Blas na hÉireann 2021 winners announced

Gold 2021

In a year like no other, Blas na hÉireann have just announced the award winners for 2021, with 39 winners from County Dublin.   

With the annual pilgrimage to Dingle stalled, this year’s winners tuned in for a second year running from every corner of the country for a virtual celebration of the very best in Irish food. 

The team at Blas na hÉireann has been working tirelessly since March to ensure that Blas 2021 went ahead, sustaining their commitment to celebrating the very best in Irish food and drink. Chairperson Artie Clifford feels that now, more than ever, it is essential to shine a light and give that all important boost to the talented producers dotted around the island.

“These are the 14th annual Blas na hÉireann awards,” says Artie, “and despite the very challenging situation, I am delighted to report a record entry level from producers right across the island. This large increase in entries has raised the bar across all categories, allowing us to introduce new products and producers to the buyers and press with whom we work, which is really exciting. Congratulations to all the winners and to every producer who participated. It is always such a rewarding experience to see the wealth of exceptional foods being produced on the island of Ireland, and this has been the best year yet.”

Now in their 14th year, the Blas na hÉireann awards are the all-island food awards that recognise the very best Irish food and drink products, and the passionate people behind them. The biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hÉireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC and the University of Copenhagen, is now recognised as an industry gold standard worldwide.

Products from every county in Ireland were entered into this year’s competition to win Gold, Silver or Bronze Blas na hÉireann awards in over 150 food and drink categories, as well as key awards like Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.

 The bronze, silver and gold winners from Dublin across a range of different categories are:

1.     Ballymaguire Foods   Gold, Silver & Bronze

2.     Broderick’s – Silver

3.     Copper Pan Kitchen – Gold

4.     Dunn’s of Dublin – Silver & Bronze

5.     Ellie’s Kitchen Home Edition – Bronze

6.     Freshcut Foods – Gold & Bronze

7.     Funky Monkey Foods – Silver

8.     Gem Pack Foods Ltd. – Silver

9.     George’s Fish Kitchen Ltd. – Gold & Silver

10.  Golden Bake LTD – Silver

11.  Harry’s Nut Butter – Silver

12.  Harvest Moon Foods PVT LTD – Bronze

13.  Hatch Coffee – Silver

14.  Java Republic – Bronze

15.  Joli Macarons – Gold

16.  Keogh’s Farm  Gold, Silver & Bronze

17.  Kepak Group – Gold

18.  Man Street Kitchen – Silver

19.  Manning’s Bakery – Bronze

20.  McCormick Distilling International Ltd. – Gold

21.  Morehampton Foods – Bronze

22.  Nature’s Elixir – Gold

23.  Olly’s Farm – Chef’s Larder

24.  Pearse Lyons Brewing & Distilling – Gold, Silver & Bronze

25.  Porterhouse Brew Co. – Gold & Silver

26.  Spoond – Gold

27.  Strudel Artisan Bakery – Bronze

28.  Sushi King – Gold, Silver & Bronze

29.  Tendermeats Ltd. – Gold, Silver, Bronze & Best in County

30.  The Brown Pig – Bronze

31.  The Cupcake Bloke – Silver

32.  The Hungry Vegan – Silver

33.  The Raw Juice Company  – Silver & Bronze

34.  The Rolling Donut – Gold

35.  The Vegan Tart – Gold

36.  trusTEA – Silver

37.  Valeo Foods – Gold & Silver

38.  VF Foods Ltd. – Bronze

39.  Wonderfoods – Silver

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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