Irish fine foods on show at Olympia

Irish Speciality Fine Food Fair Olympia
Sean Brogan and Claire from Brogans Bakeries in Dublin.

This year’s Speciality Fine Food Fair at London’s Olympia showcased the best food products from all over the world and the whole of Ireland – North and South was well represented.

Bord Bia’s ‘Origin Green’ sustainability initiative continues to gain momentum and the increasing numbers of cheese makers, confectionery companies and craft beers are identified as being of higher quality, developed by skilled craftspeople and following traditional production methods.

A number of Irish companies were represented – Hassetts Artisan Bakery (Cork), Brogans Bakeries (Dublin), Quinlan’s Fish (Kerry), Rapeseed Oil producer Collar of Gold (Louth) and Limerick based Wellnice, who produce cold pressed vegetable and fruit juice ice pops.

Irish Speciality Fine Food Fair Olympia
Liam of Quinlan’s Fish from Killorglin. Co Kerry

Northern Ireland’s Food NI had a pavilion and displayed tempting Soda Farls, preserves and meats.

The new products reflect current trends of clean eating, gluten free and reduced sugar in foods.

The new companies are also partnering with established brands – Brogan’s Bakeries have a shortbread biscuit made with the finest Kerrygold butter.

Irish Speciality Fine Food Fair Olympia
Catherine Mooney from The Marshmallow company based in Tipperary, with Marie Stokes of Bord Bia

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