Helping you create innovative food and drink products

Hi, I’m Melanie Loades. I founded Froghop to give producers, product developers, food and drink businesses and startups access to the skills, processes and experience they need to turn their ideas and prototypes into finished products.

I have over 20 years experience in the food and drink industry and have helped take hundreds of products to market. The Froghop team are approachable and enthusiastic, and we offer creative solutions to help you create innovative food and drink products.

Free weekly Zoom session

Why not join our Friday Zoom sessions where we provide tips, insights and ideas to help you with different aspects of food and drink product development. It’s an opportunity to ask questions too. Get the details here.

Videos and resources for food businesses and startups

In the Resources section, you’ll find videos and downloadable documents to help you navigate the food and drink product development process. To learn more about Froghop, you can watch this intro video or visit the What We Do section.

Book a free initial consultation or get in touch

If you have any questions or want to discuss your product, why not book an initial, free-of-charge consultation or use the contact form to send us a message.

Food product development courses, universities and placements

Food product development courses, degrees and placements

Posted by Froghop on 30 April 2021

There are many ways to start a career in food. University is one and there a few dedicated food product development courses. Find out more.

Permitted CBD products – FSA issues provisional list

Posted by Melanie Loades on 26 April 2021

The FSA has issued an update in response to CBD novel food applications as well as a provisional list of permitted CBD products.

Government nutrition guidelines, healthy eating and product development

Posted by Froghop on 31 March 2021

As more and more effort is put on healthy eating, producers need to be aware of government nutrition guidelines and what they mean.