THE sibling co-founders of the popular Belgian chip shop BeFries have launched a new vegan sauces company.

The initial range from BeSaucy, developed by Dashal, Chan and Ezda Beevers, comprises of three flavours of creamy, plant-based mayonnaise; garlic, basil and black truffle.

The trio’s award-winning chip shop on West Street, Brighton was forced to close last year due to financial pressures on the restaurant industry. However, lockdown gave Chan, head cook at a BHT Sussex hostel, time to ensure their mayonnaises could be scaled up for larger production.

Ezda Beevers said: “Losing BeFries was obviously a huge disappointment. However, as the pandemic hit and we went into lockdown, this provided an opportunity for us to adapt and develop our business.

“With BeSaucy, we have created something positive from our perceived failure.”

Each sauce is created from a base of aquafaba otherwise designed for waste, organic soya milk and cold-pressed rapeseed oil produced from a family-run farm in the Cotswolds.

The Argus: BeSaucy's initial range of sauces - garlic, basil and black truffle

With 18 per cent of Brits opting for more vegetarian and vegan food since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Dashal Beevers believes BeSaucy can help fulfil their needs in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

Dashal Beevers said: “We believe in offering tasty alternatives that benefit the environment and that everyone can enjoy. Funnily enough, most people who try our sauces don’t even realise they’re vegan!”

The vegan basil sauce in their range was BeFries’ best-selling flavour and won two stars at the 2018 Great Taste Awards. The company is looking to expand their range to include other combinations in the future.

Their desire to be sustainable also extends outside of the sauce itself; the product is in fully recyclable packaging, with the company aiming to be plastic-free by next year.

Ezda added working with Dashal and Chan to create the brand after the disappointment of closing BeFries has strengthened their relationships and brought them closer together as a family.

“I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone other than my two brothers.”