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Bite-size: what's new in the world of food and drink

Everything you need to know for the week ahead.


We're back again with another round-up of everything you need to know about food and drink this week. 

Want to bag yourself a delicious drink? Or indulge in some delicious chocolate? Read on for more information on everything you need to know for the week ahead.

Tayto spices it up

Beloved crisp brand Tayto has released two new flavours of its crisps inspired by New York deli sandwiches: beef brisket and Philly cheesesteak. Both flavours are limited edition, but if you can get your hands on a pack you're in for a treat - the brisket is jam-packed with slow-cooked, BBQ beef flavour, while the cheesesteak gives you the very best of steak along with a healthy helping of cream cheese. As well as these two new crisp flavours, Tayto has also launched a new snack: Tayto Cheesatees. These light, puffy bites are super cheesy and have a melt-in-your-mouth texture. 

These new Tatyo snacks are available now at stores around the country.

That's a wrap!

One of the best gluten-free bakery brands on the market, BFree, has launched a new selection of wraps. The new wraps continue the brand's commitment to gluten-free products that taste delicious and are super nutritious. Priced from €3.99 for a four-pack, these wraps are now available from Dunnes Stores around the country and are perfect for everyone, not just those avoiding gluten.

Overends Kitchen Farm Shop opens

Airfield Estate in Dundrum has launched a farm shop at Overends Kitchen, normally a farm-to-fork restaurant that has closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The store will offer a range of local produce from Airfield Estate's farm, gardens and orchards, as well as artisan producers from suppliers like Bread 41, Sheridans, Rockfield Dairy, Wicklow Wolf and more. 

The Overends Kitchen dine at home range will soon join the farm shop offerings. The chilled meals will be carefully curated by the Overends Kitchen team, highlighting the wholesome, seasonal produce that is at the core of Airield Estate. 

Overends Kitchen Farm Shop is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 6pm and is located in Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14. For more details, click here.

Aldi is Hellbent on new producers

Hellbent, one of the winning suppliers of Grow with Aldi 2020, is extending its product range in stores to include a new flavour, Chakalaka. Hellbent produces distinctive coiled sausages made with 100 per cent Irish beef, seasoned with South African spices with both the spicy Chakalaka flavour now available alongside the original Boerewors flavour. The sausages are priced at €3.99 and available in stores around the country. 

Join a virtual Easter egg hunt with Cadbury 

Another Easter in lockdown is about to roll around, but Cadbury has launched the Cadbury Worldwide Hide to help you hide an Easter egg anywhere in the world for someone you love. The idea is to help connect people across Ireland and the world through the power of generosity.

Using Google Maps Street View, the hider can share a personalised clue that will mean something special to the recipient. When the recipient finds the virtual egg, there is the option for a real Cadbury Easter Egg to be delivered to their door. Hiders will also have a ‘Free to Play’ option, which will allow them to hide a Cadbury Easter Egg for someone they love on Cadbury World Wide Hide, for free.

The Cadbury Worldwide Hide site is now open until March 29th - click here for more info. 

allta bakery to keep going

After an extremely successful first weekend, allta wine bar on Setanta Place has confirmed that it will become allta bakery every Saturday from 10am. The menu includes handmade bread from the allta team such as wild garlic sourdough and ølands purple wheat sourdough, as well as a range of fresh pasta, doughnuts and Plúr Bakery products. The crème brûlée doughnut seemed to break the internet the first day it was posted on the allta Instagram page so if you want to get your hands on one, make sure to start queuing early this Saturday. 

Grace O'Malley launches new limited edition whiskey 

Grace O'Malley Irish spirits has launched a new limited edition premium Irish whiskey, the Grace O'Malley Dark Char Cask Irish whiskey. This special release combines several batches of whiskey to create a balanced, complex, smooth drink. Each bottle is individually numbered and presented with a hand-tied embossed leather label. Grace O’Malley Dark Char Irish Whiskey retails at €65 and is available from Irishmalts.com, jamesfox.ie and the Celtic Whiskey Shop. For more info, click here.

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