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Irwin’s Bakery

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Irwin’s Bakery is Northern Ireland’s largest independent bakery which specializes in the production and distribution of traditional Irish breads across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.

Established in 1912, the family run bakery makes a wide range of products including batch breads, soda breads, rolls and muffins and cakes and biscuits. Irwin’s breads currently account for around 85% of all Irish breads sold in Great Britain, spearheaded by the multi–award winning Rankin Selection Irish breads range, which it makes in conjunction with celebrity Irish chef, Paul Rankin.

Voted product of the year by Northern Irish Tesco customers, ‘Nutty Krust’ is Irwin’s most successful product to date – its distinct flavour and texture are the result of a 40 year old recipe using traditional baking and fermentation methods.

In 2006, Irwin’s acquired traditional–style cake and tray–bake specialist, ‘Howell House’ to introduce a specialist home bakery category. Irwin’s invested significantly in the division in order to enhance its artisan capabilities and identity, including a strategic rebrand to ‘Howell’s Handmade’.

  • Range of traditional Irish breads including:
  • Rolls & Muffins
  • Batch bread
  • Soda Breads
  • Fruited breads
  • Veda
  • Sandwich alternatives
  • Pan bread
  • Wheaten bread
  • Hot Plate
  • Brands include:
  • Irwin’s
  • ‘Better You’ (white & wholemeal pan, low in sugar & fat with less than 60 calories per slice)
  • Rankin Selection
  • Howell House range of cakes and biscuits
  • JOEYS

Retail:

Tesco

Sainsburys

ASDA

Morrisons

Waitrose

Lidl

Aldi

Musgrave Group

Henderson Group

Iceland

Poundland

B&M Bargains

Co–op

Dunnes Stores

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Brakes

Allied Foods Dublin

Bidvest

Hendersons

Booker

Lynas

JD Wetherspoon

Bri–tal Foods

Pallas Foods LTD

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Metrow Foods LTD

Vestley Foods DBC

Accreditations

 

  • BRC Accreditation Grade A

  • EFSIS



Awards held

 

  • Great Taste Awards 2017: One Gold Star for Irwins Artisan Hearth Corn Bread

  • Great Taste Awards 2016: One Gold Star each for Rankin Selection Irish Barm Brack with Cranberry & Cinnamon, Irwins Belfast Bap and Rankin Selection Brown Soda Bread

  • Great Taste Awards 2015: One Gold Star each for Irish Wholemeal Soda bread & Potato Bread

  • Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards 2015: Bread - Small Bread and Rolls - Highly Commended for our Lidl Connell Bakery White Baps

  • Blas na hEireann Awards 2015: Bronze Award for each of our Irish Batch Bread, Connell Bakery White Baps (Lidl) and Tesco Barm Brack

  • Great Taste Awards 2014: One Gold Star each for Irish Rose Fruit Loaf & Potato Farls

  • Blas na h'Eireann Awards 2014: Silver awarded to Irwins Bakery for Tesco's Finest Halloweeen Barmbrack with Whiskey

  • Great Taste Awards 2013: One Gold Star each for Irwin's Nutty Krust, Rankin Selection Irish Potato Farls, Rankin Selection Irish Soda Farls & Two Gold Stars for Rankin Selection Cinnamon & Raisin Loaf

  • 2013: Winner of “Supplier of the Year” awarded by Sainsburys; Winner of “Best New Product” awarded by Asda & Irwin’s Nutty Krust awarded “Product of the Year ” by Tesco



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John Hopkins

The Food Park
Carne
Portadown
County Armagh
BT63 5WE
Northern Ireland

+44 (0) 28 3833 2421

jhopkins@irwinsbakery.com

www.irwinsbakery.com

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