Born into a food business family, food has always been an essential part of my life. When I was barely old enough to stand on my own, I was already embarking on joyful jaunts to the fridge; my parents soon found it challenging to allocate time for work in between my feeding intervals. In an effort to keep me busy and to distract me from my experiments with food, my parents allowed me to help out with the business as a child.
From there, it was only a short mental hop to choosing my subject for graduate studies: biology, which I decided was best studied on foreign shores – namely, Germany. That is how I ended up – with no knowledge of the language whatsoever, but emboldened with the confident fervour of an 18-year-old – joining a three-year study at the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, followed by a year-long stint at a laboratory.
Fortunately, the rich and bountiful German food did not lead to any significant weight gain, and I returned to Singapore, bubbling with ardour to put my instructions into practice. While working in a local scientific research institute in Singapore, I realised that I needed something new, more exciting, and inspiring in my life. During one of the many “soul searching” trips I made to Bali, I became acquainted with Bali raw chocolate. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before; the robust flavour of Bali cacao got me hooked, and there was no turning back from there. It reignited my passion for chocolate and spurred the idea for BRUNEUS (Latin for “dark brown”) – the brand. Shortly thereafter, a stirring new chapter in my life started to take shape – Superlative Foods was born!
We take pride in the fact that our BRUNEUS snacks are manufactured right here in Singapore! Our state-of-the-art equipment, strict control standards and diligent follow-through on our carefully engineered work processes ensure the freshness and top-notch quality of the products we create.
We can manufacture and pack almost any organic food product for you under your own brand with the guarantee of small volumes, short turn-around cycles, and high-quality results in our AVA-approved production facilities in the heart of Singapore. Should you opt for alternate means of production, you can still deliver the product and the packaging material to us and we’ll do the rest – fast, efficient and at a highly competitive rate.
Under Superlative Foods’ brand BRUNEUS, we are committed to the creation of healthy, nutrient-rich snacks that you and your family can enjoy any time of the day. As part of this endeavor, not only have we employed the scientific knowledge of our founder, trained biologist Angeline Lee, we have also worked hand-in-hand with our research partners at Centre for Functional Food & Human Nutrition at Nanyang Polytechnic to bring you scientific proof of the healthiness of BRUNEUS snacks.
We started our research collaboration in 2015 to validate our proprietary nut activation process and demonstrate how it elevates the nutritional profiles of our products. The research examines the changes in total antioxidant capacity and specific mineral content changes before and after our nut activation processes.
The results from the study exceeded our expectations, as our proprietary nut activation process not only increased the total antioxidant capacity of the cashew nuts, almonds and walnuts, but also enhanced the level of calcium and magnesium in our activated almonds.