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Monday, 1 September 2014

The Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival 2014 starts Thursday 4th September

Now in it's fourth year, the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival returns to the RDS in Dublin from the 4th – 7th September 2014. This year’s line-up consists of over 40 breweries and cider makers – totalling an astounding number of over 200 Irish produced beverages on offer! Irish Craft Beers truly have arrived!




The craft beer and cider industry in Ireland has witnessed explosive growth over the past 12 months and reflecting this this festival has witnessed a 300% growth in both brewers and attendees since its conception in 2011. The festival attracted over 11,000 visitors last year and the organisers are once again predicting a record turn-out with a record number of breweries and cider makers signed up to date. In comparison to last year’s 25 producers, this year has seen an increase of over 60% in the number of breweries attending, a reflection of the massive growth of this local Irish market sector.


Seamus O’Hara, Co-Founder of the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival

Seamus O’Hara, Co-Founder of the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival and owner of the Carlow Brewing Company, comments, “Having been through previous ‘renaissances’ of Irish Craft Beer, this feels different. This is market segment establishment. Working within the sector of Irish craft brewing is exciting. We are working in tandem with so many local organic markets, from the entrepreneurs and small businesses of the country, to collaborating with vintners, independent off-licences, retail outlets and some of the most creative marketing and distribution agencies in the around - every day is different in brewing in Ireland at the moment.”


This year the team also welcomes back two Irish distillers, Porterhouse and Teelings. Both distillers are at the cusp of what is now predicted to be the next huge development in the Irish drinks sector – spirit distilling and the opening of Irish distilleries.

Seamus’ colleague and Co-Founder of the festival, Bruce Mansour, adds, “Four years ago, when we opened the doors to Ireland’s first Irish Craft Beer Festival, we had just over 10 exhibitors. When we discussed craft beer with patrons, we were met by confused faces and excited palates. Now, four years later, we are being educated by our patrons on the diversity and constant growth and expansion of this unique and local industry. Brewed locally and distributed internationally, this industry is a story of success, creativity, perseverance and uncapped potential growth.”

This year’s festival promises to bring visitors an experience that is unrivalled throughout the country. It is the pinnacle of the year within the Irish craft beer and cider industries. For four days, each supplier sets up its own space within the venue and chats with consumers, enjoying discussions about the intricacies of each unique combination of flavours making every individual product stand out from the next.

Pictured at the launch of the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2014 were:
 Cathal O'Donoghue, Rascals Brewing, Michael Reddy, Teelings, Ronan Brennan, Galway Hooker,
Clementine Mac Niece, McIvors, Alan Wolfe, McGargles, Gabriel Corcoran, Teelings, Lisa Quilter, McGargles,
Gerard Costello, Costellos, Jonathon Scott, Soctt Irish Cider and Jamie Groome, White Gypsy.

Front row: Co founders of the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival:
 Seamus O'Hara, O'Hara Brewing and Bruce Mansour, Make it Happen.

Irish Breweries and Irish Cider makers participating include: 
5 Lamps, Armagh Cider, Black’s, Black Donkey, Blackstairs, Barrelhead, 
Bo Bristle, BRU, Costello, Dingle, Dj’s Juice and Ciders, Eight Degrees, Founders, 
Franciscan Well, Galway Bay, Galway Hooker, Hilden, Independent, Jack Doyle’s, 
Kinnegar, Mac Ivors, McGargles, Metalman, Mountainman, N17, Nine White Deer, 
O’Hara’s, Rascals, Scott’s Irish Cider, Stonewell Cider, Stone Barrel, The White Hag, 
Toby’s Cider, Trouble, White Gypsy, White Water, West Kerry. 

Distilleries include: Teeling Whiskey Co., Porter House & Dingle Spirits. 
(Guest breweries in attendance are Alltech, Brasserie Castelain, Founders and Lefevre Cidre)

Slainte - A Complete Guide to Irish Craft beer and Cider


The Festival will also play host to the launch, on Thursday evening, of "Slainte - A Complete Guide to Irish Craft beer and Cider", written by Kristen Jensen and Caroline Hennessey, the Co-Founders of the Irish Food Bloggers Association. This book is packed with everything you need to know and will guide you through a brief history of craft brewing and cider-making and introduce you to all the Irish producers. It is also a key resource for novices and connoisseurs alike in how to savour beer and cider, match them with food and even cook with them, all topped off with listings of relevant organisations and events and a glossary of key terms.

Some of the Dublin's favourite food producers will be cooking up a storm including Jane Russell Sausages, Cillian the Pie Man, Dave’s Wood Fired Pizza and Oisin’s Crepes in the City.

The festival will once again open its doors on Thursday evening at 5pm, showcasing festival brews and launching new products – an opportunity to experience the newest and freshest brews within the industry!

Win an Irish Craft Beer and Cider Hamper
VOTE for your Favourite Irish Craft Beer and Cider HERE: http://www.beoir.org/icbcf/awards.php 
Everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win an Irish Craft Beer and Cider hamper. Closing date is the 3rd of September.

Find out more at www.irishcraftbeerfestival.com 
and follow the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival on Twitter @IrishBeerFest

Zack

Friday, 29 August 2014

Scally's SuperValu launch Ireland's 1st designated supermarket in-store Gluten-Free Bakery

Scally’s SuperValu, located in the heart of Clonakilty in West Cork, has become the first supermarket in Ireland to launch a designated in-store gluten-free bakery and food production facility. The new facility, with an investment of €500,000, will create five new jobs at the store.


Coeliac disease is an auto immune disease causing some adults and children to react to gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Some coeliacs are also sensitive to the protein found in oats. If a coeliac eats gluten the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged reducing the coeliac's ability to absorb the nutrients from food. This can lead to various symptoms and complications if undiagnosed. The only treatment is adhering to a gluten-free diet for life after a positive diagnosis has been made.

Gluten is found in breads, biscuits, cakes, pasta, beer, pizza and in many manufactured foods where gluten is contained in the ingredients such as soups, sauces, gravy, salad dressings, crisps, chocolate, sweets and ready-meals. Coeliacs have to think ahead if they want to eat at a restaurant, need to take extra time reading labels when shopping and need to take care in their personal food preparation to avoid cross-contamination with gluten. Even a grain of gluten can cause harm and cause symptoms which can last for several days. Long-term consequences of coeliac disease if left untreated, can include increased risk of bowel cancer, infertility and osteoporosis.

Gluten Free Bakers at Scallys SuperValu with owner Eugene Scally
The ‘Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine’ range, which consists of a selection of almost 30 gluten-free products certified for coeliacs, will be available at Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty and Scally’s SuperValu Blackrock in Cork city, with future expansion plans expected. As this innovative range is prepared in a separate bakery and kitchen, coeliacs can be assured that the range is 100% gluten-free, with all products independently tested and certified by Alpha Analytics.


Eugene Scally owner of  Scally's SuperValu Clonakilty

Speaking at the launch, Eugene Scally, owner of Scally’s SuperValu said, “1 in 100 people in Ireland are thought to have coeliac disease, with many as yet undiagnosed. The decision to develop this range was made after market research highlighted the lack of choice for coeliacs and the high cost of gluten-free products; research showed that a coeliac’s basket of goods is 87% more expensive than a non-coeliac basket. We wanted to offer customers a diverse gluten-free range that was keenly priced and of exceptional quality. Our customers feedback has been instrumental in developing the range and the response from shoppers has been extremely positive.”


The launch highlights SuperValu’s community retail model as stores are independently owned and retailers can tailor their offer for the local area. The state of the art production facility means that the gluten-free range can be produced locally in West Cork and adds to West Cork’s reputation for food leadership. The launch of ‘Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine’ follows the launch last year of SuperValu’s FreeFrom range which consists of over 300 gluten and dairy-free products, already in all SuperValu stores.

Chairperson of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, Mary Twohig said: “We are delighted that Scally’s have developed this facility in Cork, giving coeliacs more choice in their search for gluten-free foods, on a local basis. It is important to coeliacs that they can access a range of products that are affordable and good quality. With 15% of our membership being from Cork, it is fantastic to see local businesses, and a national retailer, rising to meet the needs of people whose only medicine is a gluten-free diet.”




Scally's "Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine’ Range is available both fresh and frozen and includes: 

Brown soda bread, 450g - €2.00
White bread, 400g - €2.00
White bread rolls (four pack) - €2.00
Garlic bread (130g) - €2.00
Bread crumbs (400g) - €2.00
Fruit scones (four pack) - €2.50
Plain scones (four pack) - €2.50
Celebration cake / Birthday cake - €15.99
Trifle sponge - €2.00
Cupcakes (four pack) - €3.00
Carrot cake, 400g - €3.99
Lemon polenta cake, 400g - €3.99
Mushroom soup (500ml) - €3.00
Pepper sauce (460ml) - €3.00
Roast gravy (460ml) - €2.75
White sauce (460ml) - €3.00
Vegetable soup (500ml) - €3.00
Carrot & coriander soup (500ml) - €3.00
Tomato soup (500ml) - €3.00
Potato & leek soup (500ml) - €3.00
Shepherd’s pie (450g) - €3.25
Seafood chowder (500ml) - €4.00
Seafood pie (450g) - €3.50 


SuperValu serves over 2.6 million customers every week in Ireland and now has 222 stores nationwide. 75% of everything on SuperValu’s shelves is sourced or produced in Ireland. SuperValu continues to source locally wherever possible and purchases almost €2 billion worth of goods from Irish suppliers which help to sustain 30,000 jobs in the Irish economy.

For more about Scallys SuperValu in Clonakilty see www.supervaluclon.ie

Zack

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Taste of Donegal 2014 on from 23rd- 25th August

Since its launch in 2008 the Taste of Donegal Food Festival has grown into a three-day celebration of great food and has continued to attract thousands of people every day to a tented village on the pier area in Donegal Town. Over 26,000 people attended the festival last year over the three days!

Against the backdrop of the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay a mixture of celebrity and local chefs will again be cooking up a storm over the weekend of the 23rd, 24th and 25th August.


This years festival has once again gathered together top local restaurants and hotels and over 100 food and drink producers from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland who will be showcasing and selling their products. The food stalls will also be offering tastings from an unbelievable variety of food and drink, wine and craft beers, confectionery, specialist foods, meat, fish and dairy products.



Cookery demonstrations over the weekend will include: 
Neven Maguire, Gary O’Hanlon(Donegal Food Ambassador), Tony Singh (the Incredible Spice Man), Kevin Dundon (Dunbroody House), Brian Mc Dermott (the No Salt Chef), Anthony Armstrong, Máire Dufficy (Bordbia), Philippe Henkes, Martin Anderson (Fat Chef Slim), Ciaran Kennedy, Ethna Reynolds (Burlesque Chef) and me, Zack Gallagher (Irish Food Guide). There's also a Comedy Cookery Theatre by Joe Shannon & Frank Forde.


The food festival will also include master classes by experts who will showcase their specialist skills in pastry and bread making, meal planning, cocktail mixing and will help you make the right decision when choosing wine and craft beers for all meal occasions.

Experts include Richard Finney (wine and beers), Sian Breslin (meal planning) and Franck Pasquier (artisan bread making).


"A Passion To Inspire" Chefs Competition will take place under the watchful eye of Anthony Armtrong a judge from the World Association of Chefs Society , Peter Griffths M.B.E., President British Culinary Federation, Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation and Mr Bob Mc Donald, Judges from the Master Chefs of Great Britain. Entrants will be required to cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce.


The Committee say they are looking forward to again welcoming people to what has become the premier food and drink event here in the North West and one of the best Food Festivals in Ireland!



To quote Chairperson of the organising committee and award winning master butcher, Ernan Mc Gettigan, “Come along and experience the wonderful food and drink variety available. We promise to tantalise your taste buds and as our caption says, Discover, Dine, and Delight in Donegal Town over this festival weekend and indeed every time you visit this region”.

Award winning chef Gary O'Hanlon, originally from Ramelton and currently executive chef at Viewmount House, Longford, has written a new book"Food for the Soul" and the book's official launch takes place during A Taste of Donegal Food Festival, this weekend!

Gary O'Hanlon will be launching his new book, Food for the Soul, at this years festival

In this cookbook Gary opens the door to his own kitchen with recipes for home cooked dishes each with a very unique story attached. Gary will be signing copies of the book on Saturday and Sunday. You can purchase them at a special launch price of just €10.00.

A Taste of Donegal Food Festival will take place on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2014 on the Pier Area in Donegal Town. The Festival will open to the public at 4.00pm to 10.00pm Friday, 11.00.am to 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

The opening evening (Friday) will conclude with an amazing fireworks display over Donegal Bay!

Last year's Fireworks Display looked stunning over Donegal Bay

Admission is only €4.00 per adult, €2.00 per child and only €10.00 for a weekend pass!

Extra Parking is Available during A Taste of Donegal Food Festival at these positions around town
Abbey Vocational School – The Glebe, Donegal Town
Donegal Livestock Mart – (behind the St. John Bosco Centre)
Four Masters GAA Pitch – Revlin, Mountcharles Road, Donegal Town
Behind Donegal Tyre Centre – Drumlonagher, Donegal Town.
Public Car Parks - behind Main Street, Bank Walk, and any other designated parking areas available.

For the full programme of events and regular updates go to www.atasteofdonegal.com and find A Taste of Donegal on Facebook. Tweet your pics/messages to @DonegalFood with the hashtag #TasteOfDonegal 

I look forward to seeing you all there!
Zack

Friday, 15 August 2014

Full List of Republic of Ireland Great Taste Award Winners 2014

Republic of Ireland Winners

The 2014 Great Taste Award winners were announced this week and Irish food has again proven it being excellent quality product by claiming more of the prestigious Gold stars than ever before!



405 judges including leading retail buyers, chefs and food writers were involved in the seven-week judging process that involved over 10,000 individual products from the UK and Republic of Ireland. 

This year’s awards also included the first-ever judging session to be held in Belfast. I was delighted to be asked to be one of the judges and I spent a very interesting three days in Belfast working with some wonderful people who are simply and totally passionate about food.


What the stars mean:
Three Stars – Sensational food and drink that has to be tasted
Two Stars – Faultless food and drink
One Star – Close to perfect

This year six Irish Food Producers claimed the ultimate 3-Gold Stars:
James Whelan Butchers, Donegal Rapeseed Oil (Castlederg), The Cloudberry Bakery, Bell Lane Coffee, Nobó Foods and Irish Atlantic Salt Ltd.

For your information - "Teo.Ltd" means "Company Ltd." in Irish Gaelic - this implies that the company is based in a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region of Ireland.



Republic of Ireland Food Producer Product Description
3 Star Great Taste Award Winners
James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping
Donegal Rapeseed Company Ltd Cold pressed Virgin Rapeseed Oil
The Cloudberry Bakery Sea salted caramel
Bell Lane DragonFly Espresso
Nobó Nobó Frozen Goodness:  Fresh Lemon
Irish Atlantic Salt Ltd Irish Atlantic Sea Salt with Dill Pollen
2 Star Great Taste Award Winners
Burren Smokehouse Simply Better Oak smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Honey & Dill
Burren Smokehouse Ltd Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
Eight Degrees Brewing Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale
Wrights of Howth Wrights of Howth Smoked Mackerel Pate
Wrights Of Howth Wrights of Howth Irish Smoked Wild Salmon
Vranken Pommery Champagne Brut
Beyers Koffie NV Melangerie Ethiopian Roasted Ground Coffee
Cuinneog Ltd Cuinneog Irish Farmhouse Country Butter
Wild Food mary Damson Vodka
Nutri-Snax Ltd Oat Biscuit
Milseoga Uí Mhurchú, Teo Black Currant Sorbet
Goodness Grains Farmhouse Loaf with Sesame Seed
Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers Cashel Blue
Killowen Farm Killowen Farm Greek-Style Yogurt with Blueberry Compote
Killowen Farm Killowen Farm Greek-Style Yogurt with Wexford Blackcurrant
Killowen Farm Killowen Farm Greek-Style Yogurt with Lemon Curd
Greenvalley Farms Ltd. Dunness Simply Better Handmade Caramelised Orange Yogurt
Greenvalley Farms Ltd. Dunness Simply Better Handmade Lemon Curd Yogurt
Lindy O'Hara Coopershill House Smoked Venison
Follain Teo, Cuil Aodha, Macroom, Co Cork Follain Raspberry & Vanilla
Cooleeney Farm Daru Semi Hard Cheese
Hilton Lamb Loin Chops cw
Mulrines Pressed Apple Not From Concentrate Juice
Ballymaguire Irish chicken and sliced  potato bake
Ballyrashane Creamery Golden Cow Butter
Apitherapy Apitherapy
Mora Foods Fish Pie
Bewley's Dublin Morning Tea
Java Republic Rubia
Mora Foods Sheperd's Pie
Java Republic Camomile Organic Herbal Infusion
Callan Bacon Dry Cure Bacon Steaks.
wildwood vinegars  blackberry Vinegar
O'Brien Fine Foods Brady Family Glazed by Hand Ham - Prepack
Ponaire Coffee Roastry Peru Fairtrade organic Espresso Bean
Oliver Carty Oliver Carty Rack of Pork with Alabama Rub Serve Over
Flahavan's Flahavan's Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal
Flahavan's Flahavan's Irish Organic Porridge Oats
The Little Milk Company The Little Milk Company Organic Beer Washed
Duncannon Smokehouse Irish Oak smoked Trout
Staffords Bakery Breakfast Bread
CW Tropicai GmbH Dr. Coy's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Kerryfish (Ire) Ltd. t/a Quinlan's Fish Smoked Wild Irish Salmon
Aurivo Consumer Foods Ltd Connacht Gold Creamery Butter
Kerryfish (Ire) Ltd. t/a Quinlan's Fish Smoked Irish Organic Salmon
Silver Darlings Beetroot & Horseradish Herring
Green Pastures Donegal Sour Cream
Robert Roberts Fairtrade Luxury Tea
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Mascarpone
McLoughlin Butchers McLoughlins Blackstairs Rack of Lamb (Free Range)
Freshcut Foods Ireland SKOFF Chicken and Ham Pie
Clona Dairy SuperValu Créme Fraiche
Avoca Avoca Best Ever Granola
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Spreadable Goats Cheese
Robert Roberts Colombian Coffee
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Natural Yogurt
Robert Roberts Vivaldi Espresso
Clóna Dairy Products Ltd. Clóna Creme Fraiche
Robert Roberts Mocha Java
Seerys, Ireland Aldi 907g Irish Christmas Pudding
Crinkle FIne Foods Simply Better Irish White Pudding 300g
Improper Butter Improper Butter with Cashel Blue cheese
McErlains Bakery Ltd SuperValu Brown Soda Quarter
Bell Lane House Blend Espresso
Bell Lane Dawn Chorus Espresso
Derrycamma Farm Foods Ltd Derrycamma Farm Rapeseed Oil
Killowen SuperValu Signature Tastes Layered Strawberry Yogurt
Green Saffron Spices / Follain Jams Curry Sauce Medium
Crossogue Preserves Ltd Lime & Tequila Marmalade
Glenaine Foods Horgan's Certified Irish Angus Pastrami
Sunshine Juice Ltd Ireland Walshe's Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
Nobó Nobó Frozen Goodness: Vanilla & Coconut
Traditional Cheese Company Supervalu Signature Tastes Gubbeen
Milsean Milsean 44% Venezuela Cocoa Solids Origin Milk Chocolate Bar
Carlow Brewing, Ireland Aldi O Shea's Traditional Irish Pale Ale
The Purple Pantry Plum Jam with Star Anise & Cinnamon
Cocoa Atelier Earl Grey Tea Ganache
Bewley, Ireland Aldi S/S Single Origin Ethiopean Coffee
Traditional Cheese, Ireland Aldi Tipperary blue
1 Star Great Taste Award Winners
Ballon Meats Ballon Meats Back Bacon
Ballon Meats Ballon Meats Bacon Steaks
Burren Smokehouse Ltd Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Honey, Lemon & Dill
Burren Smokehouse Ltd Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon Seaweed Marinated
The Chocolate Garden Of Ireland Irish Whiskey Truffle
Eight Degrees Brewing Knockmealdown Porter
Wrights of Howth Wrights of Howth Farmed Smoked Salmon
Wrights of Howth Wrights of Howth Irish Organic Smoked Salmon
LORGE Chocolatier Dark Orange truffle
LORGE Chocolatier Cappuccino tentation
Grandi Salumifici Salumeo Salami Romana
DMK Eis Noblissima Premium Chocolate Ice Cream
Ballymaguire Foods Deluxe Sri Lankan Chicken Soup
Glenpatrick Spring Water Co. Deluxe Sparkling Blood Orange & Cranberry Presse 750ml
Brady Family Glensallagh Black Pudding
William Carr Salmon Sensation 200g
Brady Family Glensallagh White Pudding
Mileeven Kilderg Organic Honey
Callan Bacon Glensallagh Reduced Salt Back Bacon
Morning Foods Ltd Fruit & Nut Granola
Honeyvale Foods Glensallagh Smoked Streaky Bacon
Dorset Cereals Simply Sumptious Luxury Fruit & Nut Muesli
Terra Ltd Dundalgan Irish Country Cream 14.5%
Largo Food Export Snacktastic Salted Popcorn
Abbey Farm Foods Ltd Kilderg Blackcurrant & Rum Preserve
Dorset Cereals Luxury Fruit Muesli
Silver Hill Foods Deluxe Fresh Whole Irish Duckling, 2Kg
Irish Yogurts Deluxe Irish Premium Yogurt Champagne Rhubarb 150g
Irish Yogurts Deluxe Irish Premium Yogurt Spanish Lemon 150g
Cashel Blue Deluxe Mature Tipperary Cheese 175g
Mileeven Fine Foods Organic Honey
Morgans Fine Fish Irish Smoked Salmon
Morgans Fine Fish Whisky cured Irish Smoked Salmon
Greenbean Coffee Roasters Classic Espresso
Cuinneog Ltd Cuinneog Farmhouse Sour Cream
Swift Fine Foods prepared for you Bacon and Cabbage meal
Swift Fine Foods Chef's Cuisine roast turkey and ham with stufing
Shelta Beer Company White Gypsy-Russian Imperial Stout 7%
O'Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co Back Bacon
Irish Bacon Slicers Bradley Bacon Joint - 950g
Irish Bacon Slicers Glensallagh Unsmoked Rindless Back Bacon Rashers 2x200g
Irish Bacon Slicers Smoked Foodservice Rashers 2.27kg
Milseoga Uí Mhurchú, Teo Chocolate with Handmade Chocolate Chips
Milseoga Uí Mhurchú, Teo Dingle Sea Salt Ice Cream
Goodness Grains Chocolate Muffin
Goodness Grains Farmhouse White Bread
Goodness Grains Zesty Lemon Tartlet
Goodness Grains Blueberry Muffin
Goodness Grains Bread Bap with Sesame Seeds
Honest Bread & Cakes. Molloy's Artisan Bakery Chocolate & Orange Pudding
Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers Crozier Blue
Mr Crumb Dunnes Stores Sage & Onion Stuffing
Greenvalley Farms Ltd. Dunnes Simply Better irish Whiskey Cream
Killowen Farm Killowen Farm Greek-Style Yogurt with Wexford Rhubarb
Killowen Farm Killowen Farm Greek-Style Yogurt with Strawberry Compote
Wild about Raspberry & Vanilla Jam
Silver Pail DAiry Glenown Farm Blackcurrant Sorbet
Silver Pail Dairy Glenown Farm French Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream
Shellfish De La Mer Irish Crab Claws
Molaga Honey Ltd Molaga Honey
Shellfish De La Mer Irish Crab Meat
Follain Teo, Cuil Aodha, Macroom, Co Cork Follain Strawberry & Passionfruit Preserve
The Good Fish Company Smoked Salmon
The Good Fish Company Oak Smoked Organic Salmon
Dunnes Stores Tea Family Favourites Gold Blend Tea Bags
Follain Teo, Cuil Aodha, Macroom, Co Cork Follain Blueberry & Raspberry No Added Sugar Jam
Sally & Joleine Barnes, Woodcock Smokery  traditional quality undyed hot-smoked Atlantic mackerel
Sally & Joleine Barnes, Woodcock Smokery Undyed Atlantic Kipper Fillet
Sally & Joleine Barnes, Woodcock Smokery Woodcock Smokery  smoked wild salmon
Oriel Sea Salt Oriel Natural Mineral Sea Salt
Newgrange Gold Newgrange Gold Camelina Oil
Newgrange Gold Newgrange Gold Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
Newgrange Gold Newgrange Gold Oak Smoked Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
Newgrange Gold Newgrange Gold Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Garden Herbs Flavour
Mags' Homemade Mags' Homemade Apple Tart
The Apple Farm, Moorstown The Apple Farm of Tipperary Cider Vinegar
James Whelan Butchers Roasting Bacon
The Cookie Jar The Cookie Jar Crispy Apple Crumble Mix
The Green Bowl Frozen wheatgrass Shot
Mags' Homemade Mags' Brown Soda Bread
Hickeys Bakery Seeded Soda
James Whelan Butchers Aged Rib Eye Beef
Seymour Organic Sheepwalk Farm Organic Strip loin Irish Angus Steak
Vera Miklas Vera Miklas White Modelling Chocolate
McErlain's Bakery Magherafelt Ltd Genesis Crafty White Sub Rolls
McErlain's Bakery Magherafelt Ltd. Genesis Crafty 2 Round Sodas
So Popcorn Salty Caramel
McErlain's Bakery Magherafelt Ltd. Genesis Crafty Fruited Toaster Wheaten
McErlain's Bakery Magherafelt Ltd Genesis Crafty Plain Scones
McErlains Bakery Magherafelt Ltd. Genesis Crafty Seeded Sub Rolls
McErlain's Bakery Magherafelt Ltd. Genesis Crafty Ultimate Mince Pie
Pauls Butchers Homemade Mince Steak Pie
Donegal Rapeseed Company Ltd Donegal Rapeseed Oil Gold Selection Infused with Curry
Donegal Rapeseed Company Ltd Donegal Rapeseed Oil
Donegal Rapeseed Company Ltd Donegal Rapeseed Oil Gold Selection Rapeseed Oil
Donegal Rapeseed Company Ltd Northern Ireland Rapeseed Oil with Garlic
Donegal Rapeseed Company Ltd Yellow Wonder Rapeseed Oil
RED DOG Artisan Foods Nori infused Sea Salt
Mulrines Pressed Apple & Mango Juice
HIlton Hickory Smoked Back Rashers
Glenisk Senga Strawberry Yoghurt
Hilton Irish Fillet Steak
Carton Bros BBQ chicken thighs with north carolina sauce
Alison McElroy for Tesco Rock Scones made Sultanas & West Country Clotted Cream
Hilton Steak house seasoned Sirloin steaks
Ardrahan Dairy Products Ardrahan Cheese
Milleens Cheese Ltd Milleens Farmhouse Cheese
Coolea Farmhouse Cheese Mature Coolea
Panem Panem mulled wine syrup
Bewley's Bewley's Irish Breakfast Loose Tea
Torrisi, Catania, Italy Torrisi caffe diamante
Mora Foods Wexford Lamb Empanada
Mora Foods Braised Beef Empanada
Mora Foods Malbec Braised Beef Empanada
Bewley's Bewley's Irish Afternoon Tea 80s
Bewley's Bewley's Kenya
Bewley's Bewley's Espresso Ground Coffee
Mora Foods Cottage Pie
Java Republic Rooibos & Caramel Flavoured Organic Infusion
Callan Bacon Dry Cure Bacon Medallions.
Callan Bacon Dry cure whiskey smoked rashers.
Arthur Mallon Foods Old style pork sausage
Lily O'Briens Key Limey Pie
Silver Hill Farm Silver Hill Confit Duck Legs
Silver Hill Farm Silver Hill Duck Fillets
Silver Hill Farm Silver Hill Yummy Duck
Silver Hill Farm Silver Hill Duck Fat
Dunola Dunola Rapeseed oil
Prestige Foods Supervalu Smoked Salmon Pie
Larkin's Bakery Multigrain Yeasted Bread
Prestige Foods Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Raspberry Sherry Trifle
O'Brien Fine Foods Rudd's White Pudding 280g
O'Brien Fine Foods Rudd's Black Pudding 280g
McCloskeys Bakery McCloskeys White Batch
McCloskeys Bakery McCloskeys Crusty White Pan
Bean West Coffee Roasters Haven't a Clew
Fusco foods Raspberry roulade
Fusco Foods Irish cream liqieur roulade
Waldron Meats Roscommon Ireland Home Cured Irish Back Rashers
Oliver Carty Oliver Carty Organic Dry Cured Slow Roast Smoked Bacon Belly
Oliver Carty Super Valu Smoked Thick Cut Rasher
Oliver Carty Oliver Carty Free Range Dry Cured Unsmoked Rasher
Oliver Carty Super Valu Unsmoked Thick Cut Rasher
Oliver Carty Super Valu Smoked Rasher
Flahavan's Flahavan's Irish Porridge Oats
The Little Milk Company St Patricks Organic
Sea of Vitality Milled Dillisk/Dulse
Sea of Vitality Ground Kelp
The Snacktastic Food Co. Sea Salt And Black Pepper Nuts
Staffords bakery Staffords Bakery Crusty White Sliced Pan
Staffords Bakery Staffords Bakery Chocolate Orange Ganash
Duncannon Smokehouse Oak Smoked salmon
Staffords Bakery Staffords Bakery Honey and Spelt
Staffords Bakery Staffords Bakery Low GI Bread
Staffords Bakery Staffords Bakery Brown Soda
Staffords Bakery Staffords Bakery Chia & Wholegrain bread
Friends 2 Dinner Ltd Belgian Chocolate Truffle Kit
Jungbunzlauer Dr. Coy's Stevia Erylite
Bombay Pantry Butter Masala sauce - Gluten Free
Silver Darlings King Matjes Herring
Green Pastures Donegal Creme Fraiche
The Blue Haven Food Company Mushroom Soup
Sticky Fingers Bakery Breakfast Muffin
Green Pastures Donegal Dunnes Stores Double Crem
Bombay Pantry Bombay Chicken Curry (medium spice level)
Silver Darlings Star of the Sea Herring
Green Pastres Donegal Dunnes Stores Sour Cream
Bombay Pantry Butter Chicken Masala (medium spice level)
Wonderfoods Donnelly Italian Style Roasting vegetables with pesto
Robert Roberts Luxury Leaf Tea
Manufacturer Traditional  rashers
Aurivo Consumer Foods Ltd Connacht Gold Low Fat Butter
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread
Manufacturer Bacon joint with  honey and mustard
Aurivo Consumer Foods Ltd Connacht Gold Softer butter
Robert Roberts Decaf Black Tea
Aurivo Consumer Foods Ltd Connacht Gold Garlic & Herb butter
Avoca Avoca White Onion, Potato & Parmesan Soup
Robert Roberts Rainforest Alliance Organic Tea
Clona Dairy SuperValu Sour Cream
Neville's Bakery  Irish White Sliced Bread
Opera Foods Ltd. Cookies Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Freshcut Foods Ireland SKOFF Beef and Stout Pie
Yawl Bay Seafood Ltd. Yawl Bay Seafood - Cooked Irish Crab Claws and Cooked Irish Crab Meat.
Mulrines SuperValu Cranberry & Raspberry Juice
Opera Foods Ltd. Cookies Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookie Dough
Seerys Heatherfield Ltd Champagne Christmas Pudding
Blenders My Family Favourites Bolognaise Sauce
Robert Roberts Fairtrade Segovia
Avoca Avoca Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart
White's/ Stafford Lynch, Ireland Aldi Organic Porridge
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Fat Free Natural Yogurt
Sunshine Juice SuperValu Signature Tastes Still Lemonade
Robert Roberts RR Costa Rica
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Natural Yogurt with Raspberry
Clóna Dairy Products Ltd. Clóna Freshly Whipped Cream
Clóna Dairy Products Ltd. Clóna Sour Cream
Barber Day SuperValu Gold Blend Teabags
Robert Roberts El Salvador & Brazil
Tendermeats Ltd Dunnes Stores Simply Better Connemara Hill Lamb Boneless Loin Chops
Follain SuperValu Signature Tastes Red Onion Relish
Tendermeats Ltd Dunnes Stores Simply Better 1/2 Leg of Connemara Hill Lamb
McGraths McGraths Gold Tea
Tendermeats Ltd Dunnes Stores Simply Better French Trimmed Connemara Hill Rack of Lamb
Hancock & Abberton Cafe de Cuba Santiago
Fusco Foods SuperValu Signature Tastes Belgian  Chocolate Birthday Cake
Kepak Ltd SuperValu Signature Tastes Irish Pork Rack with a Bramley Apple & Sage butter
McGraths McGraths Reserve Tea
Caherbeg Free Range Pork Ltd. Rosscarbery Recipes Dry Cure Loin Rashers
What's for Pudding? Lemon blueberry Pudding
Butlers Chocolates Dark Salt Caramel
Eurilait Aldi Continental selection- Roquefort
What's for Pudding? Chocolate Pudding
Munroes Munroes Jamaican Jerk Authentic Marinade
What's for Pudding? Sticky Toffee Pudding
Avoca Avoca Fragrant Beef Sukka
Robert Roberts Colombian Tres Rios
Honeyvale Foods Ltd. Costcutter Naturally Smoked Rasher
Crinkle Fine Foods My Family Favourites Irish Black Pudding    
Glenaine Foods Horgan's Lightly Smoked Ham (on the bone)
Honeyvale Foods Ltd. Glensallagh 390g Smoked Back Bacon Rasher
Freshcut Food Services Full Irish Breakfast Pie
The Foods of Athenry Mega Munchy Muesli
Maria Lucia Bakes Cashew almond & cinnamon granola
McErlains Bakery Ltd SuperValu Wheaten Soda Loaf
Day's of Whitegate Day's Health Loaf
Bell Lane Misty Mountain Filter
Putog Teoranta (De Roiste Puddings) De Roiste 300g Black Pudding
Island Seafoods Ltd. Hot Smoked Herring with Orange & Rosemary Butter
Gallagher's Bakery Uncle Aiden's Stoneground Wholemeal Bread
PANA BREAD green olive and parmesan pana loaf
Healy's Honey, Ireland Aldi Organic Honey
Follain Supervalu Signature Tastes Seville Marmalade
Island Seafoods Ltd. Smoked Mackerel with Ginger, Chilli & Lime Glaze
Dunns Seafare Ltd SuperValu Signature Tastes 100% Applewood Smoked Salmon
Green Pastures Donegal Yeats Country Full Fat Soft Cheese
Ballymaguire SuperValu Signature Tastes Lamb Tagine
Wexford Home preserves Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Orange & Honey Ham Glaze
O Hartagain Pure Bread Ireland Ltd Tibradden Soda
O Hartagain Pure Bread Ireland Ltd Inishmaan Soda - Bake at Home
Ballymaguire SuperValu Signature Taste Pork Fillet in wholegrain mustard sauce
Wicklow Rapeseed Oil Wicklow Rapeseed Oil
Irish Yogurts Ltd SuperValu Signature Tastes Sun Ripened Raspberry Yogurt
Ballymaguire SuperValu Signature Tastes Duck with Orange Sauce
Kepak Ltd SuperValu Signature Tastes Irish Hereford Striploin Steak
Lakeland Dairy SuperValu Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream
Green Saffron Spices / Follain Jams Tantilizing Tikka
Sunshine Juice, Ireland Aldi S/S Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice with bits
Callan Bacon, Ireland Aldi Specially Selected Beechwood Smoked Irish Bacon
Sláintúil Teoranta (trade name - HealthyYou Sesame Seaweed Salad
Thunders Bakery Limited Ginger Loaf
Sunshine Juice Ltd Ireland SuperValu Signature Tastes Grapefruit Juice
Sunshine Juice Ltd Ireland Walshe's Orange & Raspberry Juice 250ml
Follain, Ireland Aldi Irish Kitchen Country Relish Caramelised Red Onion Relish
Boyne Valley Group My Family Favourites Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Thunders Bakery Limited Farmhouse Loaf
Follain Supervalu Signature Tastes Raspberry Conserve
Monaco Cupcakes Tiramisu Cupcake
Monaco Cupcakes Carrot Cake Cupcake
The Foods of Athenry Honeyed Almond & Rosemary -Gourmet Toasts
The Jelly Bean Factory The Jelly Bean Factory Super Sours Gourmet Jelly Beans
The Foods of Athenry Multiseed with cumin -Gourmet Toasts
The Jelly Bean Factory The Jelly Bean Factory Sweet Heart Jelly Beans
Traditional Cheese Company Supervalu Comte
Irish Cheese Direct SuperValu Signature Tastes Cashel Blue Cheese
In Season Fine Foods - Margaret Guinan Golden Beetroot Relish
Green Valley, Ireland Aldi Duneen Specially Selected Farmhouse Strawberry Yogurt
Keogh's Crisps Limited Keogh's Shamrock & Sour Cream Potato Crisps
Salann Mara Acla t/a Achill Island Sea Salt Achill Island Sea Salt
Keogh's Crisps Limited Keogh's Roast Beef & Irish Stout Potato Crisps
Jinny's Bakery Ltd Jinny's Hi-Fibre Sugar Free Brown Soda Bread
Keogh's Crisps Limited Keogh's Atlantic Sea Salt & Irish Cider Vinegar Potato Crisps
Keogh's Crisps Limited Keogh's Sweet Chilli & Irish Red Pepper Potato Crisps
Milsean Milsean wholebean Douglas Blend
 Irish Atlantic Salt ltd Irish Atlantic Sea Salt Oak smoked
Jinny's Bakery Ltd Fruit Scone
PureBred Bakery PureBred Pancakes
PureBred Bakery PureBred Multigrain Farmhouse Loaf
PureBred Bakery PureBred Raisin Toast
Jinny's Bakery Ltd Jinny's Hi-Fibre Brown Soda Bread
Follain, Ireland Aldi Dark Orange Marmalade
Crossogue Preserves Ltd Sugar Free Marmalade
Sushi King Singapore Noodles
Robert Roberts, Ireland Aldi McGraths Reserve Blend Tea Bags 80s
Cocoa Atelier Salt & Caramel Ganache Dark Chocolate
Sunshine Juice Ltd Ireland Walshe's Traditional Lemonade 1L
ABP Cahir, Ireland Aldi Specially Selected Irish Angus Rib Eye Steak
ABP Cahir, Ireland Aldi Specially Selected Irish Angus Fillet Steaks
Lir Chocolates Himalyan Salt
Lir Chocolates Almond & Valencia
Lir Chocolates Raspberry and redcurrent Vinegar
BFree Foods Brown Seeded Rolls
BFree Foods Brown Seeded Loaf
BFree Foods Soft White Rolls
Wexford Home Preserves Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Gooseberry Preserve
Wexford Home Preserves Wexford Home Preserves Raspberry Extra Jam
Old Irish Creamery Cheese Old Irish Creamery extra Mature White Cheddar



The awards are organised by the Guild of Fine Foods and all products to rate 3-Stars will now go forward to the Final Stage of the awards on 8th September in London, when the Supreme Champion Award will be announced.

Congratulations to everyone who succeeded in winning such recognition for their food product.

Zack

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