Festive food & drink returns to Hillsborough on December 13

Festive food & drink returns to Hillsborough on December 13

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is fast approaching and in celebration, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has announced the return of the Hillsborough Christmas Market after its great success last year. It will once again be set up along the historic Dark Walk at Hillsborough Fort and will... View Article

Genesis bakery gets a new look

Genesis bakery gets a new look

Just weeks after announcing expansion plans and a major recruitment campaign, Genesis bakery in Magherafelt has unveiled new products, new recipes and a whole new look.  Formerly known as Genesis Crafty, the company has dropped the ‘crafty’ and changed its strapline to Genesis – Baking it better since ’68. Belfast... View Article

Fairytale ice cream sales for Dale Farm at Grand Opera House

Fairytale ice cream sales for Dale Farm at Grand Opera House

Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has announced record ice cream sales at the Grand Opera House, home of the country’s most loved pantomime. The official ice cream supplier to the venue, Dale Farm saw the ‘performance’ of ice cream soar by 20% in 2019 compared to last... View Article

St George’s Market to showcase best of Taste the Island

St George’s Market to showcase best of Taste the Island

Tourism NI is partnering with Belfast City Council this autumn to offer an allocated stall to local food and drink producers to showcase their produce at St George’s Market Belfast, in support of the Taste the Island initiative. Every weekend until the end of November, different producers from across Northern... View Article

Ann’s Pantry lifts Best Irish Wheaten at World Bread Awards

Ann’s Pantry lifts Best Irish Wheaten at World Bread Awards

Irish Oven Wheaten (sugar free) made by John Agnew of Ann’s Pantry, Larne has triumphed in the Irish Wheaten Loaf category at the World Bread Awards. Stars of the bread-baking world gathered together at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London on October 15 for the Tiptree World Bread Awards with... View Article

Boost Drinks enters the cola market

Boost Drinks enters the cola market

Demand for energy flavours in Northern Ireland, and the popularity of the Cola flavour, has driven leading drinks company Boost to launch an Energy Cola 250ml can variant exclusively to the local market. Market research highlights that consumer demand for energy flavours is growing by 27% YOY* and Cola is... View Article

Glenisk lines out with new official Irish Rugby trading cards

Glenisk lines out with new official Irish Rugby trading cards

Glenisk’s Official Irish Rugby Trading Cards – the only official Irish Rugby collectors’ cards – are back for a third season, as Irish Rugby kick off their campaign in Japan. The 2019-20 collection includes 74 new cards for kids to collect, trade and play, featuring both the current Irish Senior... View Article

Flahavan’s gets ‘Back to Porridge’ with Haptik Café

Flahavan’s gets ‘Back to Porridge’ with Haptik Café

To celebrate National Porridge Week, Flahavan’s Porridge partnered with Haptik Café in Newtownards to host an exclusive NI media and social media influencer brunch. With the aim of helping guests to get ‘Back to Porridge’ this winter, the event showcased Haptik’s signature porridge bowl, made using Flahavan’s distinctive and creamy... View Article

Erne Larder wins listing from Northern Ireland’s Henderson Group

Erne Larder wins listing from Northern Ireland’s Henderson Group

Erne Larder Preserves in Northern Ireland has listed for two innovative products by leading retailer Henderson Group. Based in Enniskillen, Erne Larder, a small artisan enterprise run by chef Declan O’Donoghue, has begun supplying its original Irish Bacon Ketchup and Irish Bacon Jam to Henderson’s for the prestigious retailers Spar,... View Article

Kick off the rugby season with Forest Feast’s new ‘scrum-ptious’ range of rugby inspired but mixes

Kick off the rugby season with Forest Feast’s new ‘scrum-ptious’ range of rugby inspired but mixes

Healthy snack brand, Forest Feast, is gearing up for the upcoming rugby season with the launch of a new range of limited-edition nut mixes – inspired by some of the great rugby nations from around the world. Believe it or ‘nut’, savoury snacks have always been a staple favourite for... View Article