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Some 335 Irish foods have won the “simply delicious” 1-star accolade at this year’s p r e s t i g i o u s G r e a t Ta s t e Awards, out of a total of 3,171 1-star winners.
We continue our presentation of the results of the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. Today, we list half (166) of the Irish 1-star winners, revealing a number of companies which are first-time winners. Meanwhile, announcement of the top 50 products is imminent. The makers of nearly a dozen products from the Republic of Ireland, and several from Northern Ireland wa i t to see if they are included, which will give them hopes of winning the supreme or regional awards which will be announced in London on September 4.
A record- breaking 12,336 different products were entered for the awards in 2017. As the judges tasted and searched for the stars of 2017, waste was kept to a minimum, with unused products being donated to local food banks a n d h a m p e r s ma d e u p o f excess products for local businesses to raffle in aid of charities, revealed the Guild of Fine Food which organises the awards.
The guild also donates surplus computer equipment, used to record the judges’ comments, to communitybased projects across the UK, which are then refurbished and used to facilitate after school clubs and many other initiatives designed to support underprivileged families. Who are the top food producers in your county? Check out the list of 1-star winners below. In coming weeks, we will report on the Top 50 and overall winners, and on the rest of the 1-star winners.
reports on more of the Irish companies featuring among the winners of coveted Great Taste Awards, ahead of the supreme and regional awards which will be announced in London on September 4
Not for the first time, E Flahavan & Sons Ltd, of Kilnagrange Mills, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford, are Great Taste award winners.