Spoothie’s story – from waste to healthy snack

No buckwheat by-product for deer, but instead a healthy snack for you!

Here in the village of Virtasalmi, we take good care of each other, including the animals. The local deer have been able to eat our buckwheat waste, lingonberries and apples from Virtasalmen Viljatuote’s mill. Well, they are very happy and healthy, but can we do more for the human population?

We developed a healthy snack from buckwheat by-product that benefits people’s health

The happy deer made us think about whether nutrient-rich buckwheat waste could be turned into a healthy food solution for human consumption and at the same time solve the challenges of a more sustainable means of food production. Something naturally vegan and gluten-free that would make people feel as good as the local deer population.

An award-winning plant-based buckwheat snack that is suitable for all stomachs

And so Spoothie was born! A fermented buckwheat snack that soothes the stomach, is rich in nutrients and contains plenty of berries and fruits. A snack, which is definitely not offered to the deer from Virtasalmi. It makes your stomach growl with happiness and your brain rejoice with energy. It nourishes your body with the power of Finnish buckwheat. Indulge yourself in a positive balance of proteins, fibers and minerals.

By the way, did you know Spoothie won Free From Functional Food & Health Ingredients Expo  “Product of the Year” Award 2022?

Spoothie – From the happiest country in the world

Get a taste of Finnish happiness

Finland is well known for being the happiest country in the world for the 3rd consecutive year. But do you know about Finnish food? At its best, Finnish food is honest, authentic, and pure just like Finland and Finns. When you know your own fields, berries and cereals grow in untainted soil nearby, it’s a real pleasure to create a healthy snack that can be enjoyed by everyone.

No waste – a better world

Buckwheat is one of the most ecological crops and one of our main raw materials at the mill. The milling process creates a by-product that we now use to make Spoothie; a better solution to avoid waste.

Health first

Avoiding waste by developing a snack was a solution but it had to be a healthy one. Nutrient-rich fermented Spoothie is suitable for all diets with the right balance of protein, fiber, healthy fat, and sugar.

Virtasalmen Viljatuote – our mill

Virtasalmen Viljatuote has over 20 years of experience in producing gluten-free mill products. Our production in Finland is based on producing high-quality products that respond to our customers’ needs. All our production facilities are strictly reserved for producing gluten-free products, in order for no cross contamination to occur. In addition, all our products are free from preservatives or additives.

Learn more about us and our gluten-free mill products here