Welcome back to Spotlight Sunday! This week we’re shining the light on a food producer from Clare. Introducing OSS Food!!! OSS Food is a baking business with a healthy twist.All products are made with healthy nutritious ingredients, gluten free, grain free & refined sugar free. They sell brownies (available in Joes Cafe – Lahinch or Doolin Cafe), blondies, muffins, scones, protein bars and balls and other healthy treats at local Farmers Market every weekend. We met them at Limerick’s Milk Market and met the lovely Andrea, owner of OSS Food. We tried out their protein balls and two of their Sun dried Tomato & Basil loaf. Here’s how we got on…
As you can see the loaves came wrapped in some paper (€2.50), which was ideal as we ate them the minute we finished taking these photos! The protein balls were 8 for €10 so we tried out….. They were put into a small box with some paper to protect them. Very easy to carry and open!
Rating – The DEMC Food Scale!
Appearance – The loaves look extremely appetising, ideal size for a one person eat with some wholesome soup. The protein balls look a little like raw dough balls and were slightly greasy in appearance. 5/5
Taste – The Sun dried Tomato & Basil loaf was delicious, moist and light. The protein balls despite their greasy appearance did not taste greasy at all slightly sweet but not too sweet. The flavours that we tried were: Almond & Choc Orange, Cashew & Cranberry, Crunchy Peanut and Cinnamon & Raisin. A good selection that should satisfy most tastes, handy size to take on a cycle or to the gym for an energy boost. 4/5
Smell – Both products had a strong aroma, the bread had both a herby note and a sweet note from the sun dried tomatoes. The protein balls had a sweet note but were not strong smelling of any of the separate components. 3/5
Easy to Use – The sun dried tomato and basil bread was quite crumbly and could easily be pulled apart by one person to crumble over / with soup. However I tried to slice it and it was quite difficult to spread with butter. The protein balls were an ideal size to fit into a lunchbox as a quick boost during the day or at the gym, they can also be kept in the fridge for use later in the week. 3.5 /5
Overall DEMC Food Rating is…. 3.875 !!!
Have you tried anything from OSS Food? Find them in
Ennis Farmers Market: Friday
Limerick Milk Market: Saturday
Killaloe Market: Sunday
Find them on Facebook : goo.gl/hBqWXU
Thanks for reading!
The DEMC FoodTeam