“Are they still considered healthy if you eat 10 of them?” Breda Maleney was once asked by a customer. “You’ll have lots of energy and you won’t get that sugar slump,” replied Breda. Breda is the owner of Níos Mó artisan food company. The company was set up in 2015 after Breda started experimenting with ingredients that would make a natural snack bar alternative to the artificially protein filled bars out there.
“I’ve always had a keen interest in good nutritious and healthy foods that nourish your body and taste good, going back as far as school. I had a great teacher who showed me how to cook and having three boys who were active and loved their sport, that love of good food grew. Currently Níos Mó produces one product with two ranges: pumpkin seed and chia seed.
Breda uses organic oats, almonds, pecans and walnuts, which are toasted then combined with dates, peanut butter, maple syrup, fruit, spices and vegan chocolate. The bars are great healthy snack options for all ages.
“There’s a cyclist from northern Ireland who travels down to the Tullamore Show each year to stock up on the bars and I have an american client who, upon tasting them here, requested a stock of them be sent to the US for him and his family. I love that people come back for more.”