After a vacation to Kauai, and an impulse purchase of the ultimate souvenir (a shave ice machine!), husband and wife team, Peggy + Martyn, created frostbites with the intention of having a fun summer together selling.
With only 2 main goals in mind:
1. To connect with the large farming community surrounding them.
2. To connect with their diverse community along the Sea to Sky corridor.
frostbites was born in the summer of 2010.
A promise of using predominately locally grown ingredients to make their syrups, instead of using the common artificially flavoured day-glo & flavoured ones, frostbites became known for their fresh, unique, whimsical flavours.
Peggy + Martyn knew they were on to something great when their farmer’s market booth became a weekly stop for kids of all ages. Alongside the boom of local distilleries in BC, customers started demanding to be able to take bottles of frostbites syrups home with them to stir up cocktails and craft sodas.
With a life-long career in the food industry, and almost 20 years of travelling the world as a chef for musicians on tour, Peggy is the creative force behind frostbites. Influenced by her travels and what the farmers in the surrounding communities are growing, Peggy is ever intuitively developing new flavor profiles. “I’ve always had a passion for local handmade foods, as well as the community experience of farmer’s markets, so this seemed like a perfect fit for me”. Always creating, always experimenting. Never boring!
If Peggy is the creative brains, Martyn is the brawn, but it was his love of Hawaiian style shave ice and an impulse purchase of their shave ice machine after a vacation to Kauai, that led them down this road. He truly is the master ice shaver with ninja like skills when dishing up cones on any given day. A long time Whistler local, working within the service industry, Martyn was looking to get out of the corporate structure and to work in an environment that better reflected his values. “I want every day to feel like a carefree summer day”…… or a Hawaiian vacation!