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Winners at the Irish Food Awards - Blas na hEireann 2011

The annual Blas na hEireann/National Irish Food Awards celebrate and reward the very best of Irish produce, and the passionate, driven individuals behind it.

All Irish Food companies, from North and South of the island of Ireland, are invited to submit food products that are commercially available to the public in at least three commercial outlets, including Market stalls.

Held as part of the annual Dingle Peninsula Food & Wine Festival, the winners of the 2011 were announced on this evening. The official presentation and awards ceremony by Ross Golden-Bannon, Peter Ward, Birgitta Hedin-Curtin and Martin Shanahan was attended by retail buyers, journalists and chefs as well as local visitors to the festival.

This is a quick List of all the Winners at the Blas na hEireann Awards 2011 which I put together through thanks to the on-the-spot reporting of Artisan Food Brand Master Keith Bohanna via his Twitter posts.

Blas na hEireann - National Irish Food Awards


Chocolate Here
Chocolate Here
& Butlers
Just Desserts
The Cake Stand
Aran Candy Co
Puddings & Desserts
Elizabeth Ann, Sligo
Diva Boutique, Cork
Coverture Desserts for Dunnes
Dessert Sauces
Tipperary Kitchen
Mileeven for Lidl
Terravale for Aldi
Irish Yogurts for Aldi
Irish Yogurts for Tesco
Irish Yogurts for Supervalu
Ice cream & Sorbets
Curran Hill, Fermoy
Silver Pail for Superquinn
Silver Pail for Supervalu
Wicklow Blue
JOD Foods –
Old Irish Creamery
Irish Cashel Blue
Oldhausen for Lidl
AIBP for Superquinn
Black & White Puddings
Truly Irish
Brady Family Meats
Brady's for Supervalu
Cured Meats & Charcuterie
Tom Durkin
Callan Bacon Co
Glenieen Foods for Horgan
Callan Bacon Co
Callan Bacon Co
Callan Bacon Co
AIBP for Aldi
Western Brand for Aldi
AIBP for Superquinn
Terrines & Pates
Flynn's Kitchen
On The Pigs Back
The Food Store, Castlebar
Savoury Pies & Quiches
Una Martin
Una Martin
Una Martin
Fish & Seafood
Dunns Seafare for Supervalu
Dunns Seafare for Supervalu
Kenmare Salmon Co
& Sushi King
Soup & Salads
Flynn's Kitchen
Atlantis Audrey
Gold Wonder Foods
& Glorious Sushi
Village Bakery, Dublin
Diva Boutique
Pat The Baker for Aldi
Functional Food
Pure Foods
Billy's Bakery
Breakfast Cereal
Nash19, Cork
& NutriSnacks
Foods Of Athenry
Spirits & Liquors
Cooley for Aldi
Robert Merry & Co
Cooley for Aldi
Beer & Cider
Carlow Brew Co for Aldi
Carlow Brew Co for Aldi
Dungarvan Brewing Co
Bottled Milk
Adare Farm
Mulryans for Aldi
The Different Dairy Company Organic
Teas & Coffees
Baileys Coffee
Java Republic
Barbara Daly for Supervalu
Oils, Seasonings and Dressings
Quality Strand Hotel
Green Saffron
Pickles & Chutney
O' Lionáird’s for Aldi
The Scullery for Aldi
O' Lionáird’s  Follain
Preserves, Conserves
O' Lionáird’s Follain
& Healys Honey for Aldi
Healys Honey for Aldi
Cakes & Desserts
Just Desserts
Silver Pail
The Food Store
Biscuits & Snacks
Kooky Dough
Market Foodstore
Savoury Snacks
Cake & Bread Mixes
Sowans Organic
Cathy's Spelt & Nash 19
Business Diversification award
Limerick Strand Hotel
Fish Innovation Award
Best Kerry Based Emerging Food Co
Cloudberry Bakery
Best New Product
O'Connors Bakery for Mincemeat
Best Artisan Producer Award
Una's Pies
Supreme Champion 2011
Barber Daly & Co Ltd, Tea Merchants & Tea Brokers, Cork

Winners Details provided Live! via Twitter by @keithbohanna

Please excuse any errors - Keith could only tweet so fast! Do contact me with any corrections.

 Latest News Update! Sunday 2nd October.
For the Complete Results they have been just published here on the Blas na hEireann website

On a personal note, I think all major events like this should have their own Social Media station at their event, to help interested parties (like me, that couldn't make it to the event) keep up-to-date with the details & results via Twitter & Facebook.

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