Twomeys Bakery Seeks Slice of Success at this Year’s Irish Food Awards

Twomeys Bakery
 Pictured at the 2017 Blas na hÉireann / Irish Food Awards are Fallon Moore, Blas na hÉireann / Irish Food Awards, Pat Twomey and Tadhg O’Shea, Twomey’s Bakery and John Graham, Andrew Ingredients. Picture: Don MacMonagle

Co Limerick’s Twomeys Bakery Seeks Slice of Success at this Year’s Irish Food Awards

Twomeys Bakery in Dromcollogher have their fingers crossed for another slice of success at this year’s Blas na hÉireann/ Irish food awards thanks to their “chia cob” bread reaching the final shortlist.

The Blas na hÉireann awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na ireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.  

During the first round of judging, which took place over the course of four weeks in June and July, over 2,500 entries were judged in UCC & The Baking Academy, bringing the total number of finalists in each category down to just five.  The Dromcollogher bakery, which was founded over 100 years ago, is thrilled that its “Twomey’s Chia Cob” has made the top five in its category.  It will be tasted, compared, savoured and judged at the final in Dingle this Thursday 4th October by judges who come from a range of backgrounds, including chefs, academics, journalists, buyers and home cooks. 

This is the 11th year of the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on this island.  Last year Twomey’s Bakery celebrated a record breaking number of accolades and received 4 awards in 2 categories.  Its Sliced Batch Loaf came top in the packaged white bread category with the Gold accreditation and White Sliced Pan received Bronze.  Silver and Bronze went to 5 Grain Batch and Multiseed Loaf respectively in the packaged bread/not white category.  



For more details about Twomey’s Bakery products visit their website, here

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