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Corleggy Hard Raw Goats Milk Cheese named Best Irish Cheese at World Cheese Awards 2016 - and other news for FMCG marketers - for the week 21/11/2016 - 25/11/2016


Brand Central

25 November 2016

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Corleggy Hard Raw Goats Milk Cheese named Best Irish Cheese at World Cheese Awards 2016

Corleggy Hard Raw Goats Milk Cheese from Corleggy Cheeses has been revealed as the Best Irish Cheese, sponsored by Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies, at the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, following over 3,000 cheeses being judged in a single day at the Kursaal Congress Centre in San Sebastián.

A total of one Super Gold, five Gold, three Silver and seven Bronze awards went to entries from Ireland this year. Among the other winners flying the flag for Ireland were a Gold winning Cashel Blue from Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers and a Silver winning Irish Vintage White Cheddar from Glenstal Foods.

Topaz announces Play or Park October winners

Topaz is delighted to announce that two of its customers have won an all-expenses paid, once in a lifetime trip to Lapland, one of the world’s most exciting destinations. Eugene McKiver from Co. Leitrim and Kieron Doyle from Co. Wicklow, together with their families, will be kicking off this festive season in wonderful Lapland! The families will enjoy a sleigh bell spectacular itinerary, with four star accommodation as well as €2,000 spending money.

protein-bar-dark-chocolate-orange-64g-low-resNutramino protein bar range moves to the dark side

Following a successful launch into the Irish sports nutrition market this year, Nutramino has added something rather special, indulgent and decadent to its range of protein bars. With no less than 19g of protein, Nutramino Dark Chocolate & Orange is the brand’s first protein bar made from rich, dark chocolate. The Glanbia-owned brand is stocked in gyms nationwide together with selected convenience stores and forecourts such as Applegreen, Topaz, Spar, Mace, Centra and SuperValu.

To learn more about the Nutramino range visit Facebook @NutraminoIRELAND and Twitter @NutraminoIRL 

Doña Paula enjoys the taste of success

Award-winning Argentinian wine brand Doña Paula has achieved some fantastic results in recent wine competitions held on both sides of the globe.

Wines from the Doña Paula stable in Europe have enjoyed success in the drinks business Global Malbec Masters competition coming top of the class with the ultimate ‘Master’ accolade for the 2012 El Alto Parcel series wine. Of the 13 gold medals awarded in total, two went to Doña Paula for its 2012 Selección de Bodega and 2012 Los Indios Parcel. The 2015 Estate Malbec and 2016 Los Cardos Malbec both received Silver medals. Meanwhile over in South American no less than 11 of the wines entered into the Descorchados competition produced a score of 90 points or more with the highest scores being awarded for Malbec’s from the ‘Parcel Selection’ range.

christmas-tree-platter-1Have a berry blast this Christmas with Keelings Fruit Platter

This holiday season, why not stand out from the crowd, and swap gifts of chocolate and wine for Keelings Christmas Fruit Platter? Including a selection of berries such as Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Green and Red Grapes, Keelings Christmas Fruit Platter is an ideal tasty and healthy indulgence.

Irish company Strong Roots introduce the first ever Kale and Quinoa Burger

Irish company Strong Roots has unveiled its latest innovation to further revolutionise the frozen food market! The Strong Roots Kale & Quinoa Burger has landed and is now stocked by retailers nationwide. Not only is this mouth-watering recipe a vegan alternative to a regular burger, it’s super convenient and will cut out the delicate preparation resulting in a tasty veggie burger within 12 – 15 minutes in the oven from frozen. RRP: €3.99 per 450g bag or six burgers.

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