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Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2017 :: 2014 Winners

2014 Winners

Congratulations to all our 2014 winners. View the digital Winners Brochure here.


Irish Quality Food Awards


Bagged Snacks

Winner: Sweet Chilli & Irish Red Pepper Potato Crisps – Keogh’s Crisps

Biscuits – Savoury

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Wholemeal Crackers - Sheridans Cheesemongers

Biscuits – Sweet

Winner: Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut Wafer - CKS

Highly Commended: Dunnes Stores Simply Better All Butter White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies - Regale Biscuit Company

Bread - Small Breads and Rolls

Winner: Tesco Black Olive Roll - Panelto Foods 

Commended: Multigrain Tuscan Roll - Panelto Foods

Bread - Large Loaves

Winner: Lidl Low GI Multiseed Cob - Mannings Bakery

Bread - Morning Goods

Winner: Tesco Finest Muesli Bread – Aryzta Bakeries

Highly Commended: Mini Sultana Scones - Genesis Crafty

Bread - Speciality Breads

Winner: Four Cheese Loaf - Cuisine de France 

Highly Commended: Lidl Cinnamon & Raisin Soda Bread - WD Irwin & Sons

Bread - Wheaten and Soda Breads

Winner: Toaster Wheaten - Genesis Crafty

Highly Commended: Musgrave Retail Partners Wheaten Soda Bannoch - McErlains Bakery

Cakes and Morning Goods

Winner: Tesco Apple & Blackberry Lattice Bar – Golden Bake

Cereals

Winner: Aldi Kavanagh’s Luxury Fruit Porridge with Apple, Raisin & Cinnamon Dusted Cranberries – Stafford Lynch

Highly Commended: Simply Better Irish Handmade Red Berry Granola - The Foods of Athenry

Cheese

Winner: Lidl Irish Extra Mature Cheddar - Dale Farm Dairies

Commended: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Cooleeney - Traditional Cheese Company

Commended: Lidl Irish Vintage Cheddar - Dale Farm Dairies

Chocolate and Confectionary

Winner: Lidl Irish Chocolate Selection - Lir Chocolates

Highly Commended: Lidl Irish Cream Liqueur Chocolates - Lir Chocolates

Christmas Q - Christmas Cakes, Bakery and Desserts

Winner: Dunnes Stores 6 Deep Filled All Butter Mince Pies - Sargents Bakeries

Christmas Q - Christmas Chilled, Grocery Ambient, Meat, Fish & Savoury

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Ham Glaze - Wexford Home Preserves

Cold Beverages

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Valencia Orange Juice - Keeling F Juices

Highly Commended: Green Apple Beer - The Good Food & Wine Company

Dairy and Milk Products - Butters and Spreads

Winner: Dairy Manor Irish Creamery Butter - Town of Monaghan Co-op

Highly Commended: Golden Cow Butter - Kerry Foods

Highly Commended: Dairy Manor Unsalted Butter - Town of Monaghan Co-op

Dairy and Milk Products - Yogurts

Winner: Aldi Specially Selected Handmade Farmhouse Raspberry Yogurt – Killowen

Highly Commended: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Lemon Curd Farmhouse Yogurt - Green Valley Farms

Delicatessen – Antipasti

Winner: Tesco Pastrami Irish Beef - O'Brien Fine Foods

Delicatessen - Other Deli Counter Products

Winner: Musgrave Retail Partners Wiltshire Cured Ham on the Bone - O' Brien Fine Foods

Highly Commended: Brady Family Glazed Ham on the Bone - O' Brien Fine Foods

Desserts and Puddings

Winner: SuperValu Signature Tastes Panacotta - Prestige Foods

Highly Commended: Lidl Lemon Cheesecake - Prestige Foods

Fish - Fresh Fish

Winner: Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon with Seaweed Marinade - Burren Smokehouse

Highly Commended: Glenarm Organic Smoked Salmon - Glenarm Organic Salmon

Commended: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Honey and Dill Smoked Salmon - Burren Smokehouse

Fish - Fresh Fish Dishes

Winner: Lidl Seafood Chowder - Galmere

Highly Commended: Lidl Dublin Bay Prawn Cocktail - William Carr & Sons

Food To Go

Winner: Tesco Open Salmon Sandwich – Freshways

Highly Commended: Lidl Classic Fruit Salad - Fresh Cut Food Services

Commended: Musgrave Retail Partners Chicken With Garam Masala Soup - Ballymaguire

Free From - Chilled & Savoury

Aldi 'Has No' Delicious Soft White Bread - Gallaghers Bakery

Commended: Mallon's Gluten Free/Low Fat Leek & Pepper Sausages - Arthur Mallon Foods

Commended: Rudd's Gluten Free Sausages - O'Brien Fine Foods

Free From – Sweet

Winner: Aldi 'Has No' Lemon Muffins - Gallaghers Bakery

Fresh Meat, Game and Poultry – Bacon

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Dry Cured Irish Rashers - Callan Bacon

Highly Commended: Lidl Irish Honeycure Back Bacon Rashers - Honeyvale Foods

Highly Commended: SuperValu Signature Tastes Smoked Rack Of Bacon - Oliver Carty

Fresh Meat, Game and Poultry - Beef Steaks

Winner: Aldi Specially Selected 28 Day Dry Aged Rib Eye - ABP Cahir

Highly Commended: 21 Day Matured European Angus Sirloin Steak - Blackberry Hill Farm

Commended: Irish Hereford Fillet Steaks - Linden Foods

Fresh Meat, Game and Poultry – Poultry

Winner: Confit of Duck - Silver Hill Foods

Fresh Meat, Game and Poultry - Sausages, Burgers and Meatballs

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better 6 Superior Honey & Mustard Irish Pork Sausages - Arthur Mallon Foods

Commended: Tesco Irish Beef Sausage with Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper - Hilton Foods

Fresh Meat, Game and Poultry - Pork, Lamb and Other Joints: Retail Winner

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better French Trimmed Connemara Hill Rack of Lamb - Tendermeats

Highly Commended: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Dry Cured Irish Bacon Loin Joint with Acacia Honey & Mustard Glaze - Oliver Carty

Highly Commended: Lidl Stuffed Irish Lamb Leg - Irish Country Meats

Fresh Meat, Game and Poultry - Pork, Lamb and Other Joints: Catering Winner

Winner: Musgrave Wholesale Partners Butchers Select Lamb Rack French Trim - Kepak

Fresh Produce – Fruit

Winner: SuperValu Fruit Salad Mix - Freshcut Foods

Fresh Produce – Salad

Winner: Tesco Finest Irish Piccolo Cherry Tomatoes - Jim O'Rourke

Fresh Produce – Vegetables

Winner: Easy Cook 7 Minute Baby New Potatoes – Keogh’s

Highly Commended: SuperValu Signature Tastes Butternut Squash Stirfry with Edamame Beans & Coriander - Wonderfoods

Frozen Food – Savoury

Winner: Aldi Specially Selected Irish Beef Quarter Pounders with Cheddar Cheese and Sweet Chilli - Kepak

Highly Commended: Dunnes Mega Burger - Kepak

Frozen Food – Sweet

Winner: Roll It Sweet All Butter Shortcrust Pastry - Roll It Pastry

Highly Commended: Raspberry & White Chocolate Gelato - Quinn's Gelato

Grocery Ambient – Savoury

Winner: Honeyed Fig, Rhubarb & Chilli Savoury Jam - Irish Bee Sensations

Highly Commended: Kari Tropical - Spice Devils

Highly Commended: SuperValu Signature Tastes Roasted Red Pepper Relish - Folláin

Grocery Ambient – Sweet

Winner: Lidl Blackcurrant and Rum Jam - Abbey Farm Foods

Highly Commended: Aldi Organic Honey - Healys Honey

Commended: Deluxe Acacia Honey with Cut Comb - Mileeven Fine Foods

Hot Beverages – Coffee

Winner: SuperValu Signature Tastes Colombian Supremo Coffee Beans – United Coffee

Hot Beverages – Other

Winner: Aldi McGrath's Reserve Blend Tea - Robert Roberts

Highly Commended: Cinnamon Hot Toddy - The Good Food & Wine Company 

Pizzas

Winner: Pizzado - Choice Pizza

Ready Meals

Winner: SuperValu Signature Tastes Lamb Tagine – Ballymaguire

Sauces and Salad Dressings

Winner: Vine Tomato & Jalapeno Pasta Sauce - The Scullery

Highly Commended: SuperValu Squeezy Light Mayonnaise - Blenders

Seasonal Occasions

Winner: Aldi Luxury Irish Chocolates

Side Dishes

Winner: SuperValu Signature Tastes Braised Red Cabbage - Ballymaguire

Soups

Winner: Lidl Cream of Tomato Soup - Princes

Value Q

Winner: Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Strawberry Jam - Histon Sweet Spreads

Highly Commended: Daily Basics Jaffa Cakes - Bisquiva


Small Producer of the Year Award

Winner: Chicken Liver Paté with Garlic & Brandy - On The Pig's Back


Irish Quality Drink Awards


Ales & Lagers

Winner: Independent Stout - Independent Brewing Company of Ireland

Highly Commended: Aldi "O'SHEA'S" Traditional Irish Pale Ale - Carlow Brewing Co.

Highly Commended: Independent Pale - Independent Brewing Company of Ireland

Cider

Winner: Tempted? Summer Sweet Irish Craft Cider - dj's juice and cider

Highly Commended: Fresh & Zesty Cider - The Good Food & Wine Company

Commended: Dan Kelly's Cider

Sparkling Wine

Winner: Lidl Crémant d'Alsace Brut AOC - S.C.V.B

Highly Commended: Lidl Prosecco DOC Frizzante -  La Marca Vini E Spumanti

Spirits - Liqueurs and Speciality Spirits

Winner: Lidl Deluxe Irish Cream Liqueur - Terra

Commended: Coole Swan

Spirits – Whiskies

Winner: Aldi Clontarf Classic Blend Whiskey - Castle Brands Inc

Highly Commended: Lidl Dundalgan Irish Whiskey - Terra

Wine

Winner: Lidl St. Emilion Gran Cru AOC, 2011 - Union de Producteurs de Saint-Emilion


Gold Q Awards


Drink Gold Q

Winner: Aldi Clontarf Classic Blend Whiskey - Castle Brands Inc

Christmas Gold Q

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Ham Glaze - Wexford Home Preserves

Overall Gold Q

Winner: Dunnes Stores Simply Better French Trimmed Connemara Hill Rack of Lamb - Tendermeats

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