By day, they manage everything from getting smoothies from A to B, keeping the office ship shape, answering the bananaphone and doing IT stuff.
But by night (and every other weekend), they rise up, cast their day jobs to one side and dance like the living dead.
If the living dead had a thing for talc, ripped lycra and mixed ability dancing.
Please say hello to the Zombie All Stars
Eddie- Office Superman (and self proclaimed Head of Security)
Day-to-day job: Manning the grassy van fleet, filling the fridge, fixing all problems when Ian the Builder isn't about, refilling the fridge, lifting lots of heavy stuff, using a drill and sporting an array of day glo flat caps.
Zombie role: Werewolf and zombie dancer in Troop Camp. Someone has since stolen said mask. He'd like it back please. No questions asked.
Interesting fact: Eddie has just won the innocent scholarship to take acting lessons in New York. In anticipation of hitting the big time, he very kindly signed his autograph for you to add to your collection.
Print out, save and then whack on eBay in five year's time.
Ruth - Commercial Operations
Day-to-day job: Ruth describes her day job as 'Working with the sales team to make sure all their chat actually happens'. Or getting the right smoothies get to the right place at the right time.
Zombie role: The receptionist and lead dancer in Troop Literally
Interesting fact: Ruth had planned to bury her costume for that authentic zombie look. Told everyone she'd buried it in fact. Went out in the newsletter and everything. Turns out after all, she forgot to bury her dress. Thankfully, talc disguises a multitude of hastily purchased sins.
John T - Commercial Manager
Day-to-day job: In his own words, John 'looks after' the high street. Meaning where ever you see one of our drinks in a high street shop, you'll have John's silver tongued sales patter to thank.
Zombie role: Zombie Dancer #8 in Troop Smash. Lightest on his feet of entire cast (see below)
Interesting fact: Despite being a lifter of big weights and lover of all things sporty, John won the award for Ponciest Dancing Shoes this side of Fame, chasséeing up in slip on dance pumps.
Mark G - Infrastructures Analyst
Day-to-day job: Something to do with networks and servers. Something to do with going into a big cupboard under the stairs that no one else is allowed in.
Zombie role: Boardroom zombie, gym zombie and integral member of Troop Literally
Interesting fact: Mark knew his calling from an early age. Sadly his fashion forward jumpers and trendy bowl cut weren't enough to cut it at fashion college. So he plumped for a career in IT instead.
Check out that keys on that board.
Jim Anderson - Head of Projects
Day-to-day job: In his day job which is "more than just I.T", Jim and his team are in charge of changing the difficult stuff in Fruit Towers. Explains alot really.
Zombie role: Casting director, location scout, producer, dance teacher, screen writer, the main man (Pictured below: Front of shot, slightly green, tight red jeans)
Interesting fact #1: Jim reckons he spent 10 hours learning the dance. That's not taking into account time spent practicing in meetings or whilst standing behind people's desks. Just imagine. All that gyrating, all that hee hee, going on right behind your chair when all you'd ask for was an Excel formula.
Interesting fact #2: The hardest bit of the dance to get right was this sequence:
Right hip, right hip, right hip, in, out, left hip, left hip.
He's got it nailed now. After all that back-of-chair rehearsing,
So now you've met some of the cast, gleaned their vital stats and had a sneak peak of the choreography (right hip, right hip, right hip etc), why not check them out in action right here?
So having won the innocent scholarship, back on a sunny Saturday in September, Jim, film crew, makeup artists, an array of mixed ability dancers and one zombie baby descended on Fruit Towers for the filming of Jim Anderson's Chiller.
For those who like to see how the magic happens, here's a little behind the scenes tour of the day.
Chiller was filmed in a series of glamorous locations across Fruit Towers.
The products kitchen: pre the zombie smoothies arriving.
Every three months, applications open in Fruit Towers for the innocent scholarship.
If you win the scholarship, you get £1,000 to do something you’ve always wanted to.
The only rules are that whatever you apply to do must be a) legal b) for you and c) not for anything medical.
You have to present your application to the whole company in the Monday Morning Meeting and then everyone votes for their favourite.
Over the years, there have been all sorts of applications. Rachel learnt how to breakdance, Kat H qualified as a masseuse and Jojo learnt how to take amazing pictures.
Others have climbed mountains, taught football to streetchildren in Thailand, rebuilt beloved boats and installed a massive fish tank in their living room (it took Peter 4 applications to get that one through).
Mark and Shrimp even went all the way to India on a quest to find the best chutney (which for the record was coriander, mint and lime). They not only brought some back for everyone but also gave a slideshow about their chutney odyssey.
Jim however decided to use his scholarship win to make a little music video.
It involved a large cast of dancers, some tight red leather and a whole lotta hee-hee.
Just like Amy, they decided to have a go at the activity on the back of one of our kids' smoothies and made some smart maracas out of their empty wedges.
Very generously, they then took their maracas along to a wedding where Designer Kat was bridesmaid and presented her with them to shake on the way down the aisle.
If you've made any of the ideas off our kids' smoothies or have any ideas what our bottles, pots and cartons can be used for once you've finished with them, then please email your suggestions/pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
If they end up on pack, then we'll send you a case of smoothies to say thanks.
So this week we're going to be so ahead of the curve that we'll be celebrating halloween a week later than most people. Here's our starter for ten with a game of spot the smoothies in Marie Claire's September 2006 halloween spread (thanks to Dominika for adding this to our facebook group)...
Then later in the week we're going to have something very, very special to share with you in an ironically, slightly delayed, halloween resurrection kind of way.
Today we spoke to a lady called Alison, who was calling on behalf of her daughter Anjani.
Anjani has a bear whose name is Oscar. I think it's important at this juncture to point out that Oscar is actually a girl bear. Apparently as Anjani and (all right thinking people) know Oscar is, in fact, a name for girls and not a name for boys. Now that's cleared up, we can move on.
So, picture the scene, Alison Anjani and Oscar all went shopping this week. Conscious of a bit of a nip in the air Oscar was hoping to buy something for the current Autumn/Winter season. After a disheartening afternoon traipsing round the shops they were about to go home defeated, when to everyone's surprise the local Sainsbury's delivered big time.
Here's Oscar looking stylish in outfit one 'ear flap hat'
and here reclining like a pro in outfit two 'blue frill hat'
We hadn't thought of the Big Knit as an opportunity to expand your wardrobe, but if it worked for Oscar it might well work for you. So if you know of any under dressed bears, or hamsters with cold ears, or even have some dreary boots you want to jazz up then you know where to look.
This is our Big Knit Choir. The ones who are re-recording their 1980 hit single 'There's no one quite like Grandma' to help raise money for Age Concern and the Big Knit this Christmas. Last week they were all very busy recording the single and video for the song at a variety of secret locations around London. All very X-factor.
And this is June Whitfield, our favourite Absolutely Fabulous star who puts in a cameo performance in the Big Knit Choir video.
Today is a big Big Knit day, it's the very first day of the hats making it onto the chilled shelves of Sainsbury's stores up and down the country. Here's some very early spots our drinkers have made of the hats for us so far.
If the drive you happen to be meandering down is the green and pleasant walkway of The Goldhawk Estate, W6.
Fresh from her urban foraging expedition, Lucy T spotted this beauty on her way down the drive last week
So excited was she about her fungus find that she went directly home to get her special mushroom book
We then spent a good fifteen minutes trying to figure out what type of mushroom it was
And whether or not it was edible.
After much page flicking and a lot of holding various glossy pictures next to said 'shroom, we narrowed it down to three possible contenders.
It's either a type of parasol mushroom which is meant to taste lovely when made into fritters
It's got that frilly bit underneath, see. Like one of those posh umbrellas.
Or it could be a False Death Cap.
Now, according to the book, False Death Cap mushrooms are not poisonous. However, they are easily confused with the Death Cap mushroom. Which, as it's name suggests, is poisonous. Unlike it's cousin.
If there are any budding mycologists out there who reckon they know what it is and fancy swapping mushroom wisdom for some crushed fruit, then please drop us a line.
Meantime, we're going to heed the advice of Yun and Andy and ignore it until we can be 100% sure that it's not poisonous.
And ignoring it includes not thinking about mushroom fritters, mushroom risotto, mushroom omelette, garlic mushrooms, mushroom stroganoff or mushrooms on toast every time we leave the office.
**************Mushroom news just in*****************
05/11/2009 Kate from Bristol has been on the phone. She's a qualified medical herbalist and has advised us not to eat this mushroom as she said it is actually a Death Cap. After all the posts and emails, we definitely won't be eating it. Thanks to everyone who's been in touch.