Craic Foods wins Great Taste Golden Fork for Northern Ireland

Craic Foods wins Great Taste Golden Fork for Northern Ireland

Craic Foods in Craigavon has won the 2020 Regional Golden Fork for Northern Ireland at the finals of the UK Great Taste awards for its Black Garlic & Porcini Sea Salt. An expertly balanced combination of slow aged black garlic, sea salt and wild porcini mushroom, created as a finishing... View Article

Guinness 0.0 launched with everything except alcohol

Guinness 0.0 launched with everything except alcohol

Guinness 0.0, a new non-alcoholic beer from the brewers at St James’s Gate boasting the same beautifully smooth taste, perfectly balanced flavour and unique dark colour of Guinness but without the alcohol, has been launched this week. The journey to launching Guinness 0.0 has drawn on Guinness’s proud 261-year history... View Article

Erne Larder creates a novel sauce for Christmas

Erne Larder creates a novel sauce for Christmas

Erne Larder Preserves in Enniskillen has launched a novel Irish gin and cranberry relish in time for Christmas. The relish is the latest product from the small business which specialises in innovative products such as Irish Bacon Sauce and Irish Bacon Jam as well as other sauces, relishes and jams.... View Article

Derry’s Lo&Slo Sauces listed by Artisan Food Club in Britain

Derry’s Lo&Slo Sauces listed by Artisan Food Club in Britain

Lo & Slow Sauces in Derry has been listed by the influential Artisan Food Club in Britain for two of its spicy BBQ sauces. The small artisan enterprise, founded and owned by Emily McCorkell, is supplying two original products: BBQ Sweet and Smoky Sauce and Sweet and Spicy Vinegar Mop,... View Article

Two Stacks Irish Whiskey introduces first speciality cask editions

Two Stacks Irish Whiskey introduces first speciality cask editions

Two Stacks Irish Whiskey in Northern Ireland has launched two new cask strength products as part of its innovative bonding and bottling operation. The new premium whiskeys, produced by Killowen Distillery in the Mourne Mountains of Co Down, under The Blender’s Cut identity, are speciality cask strength finishes. They are:... View Article

Mac Ivors launches new cider in environmentally friendly cans

Mac Ivors launches new cider in environmentally friendly cans

Award-winning cider producer Mac Ivors in Northern Ireland has launched the first local cider in a can. The company, based near Portadown in Co Armagh, has developed a highly innovative Juicy Session Cider (ABV4.2%) in 330ml cans, a first for a Northern Irish cider maker. The cider has been developed... View Article

Kestrel Food MD awarded MBE in Queen’s birthday honours

Kestrel Food MD awarded MBE in Queen’s birthday honours

Michael Hall, founder and managing director of Kestrel Foods, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in recognition of his services to economic development in Northern Ireland. Hall founded Kestrel Foods in 1996, launching the Forest Feast brand the same year and then the ACTI-SNACK brand in... View Article

Great Irish Bake Off winner helps Genesis sweeten its offering

Great Irish Bake Off winner helps Genesis sweeten its offering

Magherafelt bakery Genesis has joined forces with Stephen Chisholm, winner of the first series of The Great Irish Bake Off, to ramp up its offering with a new cake range. ‘Afters, by Genesis’ comes in packs of four to nine personal sized buns and pastries that combine all the baked... View Article

NI can thrive post-EU exit with support, says NIFDA

NI can thrive post-EU exit with support, says NIFDA

Northern Ireland’s economy can recover from Covid-19 and make the most of the UK’s exit from the EU given the right support, political leaders were told at the 24th Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) Annual Dinner. Speaking at the event, NIFDA chairman and Group chief executive of dairy... View Article

Dale Farm highlights the health benefits of dairy

Dale Farm highlights the health benefits of dairy

Experienced Northern Ireland Dietitian Gillian Killiner is reminding the public about the health benefits of dairy in providing essential nutrients for the body as we prepare for the darker, colder months to set in. Killiner has partnered with dairy company Dale Farm in a bid to highlight the role that... View Article