We caught up with the founder of Yococo, a dairy-free and delicious ice cream which infuses as many locally sourced ingredients as possible, with flavours loosely based on the seven chakras. The brand was born through the purpose of serving love to people and preserving the environment while doing it. “There is a misconception about vegan and healthy treats and it is that they can’t be tasty and healthy at the same time. Yococo is here to debunk that. Healthy food can be fun.”
Here’s the scoop from Sine, founder of the brand.
Warning: Reading this article may lead to uncontrollable ice cream cravings!
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Sine Ndlela I am originally from Kwazulul Natal. I have a background in TV writing and Post Production. I started Yococo because I have a deep love for ice cream and realised that there weren’t many vegan ice cream places that I liked. So, here we are.
What does a day in your life look like?
I start my day with time to myself, followed by emails and other business admin. Then, I meet up with the team to tackle the day together – that could include making deliveries or making ice cream.
What is your go-to vegan meal?
Chickpea curry is my favourite!
What is your ultimate Yo Coco flavour/combo?
Tough one! If I have to choose it would be Stracciatella and Hibiscus Cinnamon.
What made you decide to start a sustainable brand?
I wanted to serve love in the best way I can.
What do you find most challenging about living sustainably?
I think finding packaging that I really want to use. I find I have to make things work with what I have from what the sustainable companies are offering.
What advice would you give to someone looking to live more sustainably?
We must all keep doing the best we can and be mindful.
What are some of your fav sustainable brands?
What is your advice for someone wanting to start a sustainable brand?
GO FOR IT!
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