Northern Ireland’s famous family-owned ice cream brand, Morelli’s, has scooped a top prize at the 10th Blas na h’Éireann Irish Food Awards that took place at the weekend in Dingle, County Kerry.
The brand’s Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt was awarded best product in the Frozen Yogurts category. Made in Coleraine, the fruity favourite combines locally produced Clandeboye Estate Greek Yoghurt rippled with strawberries to create a winning flavour.
The Blas na h’Éireann Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for Irish produce on the island of Ireland, with 2,500 products entering this year’s competition. The Awards celebrate and reward the very best of Irish produce and the passionate, driven individuals behind it. With gold, silver and bronze medals awarded across over 100 food and drink categories, the Awards focus solely on taste with winners chosen as a result of blind taste tests by Ireland’s top food experts.
Arnaldo Morelli, who heads up the family business and collected the award alongside his brother Marino, said: “This accolade is testament to the dedication and hard work of both our staff and suppliers. The quality of Clandeboye Estate’s yoghurt complements the strawberries rippled through it perfectly to give our Strawberry Frozen Yogurt its delicious, refreshing and award winning taste. Our frozen yogurt range had its best sales to date this year and we’re looking forward to introducing delicious new flavours into the range in 2018.”