Northern Ireland food and drink producers have punched well above their weight in this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards. They are the largest blind-tasted food awards on the island of Ireland. The results were announced online on Saturday 4th October 2021.
The bronze, silver and gold winners from Antrim across a range of different categories are: Dale Farm – Gold, Dundarave Estate – Bronze, Johnson Brothers– Silver & Bronze, Ke Nako Biltong – Silver & Bronze, Mauds Ice Creams – Gold, SeaSugar Handmade Confectionery – Gold & Bronze, SUKI Tea Makers -Gold, Silver & Bronze, Tartine at Distillers Arms – Gold, The Brownie Barn – Silver and Tom and Ollie- Gold
In Armagh, Holmes Bakery won Gold, Silver and Best in County, Armagh Cider took Silver & Bronze awards as did Burren Balsamics. L’Artisan Foods won Gold as did Long Meadow Cider. There was a Bronze award for McCrackens Brewery and White’s Oats took home Silver and Bronze.
Taste Joy Company won Gold & Best in County Derry-Londonderry, Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil won Gold & Bronze and Corndale Farm took a Bronze trophy.
In County Down, Cookie Jar won Bronze, Corries Meats a Silver, Crawford’s Rock Seaweed Company – Bronze, Deli Lites – Silver, Prephouse took Silver and Bronze prizes and Rooney Fish won Gold & Best in County.
Finally, for Tyrone, there was a Chef’s Larder award for En Place Foods and Karro Food Ltd won Silver, Bronze and Best in County.
Congratulations to all the winners!