The 2019 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the 2019 shortlist.
View the Irish Quality Drink Awards shortlist

See which products have made it through to this year's final and are in the running to win a coveted Irish Quality Food and Drink Award.

Congratulations to all those who have made the shortlist this year. Click
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This year the awards will be taking place on Thursday 24 October as we return to the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.  Book your place at the awards here.   

Glensallagh Guajillo Smoked Streaky Rashers- Oakpark Foods
 O'Neills Dry Cured Back Rashers- O'Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co
Tesco Finest Beechwood Smoked Irish Bacon Medallions 240G - Tesco

Bakery - Breads

Tesco Finest 4 Garlic And Herb Pitta - Tesco
Tesco Finest Peshwari Naan Bread 2 Pack - Tesco

Large Loaves
Ciabatta Grande - Tesco
Multiseed Batch - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Pane Rustica - Tesco
Tesco Medium White Rustic Baguette - Tesco
Tesco Sprouted Wholegrain - Tesco 

Packaged Loaves
Tesco Finest Oatmeal & Linseed Loaf - Tesco
Tesco Wholegrain Sourdough - Tesco

 Beetroot Roll - Tesco
Black Olive Roll - Tesco
Chia Seed and Sunflower Roll- Tesco 

Speciality Loaves
Tesco Finest Cranberry, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed - Tesco
Tesco Finest Sweet Tomato and Herb Sourdough - Tesco
Tesco Finest Olive And Rosemary Lunga - Tesco
Tesco Finest Sourdough - Tesco

Bakery – Breakfast Baked Goods 
Tesco Mini Danish Selection 5 Pack  -Tesco
Dunnes Stores Deluxe Plain Scone 150g - Dunnes
Dunnes Stores Super Fruited Oaty Slice - Dunnes

Bakery – Wheaten and Soda Breads
Irish Brown Soda Bread- Mannings Bakery
Jinny's Irish Stout Bread- Jinny's Bakery

Lidl Ireland Deluxe Chateaubriand- Liffey Meats
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Irish Rib Roast on the Bone 28 days- Liffey Meats
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Irish Striploin Roast with Pink Peppercorn butter and Rosemary- Liffey Meats
Exquisite Irish Black Angus Fillet Barrel With Red Wine Jus- Aldi Ireland
James Whelan Butchers Cote de Boeuf Roast- James Whelan Butchers
Specially Selected Irish Angus Rib Roast on the Bone- Aldi ireland


Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Cracked Black Pepper Crackers- Dunnes
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Multi Seed Rye Crackers- Dunnes
Tesco Finest Beetroot and Seed crackers- Tesco
Tesco Finest Seeded all butter cheese straws- Tesco

Dunnes Stores Simply Better Cantuccini Toscani PGI- Dunnes 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Crunchy Italian Amaretti Biscuits- Dunnes 
S/S Quadruple Chocolate Cookies- Aldi Ireland
Tesco Finest Granola Squares- Tesco

Breakfast Products
Dunnes Stores Fruit & Multi Seed Muesli with Red Berries
Maria Lucia Bakes
Rigney's Farmhouse Granola
The Chia Collective - Organic Chia Muesli with Cranberry, Spelt and Popped Grains

Burgers and Meatballs
Aldi Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Rib Steak Burger with Mature Vintage Cheddar Cheese and Beechwood Smoked Streaky Bacon- Aldi Ireland
Lidl Ireland , Deluxe Irish Hereford Beef Burgers- Liffey Meats
Dunnes Stores Irish Beef Chipotle Burgers- Dunnes
Irish Beef Quarter Pounder- Liffey Meats
Premium Italian Style Irish Beef Meatballs with a chunky tomato sauce and Gran Formagio cheese
Specially Selected Irish Lamb Burgers - Aldi Ireland
Tesco 12 Italian Style Certified Irish Angus Beef Meatballs- Tesco

Butters and Spreads 
Judges Choices

Cheeses – Continental Hard Cheese 
Deluxe Premium Extra Mature Gouda Continental- Lidl Ireland 
Deluxe Premium Reserve Gryuere C- Lidl Ireland
S/S Italian Parmigiano Reggiano Wedge- Aldi Ireland
Tesco Finest Comte- Tesco

Cheeses - Continental Soft Cheese 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better French Brie De Meaux Continental- Dunnes
S/S Irish Buffalo Salad Cubes- Aldi Ireland

Cheeses - Irish Hard Cheese 
Bó Rua Farm Original Irish Farm Cheddar- Bó Rua Farm
Lidl Ireland, Rathdaragh Irish Vintage Cheddar- Traditional Cheese
S/S Vintage Irish Cheddar- Aldi Ireland

Cheeses - Irish Soft Cheese 
Lidl Ireland, Deluxe Cooleeney Camembert- Traditional Cheese
Lidl Ireland, Deluxe Deluxe Tipperary Blue- Traditional Cheese
Dunnes Stores Creamy & Nutty Gubbeen Cheese - Dunnes Stores
Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese Wicklow Bán Brie- Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese

Cheeses - Speciality Cheese
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Cropwell Bishop Blue Stilton- Dunnes
St Tola Ash Crottin- Inagh Farmhouse Cheese
Tesco Finest Gorgonzola Piccante- Tesco

Children's Food 
Dan & Monstro Homemade Curry Sauce- Dan & Monstro Homemade Sauces
Pip & Pear Fishy Dishy - Pip & Pear
Tesco Organic Apple and Mango Pouch- Tesco
Dunnes Stores (kids) Offaly made Strawberry Yogurt Tubes (Reduced Sugar 30%) - Dunnes Stores

Chilled - Dairy 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Fresh Irish Madagscan Vanilla Bean Custard- Dunnes Stores
Tesco Whipped Cream, Cream- Tesco
Clonbawn Organic Milk 1Litre- Aldi Ireland

Chocolate and Confectionery 
Chocolate Garden 70% Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels- The Chocolate Garden of Ireland
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Salted Caramel Fudge- Dunnes Stores
Noo Chocolates Luxury Chocolates- Noo Chocolates
Roisin's Billionaire's Shortbread- Aldi Ireland
Tesco Classic Dark Chocolate- Tesco
Tesco Dark Chocolate Mint Thins- Tesco
Valencia Orange Dark Chocolate Bar- Aldi Ireland

Christmas Q - Cakes and Puddings 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Hidden Centre Plum Liqueur Christmas Pudding- Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Limited Edition Irish Gin Christmas Pudding- Dunnes Stores
 Wildberry Bakery Jewelled Christmas Cake- Wildberry Bakery

Christmas Q - Cheese and Cheeseboards 
Finest Irish Cheese Collection- Tesco
Dunnes Stores Sharing Irish Cheeseboard Selection with Apple & Plum Chutney - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Truffle Brie- Tesco

Christmas Q - Confectionery 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Belgian Chocolate & Hazelnut Truffles- Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Belgian Chocolate Truffles- Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Nougat Selection- Dunnes Stores

Christmas Q - Desserts 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Bûche De Noël- Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Hazelnut Praline Paris Brest- Dunnes Stores

Christmas Q - Fish 
Dunnes Stores Organic Smoked Irish Salmon- Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Irish Smoked Trout Pâté- Dunnes Stores

Christmas Q - Other Meats 
Deluxe Applewood Smoked Split Horseshoe Gammon- Oakpark Foods
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Dry Cured Irish Bacon Loin Joint with Acacia Honey and Mustard Glaze- Connolly Meats Ltd. 
Specially Selected Chicken with Christmas Style Stuffing and dressed in streaky bacon Lattice- Aldi Ireland
 Tesco Finest Honeyed Irish Ham- Tesco

Christmas Q - Savoury 
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Apple & Honey Ham Glaze- Follain Teoranta 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Award Winning Orange & Honey Ham Glaze- Dunnes Stores

Christmas Q - Sweet 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Brandy Butter- Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Made Cranberry & Chocolate Mincemeat- Dunnes Stores 
Specially Selected Irish Brandy Butter- Aldi Ireland

Christmas Q - Turkey 
Judges Choice

Cold Beverages - Carbonates 
Finest Tonic water- Tesco
Holo Kombucha- Munster Brewery
King of Kefir- Herbel Crest
Pink Tonic Water with Elderflower and Quinine- Irish Hedgerow 

Cold Beverages - Juices and Smoothies 
Keelings Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice- Keeling F Juices 
Tesco Breakfast Smoothie Mix- Tesco
Tesco Spinach, Kiwi And Mango Superfood Smoothie- Tesco
Tesco Tropical Smoothie Mix- Tesco

Cold Beverages - Presse and Cordials 
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Grape and Elderflower Presse-  Glenpatrick Spring Water Co 
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Rhubarb and Ginger Cordial- Glenpatrick Spring Water Co 
Lidl Ireland Deluxe Sparkling Blood Orange & Cranberry presse- Glenpatrick Spring Water Co
Finest Silicilan Lemon and Garden Mint Presse- Tesco

 Really Good Brown Sauce - Janet's Countryfayre 
Abra Garlic Sauce- Rich Sauces
Abra Taco sauce- Rich Sauces
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Sweet Chilli Sauce

Cooking Sauces
 Dunnes Stores Tomato, Ricotta and Regato Pasta Sauce- Dunnes Stores
Szechuan Sauce- My Apricot Kitchen 
Tesco Finest Arrabbiata Sauce- Tesco
 Tesco Finest Pomdorini Sauce- Tesco

Cassidy`s Share Bags Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar- Aldi Ireland
Deluxe Aberdeen Angus Beef & Ale Crinkle Cut Chips- Lidl Ireland 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Hand Cooked Clogherhead Sea Salt & White Wine Vinegar Crisps - Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Hand Cooked Sriracha Chilli Crisps - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Hand Cooked Vintage Irish Cheddar Cheese & Red Onion Crisps - Dunnes Stores
 Keogh's Crinkle Cut Flame Grilled Steak Potato Crisps - Keogh's
 Keogh's Mature Irish Cheese & Onion Crisps  - Keogh's
 O’Donnell’s Mature Irish Cheese & Red Onion Crisps - Seskin Agriculture Holdings
O'Donnells Ballymaloe relish & Cheddar cheese flavour crisps -Seskin Agriculture Holdings
O'Donnells Hickory Barbeque flavour crisps -Seskin Agriculture Holdings
O'Donnells Irish Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt flavour crisps - Seskin Agriculture Holdings
Glens of Antrim Potatoes Shindigs Mature Irish Cheddar and Sweet Onion

Delicatessen Goods
 Dunnes Stores Mediterranean Platter - Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores SImply Better Italian Sun Dried Tomatoes - Dunnes Stores
 Lidl Meadow Fresh Speciality Feta Stuffed Peppers - Lidl Ireland
 Aldi Specially Selected Oriental Side Salad - Aldi Ireland 

Continental Meats
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better 18 Month Matured Gran Reserva Serrano Ham -  - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Itian Prosciutto Di Parma -  - Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Spanish Jamón de Bellota 100% Ibérico -  - Dunnes Stores

 Aldi Basil Topped houmous topped with pesto & Parmesan cheese - Aldi
 Dunnes Stores Topped Lemon Houmous - Dunnes Stores 

Meat Based Items
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Irish Duck Rilette Pâté - Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Irish Free Range Chicken Liver Pâté - Dunnes Stores

Pre-cooked Meats
  Brady Family 7 Day Dry Aged Delicatessen Ham - O'Brien Fine Foods
Brady Family Thinly Sliced Crumbed Kildare Ham - O'Brien Fine Foods
Lidl Ireland, Deluxe Irish Carved Roast Chicken Breast Slices - O'Brien Fine Foods
Deluxe Irish Carved Topside Beef - O'Brien Fine Foods
Homebird Irish Roast Turkey Breast Slices - O'Brien Fine Foods
 Aldi Specially Selected Chorizo Spicy - Aldi 

Desserts and Puddings
  Deluxe Raspberry Hazelnut Roulade - Fusco Foods
 Lidl Ireland Deluxe Sticky Toffee Pudding - Lidl Ireland
Dunnes Stores Luxurious Salted Caramel Cheesecake & Chocolate Ganache (7 Inch, Serves 8) - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Mango & Passion Fruit Mousse Dessert -Dunnes Stores
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Tarte Au Citron Tartlets -Dunnes Stores
 Tesco Finest Passion Fruit & Raspberry Cheesecake - Tesco
 Tesco Cream Cake Selection - Tesco 

 Connolly's Organic Eggs Deluxe 6 Corn Fed Free Range Eggs Omega 3 Enriched - Connolly's
Aldi Specially Selected Corn Fed with Omega 3 Eggs, 6 Pack - Aldi
Tesco Finest 6 corn fed omega 3 eggs - Tesco 

Fillet Beef Steaks

Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Fillet Steaks -  ABP
Lidl Ireland, Deluxe Irish Hereford Fillet Steaks 21 Days Matured -  Liffey Meats
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better 14 Day Matured Irish Angus Fillet Steaks - Dunnes Stores
 Lidl Irish Beef Fillet - Lidl Ireland 

Carlingford Oyster Company
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Fresh Organic Irish Salmon Darnes - Dunnes Stores
 Aldi Specially Selected Salmon Fillets with Cajun Crumb Topping - Aldi Ireland 

Green Isle Foods Donegal Catch 2 Craft Cider Battered Atlantic Haddock Fillets
 Green Isle Foods Donegal Catch 2 Irish Pale Ale Battered Atlantic Cod Fillets
Tesco 4 Breaded Chunky Prime Cod Fillets - Tesco 

 Judges' Choice

 Judges' Choice

 Flavoured Sausages
Lidl Deluxe Premium Duck Sausages - Lidl Ireland 
 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Black Pudding Pork Sausages - Dunnes Stores
 Loughnane's Jerk Chicken Sausage
 Tesco Finest Chilli Sausages - Tesco 

Food To Go 
Boots Piri Piri Chicken Couscous and Feta Wrap  - Deli Lites 
Duneen Dairy Yoghurt & Oats Bircher Muesli Blueberry - Aldi
Dunnes Stores Miso & Black Rice Salad - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Pickled slaw & seed mix salad - Dunnes Stores

Foodservice - Beef Steaks 
 BWG Foodservice Day Dry Aged Tomohawk Steak By Heaney Meats
ABP Cahirle Pallas Foods 10oz Hereford Prime Fillet Steak

Fresh Produce

Fruit Prepared 
Judges' Choice

Fruit Unprepared 
Aldi Specially Selected Wexford Strawberry - Aldi
Dunnes Stores King Strawberries - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Supersweet nectarines - Tesco

Vegetables Prepared 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Soy Ginger & Chilli Asian Style Greens - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Finest Mushroom Selection - Tesco
Aldi Specially Selected Vibrant Butternut Squash Stir Fry - Aldi 
Aldi Vegetable Fajita Kit - Aldi

Vegetables Unprepared 
Meade Potato Company Deluxe Rooster Potatoes
 Irish Mixed Rainbow Tomato - Aldi
Organic White Mushroom 200g - Aldi 
Aldi Specially Selected Piccolo Tomatoes - Aldi

Deluxe Confit Duck Legs - Silver Hill Foods
Deluxe Duck Breast with Garlic & Pepper
Lidl Deluxe Irish Crispy Roast Half Duckling With Pancakes & Hoisin Sauce - 
Silver Hill Foods
Dunnes Stores Simply Better West Cork Confit Duck Legs - Dunnes Stores

Home Baking and Cakes 
Aldi Specially Selected Halloween Barmbrack
 Jinny's Bakery Carrot Cake
Tesco pink and white meringue drops - Tesco
Tesco Pour and Bake Salted Caramel cakes - Tesco 

Hot Beverages

 Fusion Whole Bean Coffee Blend - Art Of Coffee
Dunnes Stores Single Origin Ethiopian Espresso - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Finest Ristretto coffee capsules - Tesco
Kaffa Coffee Well Bean
Tesco Finest Fair Trade Colombian Coffee - Tesco
Tesco Finest Leggro Coffee Capsules - Tesco 

Dunnes Stores Gold Blend Tea - Dunnes Stores
The Busy Botanist Pick Me Up!

Ice Cream 
Lidl Deluxe Premium Praline Ice Cream - Lidl
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Wexford Farmhouse Rum & Raisin Ice Cream  - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Wexford Farmhouse Salted Caramel & Honeycomb Ice Cream  - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Finest Ice Cream Caffe Latte - Tesco
Tesco Finest Pomegranate & Raspberry Lollies - Tesco 
Yomega3 Raspberry Greek Style Frozen Yogurt - 
Ice Cream Treats

Jams, Sweet Spreads and Sauces 
BEEACTIV Raw Ivy Honey
Gibney's Garden Preserves Rhubarb and Hibiscus Jam
Wexford Home Preserves Sicilian Lemon Marmalade
Wexford Home Preserves Wexford Blackcurrant Jam
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Limited Edition Pure Raw Irish Honey - Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores Irish Lamb Rosemary & Garlic Tomahawks - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Finest Rack of Lamb Lamb- Tesco Finest Whole Leg of Lamb - Tesco
Tesco Marinated Irish Lamb Shoulder - Tesco 

Meal Accompaniments
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Cheddar Cheese Garlic Potato Gratin - Dunnes Stores
Meade Potato Company Fresh Chipped Potatoes 
Tesco Meals Made Easy Potato Gratin with Spinach, Tomato & Mozzarella - Tesco
Tesco Meals Made Easy Sweet Potato Mash - Tesco 

Oils and Vinegars 
Amodeo Intense Balsamic Reduction
Lidl Deluxe Irish Rapeseed Oil - Lidl
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Balsamic Vinegar of Modena - Dunnes Stores 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Sicilian DOP Val Di Mazara Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Dunnes Stores 
 Tesco Finest Balsamic Dressing - Tesco
Tesco Finest Basil Dipping Oil - Tesco

Other Cuts - Beef Steaks 
Lidl Deluxe Dry Aged Tomahawk Beef Steak - Lidl
Liffey Meats Irish Cowboy Steak
James Whelan Butchers Cote de Boeuf Steak
James Whelan Butchers Sharing Steak

Pasta, Rice & Grains 
Tesco Finest Porcini And Black Truffle Mezzelune - Tesco
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Burrata & Nduja Mezzelune- Dunnes Stores 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Basil Pesto and Parmigiano Reggiano Girasoli - Dunnes Stores 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Fresh Egg Pappardelle - Dunnes Stores

Aldi Chicken Pesto with Grilled Mediterranean Veg Sourdough Pizza with a Lemon oil Drizzle - Aldi
Dunnes Stores Italian Meat & Roasted Red Pepper Pizza - Dunnes Stores
Lidl Deluxe Beetroot Base Napoli Salami, Picante Salami, Cooked Bacon, Red Onion, Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms & Sriracha Drizzle SD Oval Pizza - Lidl Ireland 
Lidl Deluxe Sourdough Oval Half & Half Goat’s Cheese, Carmelised Red Onion, Spinach & N’duja Sausage, Picante Salami, Roasted Red Peppers Pizza  - Lidl
Specially Selected Spicy Pepperoni and Chorizo Pizza
Tesco Finest Garlic King Prawn Pizza - Tesco 
Tesco Finest Wood Fired Spicy Meat Pizza - Tesco 

Lidl Deluxe Unsmoked Horseshoe - Lidl
Aldi Specially Selected Sweetcured Gammon with Gingerbread glaze and crumb - Aldi
Tesco Finest Irish Stuffed Pork Fillet Wrapped in Dry Cured Streaky Bacon - Tesco

Feighcullen Farm Free Range Chicken
Lidl Deluxe Part Bone Corn Fed Chicken Breast With Wheaten Bread, Plum & Ginger Stuffing - Lidl 
Dunnes Stores Cook in the Bag Rotisserie Style Irish Chicken - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Bronze Butter Basted Turkey Breast Joint - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Fresh Irish Corn Fed Chicken Supremes - Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Black Pudding - Dunnes Stores
Rudd's Chorizo White Pudding
Tesco Finest Mini Pudding Chubbs - Tesco

Quiches, Pies and Pasties 
Sweet Mustard Premium Sausage Roll - BWG Foodservice  
Dunnes Stores 32 Ready to Bake Cocktail Sausage Rolls - Dunnes stores 
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Barrel Aged Feta & Roasted Vegetable Quiche - Dunnes Stores

Ready Meals 
Bombay Pantry Goan Vegan Curry
Meals Made Easy Beef Stroganoff
Tesco Lamb Casserole - Tesco 

Relishes and Chutneys 
Moran's Megajam Beetroot Relish
Aldi Specially Selected Tomato & Chilli Jam - Aldi
Aldi Specially Selected Ploughman's Chutney - Aldi 

Rib Eye Beef Steaks 
Aldi Specially Selected Irish Black Angus Rib Eye Steak - Aldi 
 Aldi Specially Selected Tipperary Dry Aged Irish Black Angus Rib Eye Steak - Aldi
 Pallas Foods 10oz Dry Aged Hereford Prime Rib Eye Steak
Tesco Finest Irish Angus Ribeye Steak - Tesco
Tesco Finest West Cork Dry Aged Ribeye - Tesco 

Seasonal Occasions

Tesco Fire Pit Halloumi Kebabs - Tesco
Tesco Fire Pit Patatas Bravas - Tesco
Tesco Fire Pit Kentucky Style Beef Brisket - Tesco
Tesco Fire Pit Spicy Pork Chops Seasonal Occasions - Tesco 

 Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Single Origin Colombian Dark Chocolate Egg - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Handmade Single Origin Colombian Milk Chocolate Egg - Dunnes Stores

Sirloin Beef Steaks 
Inisvale Irish Sirloin Steak with butter 28D with Pepper Butter 
 Lidl Irish Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter - Lidl Ireland
Lidl Deluxe 2 Irish Hereford Sirloin Steaks 30D - Lidl Ireland


Alesto Brazil Nuts
Dunnes Stores Protein Mix - Dunnes Stores
Rucksnacks Original Beef Biltong

Lidl Deluxe Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Fruit & Nut Bar - Lidl Ireland
Keogh's Honey and Sea Salt Popcorn
Aldi Specially Selected Extra Buttery Toffee - Aldi
Supernature chocolate coated hazelnuts
Tesco Chocolate and salted caramel rice cakes - Tesco
The Lismore Food Company Dark Chocolate Apple Sticks

Lidl Deluxe Sri Lankan Chicken Soup - Lidl Ireland 
Tesco Finest Sundried Tomato And Lentil Soup - Tesco
Le Skinny Chef Leek & Nettle soup (concentrated )
Dunnes Stores Mushroom & Thyme Soup - Dunnes Stores

Store Cupboard Items 
Dunnes Stores Italian Sundried Tomato Pesto - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Mustard & Maple Dresssing - Dunnes Stores
Tesco Finest hot smoked mackerel fillets with chipotle and red pepper - Tesco 
Rich Sauces Vegetable Bouillon

Striploin Beef Steaks 
James Whelan Butchers Salt Aged Striploin Steak
Pallas Foods Dry Aged Irish 10oz Hereford Prime Striploin Steak

Traditional Sausages 
Aldi Specially Selected Handtied Sausages - Aldi
Tesco Finest Traditional Irish Pork Sausages - Tesco 

Value Q 
Dunnes Stores Fresh Pineapple Chunks  - Dunne Stores
Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Caesar Salad - Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores Vegetable Curry - Dunnes Stores
Supernature peanut butter cups
Tesco 12 Vegetable Masala Cones - Tesco
BWG Foodservice Coconut & Lentil Falafel - BWG Foodservice 
Rich Sauces Vegan Mayonnaise

Lidl Ireland Irish Rhubarb Layered Yogurt - Coolree Selection
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Made Triple Berry Yogurt - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Made Tulameen Irish Raspberry Yogurt - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Simply Better Irish Made Wexford Blackcurrant Yogurt - Dunnes Stores
Clonakilty Half Fat Creme Fraiche 250g

Good Choice – Dairy 
Lidl Irish Protein Milk - Coolree Creamery
Tesco Fresh Organic Low Fat Milk - Tesco
Dunnes Stores Irish Lactose Free Full Fat Milk - Tetra Renewable Pack - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Low Fat Enriched Milk - Tetra Renewable Pack - Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores Mango & Passion Fruit 0% Fat Yogurt - Dunnes Stores

Good Choice – Food To Go 
Deli Lites Vegan Sweet Potato Fritter and Spiced Hummus Wrap 
Aldi Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala on a 5 Seeded Slimbo - Aldi 

Good Choice Free From Allergens 
Rosie & Jim Breaded Chicken Fillets 
Trattoria Alfredo Vegan Verdura Pizza 
Wicked Kitchen Hot Cracked Corn Dip

Schull & Crossbones Coconut Treasure 
Supernature Hazelnut Clusters 
Tesco Free From Assorted Fruit Splits - Tesco
Tesco Free From Chocolate Sticks - Tesco
Tesco Free From Strawberry & Vanilla Cones -Tesco

Good Choice - Free From Gluten 
Biscuits and Cakes 
Lidl Deluxe Gluten Free Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookie - Lidl Ireland 
Tesco Finest Free From Triple chocolate cookies - Tesco
Tesco Free From Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies - Tesco
Wildberry Bakery Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

Rosie & Jim Garlic Chicken Kiev
Aldi Ireland Gluten Free Chicken Fillet Southern Fried - Aldi 

Dan & Monstro Homemade Curry Sauce 
Dunnes Stores Gluten Free Handmade Sage & Onion Stuffing - Dunnes Stores 
Roll It Pastry

Good Choice - Grocery Ambient: Healthy and Alternative
Janet's Just Delicious Original Pizza Sauce
Tesco Bran Flakes Dunnes Stores Wild Rice

Good Choice - Ready Meals 
Pickle Organic Succulent Slow Cooked Organic Irish Lamb Shoulder & Date Tagine 
Pickle Organic Slow Cooked Organic Irish Beef & Sweet Red Pepper Bolognese 
Dunnes Stores Crunchy Kale Stir Fry - Dunnes Stores

Good Choice – Reduced Fat Meat 
Rosie & Jim Breaded Chicken Fillets 
Lidl 2 Irish Reduced Fat Beef Burgers 5% - Inisvale
Tesco Fire Pit Reduced Fat Irish Beef Burgers - Tesco
Tesco Finest Reduced Fat Irish Pork Sausages - Tesco
Dunnes Stores 12 Low Fat Irish Beef Meatballs - Dunnes Stores

Good Choice – Reduced/Low 
Clotilde's Apple and Strawberry compote 
Glensallagh Reduced Salt Back Bacon 
Wexford Home Preserves No Added Sugar Blackcurrant Jam 
Wexford Home Preserves Three Fruit Marmalade 
Dunnes Stores Reduced Fat Medium Cheese – (Red) Block

Good Choice – Snacks 
Alesto Raw Cacao & Orange Fruit & Nut Bar 
Tesco Finest Roasted Nut Selection - Tesco 
Dunnes Stores Superfood mix

Irish Quality Drink Awards Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for our drinks categories!

Congratulations to all those who have made it onto this hotly contested shortlist and don't forget to download your shortlist logos here. 


Grafters Working Day IPA - Dunnes Stores

Hop-On Session IPA - Hope Beer

Solas Belgian Witbier - Tesco Ireland

Solas Brown Porter - Tesco Ireland

Solas Oatmeal Pale Ale - Tesco Ireland

The Crafty Brewing Company Irish Craft American Style Pale Wheat Ale - Lidl Ireland


Armagh Craft Cider Dry - Aldi Ireland

Norrsken Strawberry & Lime - Aldi Ireland

Brandy & Cognac

Tesco Finest Xo Brandy

VS Cognac - Aldi Ireland


Boyle's Gin - Aldi Ireland

Lidl Wild Burrow Slow Distilled Irish Gin - West Cork Distillers

Lidl Wild Burrow Slow Distilled London Dry Gin - West Cork Distillers

Listoke 1777 Small Batch Irish Gin - Listoke Distillery


Lidl Deluxe Irish Chocolate Cream Liqueur - Terra

Lidl Deluxe Irish Whiskey Liqueur - Terra

Muldoon Irish Whiskey Liqueur - Anchor Spirits Ireland

Tesco Finest Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur


Korol Premium Vodka - Lidl Ireland

Pota Cúig Irish Wheat Vodka - Lidl Ireland

Tesco Finest French Vodka


Ardfallen Irish Whiskey - Aldi Ireland

Hyde Irish Whiskey

Lidl Dundalgan 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey - West Cork Distillers

Lidl Dundalgan 3 Year Old Irish Whiskey - West Cork Distillers

Lidl Dundalgan Reserve Blend Charred Cask Irish Whiskey - West Cork Distillers


Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut - Lidl Ireland

Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne

Tesco Finest Rose Non Vintage Champagne

Tesco Finest Vintage Champagne

Red Wine Over €12

Dunnes Stores Simply Better Camboral Rioja Reserva

Dunnes Stores Simply Better Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Campomaggio

Saint Emillion Grand Cru - Lidl Ireland

Tesco Finest Chateauneuf Du Pape

Tesco Finest Coonawarra Cabernet

Red Wine Up to €12

Dunnes Stores - La Fabrique a vin Alicante Bouschet IGP Pays d'Oc 2018 - LGI SAS

Tesco Finest Faritrade South African Malbec

Winemaker's Selection Australian Premium Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon - Lidl Ireland

Winemaker's Selection Premium Fairtrade South African Shiraz - Lidl Ireland

Rosé Wine

Cimarosa Californian Zinfandel Rosé - Lidl Ireland

Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT Rosé - Lidl Ireland

Sparkling Wine

Allini Prosecco Spumante Conegliano - Lidl Ireland

Pianeta Organico Organic Prosecco - Aldi Ireland

White Wine Over €12

Dunnes Stores Simply Better Tiki Grey Label Sauvignon Blanc

Tesco Finest Sauternes

White Wine up to €12 

Pianeta Organico Organic Pinot Grigio - Aldi Ireland

Rapaura Springs Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Tesco Finest Fairtrade South African Chenin Blanc

Tesco Finest Gavi

Tesco Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Tesco Finest Vinas Del Rey Albarino

Winemaker's Selection Australian Premium Chardonnay Coonawarra - Lidl Ireland