1. 100% Irish Company
Kells is currently one of Ireland’s largest producers of blends for the bakery trade in Ireland. It is proud to be manufacturing blends specifically for the Irish market using only the very best ingredients. We employ 32 people at our manufacturing plant and mill in Co. Kilkenny. With all the uncertainty and growing concern about Brexit and its impact on Irish trade, dealing with an Irish producer may limit exposure in this area.
2. Provenance & Authenticity
Our 100% traditionally stoneground wholemeal flours are milled at the little mill on the banks of the river Nore in Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny. We use local Irish grain and our flours are true wholemeals, meaning they contain nothing but the wholegrain and all its natural goodness. Consumers today demand the best. They also want to know where their food is coming from, so provenance is a key consideration when making their purchasing decisions. The Mosse family have been milling in Co. Kilkenny for over seven generations, their story is one of passion for milling and baking.
3. Delivery Network
Kells has always prided itself on having its own delivery network and its ability to service customers of all sizes around the country. We are delighted to announce that recently added to our fleet with three 16 tonne capacity trucks, a new 6 tonne truck and a van for back up service.
4. Innovation & Quality Assurance
Our in house product development and Quality Assurance teams mean that we can support our customers with compliance and helping them harness their innovation. Kells recognises the importance of forecasting trends, monitoring consumer behaviour and developing products to suit. Kells has a strong Research and Development team, a dedicated Test Bakery and Technical Laboratory. This allows us to develop new products that respond to consumer demand, keeping your company ahead of the curve.
5. Our Sales Team
We have one of Ireland’s best sales teams. Our team is on the road every day, meeting customers and responding to customer needs. We pride ourselves on being able to harness our expertise to find solutions for our customers
It’s not just Minions that love bananas, and banana cake, it’s a flavor that is becoming popular world over, even in places like Scandanavia, France and Italy where it’s not a traditional flavor. Here in Ireland we have always loved our banana cake, and with our easy to use cake blend it is simple to add a number of banana cake products to your range.
Easter is a time of celebration, the arrival of Spring, longer evenings and family events. It is also an opportunity for bakers to create seasonally themed baked goods to increase sales during this period. We are delighted to bring you our Easter Delights Recipe Booklet with easy ideas to create seasonal treats.
Archaeologists and historians can give detailed accounts of how the cocao bean was used in ancient times to heighten romantic feelings. Take the Aztec emperor Montezuma who was said to indulge in the beans to enhance his romantic endeavours.
It can all be put down to phenylethylamine and tryptophan, that help create serotonin and stimulants, which mimic the feelings of falling in love. So we get all that and delicious taste? What’s not to like?
Make a delicious Valentines Chocolate Cake from our range, decorate with Millie’s Icings and job done.
Happy Valentines from all of us at Kells Wholemeal!
Leonardo da Vinci is often quoted as saying “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and anyone who knows the pleasure of a soft fresh bap with butter will agree. Simply put a bap is a bread roll, but adding fillings such as sausages, meat or cheese elevates this humble roll into a delicious feast particularly one relished after a good shin dig! But what else can Kells Bap Mix make for you as a baker? This quality blend can be adapted to make a number of other products, such as Hot Cross Buns, Brioche, Pizza Base and Brioch, Burger buns and Rolls.
Each week we will be taking a look at the versatility of our cake and bread blends. This week we are focusing on Spelt Universal Cake, made with 100% spelt flour this blend makes a delicious lightly flavoured plain cake base, but with a little imagination can do a whole lot more! Read more…
Look at any food trend prediction list for 2017, and one thing is clear, healthy eating continues to be a key driver in product development. Kells has a number of healthy bread blends, one of the most popular being our Multiseed bread.
We have the Power! Kells Protein Bread is meeting the trend for protein enriched and bio available foods
While consumers are focused on healthier eating as the new year begins, it is also a great opportunity for bakers to see an uplift in sales through meeting consumer demand for healthier products.
The forecasters gave protein as the big news of 2016, but we are only beginning to see the trickle down of this trend now. Protein will be big in 2017, but according to experts attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo an emergent trend is for sprouted foods.
If you were at this year’s Food on the Edge, you might have had the pleasure of hearing No.1 International Chef Massimo Bottura of Modena Restaurant in Italy speak about the endemic problem of food waste and homelessness.
Use Kells Creme Cake Mixes to make a tempting range of cookies. The make up recipe is very simple…just add butter and water to a Kells Creme cake premix and you have an excellent cookie dough. You can add chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, oats etc to the dough and after balling. Decorate with fondant or why not use one of our Millie’s buttercream icing flavours that make an excellent ‘dry to touch’ fudge fondant icing.