Four Connacht Gold Products Achieve Coveted Gold Stars at Food Oscars
Connacht Gold has struck gold once again at the internationally recognised Great Taste Awards 2014, achieving gold stars for four of its butter products.
Growing on the success of previous years, the 2014 award winning products are the much acclaimed Connacht Gold Low Fat Butter; Connacht Gold Garlic and Herb butter, Connacht Gold Softer butter and Connacht Gold Creamery Butter.
Commenting on the accolades Eoghan Sweeney, general manager, Aurivo Consumer Foods and Dairy Ingredients, said, “It is an honour to once again be recognised by these prestigious food awards. We are very proud of the quality of the Connacht Gold butter products, and it’s fitting that each year our products excel at both domestic and international food awards”.
“Products across our entire range, from traditional block butter and Low Fat, to savoury and softer have been recognised by the highest calibre of judges. Our Connacht Gold butter brand continues to grow as consumers put taste and quality to the top of their shopping list” he added.
The Connacht Gold products were selected for gold stars from over 10,000 food products entered by over 2,000 companies across Europe.
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
Speaking about Connacht Gold’s Softer butter, the panel of judges complimented the product for its appearance and taste. “A very farmhouse, rustic looking shape. This butter has bags of flavour! The texture is beautifully creamy and the salt-lactic balance is excellent.
Of Connacht Gold’s Garlic and Herb butter, the judges said: “This butter is delicious and the balance very good with a real freshness to the herbs”.
Both, the Connacht Gold Softer and Garlic and Herb butters were recipients of awards at last year’s Blas na hEireann awards.