Free’ist teams up with Sugarwise! is a large company with the objective of increasing attention, educating and giving people options on sugar in their food and drink, and Free’ist is the first Irish snack company to join them! Moving forward the free from food company will now use the Sugarwise Kitemark certification, which will show consumers that their wide range products are fully certified as sugar free/low in sugar.

“The decision to join Sugarwise is a further demonstration of our commitment to products which are free from sugar. Our products were rigorously tested to ensure they met the Sugarwise requirements for certification” said the managing director of Free’ist, Gerard McAdorey.

Despite the fact that Free’ist products are free from sugar, evidence would suggest that customers find it difficult to find any difference in taste from other snacks!

“Most people wouldn’t even believe it were possible, but they taste exactly the same! The Sugarwise logo is a great way for these amazing products to get themselves noticed on shelf, and we are delighted that Free’ist have joined us in our mission”, said Sugarwise founder, Rend Platings.

Based on the World Health Organisation’s guidelines on sugar consumption, of which generally no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars, the Sugarwise certification is awarded to firms which produce products which meet these standards.



Protein cookies made by customers using free’ist!

Protein cookies made by one of our customers Louise Kerriganfit look delicious! Minimal ingredients used, 5 minutes in the oven and topped with with our sugar-free white chocolate.

Ingredients – 30g whey, 5g baking powder, 10g cocoa powder, 30g vitafiber and some water.

Send us pictures of your recipes on our instagram page @freeist_sugar_free!


Free’ist sponsors Born To Run Kilbroney event

Free’ist recently sponsored the Belfast Telegraph in the Born to Run campaign – Run Forest Run – in an excellent event hosted in Kilbroney.

The Free’ist team supported the event by supplying all participants with Free’ist products after the race was complete for a kick of sugar-free energy! The event had an excellent turn out and was a great day for everyone!

Well done to all participants and the face of the race Melanie Minshull who received a Free’ist hamper!


Free’ist Fruit Mountain

Fruit and pancake mountain made by one of our customers @pops_foodiekitchen using our sugar free strawberry jam looks amazing! A delicious breakfast without the guilt!

Ingredients – Banana Protein Pancakes, Raspberries and Bloobs 🍇 🍒 Choc Shot 🍫 Free’ist sugar free Strawberry Jam 🍓 Pancake Batter – 50g Oats, 1 banana, 100g oeggfreerange whites, baking powder, 15g MyProtein banana Whey and 100ml Maxi Nutrition Banana Shake!

Keep us updated and send us your Free’ist recipes on our instagram page @freeist_sugar_free!



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!



Free’ist Cake Recipe!

Amazing looking Oat cake sent in by @pops_foodiekitchen!😍 The perfect treat for you and the family using a very simple recipe using just 4 ingredients!

Made with Greek Yogurt, Frozen Raspberries, peanut butter and our very own @freeist_sugar_free Strawberry Jam 🍓

Tag our instagram to have your recipes shared @freeist_sugar_free!

Keep them coming guys!


Free’ist attend ploughing championships as a record attendance is set

The free’ist team would be set to travel to Tullamore, county Offaly, to represent the Free’ist brand once again as a record attendance of 280,000 people is set for a 3 day event!

The undoubted stars of the last day were the O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary and large crowds turned up to see them sign autographs and have photographs taken with the Olympians.

2000 more people attended the Ploughing Championships this year than last year and the Free’ist team were gifted with the opportunity to communicate with customers first hand and allow them to sample and/or purchase some of the products. As always, there was a great turnout for the company and customers were very impressed with the extensive range of products!


Fluffy pancakes made using Free’ist Strawberry Jam!

Fluffy pancakes made by of our customers @pops_foodiekitchen using our very own Free’ist Strawberry Jam! They look amazing!

Made using 150g (cooked weight) boiled potatoes mashed with 40ml of almond milk, added into a nutribullet with 1.2 tsp cinnamon and baking powder, drop of vanilla essence and stevia sweetner, 20g vanilla whey, 30g quark and 90g Fitegg Whites, topped with vanilla peanut butter, Choc Shot and Free’ist Strawberry Jam!

Keep us updated on our instagram @freeist_sugar_free, we love seeing recipes made using our products!


Free’ist attends Tesco NI Food show

The Free’ist team attended Custom House Square in Belfast as local crowds piled in to taste local produce, engage with foodie businesses, watch cooking demonstrations, listen to music and much more.

Around 20,000 people attended the show which lasted the whole weekend, as the team communicated directly with customers and delivered information about the products to people who were interested in adapting a healthier lifestyle and also with many diabetics/celiacs.

The event was said to be “Northern Ireland’s biggest celebration of local favourites” and regular customers and also members of society which were new to the products were very impressed with the extensive range in which we have to offer.


Free’ist Caramel Crunch Popcorn scoops Gold at the Blas na hÉireann Irish Foods Awards!

Free’ist Sugar Free Caramel Crunch Popcorn scooped a massive gold at the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2015 which took place in Dingle Co. Kerry on Saturday 3rd October. The popcorn was entered into the snacks category and came in front of the likes of O’Donnells Crisps and Joe’s Farm Crisps.

The awards are the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Over 2500 products were entered into this year’s competition to win awards in over 90 food and drink categories.

The Blas accreditation has the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers. The accreditation is a guarantee of a top quality Irish product.