Artisan mallows tempt NI’s food-loving public

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An enterprising pair of mums from Ballycarry have showcased their delicious fare at one Northern Ireland’s most prestigious food events.

The BBC Good Food Show came to Northern Ireland for the first time ever at the weekend, with thousands of visitors thronging to the Waterfront, Belfast.

Among those tempting the public with their tasty produce were award-winning Camran Crafts of Ballycarry which creates artisan marshmallows.

Wendy Campbell and Tracie McFerran of Camran Crafts said the show was a fabulous opportunity for an even larger number of people to sample their marshmallows - which come in 16 flavours such as raspberry ruffle and orange, mango and gin.

“It has also been great to meet other producers and the chefs like Paula McIntyre as who knows what opportunities may follow,” said Tracie.

“It also helps to give us an insight about where we may like to go in the future.”

The pair started their enterprise a year ago as they both have children with autism and wanted to produce a treat that was full of texture but also had natural and clear flavours.

The marshmallows proved such a big hit that they now are selling through a variety of outlets.