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A little bit about us and our Canadian Wild Blueberries

 

Hello...

We’re Mike & Elaine (Bart and Lainy) and we’ve been on a mission. Over the past few years we’ve worked really hard trying to get these delicious, unique Canadian Wild Blueberries to the UK… and we’ve finally succeeded!

Why we did it...

Canadian Wild Blueberries not only taste wonderful, they have an amazing reputation for their nutrition and health benefits too! So we couldn't understand why these phenomenal berries weren't for sale in the UK. But that changed in 2016 when we launched our first and only product... Bart 'n' Lainy's Canadian Wild Blueberries.

How we did it...

We’ve worked together in the food business for most of our lives, helping companies promote and sell their products; in particular we worked for the people in Canada who harvest the berries each year. So, we prepared loads of samples and spent a year asking people if they liked the fruit as much as we did. We spoke to over 4000 people up and down the country, asking them if they would like to see the berries on sale and the overwhelming response was: “go for it!”. 

What they are...

Canadian Wild Blueberries (vaccinium angustifolium) are unique and quite different to the cultivated varieties that you can buy in the shops. They’re much smaller and have a more intense flavour. Also they’re not to be confused with bilberries and myrtle berries that look the same on the outside but are different on the inside. Lots of books and articles have been written about Canadian Wild Blueberries and people believe they are special because they grow wild and because of the nutritional compounds found in the fruit’s skin (anthocyanins). They aren’t farmed in the traditional sense because the plants only grow where nature takes them and they thrive in an environment that is too harsh for other crops to survive. 

Bart ’n’ Lainy’s Canadian Wild Blueberries have zero fat, saturates & cholesterol, are a source of fibre, gluten free and vegan friendly. 

We hope you love them as much as we do.

Bart and Lainy

 

Good to know... 

We have been awarded with the SSE Green - 100% Renewable Energy Certificate! 

(which means we use electricity generated by wind and hydro assets matched to Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) enabling zero emission reporting)