Superior Taste Award Thirsty Tucan 2023
The Superior Taste Award is one of the world’s most prestigious taste certificates, awarded by a jury of excellent gastronomic experts – including many Michelin-starred chefs. We are very proud that our Funky Forest Thirsty Tucan – 100% apple-pumpkin-mango smoothie pleased the jury and got this highly ranked award.
International V-Label Award – Best in Positive Impact 2022 – Funky Forest company
The International V-Label Awards judged that Funky Forest was the ‘Best in Positive Impact’ in 2022 from the international applicants. We got the award due to having a significant positive impact on the lives of local communities, promoting a healthy and conscious lifestyle in theory and practice in cooperation with renowned dieticians, supporting local organizations in Hungary and protecting the environment with sustainable production and respect for nature.
Inno D’Or 2022 – Funky Forest Secret Edition
The Funky Forest Secret Edition family won Trademagazin’s renowned innovation award in the Beverage category. The edition was developed specifically for our Horeca partners with the aim of separating the retail and gastro portfolios and providing unique, special flavors to demanding, new-wave specialty cafes, delis, breakfast places, bakeries, with exclusive distribution and special, unique Funky flavors.
Hungaricool by Spar 2021
A prominent, independent competition for Hungarian start-up food producers organized by SPAR retail group. Thanks to this achievement, we have been given the opportunity to introduce and sell our innovative fruit juice products in InterSPAR and selected Spar stores since April, 2021.
In 2018, after having gained decades of experience in catering, we envisaged a family of innovative fruit juice products.
We established our production plant in Szécsény, Hungary, in 2020. Why in Szécsény?
When founding our company, there were two important aspects:
- the raw material should come from mainly local or traceable sources, and
- our plant should be built in a disadvantaged rural area, thereby contributing to the retention of the skilled local workforce.
World of Flavours
We consciously created our world of flavours to allow local producers to provide most of the raw materials. At Funky Forest we aim to create unique, exciting mix of flavour of fruits and vegetables. We are very proud that our products are appreciated by highly ranked international taste institutions as in 2023 Funky Forest Thirsty Tucan won the prestigious Superior Taste Award 2023.
Sustainability and the Gifts of Nature
Sustainability is a mission for us, we strive to minimize our impacts on climate.
As we believe that the delicious fruits and vegetables we process are the gifts of Nature, we treat the by-products with care: we give them to the cute inhabitants of animal farms , or to spirit distilleries.
The Funky Forest Brand
From the very beginning, we wanted to create a new experience through producing new, unique and quality products. As a result of our efforts: Funky Forest brand was born. Grab the moment, immerse yourself in an epic Funky experience and live your life.
We harvest and process quality fruits using a technology that helps preserve the original and natural flavours of fresh fruits.
We do not use any added materials. Our products contain 100% fruit which is carefully pasteurised at 80 °C for preservation and filled into environmentally-friendly glass bottles. Thus, the freshness of the fruits can be preserved for up to 365 days.
The Funky Team
Founder and owner
Plant and Production Director
Sales and Customer Service Assistant