About us

We help offices, shared work-spaces, virtual meeting rooms, schools and universities elevate their wellness by delivering a wide range of healthy, delicious, on-the-go snacks.

Health Island was founded out of a passion for health and nutrition by Philip Rubin in July 2010. The company is based in Cape Town, South Africa and has a presence across the country from Makhanda in the South to Messina on the Northern border.


We started our journey by filling the gap in the market for healthy vending machines – first to market with this concept in South Africa in 2010. The demand soon grew to provide our amazing product range in more diverse ways.


Our mission is to deliver a range of affordable, nutrition-packed, flavourful snacks where you need it most - at work, at home, or at play, and to uplift the national nutrition footprint. Nutrition is but one vital part of our well being. The bottom line? "Be fit, eat right, think well".


Life is fast paced. We often don’t have time to plan our food which results in us making poor food choices. We do not need food that is highly processed, high in sugar content, full of trans-fats and unsaturated oils. This kind of food does not sustain us and it does not provide the nutrition our body craves. Worst of all, it fills us temporarily, and leaves us still feeling hungry, spiking our blood sugar, leading to subsequent fatigue and possible mood fluctuations.


We need natural, nutrient-dense food, as close to the source as possible.



Health Island team


98% of our products are locally sourced. 100% are screened to have no MSG, no trans-fats and no bad stuff. They ALL taste, well, amazing! The range includes many raw snack mixes like Cashews and Almonds, Dates and Almonds, Cashews and Berries, roasted and savoury mixes, nutritious snack bars, biltong, rice crackers, hummus and lentil crisps. Many natural drinks as well.


Our product range addresses WELLNESS and NUTRITION - and is growing all the time. We just love sourcing and sampling new products (who wouldn’t!), and we spend considerable time doing the health checks on our products’ ingredients.


We are working hard for you continuously, scouring the country for new and better products, checking their sources, checking their contents and ensuring that they ARE actually good for you. With Health Island you don’t need to check what you are putting into your body – we have already done that for you. Good nutrition need not mean boring! We also look for great taste.





Health Island snack box