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back to school time

As the summer holidays come to a close *sigh*, it’s time to get school bags packed and organise the little ones for their big year ahead.

To help make homework time a bit more fun (sorry to all you teachers out there), our Ciara made a lovely pencil holder out of one of our carafes.

Purrrfect for all your pens and colouring pencils.

 

What you’ll need:

An empty juice carafe (make sure you’ve given it a good scrub).

Some glue.

A marker.

Some fancy bits and bobs for decorating like stick-on eyes, paper, stickers, paint or fake feathers.

A scissors.

An adult to help you out with those tricky scissors.

 

Step 1: Use a marker to mark out on the bottle where you want to cut out the top of your pencil holder.

Step 2: Ask an adult to use the scissors to cut along the marker lines.

Step 3: Now is the time to get creative and decorate your pencil holder. The choice is yours...maybe you want a scary monster or a wild multi-coloured tiger.

And there you have it, the purrfect holder for your pens and pencils. Geddit? Cat? Purrfect? No? Never-mind.

Good things happening in the world

Hole in one for Japan. 

It seems there are plans to turn an unfinished golf course into a solar energy farm in Kyoto. 

The abandoned golf course, with its wide open spaces and lack of shade, is the perfect place for solar panels to soak up the sun’s energy. 

It’s estimated enough energy will be generated to power a whopping 8100 homes.

You can read more about it here: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/japan-is-turning-abandoned-golf-courses-into-solar-farms-to-solve-its-energy-problems-10379109.html

 

4 Minutes, 4 Questions

We caught up with some of the newest members in Fruit Towers this week to get to know them (and their spirit fruit) a bit better.

Name: John

Fruit Name: Perky Pineapple

What I do in Fruit Towers: I’m a Field Sales Developer. I drive a grassy van and get our drinks into our drinkers’ local shops from North Co. Dublin all the way to Belfast.

 

 

1)      We all know that everyone has their own spirit animal but what would your ‘spirit fruit’ be?

Have to be a mango because I'm happiest in the sun and I'm sweet and delicious inside.

2)      What’s your favourite colour?
Red.

3)      Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
Back packed for 1 and a half years around South America and Asia.

4)      Aside from working with the rest of the Dub Towers team, what is your favourite part about working at innocent?
You don't need a suit to sell. 

 

Name: Eamon

Fruit Name: Robo-berry Cop

What I do in Fruit Towers: I’m also a Field Sales Developer. I drive a grassy van and get our drinks into our drinkers’ local shops in Dublin and Leinster.

1)      What’s your spirit fruit?

I am like a pear it will take a little bit of time for me to ripen but when I do, I am really enjoyable, full of juice and just waiting to be taken to the picnic.

2)      What’s your favourite colour?

My favourite colour is blue, goes with all the good things in life, blue skies, the big blue sea.

3)      Tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I am a windsurfing and sailing instructor and have taught various people across Europe. I worked as an instructor for 6 years during the summer in between college.

4)      Aside from working with the rest of the Dub Towers team, what is your favourite part about working at innocent?

Driving the grassy van around. The reaction I get in the van can vary from shock and awe to laughter and astonishment. It doesn’t matter how young or old the person is when they see it, there is nearly always a reaction.

 

Cool coconuts

While the sun seems to have left us temporarily, we like to remain optimistic here at Fruit Towers. While we await the big yellow orb in the sky to make its return, we’ve been getting prepared by making these fruity, naturally hydrating ice pops. There’s a COOL idea. Geddit? Ice lollies? Cold? COOL idea? Nevermind.  

Have a go at the recipe below, here’s what you’ll need:

 

  • 1 litre of coconut water
  • Fresh berries of your choice. We used 2 kiwis, 200g of strawberries and 200g of raspberries but you can use whatever tickles your fancy. Don’t forget to add in some extra for essential snacking.
  • 8 plastic ice pop moulds OR you can go DIY and use plastic cups and popsicle sticks.

 

 

Once you have all your tasty ingredients chopped and at the ready you can get down to making your ice pops.

All you have to do is place whatever mixture of fruit chunks you want in the mould or plastic cup and pour in your coconut water. Just make sure there’s enough coconut water in the mould so that the fruit chunks will freeze together in one ice pop shaped ice cube.

Pop them in the freezer and after 2-3 hours you’ll have a tasty, fruity, hydrating ice pop to cool you down after a day in the sun. Easy peasy.

We’ve cracked it

That’s right. We’ve only gone and cracked it by making a deliciously fresh-tasting coconut water that’s the perfect natural thirst quencher.

Our coconut water is one of the few on the market that’s made entirely from 100% pure coconut water – no concentrates, sweeteners or anything added at all. We couldn’t be happier with the taste too – our unique blend of specially selected varieties of coconut (including a tasty top secret one) has this sweet, refreshing and nutty taste, perfect to cool you down on a hot day or a day where there’s average weather or even on a day when it’s raining. Handy.

So what makes our coconut water so special?

 

  • It’s made from 100% pure coconut water.
  • It’s a unique blend from specially selected varieties of coconut in Thailand.
  • It’s low in calories.
  • Each glass contains 26% of your recommended daily potassium to help you stay hydrated naturally.
  • We’re the only people to keep it chilled from the cracking of the coconuts to the moment you drink it, so it’s bursting with fresh taste with every sip.

 

The RRP for 1L cartons is €4.49 and the RRP for 500ml cartons is €2.99 but make sure to keep an eye out for special promotions across supermarkets and shops.