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Supplier Spotlight - Mallow Mia

Supplier Spotlight - Mallow Mia

Linda McClean is a food scientist turned gourmet marshmallow maker from beautiful Donegal. After years living and working abroad, she moved back to Ireland and grabbed the chance to fuse her passions and start her own business. Mallow Mia marshmallows are handmade which adds to their authentic taste and flavour. Not your regular marshmallows the range spreads from raspberry swirl to Madagascan vanilla, with Toasted salted caramel being Linda’s star choice. In her words her products are a “fluffy, light as a feather, bursts of flavour.” As fresh confectionery they have less sugar than regular marshmallows & are naturally gluten...

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Fiona Scally
Supplier Spotlight - Supernature

Supplier Spotlight - Supernature

Noele McEvoy is the creative genius behind Supernature, a product that was born from Noele’s simple passion for making her own natural treats for one of her daughters, who was unable to have dairy, gluten or processed sugar. Creating something delicious with natural ingredients can be challenging but Supernature have hit the spot with tasting healthier versions of mainstream chocolate snacks with half the sugar and carb content; all organic, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. (They are also vegan!)  “Supernature began because my daughter had to give up all dairy, gluten and refined sugar and I saw how hard...

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Fiona Scally
Supplier Spotlight – Juspy

Supplier Spotlight – Juspy

Supplier Spotlight – Juspy Juspy is one of our homegrown Irish products created by Limerick native and business powerhouse Leonie Lynch. It is a delicious cacao and collagen powder blend for those who love chocolate but are also health conscious. Leonie was looking for something that was nutritious, delicious and quick - but couldn’t find anything that fit the bill on the market. Juspy is a quick fix that doesn’t compromise on health benefits. In her own words: “Being healthy is easy when you have time, energy and a good night's sleep. In reality, most of us are too busy.”...

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Diarmuid Crowley

Impact of the Pandemic, food & immunity.

How is the Pandemic affecting Food Businesses? Food as Comfort & Immune System Booster Effects on the Food Industry A lot of the discussion on the effect of the pandemic on the overall economy has highlighted the existence of two economies. OK, everybody is affected equally by the restrictions but in economic terms there are essentially 2 different situations. Those whose incomes are maintaining and are stable. This will include most of those in the employment of multinationals and the public service and within the Food Industry it's those in retail (excluding convenience). Then there are those who are "parked up"....

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