Blas na hÉireann 2013

SuperValu Own Brand & new Signature Tastes Range Sweep the Boards at 2013 Blas na hEireann Awards. SuperValu recognised as the number one retailer, winning 24 awards, including 6 Gold's.

For the second year running, SuperValu have scooped the most awards at the Blas na hEireann National Irish Food Awards, winning 24 awards in total. Providing unrivalled quality Irish produce, the awards are an endorsement of SuperValu as the number one supporter of Irish food producers.

Blas na hEireann is the biggest blind tasting competition of its kind in the world. Over 2,000 Irish products were entered into 80 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. With twice as many categories in 2013, each product was blind tasted by a panel of judges made up of chefs, foodies and food scientists from UCC. Blas na hEireann is an opportunity to not only celebrate great Irish products, but also the producers and passionate individuals behind them.

Providing unrivalled quality Irish produce, the awards are an endorsement of SuperValu as the number one supporter of Irish food producers.

Winning more awards than any other retailer, the SuperValu own brand and the new Signature Tastes range won a total of 24 awards. With six Gold, ten Silver and eight Bronze awards, SuperValu suppliers from all over Ireland were recognized for their superb quality, flavour, taste and innovation. The award winners included Kepak, Dunns Seafood, Freshcut Servcies, Irish Cheese Direct, Seery's Bakery and Genesis, all of whom won Gold for their products.

Dunns of Dublin won three awards for their SuperValu own brand fish products, SuperValu Salmon with Tex Mex marinade (Gold) and Hake with Lemon and Pepper marinade (Silver) and Cod with Garlic and Herb marinade (Bronze).

Kepak Ltd was also recognised with two awards for SuperValu Bank Holiday Lamb Leg with Garlic Butter and Rosemary (Gold) and SuperValu Gourmet Handmade Beef Burgers (Bronze).

Just in time for Christmas SuperValu won gold for their Signature Taste Christmas Pudding produced by Seery's Bakery and their Signature Taste Stollen made by Genesis.

SuperValu Blas na hEireann Award Winners:


Chicken and Leek PieGold
SuperValu SuperValu Irish Chicken & Leek Pie 250g – Freshcut Food Services

Irish Cashel BlueGold
SuperValu Irish Cashel Blue 125g - Irish Cheese Direct

Salmon
Gold
SuperValu Salmon with Tex Mex Marinade - Dunns Seafare

Christmas Pudding
Gold
SuperValu Signature Tastes Christmas Pudding - Seery's Bakery

Lamb Leg
Gold
SuperValu Bank Holiday Vacuum Packed Lamb Leg with Garlic Butter and Rosemary - Kepak

Stollen
Gold
SuperValu Stollen Loaf - Genesis Bakery

Apple JuiceSilver
SuperValu Chilled Pressed Apple Juice 1ltr - Mulrines

Ice CreamSilver
SuperValu Cookies and Cream Ice Cream 500ml – Lakeland Dairies

ChickenSilver
SuperValu Garlic Part-Boned Chicken Breast 400g - Carton Brothers Ltd

BrieSilver
SuperValu Irish Brie Wedge 142g – Five Mile Town

StuffingSilver
SuperValu Sage & Onion Stuffing 275g - M&M Products

Wheaten SodaSilver
SuperValu Wheaten Soda Loaf 400g - Genesis Bakery

Smoked Salmon
Silver
SuperValu Organic Smoked Salmon with Pastrami - Dunns Seafare

Pomme Parisienne
Silver
SuperValu Signature Tastes Pomme Parisienne - Ballymaguire

White Pudding
Silver
SuperValu Signature Tastes White Pudding 280g - O'Brien Fine Foods

Silver
Premium Irish BBQ Ham - O'Brien Fine Foods

Cranberry JuiceBronze
SuperValu Cranberry & Raspberry Juice 1ltr - Mulrines

HoneyBronze
SuperValu Honey 340g - Healy's Honey

Cod
Bronze
SuperValu Cod with Garlic and Herb Marinade - Dunns Seafare

Bronze
SuperValu Signature Tastes Pork Fillet in Wholegrain Mustard Sauce - Ballymaguire

Relish
Bronze
SuperValu Signature Tastes Fire Roasted Pepper Relish - Follain

Bronze
SuperValu Signature Tastes Christmas Cake - O'Hara's

Burgers
Bronze
SuperValu Gourmet Handmade Beef Burgers - Kepak

Bronze
SuperValu Butter Basted Turkey Breast Joint - IGWT