Forest Feast

  • Ambient
  • Background
  • Product Range

Kestrel Foods Ltd is a family run business at the forefront of the market for premium quality dried fruit and nuts, in the retail and foodservice sector. Based in Northern Ireland, continuous investment in state-of-the-art production facilities and an ambitious growth strategy, has cultivated a global customer base in over 30 countries. With a portfolio of innovative snack products marketed under its Forest Feast brand its offering ranges from healthy to indulgent, value to premium and traditional to contemporary.

The company has continued to identify emerging sectors and growth opportunities and as such has considerably grown its customer base in retail, foodservice, ecommerce and travel retail, as well as supplying retailer private label. The multi-award winning brand portfolio is now made up of over 150 unique flavour combinations and is available in countries worldwide including Russia, Hong Kong, Norway, Mongolia, Italy, Poland and Iceland.
The brand is recognised in the snack food industry for outstanding packaging design, combined with premium quality and taste. The company's emphasis on sourcing high quality ingredients and manufacturing diverse products
allows it to deliver added value to consumers.

Forest Feast Premium Fruit Doypacks: Leading the way in the style stakes, our signature premium dried fruit range, offers the ultimate in luxury snacking. Packed in re–sealable foil fresh packaging, this range will stand out from the crowd. Varieties include; Exotic dried Mango, Berries & Cherries, Wonder Berries & Mango Sour
Mini Doypacks: Pure dried fruit of exquisite quality, free from artificial additives and preservatives and packed in contemporary pocket sized packs
Chocolate Quads: Dried fruits hand–coated in Belgian milk, white or dark chocolate
Savoury Doypacks: Sharing packs offering everything from traditional roasted & salted peanuts to Thai spice Cashews
WholeSnacks: A menu of choice from healthy to indulgent lines including natural nuts, seeds and dried fruit to the more decadent savoury and sweet ‘pick me up’ snacks
Forest Feast Real Value: An impressive range of contemporary mixes and traditional nuts, dried fruit and seeds at an everyday affordable price
Singles Multipacks: Single portion packs of dried fruit
Snack International: Delicious and unique mixes, inspired by a fusion of flavours from around the world
Street Food:Inspired by the sights, sounds and spices of the World’s Street food hot spots, the five lines include; Koh Samui Thai Spice; Sri Lanka Kandy Mix;Kerala Cashew & Coconut Spice; Louisiana Hickory Barbeque and Ir de Tapas, which can be purchased as both impulse and share packs.
Crunchy Coated Peas: The next generation on the go snacking can be purchased in three varieties including; Hot & Sour Sriracha; Smokin Bbq and Spicy Chilli Lime.
Baked not Fried range: Slow baked premium nut mixes.


  • BRC Accreditation

Awards held

  • 2023 Blas na h'Eireann Irish Food Awards Gold for Mamia Blackcurrant and Apple Shapes 4 x 12g in the Ready Meals & Prepared Foods -
    Baby & Children’s Food category and Silver for Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Dates & Bronze for Salted Dark Chocolate Almonds
    in the The Sweet Pantry category

  • 2023 The Irish Quality Food Awards Silver award for Delicious Berry Granola produced for Dunnes Stores and Bronze for ‘Fruit Bites Strawberry & Beetroot’ produced for The Happy Pear
  • 2023 Great Taste Awards Two Gold Stars for Forest Feast Whole Canadian dried Cranberries and One Gold Star each for Forest Feast NutM!lk ChocoPeanuts, Forest Feast Preda Fair Trade Mango Slices, Forest Feast Slow Roasted Truffle & Pecorino Nut Mix
  • 2022 Blas na h'Eireann Irish Food Awards 2022: Gold Awards for Mamia Strawberry Strings
  • 2022 Great Taste Awards Two Gold Stars for Forest Feast Salted Dark Chocolate Almonds and One Gold Star each for Forest Feast Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar Nut Mix, Forest Feast Sea Salt & Black Peppercorn Nut Mix, ACTI-Snack Peanut Butter Trail Mix and Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Almonds.
  • 2021 Great Taste Awards: one Star awarded to Forest Feast Jumbo Agen Prunes
  • 2021 UK FreeFrom Food Awards: Joint Gold for Forest Feast Raspberry, Pecan and Apple Topper in the Breakfast category & Bronze for Roasted Nut Mix with Sea Salt and Crushed Black Pepper in the Savoury Snack and Crackers category
  • 2020 Great Taste Awards: one Star awarded to Forest Feast Peeled Williams Pear
  • 2019 Great Taste Awards: Two stars awarded to Forest Feast Queen Victoria Pineapple Rings; One star each to Forest Feast PREDA Fair Trade Dried Mango, Forest Feast Whole Canadian Dried Cranberries, Forest Feast Slow Baked Roasted & Salted Mixed Nuts, Forest Feast Chilli Honey Peanuts & Almonds & Forest Feast Sesame Glazed Peanuts with Almonds & Cashews.
  • 2017 Great Taste Awards One Gold Star for Forest Feast Slow Baked Roasted & Salted Mixed Nuts
  • 2016 The Irish Quality Food Awards Bagged Snacks Category winner for Dunnes Stores Cacao Mix

Contact this supplier


Content is the property of the supplier and is not owned by BuyNIFood.

Need help from BuyNIFood?

Register with BuyNIFood to give you direct access to and support in engaging with this supplier and others across Northern Ireland.