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Great Taste Winners 2019

Great Taste Award Winners 2019
Great Taste Award Winners 2019

The results are in!!

Described as the Oscars of the Food World, the Great Taste Award is the largest accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. This year 12,772 products were blind tasted by panels of specialists: top chefs, food writers, influencers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers.

What are Great Taste judges looking for?  They’re looking for great texture and appearance. They judge the quality of ingredients and how well the maker has put the food or drink together. But above all, they are looking for truly great taste.

What do the Stars mean?

3-star: Extraordinarily tasty foods – less than 3% of products are awarded a 3-star each year – don’t leave the shop without buying it!

2-star:  Above and beyond delicious – less than 10% of entries will achieve this rating

1-star: A food that delivers fantastic flavour. Approximately 25% of entries will achieve this rating each year.


Here at Ardkeen Quality Food Store we are delighted so many of our producers won at this year’s awards - we stock over 60 of the 2019 award winning products. They deserve recognition for their high quality.

Quite simply the Great Taste logo is a sign you can trust when buying food and drink online or at your local, quality retailer.

3 Star Winners (ardkeen.com)

Longueville House Mor Cider
Killowen Farm Greek style Yoghurt with Wexford Blackcurrant Compote

2 Star Winners (ardkeen.com)

Kinsale Mead Co. Atlantic Dry Mead Wine 
Killowen Farm Lemon Curd Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g
Killowen Farm Rhubarb Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g
Killowen Farm Blueberry Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g
Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce 150m
Union Hall Smoked Mackerel 150g
Wexford Home Preserves Ave Maria Farm Seville Orange Marmalade 370g 
Wexford Preserves Blackcurrant Jam 400g 
Killahora Orchard Pom'O Apple Port 500ml 
Newgrange Gold Irish Rapeseed Oil 500ml
Milleens Dote Cheese 200g
Emerald Oils Rapeseed Oil 500ml 
Doves Organic Plain White Flour 
Irish Atlantic Sea Salt Flakes Pure & Natural 

1 Star Winners (ardkeen.com)

Fentimans Curiosity Cola 750ml 
Fentimans Ginger Beer 750ml
Goatsbridge Smoked Rainbow Trout 100g
Goatsbridge Barbequed Rainbow Trout 100g 
Goatsbridge Premium & Irish Rainbow Trout Caviar 85g
Clearspring Organic Sesame Oil 500ml 
Donegal Irish Cold Pressed Virgin Rapeseed Oil 500ml 
The Happy Pear Dave's Cocoa Crunch 350g 
The Happy Pear Sundried Tomato Pesto 180g 
Fitzpatricks Homemade Ketchup 250ml 
Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto 180g 
G's Gourmet Preserves Irish Whiskey Marmalade 340g 
Pizza da Piero 3 Stonebaked Pizza Bases 420g 
Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy 50cl 
Wexford Home Preserves Sicilian Lemon Marmalade 370g 
Killahora Orchards Rare Apple Ice Wine 375ml
Doves Farm Organic Whoemeal Spelt Flour 1kg 
Fancy Fungi Wild & Gourmet Pickeled Mushrooms 180g

  • Longueville House Mór Cider 500ml

    Longueville House Mór Cider 500ml

    Mór is the Irish word for big which is apt for this new cider from Longueville House. Mór is made by slowly fermenting our own pressed orchard apple juice in our own oak Apple Brandy casks. This technique gives a “mór” rounded, “mór” taste and of course… “mór” of a kick! This naturally refreshing and slightly cloudy cider contains no artificial sweeteners, additives, colourings, preservatives or added sulphites. Serve well chilled without ice as an accompaniment to meat, fish, cheese, charcuterie or simply on its own.

    €5.99

  • O’Neill’s Irish Atlantic Sea Salt Flakes Pure & Natural 220g

    O’Neill’s Irish Atlantic Sea Salt Flakes Pure & Natural 220g

    Irish Atlantic seasalt flakes are hand crafted by the O'Neill family on the Beara peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. The O'Neills skilfully harvest the salt flakes from the pristine waters surrounding the rugged peninsula which stretches out to the Wild Atlantic. These pures seasalt flakes are 100% natural and contain valuable trace elements such as potassium, magnesium and calcium - essential for your well-being. Use these gourmet salt flakes in your cooking and at your table.

    €4.75

  • Kinsale Mead Co. Atlantic Dry Mead Wine 70cl

    Kinsale Mead Co. Atlantic Dry Mead Wine 70cl

    This is a delicious traditional mead, made from raw Spanish orange blossom honey and local Innishannon water, fermented and matured to finish at 12% ABV and off dry with lovely floral, citrus aroma, a long lingering hint of honey and almost no sweetness. Serve chilled or over ice. We wonder if over time the salty air from the wild Atlantic will add its own unique flavours. Gold medal winner in 2018 International Mazer Cup.

    €21.99

  • Killowen Farm Lemon Curd Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g

    Killowen Farm Lemon Curd Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g

    Made with our own cows’ milk

    • One Wexford Family Farm
    • Source of natural protein
    • 100% natural live yogurt

    No additives, always natural

    €1.35

  • Killowen Farm Rhubarb Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g

    Killowen Farm Rhubarb Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g

    Made with our own cows’ milk

    • One Wexford Family Farm
    • Source of natural protein
    • 100% natural live yogurt

    No additives, always natural

    €1.35

  • Killowen Farm Blueberry Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g

    Killowen Farm Blueberry Creamy Handmade Yogurt 140g

    Made with our own cows’ milk

    • One Wexford Family Farm
    • Source of natural protein
    • 100% natural live yogurt

    No additives, always natural

    €1.35

  • Union Hall Smoked Mackerel 150g

    Union Hall Smoked Mackerel 150g

    Smoked Irish Mackerel 150g

    €3.35

  • Wexford Home Preserves Ave Maria Farm Seville Orange Marmalade 370g

    Wexford Home Preserves Ave Maria Farm Seville Orange Marmalade 370g

    Handmade in Wexford

    All natural ingredients

    €3.09

  • Wexford Preserves Blackcurrant Jam 400g

    Wexford Preserves Blackcurrant Jam 400g

    Awarded 3 Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    Wexford Home Preserves is a small family artisan business, started by Ellen O'Leary in 1988 and now run by the Sinnott family. The Sinnotts make delicious jams, marmalades and savoury preserves in the heart of beautiful County Wexford. "From traditional family recipes, we carefully cook our produce using open pot boiling in small batches, making sure that the quality is always exceptional. We use the finest fresh fruit from local growers as much as possible and add nothing but 100% natural ingredients".

    €3.29

  • Killahora Orchard Pom’O Apple Port 500ml

    Killahora Orchard Pom’O Apple Port 500ml

    "Our Pom'O is an apple port made from rare apple varieties, grown in our 200 year old orchard on the south slopes of Ireland's County Cork. We mix the juice from our bittersweet apples with the finest apple brandy, then age it in Irish whiskey barrels for at least a year.

    Seek out notes of baked apples, winter fires and warming spirit. Serve lightly chilled as an aperitif, with cheese or in a cocktail"

    €25.50

  • Newgrange Gold Irish Rapeseed Oil 500ml

    Newgrange Gold Irish Rapeseed Oil 500ml

    Awarded 2 Star at the Great Taste Awards 2019
    Awarded 1 Star at the Great Taste Awards 2016

    Grown, cold pressed and bottled in the Boyne Valley. Contains 50% less saturated fat than typical Olive Oil. High in Mono-unsaturated Fat. High in Omega 3. Higher burning point than other oils. 

    €4.95

  • Fentimans Curiosity Cola 750ml

    Fentimans Curiosity Cola 750ml

    Fermenter Botanical Cola Drink with Herbal Extracts, 750ml.

    This curiously invigorating cola inspired by traditional colas from yesteryear is made using infusions of the finest herbal ingredients.

    "The world’s best cola" - The Guardian

    Pour over ice into a tall glass and garnish with lemon slices.

    €4.60

  • Fentimans Ginger Beer 750ml

    Fentimans Ginger Beer 750ml

    Fermented Botanical Drink with Ginger and Herbal Extracts.

    A traditional brewed Ginger Beer with a complex taste. Made using the finest natural ginger root. Fiery and full of flavour.

    "Very superior, with a real kick" - The Guardian

    Pour over ice into a tall glass and garnish with two wedges of lime.

    €4.25

  • Goatsbridge Smoked Rainbow Trout 100g

    Goatsbridge Smoked Rainbow Trout 100g

    Delicious Smoked Rainbow Trout farmed at Goatsbridge Trout Farm, then gently smoked using the finest wood chippings. 

    At Goats Bridge Rainbow Trout farm, trout is our passion. Our knowledge and experience in of farming trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clearwaters of the Little Arrigle River, giving our trout a unique taste and texture. We love trout and we know if you give it a try you will too!

    Smoked Trout Quiche

    Smoked trout is a simple and fresh protein centrepiece for any meal and works well as an alternative to ham in many egg dishes. How about trying smoked trout in a quiche wiht some spinach and chives!

    €4.00

  • Goatsbridge Barbequed Rainbow Trout 100g

    Goatsbridge Barbequed Rainbow Trout 100g

    Delicious barbequed Rainbow Trout farmed at Goatsbridge Trout farm, then gently barbequed using the finest wood chipping. 

    At Goats Bridge Rainbow Trout farm, trout is our passion. Our knowledge and experience in of farming trout has been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clearwaters of the Little Arrigle River, giving our trout a unique taste and texture. We love trout and we know if you give it a try you will too!

    Trout pate is delicious and easy to make. All you need is 100gm smoked trout, 50gm cream cheese, 50gm mayonnaise a squeeze of lemon juice then blend by hand or with a mixer. It's that easy! 

    €4.50

  • Goatsbridge Premium & Irish Rainbow Trout Caviar 85g

    Goatsbridge Premium & Irish Rainbow Trout Caviar 85g

    Premium & Irish Rainbow Trout Caviar.

    €12.95

  • Clearspring Organic Sesame Oil 500ml

    Clearspring Organic Sesame Oil 500ml

    Clearspring organic are made from the highest quality organic ingredients, which are cold pressed without chemicals to ensure the best nutrition and flavour.

    Sesame oil, with its light flavour, has been treasured over the centuries as the most versatile of culinary oils.

    • Delicious delicate flavour
    • High in unsaturated fat
    • Multi-purpose oil particularly suitable for Oriental and Middle Eastern foods.

    €6.95

  • Donegal Irish Cold Pressed Virgin Rapeseed Oil 500ml

    Donegal Irish Cold Pressed Virgin Rapeseed Oil 500ml

    Donegal Rapeseed Oil reflects the character and nature of our carefully selected growers and the unique soil that they have farmed for generations. The soil, the wild Atlantic winds and harsh weather conditions are what makes us diffferent. With no additives or preservatives, our cold pressed rapeseed oil brings the wonderful taste of Donegal straight to our kitchen. Higher burn point - ideal for cooking. Grown and produced locally.

    €5.95

  • The Happy Pear Dave’s Cocoa Crunch 350g

    The Happy Pear Dave’s Cocoa Crunch 350g

    Dave’s Cocoa Granola with toasted oats, puffed rice and seeds.

    Dave’s Cocoa Crunch is a delicious mix of oats, sunflower seeds, coconut and cocoa powder. It makes a perfect brekkie with milk, porridge or fruit, and it’s free from refined sugars and artificial colours. This crunchy creation is a great source of fibre and it can be enjoyed straight from the tub, as a tasty snack!

    Pouch industrially compostable dispose of me with your organic food waste.

    €3.99

  • The Happy Pear Sundried Tomato Pesto 180g

    The Happy Pear Sundried Tomato Pesto 180g

    Sundried tomato pesto, this fella has got a rich tomato flavour with an amazing kick. Delicious with pasta, in a sandwich-actually it pairs with almost anything, enjoy

    €4.99

  • Fitzpatricks Homemade Ketchup 250ml

    Fitzpatricks Homemade Ketchup 250ml

    Fitzpatricks Homemade Ketchup - infused with "just a splash" of Irish poitin!

    A Ketchup range made with real food ingredients and inspired by his Mothers delicious home cooked meals!
     

    €4.50

  • Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto 180g

    Pure Food Company Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto 180g

    A pure, rich pesto made with sweet sundried tomatoes & flavoursome basil leaves. 

    €4.95

  • G’s Gourmet Preserves Irish Whiskey Marmalade 340g

    G’s Gourmet Preserves Irish Whiskey Marmalade 340g

    Helen Gee and her family have been producing jams, chutneys and relishes on their farm since 1999. Handmade in small batches by Helen, these preserves are made in the traditional way -stirred and poured by hand from an open pan boiling method. "Made with only the finest quality fruit, sugar and a dash of lemon juice, it's this care and purity that makes them so utterly delicious. I hope you love their home made taste" Helen Gee.

    €3.20

  • Pizza da Piero 3 Stonebaked Pizza Bases 420g

    Pizza da Piero 3 Stonebaked Pizza Bases 420g

    Three stonebaked pizza bases. We take pride in making the most delicious pizza bases for the growning number of consumers who now know how good italian pizza bases taste;

    3 simple steps to making the perfect pizza margherita;

    1. Spread the tomato sauce on the stone baked pizza base;
    2. Sprinkle oregano followed by some fresh mozzarella;
    3. Bake in a pre heated oven at 350 degrees for 5-7 mins

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    €6.95

  • Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy 50cl

    Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy 50cl

    Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy is produced in limited quantities on the 500-acre farm in the Blackwater Valley, County Cork.

    The Apple Brandy is hand made from Dabinet and Michelin apples and contain no artificial sweeteners, additives, colourings or preservatives.

    In Autumn, they crush and press their apples on the farm within hours of harvesting. The apple juice is then naturally fermented for four months by the action of a unique natural yeast. The resulting cider is double distilled on site in copper pot stills. It is then matured in French Oak for 4 years. This unique Irish Brandy offers rich aromas of tangy apples and dried apricots with a peppery spice and background of vanilla and butterscotch.

    This nose is complimented by a complex taste of baked apple pie, honey and dried fruit with a lingering finish to savour and enjoy! 

    €36.00

  • Killahora Orchards Rare Apple Ice Wine 375ml

    Killahora Orchards Rare Apple Ice Wine 375ml

    This bottle contains a unique Rare Apple Ice Wine made with juice from our rare apples, concentrated using freezing temperatures and slowly thawed. this creates a beautiful, deep and rich must which is slowly fermented for a year and stopped before completion, leaving half of the apple sugars intact.....nothing is added.

    It is a world first in that its made mainly from bittersweet cider apples, and the 1st Irish Ice Wineever sold. Killahora has waited 200 years to fulfil its true destiny to make this. 

    Seek out notes of strawberry, green apple and butterscotch. Serve chilled with cheese, dessert or in a cocktail. 

    €26.95

  • Naturally Cordial Orange & Lemon Cordial 500ml

    Naturally Cordial Orange & Lemon Cordial 500ml

    Naturally Cordial is made from whole fruit to a traditional recipe and then pasteurised. Based in Co. Wexford, we use local fruit from our neighbours and friends, along with organic citrus fruit, to make our original cordials.

    Dilute to taste by adding still or sparkling water. We suggest using 50ml of cordial with 200ml of water. Try adding mint, ginger or slices of fresh fruit and pour over ice. In winter, add cloves, star anise or other spices and drink hot. 

    €6.00

  • Doves Farm Organic Whoemeal Spelt Flour 1kg

    Doves Farm Organic Whoemeal Spelt Flour 1kg

    Organic Stoneground from an ancient relative of modern wheat, spelt will add delicious complex flavours to all your baking. 

    €3.80

  • Doves Farm Plain White Gluten Free Flour 1kg

    Doves Farm Plain White Gluten Free Flour 1kg

    This special flour blend milled from naturally gluten free ingredients is a great alternative to everyday wheat flour. Follow one of our gluten free recipes or adapt a traditional recipe by adding a little extra liquid.  

    €2.95

  • Fancy Fungi Wild & Gourmet Pickled Mushrooms 180g

    Fancy Fungi Wild & Gourmet Pickled Mushrooms 180g

    An abundance of various seasonal Forest Mix Mushrooms are smothered in a combination of savoury flavours such as white wine, vinegar, light brown sugar, sea salt, black pepper corns, garlic, thyme, bay and rosemary to make a delicious range of Wild & Gourmet pickled mushrooms. Meaty, chewy and garlicky, these are very tasty served as part of an antipasto with cured meats and Italian cheeses. They can be served on crackers or your favourite toasted wholegrain bread or as part of a salad. 

    Serving Suggestions

    • Perfect on crackers or toasted wholegrain bread.
    • Serve with beef, salad, cheese or simply on their own.
    • Ideal with olives, cheese, crusty bread or with most occasional nibbles.
    • Delicious with BBQ’s and roasts.
    • Mix into pasta or salads.
    • Add to a toasted cheese sandwich.
    • Great accompaniment as part of an antipasto platter.

    €5.95

  • Emerald Oils Rapeseed Oil 500ml

    Emerald Oils Rapeseed Oil 500ml

    Irish Farmhouse Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

    *Great Taste 2016, Two Star Winner
    *Blas na hÉireann 2018, Bronze Winner

    • 100% NATURAL - No artificial additives/preservatives or colourings
    • HIGH IN: Omega 3, ten times higher than olive oil, high in vitamin E, also contains omega 6 & 9.

    Total natural production used for cooking, stir frying, roasting, baking and salad dressing.

    €6.85

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