Tag: Northern Ireland

23
Oct

Sugar Free S’mores

A S’more is a traditional camping snack that has been popular with kids and their parents for years. Although many different varieties of S’mores have developed over time, the S’more is basically a sandwich of roasted marshmallows & chocolate between two biscuits.

Here at Free’ist, we have developed our own variety – SUGAR FREE S’MORES

Once you’ve done one, you’ll want to do s’more and s’more..

PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 2 minutes

INGREDIENTS
Free’ist Sugar Free Tea Biscuits (Buy here)
Free’ist Sugar Free Marshmallows (Buy here)
Free’ist Sugar Free Dark Chocolate (Buy here)

METHOD
1. Over a bonfire, campfire or BBQ toast your marshmallows for 1-2 minutes until they start to melt, bubble and caramelise.

2. Remove the marshmallows from the heat and spoon them onto a tea biscuit.

3. Top the marshmallow layer with a square of Free’ist dark chocolate and top the s’more sandwich with another tea biscuit. Press together to allow the chocolate melt into the hot marshmallows

If you don’t have an open fire you can always recreate this recipe using the microwave or oven.

On a plate (or baking tray if using the oven) place a tea biscuit, topped with three Free’ist marshmallows and a square of dark chocolate.

Microwave for 15-20 seconds or oven cook at 180 °C for 3-5 minutes, so the marshmallow and chocolate start to melt. Remove and top with a second tea biscuit.

Thanks to Vicky at The Flourishing Pantry for co-creation

27
Sep

Tesco Taste Festival Triump!

Free’ist recently attended the Tesco Taste Festival which took place at Custom House Sq, Belfast and it was a fantastic success! People were loving the taste of our Sugar Free/No Added Sugar & Gluten Free Products, with many people coming back to visit our stand for some extra helpings and couldn’t believe we had such a big range which included a variety of chocolate bars, popcorns, cookies, tea biscuits and marshmallows!

Below are some of the photos from the show –

05
Sep

Tesco Taste Festival NI 22-24th Sep 2017

Join us at the annual Tesco Taste Festival held at Belfast’s Custom House Square to celebrate Northern Irelands food and drink  industry on the 22nd – 24th September . The event, now its ninth year,  is predicting to see a bigger crowd than ever before, expecting to reach 20,000 people.

The festival showcases some of Northern Irelands top food and drink producers and suppliers in the Northern Ireland retail market.

Established as the most successful free to enter food festival, the three day events promises to be a fantastic weekend made up of tasting sessions, cooking tips and demonstrations using top local produce.

The Free’ist team will be there with our range of Sugar Free/No Added Sugar and Gluten Free snacks for you try out – they’re Freelicious!

We hope to see you and your family enjoying the amazing food and drink that  NI has to offer!

For more info visit the Tesco Taste Northern Ireland Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/tastenorthernireland/

 

17
Oct

Free’ist takes part in NI’s first BBC Good Food show!

Free’ist took part in the unforgettable BBC Good Food show at the Waterfront Hall Belfast along with some of TV’s favourite chefs – The Hairy Bikers, James Martin, Paul Hollywood & Paul Rankin, and, the region’s very best producers of food, drink & artisan products.

It was said to be “The ultimate day out for food lovers”.

Along with various other local companies such as Linwoods, Tayto and Moy Park, Free’ist had the opportunity to present their extensive product range at the first ever BBC Good Food show in NI. However, Free’ist was the only product at the show with a full range of sugar free products!

Customers and residents of Northern Ireland were very impressed with the products on display and often said that not only could they not distinguish between the taste of Free’ists products and other products, but many often thought the product tasted better!

 

25
Aug

Holland & Barrett brings Free’ist onboard

The UK’s top healthy products retailer, Holland & Barrett, has recently approached Free’ist and listed their products, growing again their free from category range. Free’ist, who are known for their scrumptious and sugar free / no added sugar treats and snacks, have now helped Holland & Barrett grow their sugar free section with 13 of the products from their range i.e. the cookies, chocolate, chocolate wafers, and, jam, being newly listed.

This is another great success for Free’ist as it just goes to show how important the free from market is becoming and how Holland and Barrett and trying to meet the needs of consumers who are looking for products within this retail bracket. With all the negative media coverage there has been in relation to sugar, sugar free is continuing to become evermore popular among consumers and the awareness of the harmful effects of sugar is growing. With the top healthy products retailer in the UK now having listed the range (with over 1000 outlets and huge online presence), sugar is definitely a growing concern and Free’ist have an alternative to meet the consumer demand.

To order some Free’ist from Holland & Barrett, please click on the below link:

ORDER NOW FROM HOLLAND & BARRETT

30
Oct

Celebrating Taste Northern Ireland

Tesco is a major supporter of Northern Ireland suppliers and producers and spend more than £520m every year on local products and now stock around 1,200 items from 90 local suppliers.

The Tesco “Taste NI Campaign” is a great way for customers to get to know the people and the places behind their favourite local food and drink products. Free’ist have been taking part in the Tesco Local Food Market where we will be sampling in at least 50 Tesco stores over the year. The aim of the event is to promote awareness of locally produced food through sampling.

In September Free’ist also took part in their first Tesco Taste NI Food Festival held at Custome House Square which is a 2 day event complemented by entertainment and free admission to the public. It is also Northern Ireland’s biggest and only FREE celebration of local food to an urban consumer audience.