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Ready, steady, grow

Rosy cheeks. Dirty hands. And muddy footprints in the hallway.

When the frost has melted away, there's nothing better than getting the little ones outdoors for fresh air and a bit of gardening. This springtime, we want to get loads of kids in Ireland outside planting and harvesting their own gardens. From March until the end of April, every box of our kids smoothies or fruit tubes will come with its very own pack of easy to grow seeds. There are six different varieties to collect including carrots, tomatoes, cress, basil, violets and sunflowers. The best part is that all grow into something you can eat - delicious.

Innocent smoothies for kids seeds

Whether your garden is big, small or not much at all, our seeds can be grown in containers of all shapes and sizes. From empty smoothie cartons, to welly boots and window boxes – everyone can take part. Getting kids sowing and growing is a great way for them to learn where their fruit and veg actually comes from and it turns out they’re more likely to eat stuff they’ve grown themselves too - so it’s another clever way to get them eating their greens.

Seeds growing

Every pack has handy growing instructions, cut out and keep plant markers and loads of cool plant facts. Keep an eye on www.innocentdrinks.ie and follow us on twitter @innocentIreland for information on our exciting schools competition which we'll be launching this week.

Spring cress

It's spring, the days are getting longer (we like egg sandwiches), so we decided to plant some cress on our window sill. We waited patiently for something to appear...

Cress

and were super excited on this grey Monday morning to find these lovely shoots in the cup.

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Keep an eye here for some more sow & grow updates to come.

Valentine's smoothie

We’re a bit sick of Valentine’s Day cards. Not everyone’s a fan of Cupid’s arrows flying across the page or doe-eyed teddies holding shiny hearts hopefully. Behold our special label generator.

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Personalise your very own label of love & give it to the person in your life who makes you go a bit weak at the knees. Check it out, get creative and freshen your breath in anticipation of the inevitable. It's way better than a tacky card. Now go forth and be loving.



Win tickets to The Muppets

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It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights….

We’re super excited here in Fruit Towers. The Muppets are back. The Muppets hits Irish cinemas on the 10th February 2012 and we’ve got family tickets to give away to the preview screenings. They take place in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Belfast on Sunday 5th February at 11am.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos.

We’ve been fighting over our favourite Muppets here in Fruit Towers. Ali loves Miss Piggy, Tim’s a Fozzie Bear man, Helen chose Animal (she likes beards), Keith voted for Beaker and Brendan adores the Swedish Chef.

To win a family pass to a preview screening of The Muppets, tell us your favourite Muppet and where you’d like to see the movie (Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway or Belfast).

Congratulations to all our lucky winners who get tickets to the preview screening of The Muppets this Sunday 5th February.

Elva Mackay

Helen Farrell

Jane

Corrina Stone

Eve Altman

Miriam O'Reilly

Audrey

Evin O.

Roisin Dempsey

Evelyn Mulcahy

Eileen O Flaherty

Sarah Clancy

Trish

Anne Marie Carroll

Pauladurkin

garret chambers

paula

ashley grant

This competition is now closed.

Healthy Tweeting

It's the end of January, your good intentions for a Healthy New Year are starting to fade. Fear not, we're here to help. Check out our Healthy Tweets tab on.fb.me/xb6qfW.

For the last week, our grassy van has been driving around Ireland packed full of delicious innocent smoothies. We've been to Dublin and Cork to help offices stay healthy.

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All you need to do is follow us on twitter @innocentIreland and tweet us what you're doing to stay healthy using the hash tag #healthytweets. Our grassy van is hooked up to a clever GPS thingy, so you can track it here on.fb.me/xb6qfW.

Not on twitter? Don't worry, tell us where you are and what your office are doing to keep healthy in the comments below and you might get a visit from our grassy van. Our van is out and about today and tomorrow.