We shine a spotlight on our local producers and their exceptional produce, giving you a unique opportunity to sample their goods and hear their stories firsthand. You can taste and experience the quality of their products while learning how to use them in your own cooking, where to purchase them, and what goes into making them.
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At Grá Chocolates, we start with the finest ingredients in the world: ethically sourced Valrhona Chocolate, Casa Luker cocoa butter and the world’s best dairy produce – Irish cream and butter. Created in small batches, our moulds are hand polished to ensure a glossy, luxurious sheen. We never take shortcuts, because we know that each step plays a key role in perfecting each indulgent confection.
We Maximise Nutrition & Minimise Food Waste. We produce highly nutritious foods that are made from repurposed leftover grains collected from Irish Breweries. It’s a simple proposition – good for you, good for our planet. The key ingredient in every box is brewer’s spent grain. We collect this by-product and repurpose it into our great tasting foods. Delicious, Nutritious, Zero-waste – that’s BiaSol.
Multi award winner Irish Black Butter is a truly unique and highly versatile condiment made with EU PGI Status Armagh Bramley Apple, cider, brandy, treacle, sugar and spices. It is suitable for vegan and vegetarian and has wide ranging uses including cooking, baking, spreading and mixing. All year round uses from breakfast to dinner, bbq, social events, high end dining, mix with drinks, personal or shared indulgence – the choice is yours.
Tara Hill Honey is based on the Eastern Slopes of Tara Hill. It is a coastal location and an ideal site for mating our Queen Bees. Our Honey mainly comes from Blackberry and Clover and also all the wild flowers within a 3 mile radius from our home. Our honey is brought to the market in a raw state, rich in enzymes, pollen and 100% natural flavours.
Mallow Mia make luxury handmade marshmallow & rocky roads in the Donegal countryside. These are the fluffiest freshest marshmallows in all kinds of flavours… from salted caramel swirl to pink gin & lemon. Their rocky roads are the ultimate- Belgian chocolate and the softest marshmallows. If you’re looking for a gorgeous gift or date night treat, their s’mores and toasting kit gift boxes are perfect for making marshmallow memories. Order online or book a “make your own” marshmallow and chocolate experience at their marshmallow workshop In Donegal.
At The Cool Food School, we are all about making food fun for kids so that they eat their greens! We do this through fun, interactive, innovative food and cooking classes in schools, preschools and at events nationwide. We also stock a unique range of curated stock from Ireland and across the globe. Our top seller is a safe knife and peeler – suitable for children from age 2+
Betty’s Ice-Cream uses fresh cow’s milk and natural ingredients to create a delicious, smooth, scoopable ice-cream in a variety of flavours and tub sizes. The business is based on the family farm outside Pomeroy, Co Tyrone. This year we are introducing a range of ice-cream flavours made with no added sugar
Carolyn Stewart is best known as one of NI top radio presenters. When Carolyn isn’t mixing the music, you will find her in the kitchen mixing up some culinary delight, which inspired her to make her own range of delicious pickles, sauces and now Jamaican Patties to the range. The Product range has now got a wall of allocades from Great Taste to Blas na hEireann from 2018 – 2022 celebrating the flavoursome products.
Michaels’ Journey across the African Continent and on to Europe , inspired his Flavour Safari sauces……Not only do they bring you a unique taste experience like no other, but they tell a story of a Flavour journey across two continents and the result is a Beautiful Range of Delicious Full Flavoured Sauces showcasing a fusion of some of the Freshest Irish Ingredients and the finest of African Spices. Take your palette on a Unique Taste Experience, to places you can only imagine with Flavour Safari Sauces…Flavours Untamed.
“Lough Neagh’s Stories” (LNS) provides intimate, experiential history and heritage trips on and around Lough Neagh – by boat and land. It also offers opportunities to taste cooked Lough Neagh fish. LNS is owned and managed by Gary, a passionate advocate for the place in which he grew up and still calls home, and who works Lough Neagh’s waters himself, as a seventh-generation, commercial Lough Neagh fisherman. He is an official Lough Neagh Ambassador, and qualified tour guide. All boat tours are skippered by Gary.