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Published:

4 April 2017

I'm Not Bitter ...................

Once upon a time, there lived an entire population who didn’t know about the benefits of Wheatgrass.

One day, however, a man, picked a blade of grass, and chewed on it thoughtfully. After a few seconds he spat out the wheatgrass claiming that the little blade of grass so too bitter for his palate. Like wildfire the story of the bitter tasting grass spread among the population.

Despite having numerous benefits, our little Wheatgrass has felt the stigma of unpleasant taste for many years. Unfortunately, like most undervalued things, wheatgrass had to face many perils and challenges. And now Wheatgrass has finally emerged as a superhero.

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Published:

10 February 2017

Going Wild For Wheatgrass

Squeeze Wheatgrass Ltd based in Warrenpoint, Co. Down are building on the online success of their Squeeze Wheatgrass Brand with the launch of a new Retail Brand, Wild Power Wheatgrass

The award winning company have been successfully selling Wheatgrass shots through their e-commerce website www.squeezewheatgrass.co.uk for a number of years and are now ready to take on the retail world.

The new Brand, Wild Power Wheatgrass, will only be available for purchase through retail outlets.  

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Published:

3 November 2016

Vitamin D - ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ and Wheatgrass

Public Health Advice for the UK recommends that everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter.  

Simply add a shot of Wheatgrass Juice to your daily diet, or more if you are on any kind of recovery programme, and start to see the benefits during the Autumn and Winter months.

Everyone should really consider a supplement if they're not getting lots of sunshine and nutrient rich foods.

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Published:

14 October 2016

The best foods for refreshed, revitalised and clear skin!

When it comes to health and beauty; one thing that the majority of us hope for is clear and beautiful skin. But achieving this can be tricky. Modern life is packed full of factors that can have an impact on your skin. From causing dryness, clogging up your pores and turning your glistening glow into an oily mess; there are things that make all of us want to hide away from the world.

You may buy yourself all the costly creams, lotions and cleansers to try and keep your skin looking it’s best and whilst this will be helpful, you may find that looking at your diet may be the extra push that you need.

With this in mind, we have put together our top tips for foods that will keep your skin in tip top condition. 

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Belfast Giants

Published:

21 September 2016

Squeeze Wheatgrass Sponsorship Deal With Belfast Giants

Squeeze Wheatgrass based in Warrenpoint, Co. Down has just agreed a Sponsorship deal with the Belfast Giants.

The Belfast Giants, Northern Ireland’s most successful professional sporting team since their beginning in 2000, average 5,000 fans per game for around 30 games for a total attendance of over 150,000 spectators at home games in Belfast throughout the season.

The Giants account for 23% of all customers through the doors at The SSE Arena and the ‘split’ of fans is 52% Male & 48% Female - unique to any sport.

The Giants have an online reach to 68,000 unique monthly website users, 48,000+ on Facebook, 30,000+ Twitter followers, 11,000+ followers on Instagram, 250,000 YouTube views & over 550,000 audio channel listens.

This deal sees Squeeze Wheatgrass sponsor Forward, Colin Shields in his ninth season with the Belfast Giants, and will have their company’s logo branded on his teal Giants jersey for all home games during the 2016/17 season.

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20150903-_GMD8606

Published:

8 August 2016

Customer Feedback

As you know we are absolutely passionate about the benefits of Wheatgrass juice.  We drink it every day here at Squeeze Wheatgrass HQ and we have nothing but good things to say about how it energises, heals and improves our overall wellbeing.

So, getting to hear good news stories is very important to us.  It means our customers are validating the product and there is nothing better than hearing how our Wheatgrass shots have made a dramatic impact on a customer's health.

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Great Taste Award

Published:

28 July 2016

WHEATGRASS WIN AT GREAT TASTE AWARDS

Following months of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in Northern Ireland now able to celebrate. Out of the 10,000 products to be judged, 3,539 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 212 are based in Northern Ireland.

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Kathryn Magennis - SoulBia

Published:

30 June 2016

Meet Our Stockist - SoulBia

Half-way through the year, already and so time to introduce you to another of our Stockists.

This time it is the turn of the very lovely Kathryn Magennis of SoulBia.  SoulBia is a distributor of the very finest of Irish Food Produce.  In this Blog post, Kathryn tells us a little bit about what inspires her and what her goals are for 2016.

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Published:

9 June 2016

Meet The Stockist - Conor Crilly PT

We continue with our Meet The Stockist feature, and today we introduce you to Conor Crilly PT, based in Newry who is passionate about providing the best training and nutrition for his clients.  

Conor starting stocking Squeeze Wheatgrass shots at the beginning of 2016 and has provided a couple of testimonials from clients. Conor boasts that he is the only Personal Trainer in Newry providing his clients with Wheatgrass shots.

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Published:

2 June 2016

Rejuvenate With Wheatgrass

It’s all about the Chlorophyll!

We all depend on and enjoy sunshine and Wheatgrass juice is the ultimate sunshine package. Drinking wheatgrass juice is kind of like drinking liquid sunshine.

According to Steve Meyerowitz, author of Wheatgrass Natures Finest Medicine, “wheatgrass juice is a veritable brew of water, oxygen, enzymes, protein, phytochemicals, chlorophyll, carotenoids, fatty acids and trace minerals all rushing to revitalise you”.

Wheatgrass Juice is a fantastic way to bring captured sun energy to your blood stream.  This natural “liquid sunshine” has huge health benefits and has the ability to rejuvenate and even build a healthier blood count.

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Published:

17 May 2016

Subscribe and Save With Our Good Friends at Yumbles.Com

Our good friends over at Yumbles.com have just launched their "Subscribe and Save" service which we are delighted includes Squeeze Wheatgrass Ready to Drink Wheatgrass shots.

For those of you not familiar with Yumbles.com they are the UK's leading marketplace for indie food and innovative food gifts. Amongst gourmet marshmallows, artisan hampers, cheese, chocolate, snacks, you will find our premium Wheatgrass shots!

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Powered By

Published:

5 May 2016

Squeeze Wheatgrass Powered By Ulster Bank

Coming from a banking background I am more aware than most of the bad press Banks receive from both customers and non-customers.  There is a view among some that banks take and give very little back.

I run my business, Squeeze Wheatgrass, safe in knowledge that I have a team within Ulster Bank who support what I am trying to do, help me do what I want to do as easily as possible and are only ever a phone call or email away.

My experience with Ulster Bank recently when I moved from Sole Trader to Limited company has been faultless.  They moved heaven and earth (well not literally) to ensure that the changeover went as smoothly as possible.  And it was indeed without hiccups!

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Miriam Morgan Harvest Health Store, Newry

Published:

18 April 2016

Meet Our Stockist - Miriam Woods At Harvest Health

Today we are delighted to introduce you to one of our first Retail Stockists, Harvest Health Store, Newry.  

Owner, Miriam Morgan is a trained nutritionalist and a huge advocate of Squeeze Wheatgrass Ready to Drink Wheatgrass Shots.   Here, Miriam tells us a little bit of the story behind Harvest Health Store and why supporting local businesses is important to her.

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Mark Brown Arcadia Deli

Published:

4 April 2016

Meet Our Stockist - Arcadia Delicatessen

At Squeeze Wheatgrass we are truly honoured to have some fabulous people who believe in and sell our product through their own retail outlets.  

To give you the opportunity to see who some of these stockists are, we have started our "Meet the Stockist" feature where we will introduce you to one our stockists and link to their websites and social media pages.  

Each stockist will get a chance to tell you a little bit about their business, what their goals are, why they have chosen to stock Squeeze Wheatgrass shots and why supporting local business is important to them.

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Taste Junction

Published:

25 March 2016

Year of Food and Drink in Newry, Mourne and Down

Squeeze Wheatgrass were delighted to be one of the companies featured in Mourne Observer's article on local food and drink companies to celebrate NI's Year of Food and Drink.

We have been mentioned as a local "exporter" as thanks to our processing method we are able to ship our Ready to Drink Wheatgrass shots worldwide.  The original 30ml wheatgrass shots have a 12-week shelf life and the new 60ml Wheatgrass and Juice shots have a 6-week shelf life.  The food and drink industry contribute £5 billion to the Northern Irish economy, generating sales abroad in excess of £4 billion.

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Various wheatgrass flavoured shots

Published:

22 March 2016

PR for Squeeze Wheatgrass

Media articles on Squeeze Wheatgrass have appeared in both Produce Business UK and The Food and Drink Innovation Network publications.

Links to both articles below:-

http://www.producebusinessuk.com/supply/stories/2016/03/02/irish-export-offer-widens-via-new-products-varieties-and-retail-formats

http://www.fdin.org.uk/2016/01/squeeze-wheatgrass-launches-healthy-drinks-in-the-uk/

Snapchat

Published:

9 March 2016

Squeeze Wheatgrass is on SNAPCHAT!!

We are now on Snapchat!

Follow us on snapchat for exclusive discount codes, behind the scenes action, giveaways and competitions.

Our username is SqueeWheatgrass

Various wheatgrass flavoured shots

Published:

9 March 2016

Squeeze Wheatgrass Featured in Trade Publication

We’ve been so busy recently with events all over the country that we’re only getting a chance to read the February edition of #UlsterGrocer.

Our new flavoured shots are featured on page 40.  These shots come in 60ml ready to drink pouches. We’ve got 3 new flavours available which are Beetroot, Orange&Lemon and Apple&Pear.

These shots are already very popular with new and existing customers.

The Beetroot flavour has already been shortlisted in the Free From Food Awards 2016.

You can visit our website www.squeezewheatgrass.co.uk to see the other awards we’ve won.

If you haven’t already picked up your copy of the Ulster Grocer magazine it is available to read online by clicking on the following link

http://www.ulstergrocer.com/digital-issue/

International Womens Day Victoria

Published:

8 March 2016

Happy International Women's Day 2016

International Women's Day was first celebrated on 19th March 1911 but is now celebrated on 8th March every year.  Women all over the world join to celebrate equality, justice, peace and development.  International Women's Day is rooted in women's struggle to participate on an equal footing with their male counterparts.

We have customers who may be fighting their own health battles.  We have customers who have continued to support us as our business grows.  We have an amazing network of support from strong women, all running their own businesses but still have time to show support and empathy when needed.

We appreciate and applaud each and everyone of you today on International Women's Day 2016.

A beautiful Woman draws strength from difficult times, smiles during periods of distress, and grows stronger with love and support.

Wishing all the amazing women we meet through this business a very Happy International Women's Day.

Pouring wheatgrass juice from pouch to glass

Published:

3 March 2016

Why To Juice NOT Blend Wheatgrass

Unlike cows, humans only have one stomach so we are unable to break down the cellulouse in the grass.  For the human digestive system to be able to access the nutrients we need to drink #Wheatgrass juice.

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Wheatgrass pouches with orange & lemon

Published:

1 March 2016

SQUEEZE WHEATGRASS GIVEN SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY AT TESCO

Squeeze Wheatgrass from Warrenpoint has been chosen, for the second year, as one of a select number of Northern Ireland companies to take part a pioneering initiative to market-test their product range – thanks to Tesco.

 

Over the next 12 months the select group will be offered free exhibition space in Tesco stores across the province to promote their brands and products.

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FreeFromFood 2016 Shortlist

Published:

16 February 2016

Wheatgrass Shortlisted in FreeFrom Food Awards 2016

The shortlist for the 2016 FreeFrom Food Awards – celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all ‘freefrom’ foods – is now out!! 

After two weeks of heavy-duty tasting and arguing the merits of gluten and dairy-free sausage rolls over Wheatgrass Shots, the FreeFrom Food judges have chosen nearly 260 products to shortlist.

Squeeze Wheatgrass is on the Shortlist in the "Superfoods" category for their Wheatgrass and Beetroot Shots.

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Published:

11 February 2016

Wilfred Wheatgrass is Looking for Love

Wilfred's been feeling a little bit lonely. This year we've decided to set him up on a date but we need some help...

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Foods to Boost Immune System

Published:

10 February 2016

Living with Lupus

What kept me going? – well of course you know the answer to that one.  I continued to boost my immune system the natural way by increasing my wheatgrass shot intake to 3 shots sometimes 4 shots a day.  The immune system exists to ward off attacks from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. In people with an autoimmune disease, the system mistakenly launches a sustained attack on healthy tissue in the body. In the case of lupus, attacks cause inflammation that can occur almost anywhere.  

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NI Year of Food & Drink 2016 logo

Published:

8 February 2016

Enjoy NI16

#EnjoyNI16

This is the hashtag that you will see on many of my posts and blogs throughout 2016, as we are delighted to be part of NI Year of Food and Drink 2016.

A year that will celebrate all that is wonderful about the food and drink industry here in Northern Ireland.  We have had our fair share of “bad” press over the years but 2016 will be our year of shine in the Food and Drink industry.

I am honoured to have many artisan producers amongst my friends – those people who have worked long hours to bring their dream of a food or drink business to fruition.

There will be many events throughout the year and I will keep you updated as those occur.

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Chlorophyll juice drink at Squeeze Wheatgrass

Published:

25 January 2016

When the Going gets Tough …… The Tough reach for their Wheatgrass Shots

I started 2015 with all good intentions of taking better care of myself!  I think I might have got to midway through February before I allowed myself to be sucked into stressful situations (not always my own), found myself working longer and longer hours and more and more weekends.  Building an award winning business is not all about parties and glamourous dresses!!

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Squeeze Wheatgrass is Good Choice  Quality Food winner 2015

Published:

27 October 2015

Quality food awards for Wheatgrass

On 5th November we are off to London’s Grosvenor House Hotel for not one but two Quality Food Awards ceremonies. Squeeze Wheatgrass are finalists in the Good Choice awards which take place at an Afternoon Tea ceremony and we are also finalists in the “juice” category at the main awards that evening.

Little girl

Published:

27 October 2015

What's new in the world of Wheatgrass

Back in September the Team at Squeeze Wheatgrass embarked on a 2 x shots of wheatgrass per day challenge for 28 days! 

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Irish quality award logo

Published:

15 September 2015

Wheatgrass in Irish Quality Food Awards

Squeeze Wheatgrass is an ‘Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards’ finalist!

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Published:

22 July 2015

SQUEEZE WHEATGRASS FEATURED IN AFBI PR STATEMENT

http://www.afbini.gov.uk/news/news-releases?newsid=28704

Published:

15 July 2015

SQUEEZE WHEATGRASS REVIEWED

Another independent review of Squeeze Wheatgrass Ready to Drink Wheatgrass shots.

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Published:

30 June 2015

The story behind the Wheatgrass business

Have you ever wondered what makes someone decide to grow and juice Wheatgrass for a living!!

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Published:

15 May 2015

SQUEEZE WHEATGRASS REVIEW

Check out the review on Squeeze Wheatgrass shots by Blogger Sophie Jenner

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Competition

Published:

7 May 2015

R&D FOR WHEATGRASS

SRC & Ulster join forces to support local agri-food business

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Published:

29 April 2015

SQUEEZE WHEATGRASS GIVEN SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY AT TESCO

Squeeze Wheatgrass has been chosen as one of a select number of Northern Ireland companies to take part a pioneering initiative to market-test their product range – thanks to Tesco.

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