Pistachio Ice Cream scoops Great Taste Golden Fork Award for Northern Ireland

Pistachio Ice Cream from Mauds Ice Creams is awarded top accolade for taste in Northern Ireland for 2023, at glittering Golden Forks ceremony.

Announced on Monday 11 September at a ceremony held at Battersea Arts Centre attended by food industry experts, the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy for Northern Ireland has been awarded to longstanding Food NI member, Mauds Ice Creams from Carrickfergus, County Antrim, for its Pistachio Ice Cream.  

Described as “smooth and creamy with an instant hit of freshly roasted nut”, the Pistachio Ice Cream is made by the Mauds production team at their bespoke dairy in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, using the best ingredients and is a firm favourite amongst the team. It impressed the Great Taste judges with its “thick, unctuous texture and waves of delicious flavour” at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process across 89 days in Dorset and London. An incredible 14,195 product entries from 3,609 artisan food and drink companies across the world were tasted and considered for the black and gold badge of honour.  

Rising to the top of hundreds of other entries from Northern Ireland, this “simply delicious” pistachio ice cream was celebrated as the best tasting product in its country at the highly anticipated awards ceremony which marks the culmination of Great Taste 2023, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the food & drink world. Not only that but it also made its way into the top sixteen highest-scoring product list in the whole competition and in the running for the 2023 Great Taste Supreme Champion.

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The Great Taste Golden Fork from Northern Ireland was sponsored by Invest NI. Also nominated this year were the Great Taste 3-star Morelli’s Pistachio Swirl Ice Cream from Morelli Ice Cream based in Derry and Buttermilk Pork Chop from Hannan Meats based in Armagh. 

Congratulations from all at Food NI.