Irish Good Choice! Quality Food Awards


The Irish Good Choice! Quality Food Awards are open to food products that are specifically designed and marketed as Free From, for an alternative diet, or are healthier options to mainstream products.

Health has become a significant factor throughout the industry, so these awards recognise the huge efforts being made by retailers and manufacturers to deliver food and drink that address specific consumer needs, such as low-fat, low-sugar, dairy-free, Free From and more.  

Each category has been specifically tailored to represent the key drivers in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Category definitions have been provided to help you select the right place for your product to be entered. This year we have made the entry process clearer and simpler for you, by combining products into headline categories. You will be asked to choose a subcategory during the entry process which will help determine which category your product will be judged in.  

To enter, click on the category below and you will be taken to the online entry form. You can enter multiple categories within one entry form. 

Awards Evening

Entry fee per product: €335 + VAT.

Small producer entry fee (fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million): €125 + VAT.
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(GC) Dairy

Dairy products that are created with a healthier focus or for an alternative diet e.g. Fat Free Yogurts, Low Fat Cheese

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(GC) Free From Gluten

Ambient, Chilled, Frozen and bakery products aimed at the gluten free market

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(GC) Free From Allergens

Any ambient, chilled, frozen, and bakery products aimed at the allergen free market- this includes dairy free

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(GC) Food To Go

Pre-prepared, ready to eat food that is created with a healthier focus or for an alternative diet 

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(GC) Grocery Ambient: Healthy and Alternative

Products often stored in a larder created with a healthier focus

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(GC) Hot Beverages

Any hot beverages that are created for healthy/alternative diets

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(GC) Protein Supplements/Protein Enhanced Food

Ready mixed protein shakes, protein powders or any product with additional protein added

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(GC) Ready Meals

Ready Meals from a healthy range or with a healthier focus

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(GC) Reduced Fat Meat

Any meat item specifically produced to have a lower fat percentage than its mainstream counterpart e.g. 30% less fat burgers, 5% fat mince

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(GC) Reduced/Low

A product whose aim in the market place is to be lower in fat, salt and sugar

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(GC) Snacks – Savoury & Sweet Healthy Snacks and Seeds

Any product that can be seen as a snack with healthier or alternative diet properties and savoury flavouring

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(GC) Soft Drinks

Products that target the health market and have either have fruit and/or vegetables as their main ingredient; are low sugar fizzy drinks; or are made with flavourings to add to water

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