When you dream of Ireland you probably think of pristine landscapes and warm friendly welcomes. But I also think of incredible food, made with Ireland's world-class ingredients, and boasting unrivaled flavors and unique tastes.
Ireland boasts many award-winning artisan food producers. A new company, The Irish Taste Club, is now offering the opportunity to have a monthly flavor box, with samples of Ireland's finest foods, delivered directly to your home or office.
To continue our run-up to Christmas I'm delighted to host another giveaway for a wonderful Irish prize.
But first I'm going to hand you over to Barbara Collins, Chief Taster at Irish Taste Club, so she can tell us about this exciting new venture.
Introducing Irish Taste Club
So, you love Ireland and you love food? So do we. That’s why we decided to start a subscription service from Ireland to the USA for people who want to get hold of the award-winning artisan produce they taste in Ireland but can’t easily get back in the States.
It’s tough sometimes, you know, tasting sinful salted caramel and shiny handmade chocolates before moving onto moreish marmalades and crunchy crisps, but we do it so you can get that “Mmmmm” with every bite.
So, Where Did Irish Taste Club Come From?
Well, it was founded by a Galway guy, JP Egan. He was reared on a farm. He has worked in Beijing, China and for Kerry Group foods but wanted to start a business where the small producer could get a direct route to the US market.
His experience in buying means he is able to secure a good fair price, which means your subscription box is value for money as well as being full of delicious goodies. He also knows how to get things to where they need to be.
Between us, and a few others like Conor and David we scour the country searching for those high-end foods, with a shelf life, that are being made by a growing band of passionate foodies like ourselves.
There are literally hundreds of products to choose from and we work hard to find the best.
In each Flavor Box, there will always be a selection of sweet and savoury and of things you can eat straight away and others you can cook with. Every month, we select 7-9 items that we know you will love.
A sample box might include:
- Ditty’s Smoked Oatcakes
- Extra Fruit Follain Blackcurrant Jam
- Boutique Bake Lemon Drizzle Cake
- Cocoa Bean Cocoa
- Crossogue Irish Harvest Fruit Chutney
- Wild About Nettle Syrup
- Foods of Athenry Gourmet Sodabread Toasts with Honeyed Almond and Rosemary.
There will also be a brochure with some suggested recipes. We’d love to hear what you do with your stuff.
The boxes can be delivered to your desk or door. It’s like an Irish Farmers’ Market by mail. Simply sign up at Irish Taste Club.
Slán libh. (Pronounced slawn liv and means 'Goodbye to all').
One lucky reader will win a flavor box from Irish Taste Club, which comprises a selection of the best small-batch products sourced from independent makers across Ireland.
Each flavor box typically includes 7-9 sweet and savory products including handmade chocolate, artisan jams and chutneys, or baking mixes.
A big thank you to Ireland Taste Club for sponsoring the prize for this little Christmas giveaway.
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Sunday, December 20th, 2015.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration for your entry why not tell us about your favorite Irish food, or taste of Ireland you would like to sample.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published, just used to contact our lucky contestant for mailing of the prize.
Winners will be announced on Sunday December 20th, 2015, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes entries by clicking here.
Best of luck to all the entrants.
Update – Winner Chosen On December 20th, 2015
Good news. Our winner has been chosen using the randomized “Pick Giveaway Winner” WordPress plug-in.
Congratulations to …..
I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know you are our prize winner.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and entered this little giveaway.
And a big thank you to the good folks at Irish Taste Club for introducing us to their company and for sponsoring this tasty prize.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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