Category: Top News

23
Oct

Gluten-Free Pop Up Shop Opens in Dublin

Unglu-d is a Gluten-Free Shop that has re-opened its doors this year for a longer duration due to the increased demand for Gluten Free Foods.

The shop itself is situated in Unit 3 Royal Hibernian Way, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 and has partnered with a variety of big brands including Free’ist to bring consumers a special Gluten-Free Shopping Experience.

The creator of Unglu-d is Aileen Markey, a Coeliac herself. She was diagnosed a couple of years and decided to test the concept of having a store completely dedicated for Coeliacs and individuals who are Gluten Intolerant.

According to the Ireland Coeliac Society, Ireland is considered one of the countries with the highest coeliac disease  rates in the world. A possible reason for this may be the Irish diets, which are historically rich in Cereals and Wheat laded foods.

Unglu-d are stocking our Free’ist Gluten-Free Range which includes our six Chocolate Bars, Popcorns, Marshmallows & Jams.

 

07
Aug

Sugar Debate – The Unsweetened Facts

 The sugar debate continues to be a hot topic when it comes to our health and so it should be. Our main problem is over consumption, many of us indulge in sugary snacks without even noticing the amount of sugar in them. It seems that we’re consumed with a sugar addiction – or at least a very bad habit.

Diets high in added sugar are linked with insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes and obesity, all related to heart disease. In our view, consumers are growing more conscious of hidden sugars and its dangers regarding weight gain, tooth decay and increased risk of diabetes. This has now been publicly highlighted in the NHS Public Health Report findings – In 2014, 58% of women and 65% of men were overweight or obese. In addition, Mintel reports that since 1996, the number of UK diabetics has more than doubled from 1.4m to 2.9m and is estimated to rise to 4m by 2025.

Following these findings, Government announced last year that as of April 2018 sugar-filled soft drinks will see a tax hike to combat these problems.

 For parents, these statistics can be shocking and as responsible adults, how do we cut down our children’s sugar intake especially when we must give in to their non-negotiable snack demands?

Do Not Fear – Sugar Free Alternatives are here

Within the past few years, there has been growing demand for more sugar free products as consumers are increasingly after more choice. Sugar Free snacks are a great alternative if you can’t face going cold turkey on tasty treats, which is no way to live!

The Free’ist aim is to help you, the consumer, reduce your sugar intake whilst still being able to indulge in tasty treats without feeling “the guilt”. It’s a Win/Win!

Here at Free’ist, we have a wide selection of tasty treats including chocolate bars, cookies, popcorn, biscuits and marshmallows – all SCRUMPTIOUS and SUGAR-FREE/ NO ADDED SUGAR!