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Did You Know?... 13 August, 2019

Published on Aug 13 2019 10:50 AM

Did You Know?... 13 August, 2019

Did you know?... Redbreast 12-Year-Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, which is crafted at Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers, has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions. The competition awarded Redbreast 12 Year Old with its highest honour across Irish, American and Japanese whiskeys after scoring an impressive 98 points. The competition also honoured Midleton Very Rare Barry Crockett Legacy and Jameson Cooper’s Croze with 98 points.

Did you know?... Kraft Heinz has announced the arrival of its Mayochup to UK supermarket. However, due to naming rights issues in Europe, the new, but old, will become known as ‘Saucy Sauce’. The product will be launched exclusively to Tesco on August 23 and will retail at £2.69 for a bottle.

Did you know?... A completely safe-to-drink vodka has been produced using crops which have grown inside the exclusion zone of the Ukrainian ghost town of Pripyat. The town, known for the Chernobyl disaster in the 1980s. The vodka, which is called Atomik, and 75% of any profits it generated will go directly back into the affected community.

Did you know?... Due to popular demand and following numerous requests on social media, Slimming World chips are back at Iceland. The frozen food retailer reintroduced Slimming World Chips to its exclusive range. The recipe used is a favourite of the Slimming World community, as they’re made using the famous Slimming World method. A Slimming World Free Food, the Slimming World Chips are the perfect partner to BBQs this year. Iceland recommends teaming the chips with its exclusive slimming World Beef Quarter Pounders for a BBQ to remember.

Did you know?... Tesco has announced plans to introduce the hottest British-bred chilli pepper – Armageddon – to its UK stores. The retail giant claims Armageddon stands head to head with America's Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest chilli, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The chilli pepper measures 1.3 million Scoville Units, which is a few notches below the 1.5 million Scovilles recorded for the Carolina Reaper. Scoville units are a measurement system for chilli pepper heat devised by American chemist Wilbur Scoville in 1908.

Did you know?... Belgian retailer Colruyt Group has announced that it is testing a new AI-based technology that is capable of identifying fruit and vegetables in supermarkets. It has partnered with Robovision to develop the technology, which relies on images and 'deep learning' to identify products. The move makes Colruyt the first Belgian retailer to test automatic fruit and vegetable recognition technology.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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