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Two of our products, Lough Neagh Pollan and Smoked Lough Neagh Eel, made it through to the national finals of the delicious. Magazine Produce Awards. The judges, Jenny Bristow, Una McMahon-Beattie and Peter Gott joined Valentina Harris at the NI regional heats during The Irish Game Fair on June 23rd.

The judges commented that Lough Neagh Pollan was “Just lovely – local, special and fresh”, “An excellent product, and sustainable – a great story”.
Photo credit: Cliff Mason

 

Smoked Lough Neagh Eel was considered “An excellent product, with excellent provenance and a great heritage”, “A truly innovative product, excellent flavour”.Photo credit: Paula McIntyre

delicious. editor Karen Barnes commented: “The delicious. Produce Awards were conceived to honour and champion the very best producers all around the UK. We’re delighted to be putting these top quality products through to our national finals, which will be judged in London in October this year. The standard has been higher than ever for our 2018 awards, so it’s a huge achievement for every shortlistee.”

 

Seven other Northern Irish products have made it through to the national finals & we wish the other finalists good luck!