Fern Ho, founder of Flavour Pop is a force to be reckoned with. She started her first startup in 2020 after deciding to shift from her corporate career into the world of food - and during a pandemic no-less! Then earlier this year launched her 2nd business, Flavour Pop.
"Working in a corporate job for many years, I've always wanted to start my own business. Which is why I'm so excited to have now found my passion, Flavour Pop!"
In her late 20s, Fern was diagnosed with a painful type of eczema that had no cure. "I was told I'd just have to live with it." And that's what she did until she started to see that what she ate had a direct influence on her immune system.
Flavour Pop was a way for Fern to bring healing herbs into everyday meals while adding an extra boost of deliciousness. And Fern's experience in Product Management and Product Marketing has come in handy. She worked with a Nutritionist and a Food Technologist to create her first product, 'Good Gut Shake', a seasoning shake that the Humble Sampler team can't get enough of. Not only does it naturally help reduce inflammation and boost immunity through ingredients like turmeric, poppy seeds and fennel seeds, but it also tastes incredible and can be added to anything from salads to soups.
The most significant learnings for Fern on her journey so far has been that "success is often built on the shoulders of giants". As long as you can learn from those who've also built amazing businesses, you can do anything through determination, a great idea and grit.
We're also watching and learning alongside Fern on her entrepreneurial journey in the Humble Sampler Village, and can't wait to see how far she goes with both of her ventures. Fern has also recently released another taste sensation, 'Shake It Off,' with natural adaptogens — ingredients that help rebalance your energy levels. This product is a bit more subtle with a salty, nutty and zingy taste.
You can purchase either of her Shakers online through the Flavour Pop website, as well as find stockists at tasteflavourpop.com or find her Good Gut Shake in our hampers.