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Did You Know, 19 April, 2016

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Did You Know, 19 April, 2016

Did you know … Brú Brewery has won multiple awards at the second annual Blacknight SME Awards, which took place 16 April in Radisson Blu Hotel in Co. Cork? The brand won the Best Food and Drink SME in Ireland; Best New Business (non-digital); and Best New Product/Service awardsfor its award winning Brú Gluten Free Lager. It also picked up the Blacknight SME Grand Prix Award for its achievements to date.

Did you know … Sofrimar Limited, one of Ireland’s premier seafood processors, has won a Green Seafood Business Award? The Wexford-based business took the award, which is sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), at the annual Green Awards in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Dublin.

Did you know … O’Hara’s Brewery has launched ‘Opsession, its new session IPA? It says the new beer has been brewed to be light and refreshing whilst still keeping all the flavour profile that beer lovers expect from an IPA.

Did you know … Nearly 4,000 secondary school students and teachers are expected to attend the first ‘HealthFest’?  Organised by the National Dairy Council and Safefood, the event has been developed to teach Transition Year students about healthy eating and exercise. It takes place on 26 April at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin.

Did you know … A high-protein pizza created by muscle-building brand Musclefood has hit Irish supermarket shelves? The pizza has a base made of pea powder, and comes with topping such as Spicy Beef and Jalepeno, Chicken and Red Pepper, Pulled Pork, Mighty Meat and Cheesy Garlic Bread. It is on sale in selected SuperValu and Centra stores.


Did you know … A group of Irish investors is getting behind ‘human grade’ dog snack company, Soopa Pets? According to, investors from HBAN, have joined Enterprise Ireland in pouring a combined €400,000 into the company.

Did you know … Bewley’s Barista Gary Hollywood has been named the Irish Aeropress Champion? He beat off tough competition from 24 other top baristas from across the country at the Irish Aeropress Championships, and will now go on to represent Ireland at the World Aeropress Championships in June.

Did you know … Aldi is selling a variety of barbecues from 28 April, just in time for the May bank holiday? The range includes its American-style Smoker Barbecue for €79.99, as well as an Electric Grill and a Kettle Barbecue, both for €44.99.

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