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Award winning caramel sauce named after the Devils Churn in Ballycastle

Naturally North Coast & Glens were delighted to find out that their recently developed Devils Churn Campfire Salted Caramel Sauce, produced by their farm shop, won GOLD at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food awards!

Now in their 15th year, Blas na hÉireann, The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

Products from every part of the island were entered into the competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in a broad range of food and drink categories.

Shauna from Naturally North Coast & Glens CIC said:

“We entered the Sweet Pantry, sweet sauce category with our Devils Churn Campfire Salted Caramel Sauce this year to find out how and if our product was rated among some of

the best in the country.

“We developed the product to fill a gap in the market, to help raise funds for our artisan markets and because personally I have a sweet tooth!

"It is a rich, luxurious and irresistibly indulgent caramel sauce, salted with North Coast Smokehouse Beechwood Smoked Salt to give that hint of depth and smokiness with the salted sweetness!

"This award is the Oscar of food awards on the Island of Ireland. We knew our sauce was good but to win Gold was beyond any of our expectations.

"We have developed a range of flavours including, Irish Whiskey, Butterscotch, Irish Cream, Original, and our award winning Campfire Salted Caramel. We are looking forward to developing the range of flavours with many ideas of flavour combinations. It’s definitely a product that’s enjoyable to develop!

"All profits from its sale are reinvested into supporting artisans and communities through the delivery of Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Markets."

Shauna added:

"We are also delighted for so many of our market traders and farm shop suppliers that were finalists or won awards this year, including, Annies Delights, Tartine at Distillers Arms, Causeway Coffee, Longmeadow Cider,

Glenballyeammon Eggs, Broighter Gold, Taste Joy, Glens of Antrim Crisps, Corndale Farm, Papas Minerals, Seasugar Sweets and Dundarave Estate."

The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in Ireland, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hÉireann with the Food Science Dept

of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.

Blas na hÉreann was founded so that quality benchmarks could be established for Irish produce on a level playing field.

You can find out more about the prestigious Blas na Heireann Food Awards here:

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