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The Happy Pears twins

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  • 24-05-2016 12:56am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,552 ✭✭✭


    So these guys were meathead jocks but now veggie gurus


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 648 ✭✭✭Mec27


    They actually look pretty good for irish people and their ages


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,406 ✭✭✭PirateShampoo


    How do you become a Veggie Guru?

    Does your skill set include the ability to get smug off the smell of your own farts?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,552 ✭✭✭bigpink


    Mec27 wrote: »
    They actually look pretty good for irish people and their ages

    Suppose they do
    Could be just born with good looks
    Like the idea but just watched seemed so forced.


  • Registered Users Posts: 674 ✭✭✭Lemsiper


    How do you become a Veggie Guru?

    Does your skill set include the ability to get smug off the smell of your own farts?

    Yes, exactly how. Nail on the head, good for you. You must be so pleased with yourself?


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,305 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    They do a lovely dhal.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,552 ✭✭✭bigpink


    Never heard of them till now seem to be popular anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,406 ✭✭✭PirateShampoo


    Lemsiper wrote: »
    Yes, exactly how. Nail on the head, good for you. You must be so pleased with yourself?

    I am thanks.

    It made me feel well smug.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭sabat


    Check out the late late show thread from last Friday - they were the first guests on.

    http://touch.boards.ie/thread/2057600145/1


  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭milehip


    Met them at Body and Soul last year,sound heads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,434 ✭✭✭Robsweezie


    ah they're harmless, saw them on telly the other night for the first time, a touch of the jedwards about them which I knew would be grating to some, but id take them over jedward any day. id also take them over some dry, serious cnut with no passion or enthusiasm for what they do. you could get a lot worse than them.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Arra they're only yet another couple of fellows making money off our stupidity.

    In this case, the idea that if we buy their overpriced rabbit food, we're on the road to health. Mung beans and Cool Jim's Granola indeed.

    See also people selling mindfullness, personal trainers (many of them actually also give nutrition and mindfullness advice too, lack of qualifications not being any barrier in this world) etc. etc. And always, always sold with enthusiasm. Enthusiasm and earnestness are rife in that world. Plug what we sell into your life and it'll be better, HUZZAH.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,581 Mod ✭✭✭✭2011


    I have known them a long time, they are well travelled, educated, speak a few languages, great crack, and absolute gentlemen. They employ quite a few people (someone told me 40 but I don't know if this is true), have won several business awards and manage to make a good living from their passion. Every weekend I pass their shop / restaurant and the quest are across the footpath.

    They have managed to make healthy food taste delicious by turning a failing vegetable shop into a thriving business. But of course this is Ireland so there is never a shortage of begrudgers. There is no failure like success in this country.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    2011 wrote: »
    I have known them a long time...

    As you say you know them a long time and thus are biased in favour of them.

    They speak a few languages and are "great crack (sic)"? Really? Gosh, I guess I should buy the beans so.

    Not whooping it up over "Cool Jim's Granola" is not begrudgery. I have nothing against them, I think punters who buy it deserve to be parted from money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,641 ✭✭✭Teyla Emmagan


    Their food is horrible.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,581 Mod ✭✭✭✭2011


    As you say you know them a long time and thus can make a fair assessment

    FYP
    Gosh, I guess I should buy the beans so.

    Clearly you are upset about something. The solution for you is simple, if you don't like their food don't buy it. Nobody is forcing you to go into their shop or to support them.

    I have nothing against them

    Sure :rolleyes:
    I think punters who buy it deserve to be parted from money.

    Yeah fcuk em, they get what they deserve!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    2011 wrote: »
    FYP

    Clearly you are upset about something. The solution for you is simple, if you don't like their food don't buy it. Nobody is forcing you to go into their shop or to support them.

    Sure :rolleyes:

    Yeah fcuk em, they get what they deserve!

    You say I'm upset...and yet you're the person who is swearing and getting defensive...

    Tell us about the "crack" again. In what way are they "crack"? You made the point, develop it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 469 ✭✭rafatoni


    Who??? Never heard of the happy bears..


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,607 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane


    personal trainers (many of them actually also give nutrition and mindfullness advice too, lack of qualifications not being any barrier in this world) etc. etc

    It would be remiss of a personal trainer to not offer advice on nutrition since they're in the business of improving someone's physical appearance, a large part of which involves nutrition. You don't need qualifications to offer advice on getting a balanced diet that incorporates appropriate amounts of macronutrients.

    As for advising in mindfulness, to be fair I've seen trainers suggesting people should give it a go but no more than that.

    As for the Happy Pear lads, good luck to them. From what I've seen of them I could only take them in very small doses but making a good living out of something that that they enjoy (and is legal...) is what most people would call a success.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,736 ✭✭✭✭kylith


    Been to the cafe a couple of times. Food is good, IMO. That's all I care about.


  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭marymary1984


    Their food is really good - and seem like nice lads. But hyper buy no harm in that. Saw on late late show - liked the quieter brother - seemed like the brains of the operation. Best of luck to them, tough business and need to stand apart from the competition - don't see too many posts about the other healthy food company owners - marketing success!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,911 ✭✭✭Zombienosh


    Food is awesome, and the lads are really top class gentlemen, always say hello and have a chat when I'm there.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,581 Mod ✭✭✭✭2011


    Tell us about the "crack" again. In what way are they "crack"? You made the point, develop it.

    Sorry but I'm enjoying my "Cool Jim's Granola" too much to explain it to you :D

    Take a deep breath, it's gonna be ok :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,441 ✭✭✭recyclops


    People queue for there coffee a lot ( its a greystones thing to have an orange cup) the coffee in both spendlove and caffe del stelle across the street is far superior but alas no orange cup.

    PS, I dont mind there food


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,476 ✭✭✭✭murpho999


    Their food is horrible.

    Yes, that's right that's why it so successful and busy.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    They speak a few languages and are "great crack (sic)"?

    That's how the word is spelt, or at least how it should be spelt. Although perhaps that ship has sailed by now.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craic


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,465 ✭✭✭marcbrophy


    Fanboys gotta fanboy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭floyd333


    I saw them on the late late. I thought they were too over the top. I'm a life long veggie but they make me want to eat meat and sh!t food.

    I'm all for healthy eating and admire anyone who builds a successful business from nothing but I find them rather irritating.

    I also have their first book. The dishes look lovely but they require way too many non standard ingredients.

    Just my opinion... each to their own.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,802 ✭✭✭✭suicide_circus


    murpho999 wrote: »
    Yes, that's right that's why it so successful and busy.

    McDonalds is successful and busy....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭Don't Chute!


    2011 wrote: »
    I have known them a long time, they are well travelled, educated, speak a few languages, great crack, and absolute gentlemen. They employ quite a few people (someone told me 40 but I don't know if this is true), have won several business awards and manage to make a good living from their passion. Every weekend I pass their shop / restaurant and the quest are across the footpath.

    They have managed to make healthy food taste delicious by turning a failing vegetable shop into a thriving business. But of course this is Ireland so there is never a shortage of begrudgers. There is no failure like success in this country.

    So if we criticise anybody we are immediately called a begrudger? Or is it just your friends we can't criticise? I don't like these two guys and I know a lot of people in Greystones who don't. I don't like the way they seem to have completely taken over the footpath in front of the shop. At weekends it is becoming increasingly difficult to get past with the amount of people in the way but they seem to think they can get away with it because they are some sort of Greystones 'institution'.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,493 ✭✭✭✭mariaalice


    So if we criticise anybody we are immediately called a begrudger? Or is it just your friends we can't criticise? I don't like these two guys and I know a lot of people in Greystones who don't. I don't like the way they seem to have completely taken over the footpath in front of the shop. At weekends it is becoming increasingly difficult to get past with the amount of people in the way but they seem to think they can get away with it because they are some sort of Greystones 'institution'.

    You need to get over yourself a bit, I have never had any trouble getting passed the cafes..... on a sunny weekend its very very mildly irritating at best. I divide my business between caffe delle stelle but they have the sunny side of the street:)


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