Sunday 20 October 2019

Happy Pear twins' healthy cookbook sales top 100,000

Healthy eating duo Stephen and David Flynn. Photo: Alan Rowlette
Healthy eating duo Stephen and David Flynn. Photo: Alan Rowlette
Fiona Ness

Fiona Ness

Healthy eating duo Stephen and David Flynn have sold more than 100,000 copies of their bestselling cookbook, 'The Happy Pear', generating turnover of around €2m through the bookshop tills.

The Wicklow entrepreneurs are also set to expand their healthy eating empire of shops and cafés, after they landed €1.5m in investment funding last month. Two new Happy Pear outlets are planned for the Dublin area this year.

The twins published 'The Happy Pear' in October 2014, following it up with a second cookbook, 'The World of the Happy Pear', in June 2016.

It was named Cookbook of the Year at the Irish Book Awards last November.

The Flynns are working on a third cookbook, which will be launched in spring 2018, according to their publishers, Penguin Ireland.

"Our lovely little yellow book has far exceeded our expectations and helped us to share our dream of making it easier for people to be healthier and happier," said David.

"We're amazed by the messages and letters we receive from people, telling us about its positive impact on them and their families."

Stephen said the third book would feature practical lifestyle tips and recipes that will help people make positive changes to their lives. Publishers Penguin Ireland attributed the international appeal of the brothers' brand to their social media and online reach.

"That people have taken the twins and their message - 'Eat more veg' - to their hearts is a testament to David and Stephen's incredible hard work, accessibility and joie de vivre, and to the deliciousness of their food," said Patricia Deevy, editorial director of Penguin Ireland.

Irish Independent

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