Chia Bia started when Barrie discovered the power of chia seeds when he suffered a back injury while on holiday in America. The seeds were recommended to him as they were known for their anti-inflammatory properties and Barrie experienced first-hand the health benefits of chia.
On coming home to Ireland and hearing the great reports people were sharing after using chia seeds, Barrie went in search of the best way to bring chia to Europe so that more people could gain from its health benefits. This is when Chia Bia was founded!
Where did the name Chia Bia come from? Apart from the fact they ryhme! Chia is the Aztec word for 'strength' which is pretty fitting for these small but mighty seeds, and Bia means 'food' in Irish. Chia Bia quite literally means 'Strength Food'!
Our BRC accredited facility is based in the South East of Ireland, Chia Bia is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of chia seeds, selling in over 2000 outlets worldwide. Our vision is to consistently deliver high-quality products that offer consumers a healthier choice. We are committed to the quality of our chia seeds. We only work with chia suppliers who have a direct relationship with their growers. Further to this, we nutritionally analyse each batch of seeds to ensure they meet our strict nutritional criteria.
Our dynamic and expert team are dedicated to creating products that make it easier for you to make healthy food choices. We love sharing chia inspired recipes, healthy living tips and any other fun & interesting news.
Our growing product range includes Whole Chia Seed, Milled Chia Seed, Milled Fruit Mixes, Chia Sachets & Chia Bars. We are committed to growing the chia seed market and that’s why you will always find chia seeds in any Chia Bia product!
Chia Bia Origin Green Membership
We implement many initiatives to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and be a more sustainable company including:
• Environmental improvements to reduce electricity usage.
• Responsible sourcing of raw material and packaging.
• Increase in local employment and involvement in local communities and charities.
• Implementation of lean principles increase efficiencies and productivity in the plant.
The Chia Bia Team
Marketing & Sales Manager
Sales & HR
Amy O Sullivan
Marketing & Sales Executive
bia + brew
Purchasing & Logistics