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NIFDA Awards Finalists Revealed

NIFDA Awards Finalists Revealed

Congratulations to all our finalists. After a rigorous shortlisting process, we’re delighted to reveal the category finalists in the 2019 Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards.

Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on Friday 22nd March 2019 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast.

Ulster Bank Small Product Award

Big Pot Co Ltd – Classic Chicken & Vegetable Handmade Soup

Burren Balsamics – Balsamic Roast Onion Jam

Burren Balsamics – Roast Onion infused Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Carol’s Stock Market – Beef Bone Broth

Carol’s Stock Market – Free Range Chicken Stock

Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd  – Cloughbane Little Farm Mince & Veggie Mash

Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd  – Spicy Lentil & Root Vegetable Casserole

The Echlinville Distillery – Echlinville Irish Pot Still Gin

The Echlinville Distillery – Dunville’s PX 12 Year Old Single Malt

Glastry Farm Ice Cream Ltd- Glastry Farm Lemon Meringue Ice Cream

Hilltop Dairy Farm – Moo Cow Yoghurt

Ion Distillery – Ion Whiskey Cask Spiced Rum

The Irish Black Butter Co – Irish Black Butter

Kettyle Irish Foods – M&S Dry Aged King Arthur Sirloin of Beef

Morelli Ice Cream Ltd – Morelli Double Cream Vanilla Ice Cream

Ötzibrew – Ötzibrew Chaga

Rademon Estate Distillery -Shortcross Gin Bar Tenders Series #1


Ulster Bank Medium Product Award

Mash Direct – Beer Battered Chips

Mash Direct – Beer Battered Onion Rings

Punjana Ltd – Thompson’s Special Everyday Tea


Ulster Bank Large Product Award

Allied Bakeries Ireland – Sunblest Reduced Sugar Pancakes

Dale Farm – Dale Farm Milk Plus

Finnebrogue Artisan – Finnebrogue Artisan Naked Unsmoked Back Bacon

Hovis Ireland Bakeries Ltd – Ormo Original Potato Farls

Hovis Ireland Bakeries Ltd – Ormo Champ Potato Farls

Irwin’s Bakery – Better You Range

Linden Foods Ltd – 4 Lamb Loins with Honey Roasted Parsnips

Linden Foods Ltd – M&S The Collection

10 Steak and Chips – Moy Park Ltd   Moy Park Zingy Hot & Spicy Crunchy Coated Chicken Mini Fillets


Deloitte Service Sector Award

The Echlinville Distillery Ltd – Echlinville Irish Pot Still Gin

Gilfresh Produce – Sliced Leeks

Harnett’s Oils – Harnett’s Mini Box Rapeseed Oil

Johnson Brothers (Belfast) Limited –  Bellagio Foodservice Coffee Capsules

Kettyle Irish Foods – Guinness Beef Burger

Linden Foods – Turf and Clover Chuck & Cheek Burger

Rademon Estate Distillery -Shortcross Gin Bar Tenders Series #1

Thompson’s Tea – Thompson’s Tea Tiers


DAERA Agri-Food Supply Chain Excellence Award

ABP Northern Ireland  – ABP Blade Farming

Davison Canners  – Implementation of initiative to add value to product range

Foyle Food Group – Aberdeen Angus Quality Beef Superior Genetics Programme

Moy Park  – Organic waste to renewable energy

White’s Oats


Invest NI Best International or GB Product Launch

ABP UK –  DC Burger

The Brunch Box – Chicken + Roast Veg Seeded Panini

Dale Farm –  WPC80 Lactosyn, new low lactose high protein whey

Irwin’s Bakery – Spar luxury Cake range

Kestrel Foods – Forest Feast Fruit Ball Range

Kettyle Irish Foods – Pork & Guinness Burger

Linden Foods – M&S Beef Teriyaki Stir Fry

Mackle Petfoods: Naturo – Chef’s Selection


safefood Food Safety Champion Award

Dunbia Food Safety Week – Lauren Gilligan

Pritchitts A Lakeland Dairies Company – Hilary Faith