What is Happy Foie?



Happy Foie is the certified organic and completely force feeding free alternative to a bloc foie gras. Yes, you understood correctly: For the production of conventional Foie Gras, the animals are being force fed before slaughter so that the liver of the animals has an unnaturally high fat level.

No animals are being force fed in the production of our Happy Foie. We almost exclusively use organic liver and subsequently enrich it with high-quality fats in a specially developed process.

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Why conventional foie gras is controversial:

The term foie gras is French and means something like "fatty liver". Foie Gras is a luxurious food made from the livers of ducks and geese. In order to achieve the high fat content of conventional Foie Gras, the animals are being force fed over several weeks. As a result, the animals develop a pathologically enlarged fatty liver that is up to ten times larger than the ones of healthy animals. Due to this ethical problem, conventional Foie Gras has been heavily criticized by consumers and animal rights activists.

What makes Happy Foie better:

With the procedure developed by Tobias Sudhoff we supply the liver tissue with fats and some proteins from the outside. These fats and proteins have basically the same properties as the fats and proteins found in conventional Foie Gras. With Happy Foie, we have recreated a conventional Bloc Foie Gras with other natural fats.

The special thing about this process is that we don't have to use fatty liver from fattened animals in our production, but use the healthy livers of the animals and fatten them afterwards.

Culinary pleasure

On par with conventional foie gras and recommended by professional chefs.

Delicately creamy melt

Unique taste experience and nutty, pleasant sensory - melts on the tongue like ice cream.

Made in Germany

With a lot of love we develop and produce our products entirely in Germany.

What does Happy Foie stand for

Happy Foie stands for fine taste, delicate melting and a versatile, culinary usability. The animals of organic origin come from farms we trust in Germany and Austria. Thus, we always guarantee the highest product quality and animal-friendly rearing of the animals according to organic standards.
Happy Foie - 100% taste, 0% stuffing

Origin of the liver

Organic duck liver

We obtain our organic duck livers from the Eiermacher company in Upper Austria, which has specialized in alternative forms of husbandry since 1980. As the organic pioneer in Austria, Eiermacher ensures that the entire production cycle is built and established according to organic standards. Guaranteed are the highest animal welfare standards and impeccable quality of organic duck products.

Organic goose liver

Our organic goose liver comes from a small, family-run organic farm in Fulda. The species-appropriate goose breeding is operated according to the guidelines of organic farming. The meat is guaranteed without antibiotics, without pesticides, without growth promoters and without chemicals.

The process behind Happy Foie

Happy Foie was developed by Tobias Sudhoff, the former chef of the Michelin star restaurant "Westfälische Stube". The production is a specially developed process, which is entirely without the controversial force-feeding of the animals. The special feature is that healthy and natural livers are enriched with high-quality organic fats only afterwards. The result is a texture and taste that even experienced chefs and gourmets cannot distinguish from conventional foie gras in double-blind tastings.

Where to get Happy Foie

For private use Happy Foie is available in our webshop and in selected points of sale.


Happy foie in the media

Happy Foie goes SZ

The SZ-Magazin reports on founder Tobias Sudhoff and the development of the Happy Foie.

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