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Did You Know?... 15 December, 2020

By Maev Martin
Did You Know?... 15 December, 2020

Did You Know?... Iceland’s head chef, Dave Lennox, has created a wide array of festive recipes so shoppers will be spoilt for choice this Christmas and New Year. Iceland Ireland’s 27 stores nationwide are packed with 100’s of Irish brands, festive treats and everything needed for Christmas dinner. The food retailer has stocked lots of new bites plus the classic customer favourites such as the Duck Spring Rolls, Jumbo Tempura Prawns, Mini Baked New York Cheesecakes and so much more.

Did You Know?... Ballymaloe Foods has partnered with Food Cloud to try to help out those who are most in need this Christmas. Instead of sending gifts to thank their customers, the team at Ballymaloe will be donating 30 meals to Food Cloud in the name of each customer. They have also just launched their Free Christmas Recipe Booklet with 14 delicious festive recipes and ideas for tasty starters, sides and desserts. Christmas will still taste special with the Ballymaloe signature Christmas sausage roll garland, vegan nut roast, white chocolate and cranberry and prosecco fudge cake and lots more! For every download of this Booklet, the team will donate a jar of their  Ballymaloe Relish to Food Cloud who will distribute these jars to local charities and community groups in Ireland for Christmas.

Did You Know?... Heavy rain and sunny spells last week in Ivory Coast's cocoa regions boosted hopes for a positive outcome for the October-to-March main crop and the April-September mid-crop, farmers said. Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is in the dry season, which runs from mid-November to March, so these latest downpours have provided some unexpected relief.

Did You Know?... UCC Coffee has launched its first Nespresso compatible home compostable capsule, independently certified ‘OK compost HOME’ by TÜV Austria - the European standard for compostable products. Due to its unique top lid sealing technology, the ‘EkoPod’ is unlike any other compostable capsule currently on the market. It is airtight - guaranteeing coffee freshness stays locked in for up to nine months, without using any plastics at all.


© 2020 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout. 

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