Nanaimo Bars lead top food trend list for 2014


Nanaimo Bars the Original are traditional Canadian bars made up of three mouth-watering layers of coconut biscuit, custard cream, and premium Belgian chocolate with a dash of bourbon vanilla. Using her Grandmother’s original recipe from 1953, Rebecca Jeavons-Fellows and her mother, the team behind Nanaimo Bars the Original have mastered and perfected the recipe over the years, developing two new flavours alongside the original – Caramel and Mint. The sweet treats are best served chilled from the fridge, giving you a big bear hug for your taste buds.

With Nanaimo bars tipped as one of the Top Food Trends for 2014, Nanaimo Bars the Original are the perfect way to satisfy any sweet tooth. Whether you’re having a coffee on the go, need a treat for your lunch box or you’re just at home and looking to impress at a dinner party, Nanaimo Bars the Original are a great and tasty alternative to traditional chocolate and confectionary.

Within two months of their launch in April 2013, Nanaimo Bars the Original were being stocked in Selfridges, Birmingham, as part of the ‘Local Food Heroes’ campaign. Due to high demand and great feedback from customers, Nanaimo Bars the Original continued to be stocked and have now been available in Selfridges, Birmingham, for over ten months. Since the launch, the popular Canadian treats have also been tipped as the ‘most stand out product’ at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival where they appeared in late August 2013. While Rebecca, who runs the business side of the brand, also won The Grocer award in 2013 for Top New Talent, making it on to the magazine’s cover as one of the ‘rising stars of the grocery industry’ alongside other category winners that included both Ella’s Kitchen and L’Oreal.

All of Nanaimo Bars the Original’s products are made with the best premium and fresh ingredients, from free-range eggs to fair-trade cocoa and real Belgian chocolate made with 100% cocoa butter. Making these handmade bars the finest quality and too tasty to just have one.

For those in need a daily fix, a week’s supply of the original bars are available online at for £12.00 alongside the sharing tubs in all three flavours – Original, Caramel and Mint – for just £5.99. While Selfridges, Birmingham, currently stock the original bars in a larger size that is ideal for dinner parties, for £4.99. The original smaller bars are also available in the up-and-coming Huntergather Cafe in London, part of the Huntergather retail store, where they are served with coffee while you browse the latest fashions and trends.

For more information about Nanaimo Bars the Original and their products visit or follow them on twitter @nanaimobarsuk

Images available to download: Nanimo Bars the Original Flickr.

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