Connacht Gold has been awarded the highest accolade of three stars for its Softer Butter at the prestigious UK and Ireland Great Taste Awards 2012.
Repeating the success of the last two years which saw Connacht Gold butter achieve gold star status, the Connacht Gold Softer Butter was singled out among the top one per cent of products to achieve the coveted three star award in this year’s competition.
Out of almost 9,000 food products entered by 1,800 companies, just 123 products were awarded three stars – the definition of “an exquisite food that has that indefinable something extra.”
Known as the Oscars of the food world, the Great Taste Awards saw 350 expert judges blind taste the best products on offer across the UK and Ireland over an intense 45 day period. Before gold is awarded, a minimum of 12 experts taste, discuss, and agree on the most outstanding products. The awards will be presented in London in early September.
Announcing the award, the judges noted the creamy qualities of Connacht Gold’s Softer Butter and commented: “A large rustic block of creamy looking butter; creamy on the palate with a salt back note. Tastes fresh and melts well with no greasiness on the palate.”
Eoghan Sweeney, general manager of the Connacht Gold Consumer Foods Business, said: “We are thrilled to have achieved such high recognition for our butter in such a prestigious competition. It is testament to the quality of milk from our suppliers and the dedication of employees in consistently churning and packing a product of internationally recognised quality and taste.”