National Toast Day


Today, National Toast Day, Kingsmill announces brand new loaf ‘Kingsmill Super Toasty’ and plans to feed thousands of hungry Belfast visitors in the coming weeks


Kingsmill Super Toasty is a brand new toasting product with a unique recipe from Northern Ireland’s leading bakery*, that offers consumers their ‘best ever toast or their money back’ (T&C’s apply). To celebrate the launch, Kingsmill will feed the ravenous shoppers of Belfast next week by giving out free toast at key Belfast city centre location, Victoria Square.


The Kingsmill Super Toasty team will start in Victoria Square on Saturday 4th March treating the peckish passers-by to some delightful and deliciously tasty free toast.


The loaf has been designed specifically to create the perfect slice of toast. Its recipe is unique and the baked loaf is slightly thicker (than thick slice toast), combining to deliver the optimum slice of delicious, warming toast – light and crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside. 


Allied Bakeries Senior Brand Manager, Elva O’Connor, said, “With National Toast Day taking place on Thursday 23rd February, it’s the ideal time for Kingsmill to launch Super Toasty for toast lovers to enjoy on the day. Toast truly is one of life’s simple pleasures and we’re excited to bring this new loaf to not just the shelves but also straight into to the hands of the public. “


Recent research** conducted with main grocery shoppers in Northern Ireland concluded that NI is a nation of toast lovers:

· Almost half of us (42%) enjoy toast every day, with 91% consuming this simple pleasure on a weekly basis

• Nearly three quarters (69%) said Kingsmills’ new innovative product would be right up their street, with a whopping 82% saying they felt it would be suitable for the whole family, every day.

• White bread is still the people’s champion – three quarters (75%) buy it regularly and enjoy it as toast


Super toasty is now on the shelves of major supermarkets and independent retailers with an RRP of £1.25.

Italian cookery demo/ meal

My wife and I were really fortunate to attend an Italian cookery school/demo and meal on Tuesday evening past at Daniels at Tweedies.

It was an intimate evening, the restaurant was closed so it was just 14 of us lucky folk to be given a masterclass in Italian food- mainly pasta and dessert. Daniel and his assistant started with Panacotta-he used cow gelatine (so we couldn’t have any as we don’t eat beef), but it looked and tasted amazing Ibwas told!!

Then Daniel demonstrated how easy it was to made fresh pasta, which has a working time of 10 mins and cooking time of 3 minutes. He made beef cheek ravioli but I had pork in mine and my wife went for the mushroom pasta.

Then Daniel showed us two ways of making carbonara- the traditional and the Norn Irish way. Traditionally the pasta (tagliatelle) was cooked for 3-4 minutes in boiling salted water before draining and adding some olive oil, two egg yolks per person and Parmesan to the cooked bacon/Lardon pieces. The Norn Irish way is just add cream to the bacon, reduce then add pasta. Obviously the traditional one tasted best!!!!

Our whole meal was amazing and Daniel added a chocolate parfait then a creme brûlée for the dessert and camomile tea to finish. It was a great evening, met some lovely people, staff were great and food delicious!!! Definitely worth finding.