Chestnicks are delicious gluten – free biscuits, having as a basic ingredient the organic chestnut flour – produced by us – chocolate chips and orange flavor!
Chestnicks have been developed and produced during the Research & Development Project of the Food Technology Department of the Technical Educational Institution of Thessaly in Karditsa. Chestnicks are delightfull gluten – free cookies, made of organic chestnut flour produced by us, orange flavor and chocolate chips. They are addressed to both gluten intolerant customers and… Continue reading Our story
Thessaly has a strong chestnut tradition, being by far the first chestnut producing Region of Greece. Therefore we are happy to collaborate with local producers and strengthen the local agicultural economy!
Nikos Lamprakis & Nikos Zachos are the Nicks behind Chestnicks! Nikos Lamprakis is a Chemist & Food Technologist with experience in Food Quality & Safety. He loves running and hiking in nature. For him, Chestnicks is a challenge to prove that young people with innovative ideas can invest and succeed. Nikos Zachos is an Agricultural… Continue reading Meet the Nicks!
Chestnicks took part in the competition ECOTROPHELIA 2018 GREECE competition, held by SEVT (Federation of Hellenic Food Industry) on June 26th, 2018 at Aegli Zappeion, Athens. ECOTROPHELIA is a competition for creating eco-innovative food products with a commercial potential. It aims to both support greek students engaged in food science and become a hotbed of innovative ideas… Continue reading ECOTROPHELIA 2018 Winners!
Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together and is also responsible for foaming action in bakery products. Gluten can be found in many types of foods, even ones that would not be expected.… Continue reading Why gluten – free ?
Our company is eco – friendly and our general philosophy is to promote the environmental balance. This is why we chose to replace traditional arable crops (to produce our own flour) with forestal species, such as the chestnut tree (Castanea sativa). Forests contribute to: better soil management better water management require less agrochemicals (fertilizers, pesticides,… Continue reading Why chestnuts?