Posted on April 21, 2016

Mum in Business – Helen Jessup

Mum in Business

Today I have a lovely Mum in business for you all to get to know. If you are a blogger then you may recognise Helen from The Crazy Kitchen. Well last year Helen started her very own fabulous business Cookies and Fluff and she is here to tell you all about it today 🙂

Who are you?

Helen Jessup


What do you do?

I make and sell handmade marshmallows

When did you establish your business?

December 2015

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What made you start your own business?

I already have an ecommerce business selling baby swimming nappies that I’ve been running for a number of years, as well as my food blog which has been going since 2011, but recently I found myself with a little more time on my hands that I wanted to fill running a business doing something that I really enjoy – cooking.


What do you love about working for yourself?

Working hours to fit around the family

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Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?

Sometimes working long hours and late into the evening

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What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?

Come up with a few ideas based around things that you enjoy doing & then do plenty of research to see if it’s already being done, and if there is a market for your ideas, as well as suppliers.

You can follow Helen and her business at the following places…

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Before you rush off Helen is giving away a pack of her yummy marshmallows to one of my lovely readers. The lucky winner will be able to choose a flavour from a list which is available at the time, all you need to do to enter is complete the Rafflecopter below – Good Luck xx 

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  • Reply Lisa Mauchline May 1, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    The jammie dodger look really good

  • Reply Michelle Pierce May 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Like the look of the cadbury crunchie ones

  • Reply Joanna Kasznicki May 1, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    They all sound lovely but the one that catches my eye is the jammie dodger marshmallows they sound yummy

  • Reply Ruth Wollerton May 1, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I want them all, they all sound yummytastic. But my favourites are chocolate orange and lemon meringue. Thanks xxx

  • Reply Jessica Howliston May 1, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Im not going to lie they all sound amazing!! I think I would most like to try the chocolate orange marshmallows! x

  • Reply Christine Beake May 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Mint chocolate marshmallow

  • Reply tracey baker May 1, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    The Jammy Dodger sounds amazing x

  • Reply Ellen Stafford May 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Salted Caramel for sure…..yummy!

  • Reply Steven Beasley May 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Salted Caramel sound delicious

  • Reply Anna Brown May 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    The Cadburys crunchie marshmallows sound amazing! I would love to try them

  • Reply Laura Harrison May 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Salted caramel sounds very yummy xx

  • Reply Suzy B May 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Jamie Dodger Marshmallows sound absolutely delicious.

  • Reply Jo McPherson May 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I think it would have to be the Mint Chocolate Marshmallows

  • Reply Jackie Dawson May 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    The chocolate orange looks amazing

  • Reply Emma h May 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Jammie dodgers

  • Reply Dale Dow May 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    The salted caramel sound like they would be delicious x

  • Reply Julie Edwards May 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Chocolate orange marshmallow.. yummy

  • Reply Lucy mills May 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Got to be the salted caramel 🙂

  • Reply jules Eley May 1, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Cadburys crunchie sound really good 🙂

  • Reply Juli Savage May 1, 2016 at 11:34 am

    The Salted Caramel Marshmallows sound like they would be my favourite

  • Reply Gaby Applegate May 1, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I literally want to eat them all! Delicious! Xxx

  • Reply Jayne Kelsall April 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    The Salted Caramel ones sound lovely.x

  • Reply Sarah Taylor-Fergusson April 26, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Think it might have to be the Salted Caramel (oh gosh) but I am also intrigued by the Ginger Nut and the Neapolitan. These could easily become a new replacement for chocolate bar avoidance!

  • Reply Monica Gilbert April 26, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Mint chocolate marshmallows sound amazing.

  • Reply Karen April 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Mmmmmm Cadburys crunchie of milkshake lollies x

  • Reply Sue Price April 26, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Wow they all look scrumptious! Malteser mallows would be my fave to pick ☺️

  • Reply Sharon Jackson April 26, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Oh my world, how lovely.
    My mouth is doing somersaults right now.
    I love the sound of the Milkshake Marshmallow Lollies, these would be my favourite 🙂

  • Reply Frances Darvill April 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

    It has to be Lemon Meringue Marshmallows best of both worlds Lemon Meringue and Marshmallow what could be better.

  • Reply Claire Toplis April 25, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I would have the Malteser Marshmallows

  • Reply Karen Langridge April 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    What a gorgeous business idea! I am in love with the sound of the milkshake marshmallow lollies, the presentation is very impressive! x

  • Reply Sam Goodwin April 25, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Oooh cadbury crunchy marshmallows!!! my fav!

  • Reply Kirsty Hosty April 25, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Mouth is watering mmmm biscoff marshmallows

  • Reply Rebecca Phillips April 25, 2016 at 2:37 am

    definitey biscoff!

  • Reply Sheila Howes April 24, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Cadbury Crunchie sounds amazing!

  • Reply abigail edkins April 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Oh my days, made my mouth proper water…I love the sound of the Cadbury Crunchie Marshmallows

  • Reply Gemma Massey April 24, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I would love to try the Malteser marshmallows but all look scrummy xx

  • Reply Cathy Glynn April 24, 2016 at 7:50 am

    The salted caramel sound amazing but I could gladly try them all 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Murray April 23, 2016 at 7:56 am

    oh my goodness how yummy do the marshmallows look.

  • Reply lynn heath April 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I would love to try the Cadbury Crunchie Marshmallows!

  • Reply Hayley McLean April 22, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Oh yum, fingers crossed! It would be malteser for me! x

  • Reply Niki - Play & Learn Every Day April 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Wow, those milkshake marshmallows sound (and look!) fantastic!

  • Reply frances hopkins April 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Neapolitan Marshmallows sounds amazing!!

  • Reply Stephen April 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I can’t choose so one of each would be amazing ha!

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily April 22, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I keep hearing amazing things about your marshmallows Helen – I really must get around to trying them x x

  • Reply emily omara April 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Neapolitan Marshmallows ummm

  • Reply Ema J Lowe April 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    loving the sound of the biscoff marshmallow

  • Reply Rachel April 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Wow! Now I am torn between Maltester Marshmallow and Biscoff Marshmallow x

  • Reply Kara Guppy April 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Oh my, I love marshmallows – need to check this out now

  • Reply Lizzie April 22, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I love hearing about entrepreneurial women. Her business sounds delicious and she’s really out thought into those fabulous flavours!

  • Reply Karl Borowy April 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Salted Caramel Marshmallows

  • Reply Kate Tunstall April 21, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Marshmallows are my favourite! Yum!

  • Reply tamsin w April 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm


  • Reply Leanne Lunn April 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Maltesers are my fave and in marshmallow, sounds like a dream.

  • Reply Jo m welsh April 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    The malteser marshmallows sound delicious

  • Reply Melissa Crowe April 21, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Cadbury Crunchie Marshmallows look yummy

  • Reply jus April 21, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Mocha. Yummy!

  • Reply ashleigh allan April 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Cadbury Crunchie!

  • Reply oana79 April 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Oh, lovely interview and amazing looking mallows, I am in between the salted caramel and the Cadbury Crunchie.

  • Reply clair downham April 21, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    cadbury crunchie sounds yummy

  • Reply Jen April 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    We LOVE Helen’s marshmallows and already subscribe to them on a monthly basis. I think my boys would love some popping candy ones!

  • Reply Tiffany April 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    So this post made me seriously hungry.

  • Reply Jo Hutchinson April 21, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    The Cadbury Crunchie Marshmallows sound brilliant.

  • Reply Lindsey Stuart April 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Lemon Meringue would absolutely be my favourite flavour so refreshing! Gosh I haven’t had lemon meringue in long enough I must go buy some in 😉

  • Reply Cassandra Mayers April 21, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Lemon Mirangue one sounds amazing!!!!

  • Reply Candace April 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for this post. It gives a lovely little insight in to not only Hrlen but also her yummy loving baked goodies

  • Reply kara April 21, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Malteaser, although honestly I have had 4 different flavours and they are all AMAZING

  • Reply Beky Austerberry April 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Cadbury Crunchie Marshmallows sounds delicious…

  • Reply aaron broad April 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

    The Cadbury Crunchie Marshmallows sound heavenly

  • Reply sharon martin April 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

    the Neapolitan Marshmallows sound nice

  • Reply Liz Burton April 21, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Helen’s marshmallows are amazing!! They completely delicious melted into coffee or hot chocolate and amazing toasted.

    I’ve tried quite a few flavours which are all gorgeous but my current favourite is Salted Caramel.

  • Reply Tracy Nixon April 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Ohhhh I love the sound of all the flavours but will choose the Malteser Marshmallows!

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