Pip and Pear win Gold and Silver at the 2018 Blas na hEireann National Irish Food Awards
We are so excited to announce our amazing win at this year’s Blas na hEireann National Irish Food Awards. This is our fifth consecutive year winning at Blas and we’re thrilled to have scooped Gold for our ‘Banana Blue’ and Silver for our ‘Fishy Dishy’.
Irene is delighted with the amazing win “this award is a true testament to the quality of our range. We use only the highest quality ingredients such as Irish Bord Bia approved meat and poultry and certified organic fruit and vegetables. It is brilliant to be acknowledged for our effort to change the quality of food for baby and toddler”.
The Blas na hEireann awards celebrate the best of Irish food and drink and with 140 food and drink categories it is no wonder this is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. The 2018 competition saw 2500 entries hoping to win gold, silver or bronze at the ceremony in Dingle. Fellow Waterford companies Carter’s Chocolate Café, Coffee House Lane, Dawn Meats, Dessert First, The Sea Gardener, Mezze, The Hartrey Kitchen, Granville Hotel, Legacy Irish Cider and The Pure Food Company also picked up awards for their fantastic produce – check our the group photo below!
We feel we have truly proved our superb quality and taste as we faced tough competition from other brands in the category. “We are so incredibly proud of our range and winning this award is very special to us. We have grown a lot since our first Blas na hEireann awards ceremony in 2014, our range is now available in all leading supermarkets across Ireland and we will also begin exporting into Europe early next year”.
Our weekend spent in Dingle for the Blas na hEireann Awards always reminds us of our very first win, the excitement, the surprise and the sheer delight..little did we know we would still be winning five years on.
This year was also a record breaking year for Waterford winners at Blas – we absolutely love this photo!
Thank you so much again for everyone’s wonderful messages of congratulations, each one put a great big smile on our faces!
The Pip and Pear Team x