Ballyhoura Apple Farm wins big at Great Taste Awards

Francis Brennan recently sampled the Ballyhoura Apple Farm Apple Chai Juice at the Carebright Centre in Bruff.

At the recently-announced Great Taste Awards, Ballyhoura Apple Farm shone through once again. Great Taste, organised by the guild of fine foods is the internationally acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as ‘the Oscars’ of the food world. Quite simply, the Great Taste logo is a sign of a trusted producer when buying food and drink from your local quality retailer. A reliable seal of approval based on taste and not on marketing. Ballyhoura Apple Farm, based in Kilfinane, is already established as an award winning artisan producer of vinegars, juices and syrups, continuing a tradition of producing quality premium products for the health and wellness of their loyal customers nationwide. It’s available in the Food Academy section of your local SuperValu, and also Centra and independent outlets.
The business won the following awards:
Gold 2 Star for our Apple Chai Shrubs (a sweet drinking vinegar which is also used in sauces and cocktails to add layers of flavour), a new product to be released shortly.
Gold 1 Star – Apple Chai juice (delicious blend of apple juice, green tea and spices) listed in your local SuperValu store.
Gold 1 Star – Apple, Root Turmeric and Black Pepper (pure health in a bottle). A new product.
Gold 1 Star – Apple and Nettle Juice (Pure apple juice blended with fresh Irish nettles, another healthy option). Another new product.
Maurice Gilbert of Ballyhoura Apple Farm commented, “We are delighted we got a coveted 2 Star Gold Award for our drinking vinegar, while also receiving 1 Star Great Taste awards for some of our other Health and Wellness products. It’s great to have our efforts to produce healthy vinegars, juices and syrups recognised by the experts, receiving 4 awards so far this year. The health and wellness aspect of our products is always to the fore in our research & development department. Our blends continue to be award winning combinations, these latest awards bring our total to 11 products that have received Great Taste awards to date.”