Who we are and what we do!
We are a young company with an amazing team that is growing fast and learning lots. We are united in our mission to help improve the lives of millions with our water sweets - delicious treats designed to support hydration for those that struggle to adequately hydrate, but also to be enjoyed by everyone! We aim to be an accessible and enjoyable way to support water intake for those that struggle to adequately hydrate – helping keep people healthy and joyful with our deliciously fun sugar-free sweets! Initially developed with the support of my Chief Research partner, grandma Pat (read our story below) – Jelly Drops now seeks to work closely with our community. We are always keen to hear feedback and are constantly innovating behind the scenes to make the best possible and most enjoyable products. If you have anything you’d like to share with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What does it mean to be based on universal design principles?
It basically means we make thoughtful products that are intuitive, usable and enjoyable for as many people as possible. This approach to design influences everything - Jelly Drops’ unique shape, packaging, ingredients, and even our website. This thinking reduces social and physical barriers that may prevent some from being able to enjoy Jelly Drops - barriers that we don’t think need to be there! We continuously work to broaden our reach and are proud of our customer diversity - because who doesn’t love a tasty treat!
How we started?
I was inspired to create Jelly Drops because my grandma Pat, who had dementia, was struggling to hydrate. I went to live in her care home for a month to see if I could help - I realised whilst she struggled to drink, she still loved treats, and so did everybody else! The insights gained from my time there lead me to develop Jelly Drops - fun sugar-free treats that support hydration. In an environment where there is a lot of specialist equipment, I really wanted Jelly Drops to be treats that many can enjoy, something that could be shared and enjoyed, a social tool to help bring people together. After online clips of granny eating her drops went viral (over 100 million views!) I soon learnt that Jelly Drops could benefit many others. Since then our young team has grown rapidly, we’ve built our own factory, launched our website, and we’ve produced over 2 million drops. Since our launch we have been determined to make them as accessible to as many people as possible!
What is your relationship with the Alzheimer's Society?
The Alzheimer's Society (UK) was one of the first organizations to recognise our work at Jelly Drops and helped support our journey to market. We are naturally a massive fan of their work and we commit 1% of our profits to their cause. We are also a huge advocate for the care sector in general. We love to use our platform to help celebrate people’s amazing work promoting healthy living.