Now in its 9th year, Blas na hEireann, the Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Research has shown that the Blas accreditation holds the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers.

This year Kerry were  widely  represented as winners in a variety of categories. The following represents each winner under their respective category:

Bacon, Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, Puddings, Sausages & Other Meats

  1. Annascaul Black Pudding Co. won bronze for their Annascaul Gluten Free Pork Sausage

Baby Food, Butter, Cream, Cheese, Milk, Yogurts, Ice creams, Sorbets & Frozen Yogurts

  1. Kerry Foods won silver for their Dairygold Butter Sticks

Chutney, Dressings, Hummus, Jellies, Mustard, Oils, Pesto, Pickle, Relish, Salt, Savoury Sauces, Seafood, Seasonings, Vinegar

  1. Melanie Harty won Silver for her Mint Jelly
  2. Quinlan’s Kerry Fish won bronze for their Organic Smoked Salmon Cured with Atlantic Sea Salt Infused with Dill Pollen, gold for their Superior Smoked Salmon and gold for their Kerry Crab Meat
  3. Dalys Seafood won gold for their Sliced BBQ Smoked Salmon

Bread, Baked Goods & Dietary Specific

  1. Larkin’s Bakery won bronze for their Cranberry Soda Bread, gold for their  White Pan Loaf, silver for their Brown Pan Loaf and silver for their Spelt Tea Brack
  2. O Donnells Bakery won gold for their Brown Sliced Bread
  3. O’Sullivan’s Bakery won bronze for their Wholewheat Bread Rolls

Puddings, Desserts, Other Sweet Snacks & Ready Mix

  1. Lorge Chocolatier won bronze for their Cashew Nuts Praline
  2. Bake it easy won silver for their Choco Berry

Beers, Ciders, Non Alcoholic Drinks, Savoury Snacks & Liqueurs

  1.  Beoir Chorca Dhuibhne won bronze for their  Riasc Red
  2.  The Dingle Distillery won bronze for their  Seasonal Gin Collection and bronze  for their Dingle Distilled Vodka

Best in Farmers Market – Pauline’s Pantry

All contact details and associated products of these worthy winners can be found on the Taste Kerry website. Well done to all involved from us at Taste Kerry!!