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.
We have had a great response to our shout out for helping to choose our new addition to the Cookie Shot family. Lots of variety in there from fruity and nutty, to caramel and spicy, as well as a few strange ones. Re: the gin & tonic suggestion – better drank than eaten I think!
Last night (9th May) we attended the 2016 Free From Food Awards Ireland, a lovely black-tie gala event at the historic Mansion House in Dublin. As always, there was stiff competition from some incredible Irish food brands producing fabulous free from foods.
We were absolutely overwhelmed with the amazing response from the judges who awarded us four Gold awards for our High Omega Berry Granola in the Raw & Super Foods Category, the Cranberry & Hazelnut Sodabread Toasts in the Crackers & Crispbreads category, the Belgium Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake in the Biscuits & Cookies category, and our new gluten free Bite box in the Innovation category!
So, what do you really need to have a well-equipped kitchen ready for whenever the mood to bake strikes you? Aside from a good oven and a strong pair of hands there’s only a few essential tools you need.
Think a packed lunch is only for school children? Think again. If you spend up to €7 (£5) every work day on grabbing lunch from a local café or shop you could be spending over €1,000 a year of your hard-earned cash just on lunch. And it’s more than likely that for those of us who have food allergies, intolerances or special diets the choice is going to be seriously limited.
So ditch the supermarket sandwich and try one of our favourite packed lunch ideas from soups and salads, to wraps and full hot meals.
Vegan Mammy shares her favourite vegan snacks for kids when she's out and about.
As a mother with two kids on a vegan and gluten free diet, it can be hard to find snacks and treats when we're out and about. A little planning and having ideas of what you can buy makes life a lot easier. Kids get hungry often and having snacks ready can really help avoid the kids (and me!) getting cranky. I also like to have food on hand for babies and young kids if we go out for a meal and there's not much suitable for them on the menu.
So you've decided to completely cut gluten from your diet. Scared? Changing your diet for whatever reason might seem daunting at first but we promise that delicious gluten and wheat-free food is out there! And to help you through what could be a wobbly beginning, we've shared some simple tips on how to get started.