It was over forty-five years ago Old Mr Brennan baked the first loaves of Brennans Bread in our one room bakery in Fumbally Lane, Dublin. We’re now one of the largest bakeries in Ireland and are still very a much a family affair, with Old Mr Brennan’s family still overseeing the recipes and baking skills he perfected. Our motto is ‘Today’s Bread Today’ and that means the bread you see on the shop shelf every day will have left the bakery early that morning.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

At the bakery we wanted to share the story of how our bread is made. Brennans Bread is made fresh every day with top-quality ingredients, so it is fresh and tasty for you. It's also naturally low-fat with no added sugar and no artificial preservatives. Read the story below and learn about how The Farmer, The Miller, and The Baker all work together to bring you your fresh Brennans Bread everyday.

Are Brennans products dairy free?

The following Brennans products are Dairy Free:

  • Brennans 800g & 400g Family Pan
  • Brennans 800g & 400g Wholegrain
  • Brennans 800g & 400g 100% Wholemeal
  • Brennans 750g Multigrain
  • Brennans Thick Sliced Sandwich
  • Brennans Medium Sliced White Sandwich
  • Brennans 400g Half Pan
  • Brennans 800g & 400g Wholegrain Chia
  • Brennans 800g & 400g Brown & White in one bite
  • Brennans Be Good Wholemeal
  • Brennans Be Good Wholegrain
  • Brennans Be Good White
  • Brennans 800g Batch Loaf
  • Brennans 800g Hi Fibre Batch
  • Brennans Granary Loaf
  • Brennans Half Batch – 6 Full Slices
  • Brennans 800g 100% Wholemeal with added Vitamin D
  • Brennans 800g Wholgrain with added Vitamin D
  • Brennans 800g Batch with added Vitamin D
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Pumpkin & Poppy Seed
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Multiseed
  • Brennans Natural Recipes 7 Grain
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Softgrain Sourdough
  • Brennans Hi Fibre with Wholegrains
  • Brennans Weight Watchers White
  • Brennans Weight Watchers Wholemeal
  • Brennans Weight Watchers Multiseed.
  • Brennans Plain Bagels
  • Brennans Cinnamon & Raisin
  • Brennans Multigrain Bagels
  • Brennans Poppy Bagels
  • Brennans It’s Good, It’s Tasty, It’s Gluten Free

The Following Brennans products contain Dairy:

  • Brennans Natural Recipes Farmhouse Wheaten
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Buttermilk
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Wholewheat
  • Brennans Natural Recipes 7 Slice Wholewheat
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Wheaten

The Following Brennans products may contain traces of Dairy:

  • Catering Burger Buns
  • Brennans Bun Days (6 pack)
  • Brennans Mega Bun-Days
  • Brennans Floury Baps
  • Brennans Hot Dog Rolls
  • Brennans 2 Pack Malt Rolls
  • Brennans 2 Pack Sub Rolls
  • Brennans Be Good Sesame & Linseed Sandwich Breads
  • Brennans Be Good Wholemeal Sandwich Breads

Are Brennans product suitable for vegans?

The following Brennans products are suitable for Vegans:

  • Brennans 800g & 400g Family Pan
  • Brennans 800g & 400g Wholegrain
  • Brennans 800g & 400g 100% Wholemeal
  • Brennans 750g Multigrain
  • Brennans Thick Sliced Sandwich
  • Brennans Medium Sliced White Sandwich
  • Brennans 400g Half Pan
  • Brennans 800g & 400g Wholegrain Chia
  • Brennans 800g & 400g Brown & White in one bite
  • Brennans Be Good Wholemeal
  • Brennans Be Good Wholegrain
  • Brennans Be Good White
  • Brennans 800g Batch Loaf
  • Brennans 800g Hi Fibre Batch
  • Brennans Granary Loaf
  • Brennans Half Batch – 6 Full Slices
  • Brennans 800g 100% Wholemeal with added Vitamin D
  • Brennans 800g Wholgrain with added Vitamin D
  • Brennans 800g Batch with added Vitamin D
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Pumpkin & Poppy Seed
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Multiseed
  • Brennans Natural Recipes 7 Grain
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Softgrain Sourdough
  • Brennans Hi Fibre with Wholegrains
  • Brennans Weight Watchers White
  • Brennans Weight Watchers Wholemeal
  • Brennans Weight Watchers Multiseed.
  • Brennans Plain Bagels
  • Brennans Cinnamon & Raisin
  • Brennans Multigrain Bagels
  • Brennans Poppy Bagels

From our range of products the following are not suitable for vegans as they contain milk or eggs:

  • Brennans Natural Recipes Wholewheat Soda (Milk)
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Farmhouse Soda (Milk)
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Farmhouse Wheaten (Milk)
  • Brennans Natural Recipes Buttermilk Soda (Milk0
  • Brennans Natural Recipes 7 Slice Wholewheat Soda (Milk)
  • Brennans It’s Good, It’s Tasty, It’s Gluten Free (Egg)

The Following products may contain traces of dairy:

  • Catering Burger Buns
  • Brennans Bun Days (6 pack)
  • Brennans Mega Bun-Days
  • Brennans Floury Baps
  • Brennans Hot Dog Rolls
  • Brennans 2 Pack Malt Rolls*
  • Brennans 2 Pack Sub Rolls*
  • Brennans Be Good Sesame & Linseed Sandwich Breads
  • Brennans Be Good Wholemeal Sandwich Breads

*May also contain traces of eggs.

Are Brennans products suitable for vegetarians?

All our breads are suitable for vegetarians. Any emulsifiers used are derived from rapeseed, palm (sustainable) and sunflower.

Is Brennans packaging recyclable?

We at Brennans are aware of the concerns regarding waste management and are always looking at alternatives that would be more environmentally friendly.

The plastic bags we use are recyclable.

To minimise environmental impact, we have worked very closely with our specialised suppliers to reduce secondary and tertiary packaging to the absolute minimum. This policy has resulted in an eminently fit-for-purpose range of wrappers and bags, which are very environmentally friendly and ideally suited for re-use and eventual green bin disposal. Our waxed paper is found in many a lunch box keeping sandwiches fresh and tasty for kids at school and college and later on in the workplace.

Many of our Customers use our waxed paper in the fridge to keep a variety of foods fresh and wholesome. Many shops now package their sausages, meats and fish in waxed paper so perhaps they have taken a lead from our Customers.

Before it goes into the green bin, the humble bread bag has many household and garden uses. In the summertime the empty bag is ideal for taking sandwiches and food on picnics and to the beach. Partially filled with compost and planted with seeds it is ideal for growing seedlings.

Is the Palm Oil used sustainable?

Yes, all Palm oil used is mass balance palm oil from a sustainable source.