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Northern Ireland fruit crisps on their way to Kuwait after firm bags deal

Its Pinkfinch fruit crisps are listed in 1,200 supermarkets in the UK, Ireland and Europe. The crisps are made of real fruit treated in a vacuum-crisping process
Its Pinkfinch fruit crisps are listed in 1,200 supermarkets in the UK, Ireland and Europe. The crisps are made of real fruit treated in a vacuum-crisping process
Margaret Canning

By Margaret Canning

A Co Down fruit crisp maker is celebrating after winning a new contract in Kuwait.

Food Stories in Bangor is now on course to sell over 100,000 bags annually.

Its Pinkfinch fruit crisps are listed in 1,200 supermarkets in the UK, Ireland and Europe. The crisps are made of real fruit treated in a vacuum-crisping process.

Food Stories also makes Cloud Corn popcorn. It will now send around 50,000 bags of both brands to Saveco supermarket in Kuwait.

It has received support from InterTradeIreland's Acumen programme and founder Micheal Heaslip said funding from the body "gave us the opportunity to invest more time in developing sales, an option that would not have been otherwise available".

He added: "We have a unique cooking process that maintains the quality of the fruit and vegetables. Parents that couldn't persuade their kids to eat fruit and vegetables are now sending me thank you messages on social media."

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