Introducing a revolutionary new pantry staple
Endorsed by Ireland’s leading chefs, Collar of Gold is a revolutionary no smell, no colour, no taste Clearly Pure Irish Oil
23 October 2018 | 0
A unique new rapeseed oil, Collar of Gold Clearly Pure Irish Oil, is already cooking up a storm as a firm favourite in some of Ireland’s top kitchens, including Chapter One, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Anair, Glovers Alley, The Saddle Room, Pichet, Marco Pierre, and Hugo’s.
The 100% Irish product which is described by the brand as an “exceptionally pure and light oil” is a welcome addition for consumers who want to make the best of quality ingredients and taste and smell their food; not the oil. This result is achieved through seed selection, careful growing and natural manufacturing methods. Slow mechanical cold pressing extracts the liquid golden oil whilst leaving behind the bitter tasting outer shells. In a technological first, water vapour is then used to remove the strong smell, taste and colour typically associated with Rapeseed Oil.
Collar of Gold is the creation of Peter McCloskey, son of Malachy and Ann McCloskey of Boyne Valley Foods. With the family firmly entrenched in the food Irish industry for over 50 years, Collar of Gold is the result of his ambition to make the purest and most natural oil that allows quality good ingredients be the hero.
The oil’s unique properties make it suitable for both cold and high temperature uses and its purity ensures it will not break down under normal or above-normal cooking temperatures. Indeed, it has impressive thermal stability with a high smoke point of 220°C. This is in stark contrast to olive oil, which has a smoke point of 190°C. Collar of Gold is therefore ideal for frying, roasting, grilling and on the BBQ. What’s more, its emulsifies remarkably easily and holds its emulsified state for much longer than other oils making it perfect for salad dressing, marinades, sauces and mayonnaises. It is also an ideal alternative to butter in baking, offering a greatly improved moistness without ‘palate-cling’ – that unpleasant ‘taste’ on the roof of your mouth that is typical from baked goods made with margarines.
Collar of Gold Rapeseed Oil is high in Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and is particularly healthy due to its special fatty acid profile of over 60% monounsaturated fats and 30% polyunsaturated fats. It also has less than half the saturated fat, 2.5 times the Omega 3 and nine times the Omega 6 of olive oil.
“Up until now, consumers have only had the choice of oils that leave oily texture and taste on their food,” said CEO Peter McCloskey. “Collar of Gold is a quality Irish food innovation because it supplements the valuable benefits of rapeseed oil’s characteristics with unique quality attributes.”
Collar of Gold Clearly Pure Irish Rapeseed Oil is now stocked across Ireland in select SuperValu, Centra, Dunnes Stores and fine food shops nationwide with an RRP of €5.99 per 500ml bottle.It is also available in a variety of food service outlets, including La Rousse Foods, BD Food, KC Norton, Musgraves MarketPlace, Stonehouse and BWG Food Services.