Nov 07, 2023

Our Journey to Real Food Nutrition

Posted by Niall Harty

Posted by Niall Harty

From Small Kitchen to Global Brand: The Story of ARN's Real Food Movement

In the world of nutritional snacks, few stories are as compelling and full of heart as that of All Real Nutrition (ARN). What started as a homemade experiment in a small kitchen has transcended borders, now gracing the shelves of 1600 stores in Ireland and the USA, as well as spreading its reach through online sales across the USA and Europe.

The ARN saga began with Niall, an engineer with a vision for something better — real food protein bars that didn't sacrifice taste, health, or ethical responsibility. He recognised the market was saturated with artificial options, cluttered with long ingredient lists and undesirable side effects. With a wooden spoon in one hand and determination in the other, he started crafting what would soon become a beacon of the real food movement in his very own kitchen.

Niall Harty Co founder of All Real Nutrition making the first naural protein bar

The journey of ARN is a tapestry woven with passion for nutrition and sustainability. Every twist and turn in Niall's kitchen led to a blend of high-quality ingredients, resulting in a bar that not only tasted good but also felt good to eat. This dedication to quality caught like wildfire, and soon, what was once a single-handed operation expanded to farmers' markets and beyond.

Enter Ross, a like-minded entrepreneur who had just sold his biltong business and was on the lookout for his next health-focused venture. Together, they forged a partnership that would multiply the impact of their shared vision. They aligned their entrepreneurial spirits and technical expertise to create a protein bar that stood for more than just nutrients — it stood for a cause.

The evolution of All Real Nutrition protein bars

As the demand grew, ARN's foundation held strong: commitment to real food, sustainable practices, and social responsibility. It wasn't just about crafting the perfect bar; it was about crafting a better world. With each bar sold, ARN contributed to stopping ocean-bound plastic bottles, supporting impoverished communities, and fuelling everyday athletes with sustainable energy.

Natural ingredients in All Real Nutrition protein bars

Now, as a global brand, ARN is a testament to the power of small beginnings and the relentless pursuit of an ideal. The ARN bars, packed with 20 grams of protein, rich in prebiotic fibre, and wrapped in home compostable packaging, are not just snacks — they're symbols of change.

Ross McDowell Co founder of All Real Nutrition committed to a clean environment

ARN's story is one of innovation, commitment, and the realisation that even the loftiest goals start with a simple step. It's a celebration of how far they've come, from a modest kitchen to an international presence, and a preview of the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Join us on this remarkable journey and be a part of the real food revolution with ARN — where every bite is a step towards a healthier world.

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We make our protein bars with 12 or less simple natural ingredients.

We mix our Milk Protein blend with a mixture of nut pieces and freshly ground nut butter, then add it to a blend of honey, chicory, dates, sea salt and natural flavouring.

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