Stripp’d Juice Interview for Small Business Saturday
Please watch our Small Business Saturday Marketing Interview with Stripp'd Juice in Philadelphia.
Khoran originally went to culinary school at Johnson and Wales in Norfolk, VA. After graduating from that prestigious program, he worked in hospitality for a few years. However, like most people working in hospitality, he started to hate it… so he worked for Apple of all places for the next 8 years.
His passion for food was too much to sequester, and it eventually called him back. He attributes his love of cold-pressed juice to a trip to LA he made shortly after leaving Apple. Like most things in LA, he noticed the price of juice was crazy inflated… but people were still buying the stuff by the gallon (not really). So he decided to try out the idea back here in Philly.
What separates Stripp’d from the competitors is Khoran’s dedication to his culinary background. He started with cold-pressed juices, like the Jala At Ya Boy which incorporates red grapefruit, jalapeño, kale, and blood orange, then saw an opportunity for more.
Inevitably, he hopped on the açaí bowl train. With his simple 5 ingredient recipe, Khoran was able to win “Best Açaí Bowl” in Philly last year and has no plans on slowing down. His blend starts with frozen strawberries and bananas, then he adds local raw honey, peanut butter, water, and of course ground açaí powder. Once it’s blended, he adds granola, to give it a bit of texture, and finally finishes it with a variety of toppings, including more fresh strawberries, bananas, mulberry grains, hemp seeds, cacao, and so on.