thing or two about real health and balance.
Our love for our distant cousins doesn’t stop there. We also support The Gorilla Organisation. A very worthy case indeed, as Mountain Gorilla numbers have reached extremely low numbers. There are only around 800 mountain gorilla’s left in the entire world!
Our story started in Fraser our Founder's own kitchen in Stoke Newington, London in 2015. Being both crazy about breakfast and raw food in general, Fraser wanted to add a twist to regular sugary and wheaty cereals, such as Coco Pops, Rice Crispies, and turn them into raw nutritional powerhouses.
Fraser our CEO & Founder
Fraser created something raw, gluten free, vegan, organic & paleo, containing nothing refined, no additives or preservatives or colours (obviously), with a hand-made feeling - wholesome delicious products blended with amazing superfoods like raw cacao, lucuma & maca. Just like nature intended.
There is not a sniff of anything reﬁned or processed in Raw Gorilla products! Ingredients are 100% raw, alive, full of activated wholesomeness, no gluten, no dairy, no nasties at all - we’ve made sure of that. All ingredients are also 100% organic.
We believe eating organic wholesome raw food, which is dehydrated at a controlled temperature to maintain peak enzyme content (below 42C), helps us to feel healthier, happier and will energise us throughout the day.
That’s what life is all about after all… to feel bright, and to be alive and energised!
Fraser brings over 18 years experience in the organic natural food industry, with a wealth of experience in sales & operations, working for companies like Booja Booja, Eat Natural, Inspiral. Fraser was originally a musician, is vegan and through his love of healthy food was inspired to create Raw Gorilla.
Alaya Investor and Marketing
Alaya invested early on and has been involved as an advisor and helps with marketing. Alaya has over 30 years experience in start ups and corporations. Alaya is also a healer using esoteric energies, and is raw Vegan.
Helps with the business and sales, is a vegan and pilates teacher who is involved in events and customer facing activities.
Our operations Manager and is responsible for production, operations and logistics. She is a calm influence on the office! She shares the younger generations' concern for for the environment and conscious living.
Ben is an active investor and foody who loves the gluten-free aspect of the Raw Gorilla range. He has many years experience of project management and business, and is currently studying nutrition.
Trevor is an investor who brings a wealth of experience of sales and distribution.
Is an investor who brings a wealth of digital experience and business experience.