Two Nourish Awards for Northern Ireland health food companies

Two Northern Ireland companies have won recognition in the annual Nourish Awards, the UK’s most important competition to find the best health foods.

The successful local companies, both winning silver awards, were Crawford’s Rock Seaweed Company from Kilkeel and That Protein, a specialist in high protein superfoods, from Belfast.

Crawford’s Rock, Kilkeel won silver in Cupboard Essentials and Ingredients for its Seaweed Seasoning with Toasted, Nori, Pepper Dulse, Chilli and Sesame Seeds; and

That Protein, Belfast won silver in Breakfast Foods and Drinks for its Blissful Double Choc Protein Porridge – it’s the fourth year in a row that the company has won a Nourish Award. The porridge was launched late last year. The company is owned and managed by clinical nutritionist Darlene McCormick.

Crawford’s Rock was formed by Michelle Wilson and has also recently won a UK Great Taste three-star award.

In 2017, the Nourish Awards were launched to celebrate a new generation of health foods in the UK – meeting current consumer demand and advocating a healthier lifestyle.

The aim of the awards is “to help and support health food brands and businesses by providing the recognition they deserve, which can help with getting that crucial investment, open doors to supermarkets and ultimately get product off the shelves”.

Now the UK’s leading health food award, entries are judged by an expert panel of nutritionists, health and food industry experts. Their role is to look for real and natural food products, with most of the categories accepting gluten free options alone.

Nourish Award winners receive the Nourish logo and a PR kit to maximise the benefits of winning.