High Five! NI foods shortlisted in Delicious Produce Awards

Five Northern Irish food products from four local producers have reached the finals of the delicious. Produce Awards 2017. Delicious is among the UK’s biggest consumer food and drink magazines.

The competition is organised by delicious food magazine to celebrate the quality and innovation of UK food and the links between farming and food production.

The Northern Ireland Finalists are:

Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, a farm-based dairy business from Bangor, county Down. Clandeboye is Northern Ireland’s only yoghurt producer. It qualified for the final stages for the quality of its Greek-style handcrafted yoghurt.

Krazi Baker of Dromore, county Down, a specialist in traditional Northern Irish griddle-baked breads such as potato cakes and soda farls. It was shortlisted for two artisan products – Guanciale Potato Bread using Guanciale from Hannan Meats in Moira, county Antrim. The second product was a Cinnamon Soda Farl with Whiskey Soaked Sultanas.

Mash Direct of Comber, county Down, a farm-based market leader in vegetable and convenience dishes. It was chosen for its Crispy Vegetable Bakes, a gluten-free, vegetarian product.

Cavanagh Free Range Eggs, a Newtownbutler, county Fermanagh farm renowned for its uniquely flavoured free range eggs.


The regional judges were Sam Butler, food journalist and member of the Guildof Food Writers; Director of Folktown Community Interest Company Sophie Rasmussen, who helped to set up the new Folktown Market in Belfast; and chef, broadcaster and food writer Paula McIntyre, who is also Northern Ireland Director of Slow Food UK and coordinator of the Slow Food Chef Alliance in Northern Ireland.

The regional finalists will be judged at the national final in July by some of the top names in the food industry. The winning products and producers will be announced online and in the magazine’s October 2017 issue, and then featured throughout the year.