In 2005, Helen O'Dowd and Kevin Byrne identified an emerging opportunity in the natural health food market. In the intervening period they have grown Virginia Health Food Ltd from a start-up business to its current position as the largest supplier of milled flaxseed (linseed) products to the Irish and UK markets.
Virginia Health Food Ltd produces and markets a range of innovative, functional and free-from health and dietetic food products under its own brands to mainstream and health food retailers in Ireland and Europe. The company has also established a significant business supplying a number of mainstream retailers with health food products under their own private label brands.
In 2016, Virginia Health Food invested over €1m in a state-of-the-art production plant for the new Squbes healthy snack range. The range was developed by the Virginia technical team of food scientists in the company's test kitchen/laboratory in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. The development is a major achievement, providing consumers with a nutritious, tasty, convenient snack for all occasions.
An innovative NPD programme is ongoing and will provide the basis for future company growth.
Squbes - Snack Range
Squbes - Spiced Sesame & Almonds
Squbes- Sea salt & Black Pepper
Squbes - Salted Caramel & Almond
Squbes - Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
Squbes - Kale & Pumpkin
Squbes - Turmeric & Coconut
Squbes - Sweet Chilli
Virginia Health - Golden Milled Flaxseed (Linseed)
Virginia Health - Milled Flaxseed/Sunflower/Pumpkin/Goji
Helen's Linseed Crunch - Honey
Helen's Linseed Crunch - Cranberry/Almond
Helen's Protein Crunch - Raspberry
Helen's BIO TOPPING Goldener Leinsamen Gemahlen
Helen's BIO TOPPING Goji & KÃ¼rbiskerne
Helen's BIO TOPPING Hanf & Chia
Helen's BIO TOPPING Mango & Ananas
Helen's Gluten Free Seeded Bread Mix
Helens Gluten Free Sandwich Bread Mix
Helen's Gluten Free Scone Mix
Helen's Gluten Free Pastry Mix/Brioche Mix
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Why choose us
Virginia is a leading innovator in snacks and convenient wholefoods that support health. Recently launched, Squbes is a unique nutritious seed-based range of snacks.
Production facilities are accredited to BRC Global Grade A and IFS standards, with a world-class technical development team and nutritional expertise at hand. All suppliers are subjected to a comprehensive and rigorous approval process.
Great Taste Awards
Blas na hÉireann Awards
Origin Green Verified