Local Food and Drink companies win big at the 2023 Irish Quality Food Awards

Seventeen local food and drink companies recently picked up twenty-six awards including 5 Golds, 12 Silvers and 9 Bronze at the 2023 Irish Quality Food Awards gala dinner which was held recently in the Mansion House in Dublin.

Now in its 10th year, the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards recognise and celebrate the best in retail, wholesale and foodservice food and drink products available on the island of Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s winning Food and Drink companies included:    

Performance Awards - ‘Small Producer of the Year’ - Seasons of the Glens - Devil's Churn Campfire Salted Caramel Sauce

‘Christmas Category Winners’ – Christmas Side Dishes - Gold, Silver & Bronze for Willowbrook Foods for Lidl Deluxe Shredded Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze, Aldi Specially Selected Cauliflower Cheese and Aldi Specially Selected Goose Fat Roast Potatoes respectively.

‘Foodservice Winners’ -   Vegan Products – Silver for Rich Sauces Vegan Mayonnaise

‘Drinks Category Winners’ - Lager - Bronze for McCrackens Premium Pilsner 

‘All Year Round Category Winners’

Breakfast Products - Ambient Breakfast Products: Silver award for Kestrel Foods Delicious Berry Granola produced for Dunnes Stores & Bronze for White's Speedicook Organic Porridge Oats produced for Aldi. 

Condiments: Silver for Honed Flavours for Simply Better Aromatic Korma Cooking Sauce produced for Dunnes Stores & Two Silvers for Carol’s Stock Market for Simply Better Irish Made Free Range Chicken Stock & Simply Better Irish Made Slow Cooked Bone Broth produced for Dunnes Stores

Crisps: Bronze for Glens of Antrim ‘Simply Better Hand Cooked Crinkle Cut Pickled Onion Crisps’ produced for Dunnes Stores,

Deli - Meat Antipasti & Sliced Meats: Silver for Corndale Farm’s ‘Simply Better Handmade Irish Salami with Fennel‘ produced for Dunnes Stores and a Bronze for Corndale Farm’s ‘Simply Better Handmade Irish Chorizo’ produced for Dunnes Stores.

Free From Gluten: Silver for Crust & Crumb Bakery’s Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza produced for Supervalu 

Ice Cream & Lollies: Gold for Morelli’s ‘Simply Better Irish Made Butterscotch Ice Cream’ and ‘Simply Better Irish Made Caramelised Hazelnut Ice Cream’ both for Dunnes Stores & a Bronze for Morelli’s ‘Simply Better Irish Made Mixed Berry Ice Cream’ for Dunnes Stores.

Meal Accompaniments: Gold for Milgro’s ONiT! Crispy Onions Original Flavour and Silver for Milgro’s ONiT! Crispy Onions Flame Grilled Flavour

Meat – Pork – Bronze for Karro Foods ‘Deluxe Pork Fillet Medallions with a Creamy Apple Cider sauce’ produced for Lidl. 

Pizzas – Silver for Crust & Crumb Ham, Portobello Mushroom and Marscapone Woodfired Sourdough Pizza produced for Lidl. 

Preserves and Sweet Spreads – Bronze for Devil's Churn Campfire Salted Caramel Sauce, Seasons of the Glens

Ready Meals - Gold for Karri Kitchen Mango Chicken Curry

Soft Drinks – Silver for Jackson Roze Extra Strength Ginger Wine & a Silver for Moocha Kombucha Organic Elderflower and Lemon Kombucha

Vegan & Vegetarian – Bronze for Kestrel Foods ‘Fruit Bites Strawberry & Beetroot’ produced for The Happy Pear 

Visit https://www.qualityfoodawards.com  for further information.  

Pic Caption -  The Morelli Ice Cream team celebrate winning two Golds and a Bronze for Ice Cream produced for 'Dunnes Simply Better' range .