Finally christening the News & Events category! This release really caught my eye as these guys won an amazing 7 Great Taste Awards!
This week Galway based, premium bakery, The Foods of Athenry was awarded seven Great Taste by the UK Guild of Fine Foods. The Great Taste Awards often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the Food Industry’, are the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink across the UK and Ireland.
The Foods of Athenry Christmas range was the outstanding winner, with their regular and gluten-free Christmas Puddings, SQ Luxury Christmas Puddings produced for Superquinn and Christmas Mince-Meat each winning an award. The Foods of Athenry Very Berry Granola took home an award for the second year running with their Gluten-Free Multi-seed Crackers and their ‘The Works’ Gluten-Free Flapjacks and Granola Bars winning the first gold star award.
It has been a busy year for The Foods of Athenry, having re-built their business after it was destroyed by a fire and only last month launching their extended gluten-free range into Ireland’s leading multiples. “We have had a tough year, but the hard work has paid off”, said Siobhan, “With the addition of dedicated gluten free bakery, we have been able to extend our range. The awards are accredited purely by taste, so to have our gluten free products recognised and awarded for their high taste profile is particularly rewarding. Consumers trust the Great Taste labels and know they won’t be disappointed”, concluded Siobhan Lawless.
The annual Great Taste Accreditation scheme saw over 8,800 food and drinks products entered, blind taste-tested, and whittled down over the course of 45 days. The panel consisted of 350 specialists including fine food retailers, chefs, restaurant critics, food writers, and other industry experts.