Craic Foods

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If modern cookery is about anything it is about the quest for new ingredients, new flavours and new textures. With this in mind, Peter Hannan, the man behind award winning meat producers Hannan Meats and En Place Foods development chef, Paul Clarke, have formed CRAIC Foods.

The ambition from the outset was to create for this Northern Ireland company an unrivalled reputation for innovation in food. If an ingredient does not inspire, excite and maybe even provoke, it is unlikely to be found amongst CRAIC's product offering.

The company's initial focus has been development of an extensive range of freeze dried ingredients; some you might expect to see, such as freeze dried Raspberries, and some of which you almost certainly won't: freeze dried Balsamic vinegar, anyone?!

CRAIC Foods products are already to be seen in restaurant kitchens throughout the UK and Ireland & in the years ahead it is intended that the CRAIC brand becomes synonymous with all that is exciting and ground breaking in food innovation.

Freeze dried raspberries, whole, grit & powder
Freeze dried strawberry, slices, grit & powder
Freeze dried strawberry yoghurt
Freeze dried apricot slices
Freeze dried whole blueberries
Freeze dried whole sour cherries
Freeze dried whole blackberries
Freeze dried blackberry grit
Freeze dried mango flakes
Freeze dried passionfruit flakes
Freeze dried peach flakes
Freeze dried Greek style yoghurt
Freeze dried balsamic vinegar, rocks & grit
Freeze dried pomegranate molasses, rocks & grit
Freeze dried mandarin Orange segments
Freeze dried malt vinegar crumbs
Freeze dried Meyer lemon powder
Freeze dried coconut crumbs
Freeze dried rhubarb batons

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Awards held

  • Blas na hEireann Awards 2020: Chef's Larder award for our Shio Koji Black Garlic Ketchup; Gold for our Black Garlic & Porcini Sea Salt & our Irish Stout & Chocolate Salted Miso Caramel and Bronze for our Salted Miso Pistachio Caramel.
  • Great Taste Awards 2020: Three Gold Stars for Black Garlic & Porcini Sea Salt, Two Gold Stars for Salted Miso Caramel with Fennel Pollen and One Gold Star each for Salted Miso Pistachio Caramel, Irish Stout & Chocolate Salted Miso Caramel, Kalamansi Fruit Salted Miso Caramel, Salted Miso & Tahini Caramel
  • Blas na hEireann Awards 2019: Bronze award for our Black Garlic Sea Salt and also selected for the "Chefs Larder" awards for our Black Garlic Solo


  • Great Taste Awards 2019: Three Gold Stars for Craic Black Garlic Miso & two Gold Stars for Craic Solo Black Garlic.

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