The Foods of Athenry contacted me to ask if I’d like to try some of their dairy-free goodies. I was delighted to, I had met one of the owners at the Allergy & Free From Expo last year and tasted one or two of their cookies then. The company is from Athenry, Co. Galway, and it is a small homegrown Irish company which is growing and growing. They have a wide range of gluten free, dairy free and egg free goods including cookies, crackers, brownies, flapjacks and Christmas goods. They have a dedicated gluten free facitlity where they produce all their gluten free goods.
We received cookies, flapjacks and mini cookies called ‘cookie shots’ to try.
Lemon Blueberry Cookie
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie
The cookie flavours were a very interesting Lemon and Blueberry (my favourite one), Lime and Coconut and Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie. The boys loved the double chocolate chunk one, were delighted to be getting a chocolatey treat. These would be a perfect treat with a cup of tea or coffee or one is big enough to share between two small people. The cookies are dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free and suitable for vegans.
Just Oats Flapjacks
The flapjacks come in a handy resealable bag of bite-size pieces. They are made with oats, vegetable margarine and sugar and a small bit of ginger. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free and suitable for vegans. They were a little too sweet for me, but the boys adored them. They made it into Friday’s lunchbox as a mid morning snack for one of the boys. I love to make my own flapjacks but these would be very convenient to have in the cupboard and pop one or two into a lunchbox on treat day.
These were the all round favourites. We tried the Blondie Cookie Shots. They come in a resealable bag just like the flapjacks. These are tiny vanilla shortbread biscuits, but more than just a mouthful, two is more substantial than one normal sized biscuit. I think the shape and size captured the boys imaginations. At only 18 calories each they are definitely a good treat for adults too. These are dairy free, gluten free, wheat free and vegan.
Where to Find
You can find the range in the Free From section of Dunnes Stores, Tesco, SuperValu and Superquinn. Not all supermarkets will carry the full range. You can also view a complete list of stockists here. In the UK you can find Foods of Athenry in some Holland & Barrett branches and The Health Store branches. You can also order from their online store here.
I am happy with the products, I would recommend. They are made from simple healthy ingredients. I will definitely be buying the flapjacks as a convenient lunchbox treat. And I will be bringing the cookie shots on a picnic or a long car journey as a treat. I would love to see the cookies available in coffee shops as a nice treat for the boys if we were out and about.
Have you tried any of the Food of Athenry foods? I would love to hear what you think..