It always amazes us here in The Foods of Athenry how people use the Cookie Shots. If you don`t know what they are then we can tell you that they are delicious, small cookies that come in a resealable pouch. The resealable pouch is a great idea because you can take three to four cookies with your tea or coffee and close the pouch. We do admit that it takes a lot of willpower to close the pouch because the Cookie Shots are just delicious and totally moreish. Each flavour is available in the online shop right now and can be found across Ireland.
The Foods of Athenry have been baking the Brownie Cookie Shots and the Blondie Cookie Shots with great success. Our customers have really taken to them and we have gained many fans over this time. Bite sized, low calorie and they taste great. We love the reaction of people when they realise that something this good is free from gluten and vegan (depending on your preferred cookie shot of course) and come in a resealable pouch! read more....
We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2018 as part of the Women Mean Business awards which are now in their 12th year.
"When I first started baking in 1998, I never imagined that I would be nominated for an award like this. The Foods of Athenry has won over 60 taste awards since we started and this is a first time nomination for myself. As an ‘accidental entrepreneur’ I’m flattered and delighted. Baking and consumer needs have changed so much over the years that I have often thought of writing a go-to "how to” baking book.
We all know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. For a coeliac and gluten intolerant man, woman or child it`s even more important to start the day with the right gluten free cereal. The Foods of Athenry have a number of different cereals and granolas available and with these breakfast bowls it`s an easy way to make sure your breakfast is filling, has lots of variety and includes at least one portion of fruit to get your day started right.
We've put together six different breakfast bowl ideas, inspired by and using our six different gluten free cereals and granolas, which now come in 450g boxes and in individual serving packs. All these recipes are gluten free and all can be made dairy free with substitions. Some are even naturally vegan, like our Nutty Crunch Granola which is sweetened with fruit juice!
The highly acclaimed range of gourmet sodabread toasts from the family-run Irish bakery The Foods of Athenry is now being stocked in up to 190 Waitrose stores across the UK.
Following the success of the Multiseed and the Honeyed Almond and Rosemary toasts which have been stocked in Waitrose since summer 2015, the two favourites will now be joined by the spicy Multiseed with Cumin and the fruity Cranberry and Hazelnut in more than 60 of the premium supermarket’s stores.
Like any newborn, the name is carefully chosen. After all, you’ll carry it with you for a long time. With a food company, the same considerations re: personality, how it rolls off the tongue, how it feels; all combine to name the baby.
As time goes by, because with any luck - every night you go to bed smarter than when you woke up – you see where improvements can be made. A business is an evolutionary process, and to stand in the way of evolution is to wither and die. There's been lots of extra work going on behind the scenes here and we're excited to finally share what we've been working on.
The Foods of Athenry are delighted to have been awarded three new "free from" accolades in last night's national FreeFrom Food Awards in Dublin.
The food and drink industry awards aim to recognise, encourage and reward the achievements of free-from producers and the excellence of their products. In 2017, the Foods of Athenry won awards in three food categories - crackers and crispbreads, bars, and biscuits and cookies. The awards are:
Coeliac Awareness Week has come round again and as usual it's not only a great opportunity to raise awareness of coeliac disease but also to celebrate great gluten free food.
This year we've got some great offers for you plus we're part of some exciting events and giveaways.
Online shop offer
We are offering a massive 20% off our online shop for the whole of Coeliac Awareness Week (live now until midnight on 15th May) so make sure you stock up on all your favourite products and maybe even try something new. Simply use code GFGOODNESS at the checkout to apply the saving. All of our gluten free products are included in the offer, from cereals and toasts, to cakes, cookies, bars and more.
Owner of The Foods of Atherny, Siobhan Lawless, presents the new gluten free Gourmet Gift Boxes - the perfect Christmas gift for foodies.
Find out all about The Foods of Athenry's delicious gluten free range including the new gift boxes in our video:
The Foods of Athenry are proud to sponsor the first ever MADRA 5K Doggy Dash to help raise money for the vital work MADRA do finding forever homes for unwanted, neglected, abused or abandoned dogs.
The five kilometre sponsored run will take place on Sunday 9th October in Cappagh Park Knocknacarra. Walk, jog or run the 5k route which takes you around the Cappagh Park playing fields and through parts of scenic Barna Woods. The course is flat and fast so perfect for first timers and also a great PB opportunity for the more seasoned runner. Dogs are not permitted to enter but are welcome to come and support!
Family-run Irish company The Foods of Athenry has once again been celebrated in this year’s Great Taste Awards, announced on 28th July 2016.
The Foods of Athenry’s range of gluten-free sodabread toasts were all awarded stars in the 2016 Great Taste Awards, bringing the company to over 50 taste accolades for its all-natural and additive-free products.
It was 9.30 a.m. on the morning of the 29th June 2011. We were on birthday time as it was Pauls 50th birthday only the day before and were in the house having a late and leisurely breakfast with some of the kids. The farmhouse is no more than 20 metres from the bakery.
We heard a whooshing sound, and thought it was a lorry pulling up. So Paul looked out the window to check if he was needed to go help with a delivery. He said ‘the bakery is on fire’, and started to run. I thought he was joking.