I’ve been thinking about buying and properly reviewing some of the physical products I’ve invested in or seen pitched for a while. A couple of days ago I finally got around to it – I bought some Sugru moldable glue – £7.99 from Rymans! I haven’t yet worked out what I’m going to use it on.When I do I’ll let you know. I should also mention that I didn’t invest in Sugru when they pitched recently, although I did talk about them extensively.
On the walk back from Rymans, I decided to pop into Whole Foods Market in Picadilly in the knowledge (as an investor) that they stock Oppo (Healthy) Ice Cream, that, and I wanted some lunch. After finding the freezer cabinets and their wide selection of ice cream I found Oppo tucked towards the bottom. All four flavours were available in variously styled 500ml tubs priced at £5.99, sadly nothing in 100ml (I’m yet to find the mythical 100ml tub anywhere!). Oppo was jointly the most expensive ice cream on offer and as you’d expect from Whole Foods, everything else in the freezer looked to be from relatively independent producers with some products filling various ‘free from’ niches – nothing here was your mainstream Walls or Rossi.
Given it was raining and despite the fact that a whole 500ml tub would have been under 400 calories I still didn’t feel I could get through all that ice cream – If I can’t find any 100ml tubs close by, the next time I walk that way I might have a crack at the whole 500ml.
As a crowdfunded company Oppo are great at providing updates and interacting with us investors. It would be nice if their product was stocked a bit more widely, especially the 100ml tubs. I’m not sure who’s buying 500ml tubs of ice cream smack bang in the middle of the tourist-heavy west-end of London, but I would have thought the smaller 100ml tubs would fare much, especially if they come with a spoon. I will endeavour to try some sooner or later, in the meantime, I thought I’d straighten up their tubs for them.