A shopping list with a difference

Cheese. Soda bread. Steak. Organic honey. Crème freche. SmokeD salmon. Rashers. Wine. Is this a shopping list? Or a recipe? Not quite. It’s some of the products that won our retail partners at SuperValu an incredible 41 mentions at the recent Great Taste Awards.

If you want to check out the awards themselves go to the great taste awards website but if you want to try the SuperValu foodstuffs highlighted in those awards they can be found among the SuperValu range and Signature Tastes selections you probably already know well, along with a new name — the exclusive Specially Sourced wines range.

Now, we don’t want to go over the top but this is quite a big deal: the Great Taste Awards organised by the Guild of Fine Food is the world’s largest blind tasted food awards. Among more than 400 judges who give their time and tastebuds for the cause of promoting good food are chefs, food critics and farmers, all of whom give a thumbs up (if it’s good enough) to an extraordinarily diverse selection of products from artisan and specialty food producers.

So, while you may be considering rushing out to buy the SuperValu Wheaten Soda Loaf produced by Genesis Crafty, which received an impressive three stars, it’s also worth finding out whether the other products noted, including Gubeen Cheese from the Traditional Cheese Company, Striploin Steak by Kepak Ltd, Organic Honey from Healy’s Honey, Irish Applewood Smoked Salmon from Dunns Seafare Ltd, Thick Cut Unsmoked Rashers from Carty Ltd, and Crème Fraiche from Clona Dairy Products, are in your local SuperValu. Together they would make your fridge and larder look rather impressive when friends pop round for dinner.

So maybe the selection we started with could be a shopping list or a recipe after all, in which case, we should recommend a wine. How about Nugan Estate King Valley Chardonnay — another product that gained the judges’ attention? Enjoy!

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