Premium burgers and sausages have been developed by multi-award-winning Hannan Meats using bramley apple flavours from Armagh in Northern Ireland.
The new products, which are the latest development in the Northern Ireland company’s focus on high quality meat products, are being rolled out to foodservice and also to shoppers.
They follow the introduction of a spicy Mexican sausage developed by Hannan Meats, a meat industry pioneer which has won the UK Great Taste Supreme Champion award twice as well as a host of others including Blas na hEireann, Irish National Food Awards.
Peter Hannan, founder and managing director of Hannan Meats, commenting on the new burger and sausage products: “Our new Bramley pork burger and sausage are the latest outcome of work we have been doing to harness the apples which have a distinctively rich flavour and are just one of three Northern Ireland foods to have achieved EU protected status. It’s a unique Northern Irish product that we’ve been looking at ways to add value for some time.”
“What we’ve done is to work with Paul Clarke, a tremendously creative chef and flavour expert who heads up our En-Place Foods in Cookstown, to develop an Armagh Bramley apple paste as a key ingredient with quality pork and spices in the new products.
“Apple can be a bit bland when used in a product. Paul Clarke has developed a very concentrated paste to enable the apple flavour to be fully enjoyed,” he adds.
En-Place, a company within Hannan Meats, has a longstanding and successful track record in creating innovative products, including rubs and dips for chefs, has also been working on the recent development of the unique Irish Black Butter, a new spread with ingredients such as Bramley apples, treacle, cider, brandy and spices.
En-Place has also won a series of UK Great Taste and Blas na hEireann awards for highly innovative food products.