Malibu Mylk was founded in the summer of 2018. Founder Brittany Fuisz grew up on the beaches of Malibu and learned from a very young age that food is fuel. When searching for a name for her vegan mylk company, she was drawn to the beauty and curiosity around Malibu and all that it represents and decided on Malibu Mylk – plus it has a great alliteration.
Prior to founding Malibu Mylk, Brittany worked at Yelp as a senior community director. She was the face of Yelp in Los Angeles, and grew the LA community to be the largest community in the world for the company during her time there. Before Yelp, Brittany attended Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Le Cordon Bleu. She worked at the Food Network in New Business Development and at Le Bernardin on the line.
Malibu Mylk is all about transparency. We believe that the fewer ingredients the better. We believe that products we consume should be good for our bodies and for Mother Earth. In light of these commitments, we’ve committed to giving 1% of profits to Big Green, an organization dedicated to building learning gardens in low income communities across the country.
Malibu Mylk was created out of a need. Brittany was dealing with health issues and went to see a functional medicine doctor. She was put on an auto-immune protocol – a strict elimination diet where Brittany had to remove dairy, gluten, soy and nuts from her diet. She went looking for a plant-based mylk and was disenchanted with the options available. Most had 30+ ingredients, and they weren’t organic or sustainable. She had a light-bulb go off one day while driving in the car: “What if I make mylk from flaxseed?” As an avid flaxseed consumer, she was always incorporating the tiny superfood into her diet, whether adding it to smoothies, oatmeal or sprinkling it on an avocado. She went home, pulled out her blender and started playing with a few very simple ingredients, namely flax, water, pink Himalayan salt and cinnamon and was getting a creamy, incredible mylk!
She thought she might be onto something and started asking her friends and realized there is a huge need for an allergen-free mylk! Nut allergies are becoming more and more of a problem and not only is the mylk allergen-free but also full of so many nutrients since we’re using the whole ground flax seed.
She spent the summer formulating and finding a manufacturer and launched in grocery stores in February of 2019.