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Did You Know ... November 15, 2016

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ... November 15, 2016

Did You Know ... The first snail farm in Ireland to produce an onsite escargot range will be in attendance at the Bite Food Festival in the RDS? Shamrock Escargots in Ballycowan, Co. Kildare is less than a year old and has already harvested 250,000 snails from some 10,000 originally imported from France.

Did You Know ... Tayto will be displaying a Tayto Crispmas Workshop in the iconic Arnotts Christmas Windows this year? The window design is inspired by Santa's North Pole workshop. Tayto will also open a pop up shop in Arnotts for Christmas.

Did You Know ... Beef prices are on the rise again? According to the Farmer’s Journal, after weeks of downward pressure, prices are rising again as factories have been very anxious to secure stock.

Did You Know ... Nespresso is launching three Limited Edition Variations coffees? The variations are Sachertorte, Apfelstrudel, Linzer Torte, and are inspired by the coffe house traditions of Vienna. Nespresso has partnered with Milan based illustrator Lorenzo Petrantoni to design both the Variations packaging sleeve and a range of accessories.

Did You Know ... Brockmans Botanical Gin has launched in Ireland? The new style gin retails at €50.00 and is available nationwide in specialist off-licenses.


Did You Know ... Stephen Teeling of Teelings Whiskey has been named ‘PR & Marketing Professional of the Year’ at the 2016 Early Career Awards? The awards celebrate the outstanding individual achievements of young professionals in Ireland. Stephen has also recently won the title of Irish Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year for the Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky in 2017.

Did You Know ... The Spar FAI Primary School 5s blitz is happening in the Aviva Stadium this Thursday, November 17? The five-a-side soccer blitzes are open to boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class, and emphasise fun and inclusivity.

Did You Know ... O'Brien's artisan farmhouse cheese has won the 2016 Listowel Food Fair National Kerrygold Cheese Competition? The 2016 Listowel Food Fair is Ireland’s longest running food festival and celebrates its 22nd consecutive fair this year.

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