October means one thing in the food industry; it’s award season. Early October saw the announcements of the winners of both Blas na hEireann, the Irish Food Awards, and the Great Taste Awards UK & Ireland. We are really proud and delighted for many of the great brands that we work with and supply across Ireland.

Photo Credit: Ruban Lena, Twenty20.

Manor Farm Takes The Gold at Blas


Manor Farm had an extremely successful 2021, taking away seven Irish Food Awards. Not only did they take away seven awards, but they did a complete clean sweep of the Fresh Poultry – Chicken category, along with taking the top two spots in the Fresh Poultry – Chicken with Added Flavour category too!


Poultry – Chicken:
Gold – Manor Farm: Supervalu & Centra 48 Hour Marinated Irish Rotisserie Chicken (In-Store Rotisserie)
Gold – Manor Farm: Supervalu Fresh Irish Free Range Whole Chicken 1.7KG
Silver – Manor Farm: Simply Better Fresh Irish Corn Fed Chicken 1200G
Silver – Manor Farm: Tesco Finest Corn Fed Whole Chicken
Bronze – Manor Farm: Simply Better 2 Fresh Corn Fed Chicken Supremes
Poultry – Chicken with Added Flavour:
Gold – Manor Farm: Tesco Fire Pit Sriracha Buttermilk Chicken Thigh Fillets
Silver – Manor Farm: Tesco Fire Pit Hoisin Mini Fillet Chicken Kebabs

A massive congratulations to Manor Farm. If you would be interested in stocking Manor Farm, click here.

Cottage Delight Win’s 12 Great Taste Awards
Photo Credit: Cottage Delight

Condiments Steal The Show at Great Taste


We couldn’t be prouder for our brand partners, as reading this year’s award winners was alike to reading our supply list. 25 awards were given to products on our supply list, with Manor Farm, Cottage Delight, Strong Roots, Mrs. Darlingtons, Nutshed, and Pizza da Piero all taking away gold stars.


2 Stars:
Cottage Delight: Passion Fruit & Mango All Butter Curd
Cottage Delight: Tikka Masala Curry Paste
Mrs Darlington’s: Beetroot Ketchup
NutShed: NutShed Original Smooth Peanut Butter

1 Star:
Cottage Delight: Juicy Blackcurrant Whole Fruit Jam
Cottage Delight: Kickin’ Carolina Reaper Sauce
Cottage Delight: Morello Cherry Whole Fruit Jam
Cottage Delight: The Great British Pantry Bloody Mary Ketchup
Cottage Delight: Seville Orange Thick Cut Marmalade
Cottage Delight: Katsu Curry Paste
Cottage Delight: Classic Cheese Maker’s Pickle
Cottage Delight: Roast Garlic & Red Pepper Dressing
Cottage Delight: British Bramley Apple Sauce
Cottage Delight: Fiery Caribbean Sauce

Manor Farm: Buttermilk & Chilli Chicken Thighs
Manor Farm: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Fresh Irish Corn Fed Chicken Supremes
Manor Farm: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Corn Fed Whole Chicken with Wild Sage & Red Onion Stuffing
Manor Farm: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Fresh Irish Corn Fed Whole Chicken
Manor Farm: Stuffed Chicken with a Buttered Shallot & Herb Stuffing
Manor Farm: Free Range Chicken Fillets

Mrs Darlington’s: Spicy Sweetcorn Relish
Mrs Darlington’s: Blackcurrant Jam

NutShed: Crunchy Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Pizza da Piero, The Artisan Pizza Company: Stoned Baked Pizza Bases

Strong Roots: Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Again, a huge well done to all involved. If you would be interested in stocking any of the above, please contact us either via the contact page, or on sales@europafoods.ie.