FREEIST NEWS AND EVENTS

20
Sep

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!

18
Aug

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.

12
Oct

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.

25
Sep

Free’ist be some yoke at the National Ploughing Championships!

Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships 2015 took place in Co. Laois for their second consecutive year at the location. Free’ist were lucky enough once again to be a part of it. Again, record breaking crowds descended on the green fields of Ratheniska to experience the championships. The total attendance for this year was a record breaking 281,000 – more than 75,000 on the opening day, 127,000 on the second day, &, 76,500 on the final day.

It was an incredible atmosphere both inside the tent and outside of the tent. Free’ist were there to give visitors the chance to taste their brand new popcorn, marshmallows and breakfast biscuits. The sugar free Caramel Crunch popcorn went down an absolute treat with everyone. And it will be off to Tullamore, County Offaly, for next year’s championships and we hope to see you all there!

 

21
Sep

Free’ist exhibits at Tesco Taste Northern Ireland Festival

The 18th to the 20th September saw the Tesco Taste Northern Ireland Food Festival take place at Custom House Square in Belfast. The event, which is now in its seventh year, saw its biggest crowds yet this year. The festival showcased some of Northern Ireland top producers and suppliers to the Northern Irish retail market, but the show was there to highlight everything that is great about Northern Ireland’s food and drink industry.

Free’ist were there to offer a tasting session to consumers to give them an idea of how tasty the sugar free / no added sugar treats they do actually taste, with highlighting their brand new marshmallows and breakfast biscuits which are in store now.

 

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

20
Jul

Brand new Sugar Free products added to the Free’ist Range!

Due to the ongoing success of Free’ist and from listening to our customers, Free’ist have launched 7 BRAND NEW sugar free products to give consumers more variety.

We have now included in the range:

Caramel Crunch Popcorn (also Gluten Free)
Sweet & Salty Popcorn (also Gluten Free)
Lightly Sea Salted Popcorn (also Gluten Free)
Nacho Cheese Popcorn (also Gluten Free)
Cereal & Milk Breakfast Biscuits
Hazelnut & Chocolate Breakfast Biscuits
Marshmallows (also Gluten Free, Dairy Free, &, Allergen Free)

Most of these brand new products are now available in your local Spar NI, Tesco NI, and, Tesco ROI.

What are you waiting for? Go get them!

10
Jul

Free’ist exhibit at the Allergy & Free From Show in London

Free’ist for the first time took part in the Allergy and Free From Show in London from the 3rd to the 5th of July.

The three day event, which attracted members of the public to come along from all over the UK (many of themselves that have, or, have relatives with a food intolerance), was hugely successful and there was roughly an attendance of over 50,000 people over the 3 days.

We were very well received with phone calls, emails, Twitter messages and Facebook messages all coming through as to where they could purchase the sugar free products again. But what a lot of people were surprised at when they came to the stand, was that the Free’ist chocolate, jam, popcorn and marshmallows were also gluten free, and, the marshmallows were also allergen free!

If you have any questions or want to know any more information about Free’ist, please send us over an email to freeist@gmmarketing.co.uk and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know more about the show, please follow this link – http://www.allergyshow.co.uk/

06
Jul

“Arrrrr! That be a Free’ist Bar they gave us at the Tall Ships Matey!”

The 2nd July to the 5th July saw the Tall Ships Festival come to Belfast, in which was a brilliant and spectacular event for residents of Northern Ireland and also tourists who were visiting.

In conjunction with the Belfast Telegraph, samples of our Free’ist Wafers Bars were placed in 6000 goody bags and handed out to members of the public that purchased the Belfast Telegraph newspaper over the course of the Tall Ships’ event, which seen over 500,000 people over the 4 days!

We hope you all enjoyed your treat!

29
Jun

Free’ist’s Export Business continues to grow significantly!

Free’ist in the last few months have been gaining significant business for their range of sugar free products in the Middle East, particularly the United Arab Emirates.

With the help of Pan Euro Food in Dublin, the Supermarket chains of Spinney’s and Carrefour, have taken on the brand and so far it has been very successful, especially with the likes of consumers who are health conscious and want to reduce their sugar intake.

In the Middle East, obesity and diabetes are a growing concern, so a unique business opportunity came about to offer the scrumptious and sugar free products to consumers living there – obviously, they seem to be enjoying it!