Convenience retailer Centra’s Irish producers have claimed 22 accolades at this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards.
The awards, announced on Friday 30 September in Dingle, Co. Kerry, saw Centra’s producers take home six gold, nine silver, and seven bronze awards.
The big wins include five products from the premium Inspired by Centra range.
Speaking at the awards, Ian Allen, managing director, Centra, said, “Blas na hÉireann are the largest food awards on the island, and we’re very proud to have taken 22 accolades at the 2022 awards.
“We work closely with our high-quality Irish suppliers, and we are delighted that so many of our local producers and their products have received the recognition they deserve at these esteemed awards.”
Award-winners within the Inspired by Centra range include Inspired by Centra Angus Sirloin Steak with Peppercorn Butter (Kepak Ltd), Inspired by Centra Salmon Sensation (Dunn’s of Dublin), Inspired by Centra Lamb Tagine (Ballymaguire Foods), Inspired by Centra Mexican-Style Sweet Potato and Bean Salad (Wonderfoods) and Inspired by Centra Cold-Pressed Ginger Shot (Sunshine Juice Ltd).
Other key award-winners from the retailer’s range include Centra Crème Fraîche (Clóna Dairy Products), Centra Chicken with Garam Masala Soup 400g (Ballymaguire Foods) and Centra Gold Blend Tea Bags (Bewley’s).
Now in their 15th year, the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards see competition from a range of top-quality Irish producers across 32 counties.