New flavours and fresh look from Clandeboye Yoghurt

Food NI Clandeboye Yoghurt, Northern Ireland’s only yoghurt producer, has won business from two leading retailers for three new luxury flavours which are feature a refreshed brand.

The new range from Clandeboye, which is based near Bangor in county Down, has recently been listed by Tesco and Spar in Northern Ireland and joins an established and successful portfolio of Greek style and other yoghurts.

The latest listings for Clandeboye come just a few weeks after the launch of the yoghurts by what has become one of Northern Ireland’s most successful dairy businesses.

The small company has won a string of UK Great Taste and Blas na hEireann, Irish National Food Awards for its established range of premium yoghurts and was last week named Agri-Food Business of the Year in the annual Small Business Awards 2018 organised by Business Eye magazine and the First Trust Bank.

The new Greek style yoghurt flavours are: Raspberry and White Chocolate, Mandarin and Lime, and Mango and Nectarine. They are available in 150g pots (RRP 79p).

The new luxury-style branding features a D&A logo that reflects the crucial role of the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava in the formation of the business on her extensive estate as a farm diversification project in 2007.

Bryan Boggs, general manager of Clandeboye Yoghurt, commenting of the new products and identity, says: “We’ve been looking at some additional favours over the past few months in what continues to be a very dynamic and competitive dairy category. We also decided to take the opportunity to review our overall branding and to see how best to refresh it.

“The fresh branding, initially for the three new yoghurts, reflects our longstanding focus on premium products offering outstanding taste, consistent quality, heritage and provenance,” he adds.

The yoghurts are hand blended using fresh milk sourced exclusively from the estate’s own pedigree and award-winning dairy herd. An authentic Greek straining technique using cheesecloth is then used to produce the deliciously creamy yoghurts.

The company, which now includes German discounter Aldi in the Republic of Ireland among its customers, produces a full range of natural, Greek style, flavoured and layered whole milk yoghurts for both the retail and food service markets.