Blas na hÉireann 2012

SuperValu Sweeps the board at the Blas na hEireann National Irish Food Awards.

The SuperValu Range swept the board at the Blas na hÉireann awards winning 14 medals in total; four gold, eight silver and two bronze – beating off stiff competition and taking home more awards than any other Irish retailer. All the products from the SuperValu Range which received awards are supplied locally by Irish Food Suppliers.

To have 14 of our products receive medals is a tremendous achievement and it marks a huge vote of confidence in the quality and taste credentials of this range.

The winners were announced Saturday night at a gala awards ceremony in the Dingle Skellig Hotel, as part of the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival, demonstrating the quality, taste and great variety available from the SuperValu range, which costs on average one third less than similar leading brands.

Speaking about the awards, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, said: "We are incredibly proud that our SuperValu Range has featured so prominently at the Blas na hÉireann Awards. To have 14 of our products receive medals is a tremendous achievement and it marks a huge vote of confidence in the quality and taste credentials of this range."

Blas na hÉireann is the biggest blind tasting competition of its kind in the world. Over 2,000 Irish products were entered into 50 different categories, ranging from soup to seafood and chocolate to cheese, with winners from all over the country taking Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in each category. Each product was blind tasted by a panel of 40 judges made up of chefs, foodies and food scientists from University College Cork.

Click on any of our winners below to view more information about our suppliers.

SuperValu Blas na hEireann Award Winners: 

SuperValu Stuffed Lamb Rack With Redcurrant & Rosemary StuffingGold

SuperValu Stuffed Lamb Rack With Redcurrant & Rosemary Stuffing – Kepak Ltd

SuperValu Wiltshire Ham on the BoneSilver

SuperValu Wiltshire Ham on the Bone - O'Brien Fine Foods/ Crinkle Fine Foods

SuperValu Part Boned Chicken Breast Garlic Kiev 400gSilver

SuperValu Part Boned Chicken Breast Garlic Kiev 400g - Carton Brothers

SuperValu Smoked Pork Loin RoastSilver

SuperValu Smoked Pork Loin Roast - Oliver Carty Ltd

SuperValu Pork Rack With Sage & Bramley Apple Butter

Gold

SuperValu Pork Rack With Sage & Bramley Apple Butter - Kepak Ltd

SuperValu Supreme Mash With Carrot & Turnip 300gSilver

SuperValu Supreme Mash With Carrot & Turnip 300g - Country Crest/Ballymaguire Foods

SuperValu Honey 340gSilver

SuperValu Honey 340g - Healy's Honey

SuperValu Supreme Traditional Pork Sausages 380gSilver

SuperValu Supreme Traditional Pork Sausages 380g - Mallons

SuperValu Supreme Cheddar Cheese 200gSilver

SuperValu Supreme Cheddar Cheese 200g - Bandonvale

SuperValu Natural Goats Cheese 70gSilver

SuperValu Natural Goats Cheese 70g - Five Mile Town

SuperValu Supreme Billionaires Dessert 160gBronze

SuperValu Supreme Billionaires Dessert 160g - Couverture

SuperValu Supreme Cumberland Pork Sausages 380gBronze

SuperValu Supreme Cumberland Pork Sausages 380g - Mallons