Killowen Farm can reveal that they received the highest accolade of 3 Stars for their Blackcurrant layered yogurt jar at this year’s Great Taste Awards. From almost 13,000 entries in the competition, just 208 three-star awards were made, 10 of them going to entries from the Republic of Ireland and eight to producers in Northern Ireland. Killowen Farm is the only yogurt producer across Ireland and the UK to be awarded the 3 Star status for their Blackcurrant flavour which uses locally sourced Blackcurrants.
They also picked up a further eight awards, 2 Stars were awarded for their Lemon Curd, Wexford Rhubarb and Blackberry flavours, 1 Star was awarded for the Raspberry layered jar and four 1 Star awards were received for private label products.
Judges praised the Blackcurrant flavour and commented that the “Flavours balance beautifully, the yogurt is full of superb dairy richness and the marriage of the two gives a full taste and overall a delightful experience.”
Commenting on the win, Nicholas Dunne, CEO of Killowen Farm said “We are thrilled to receive 3 Stars at this year’s awards. We are now in the running for the Great Taste Golden Fork Award which is announced in September and recognises the best food and drink on offer. Whichever way it goes, we are delighted with today’s announcement and look forward to celebrating the win with the team on the farm in Courtnacuddy”.
At Killowen Farm Wexford, our award-winning live yogurt is made using milk from our own herd of happy cows. We use only the finest natural ingredients, with no preservatives and no additives, for our delicious healthy yogurt. The basis of all of the yogurts is our natural yogurt which is as natural as you can get, it is made with milk and live cultures; good bacteria that help keep your digestive system working well.
Our award winning Killowen Farm products are available nationwide in Dunnes Stores, SuperValu and Tesco, as well as other independent speciality retailers.