Fine foods: 14 Waterford producers shortlisted in this year’s Blas na hÉireann
Fourteen Waterford producers have been shortlisted for this year’s Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards.
The awards will be announced on October 3 on the Blas website and across social media channels.
The finalists shortlisted from Waterford across a range of different categories are Anchor Spirits Ireland, Beatha Bakery, Blackwater Distillery, Carters Chocolate Café, Dawn Meats, Irish Gourmet Butter, Legacy Irish Cider, Mezze, MFC Foods Ltd T/A DessertFirst, Tastefully Yours t/a Kielys of Dunhill, Tea & Coffee Warehouse, Blackwater Distillery, Fitzeally Foods and Pipin Pear.
The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.
Research has shown that the Blas accreditation has the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers and using the award logo on packs encourages shoppers to buy these products. It is their guarantee of a top quality Irish product.