5 amazing facts you never knew about Irish food!

Ireland is now home to over 5 vineyards When you think of wine, you may think of France, Italy and Spain, or even New World vineyards in Australia, Chile or the US. Rarely does Irish wine enter the conversation. Yet our involvement with the grape goes back 16 centuries and its expertise has guided the … Read more…

The Foods of Athenry philosophy

  There is an amazing range of baked goodies from the Lawless family who own The Foods of Athenry. Our particular favourites at the moment are their Cranberry and Hazelnut Gourmet Sodabread Toasts- SO good with goats’ cheese and chutney. They are crunchy but the addition of buttermilk means they manage to retain some moisture … Read more…

What’s in our first Flavor Box

Irish Artisan Food Products

We have deliberated long and hard over what is in our first Flavor Box. There is just SO much to choose from. These are the final seven which made the grade. Order yours now at www.irishtasteclub.com and do let us know what you think. We love feedback. Our producers do too.   WILD About Nettle … Read more…

Cocoa Bean Hot Chocolate Their Way

LOVE this range

We love this company’s products. They’re based in the beautiful Ring of Kerry near the Skellig Islands. They know their chocolate and how to prepare it. So when you get yours in your Flavor Box, here’s what to do! 1. Heat your milk in a saucepan (about 200ml, or a mugful, per serving) 2. Add … Read more…

What’s next for Harnett’s Oils?

Harnett’s Oils will feature in our Flavor Boxes. They’re famous for their award-winning Rapeseed and Hemp which is grown and produced on their land in Waringstown. We had a Q + A with Jane Harnett as she was busy bottling the new season’s ranges.   ITC: Which is your most popular oil and why? Jane: … Read more…

The tea they supplied to Titanic

  Titanic is synonymous with Belfast.  It was built there by Harland and Wolff where a massive visitor centre now stands. That famous liner was supplied with dry goods by SD Bells who are still in business today. That was when they were based down in the city centre, but they have since moved to … Read more…

Ditty’s Oatcakes

Ditty’s Oatcakes are sold everywhere from Dublin to Dubai these days. A staggering 20,000 of them are made every day at the bakery in Castledawson in County Derry. So what’s so special about them? The oatcake is undoubtedly one of Ditty’s signature products. It’s made to a 53 year old recipe which Robert Ditty and … Read more…