FOOD & DRINK

Moy Park Secures Listings For Four Core Coated Lines In Tesco Stores Across NI

One of Ireland’s best known chicken brands, Moy Park, has secured a contract to list four core fresh coated chicken products into all Tesco stores across Northern Ireland. The Moy Park brand lines will help to strengthen the fresh coated chicken category in Tesco NI. The listings will include Breaded Goujons Mega Pack 700g, Garlic […]

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Food Standards Agency Report Shows Children’s Menus Need Improvement

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed the results of research undertaken in partnership with local councils, into children’s meals served in restaurants in Northern Ireland.  Key findings of the report, which is titled What’s on the Children’s Menu include:   Choice was limited on children’s menus and few healthy options were available. The most popular

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United Wines Trio Celebrate A Combined Total Of 60 Years With NI Drinks Firm

Three employees at Craigavon-based drinks firm United Wines have been recognised for their long service, having worked for the company for a combined total of 60 years. Company Accountant Rory Hill from Banbridge, Co Down, and brothers Conor McStravick (Stock Controller) and John McStravick (Goods In Manager) from Aghagallon in Co Antrim, were each presented with a commemorative plaque and a gift

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The POTAYTO To Revolutionise Meal Times

Northern Ireland’s iconic crisp brand, Tayto, is launching a new way to enjoy its iconic Cheese and Onion flavour by introducing the, POTAYTO. The POTAYTO is an ordinary potato that has been given an extraordinary infusion of taste, explained Elly Hunter, Marketing Director, Tayto. Elly said: “In Northern Ireland, we are world famous for our

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The Supermarket Buys You Should Always Wash Before Eating

Northern Irish shoppers have been warned to prewash their favourite produce to prevent harmful germs, toxins and pesticides. The team at online healthy food retailer MuscleFood.com have revealed supermarket buys which must be washed thoroughly before eating. Failure to wash fruits and vegetables before eating can lead to health complications such as food poisoning, sickness and diarrhoea.

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Celebrate The Sausage This April With Hafners

Hafner’s Sausages, the brand of choice for Northern Ireland’s discerning sausage fans, is gearing up for its biggest ever National Sausage Day celebrations on April 30.  The sizzling plans include a special one-off podcast episode – which airs on April 3 – featuring comedians Ciaran Bartlett and Aaron Butler having a hilarious Hafners inspired cook-off.

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Steal The Show This Easter With Lidl Northern Ireland’s Sumptuous Seasonal Lamb Recipe

With the Easter holiday weekend just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to get prepared for family gatherings and an Easter Sunday feast to remember. Planning for school holidays and hunting for chocolate eggs can take priority, letting the preparations for the meal itself slip your mind, but don’t worry, as you

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Your Favourite Snacks Might Be Giving You An Energy Crash

Snackers in Northern Ireland are being warned their favourite snacks could be spiking their blood sugar and draining their energy levels.  Health nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by MuscleFood have revealed seven snacks people should stay clear of if they want to avoid energy crashes throughout the day. Many people nibble on snacks in

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Côte Restaurants Have Unveiled A Parade Of Delicious Easter Treats Designed By Gordon Ramsay’s Former Executive Chef

Côte restaurants have launched their most indulgent ever Easter treats showcasing fresh spring ingredients to create the most vibrant flavoursome seasonal dishes. Whether you want to dine in at one of Côte’s stylish restaurants or relax indoors and allow Côte At Home to deliver to your door they have something for everyone. And all the

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Asda’s Popular £1 Kids Café Meal Deal Extends All Year Round In NI As It Hits Over 3 Million Meals Ahead Of Easter

Asda has announced that its hugely popular ‘Kids Eat for £1’ café meal deals will continue to run in over 205 Asda Café’s, including 5 in Northern Ireland* all year round and not just during the school holidays. The retailer also last year refreshed the kids’ café menu with more nutritionally balanced offers, including new

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Cinema-Lovers Enjoy a Guilt-Free Evening At The Avenue

More than 50 guests from all over Northern Ireland enjoyed a ‘guilt-free’ afternoon at The Avenue Cinema in Belfast, courtesy of zero alcohol wine brand Not Guilty. The cinema-goers were winners in a competition organised by Craigavon-based United Wines, the company that distributes Not Guilty in Northern Ireland, to win a trip to The Avenue in CastleCourt Shopping Centre for

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What’s On: St Patrick’s Day Across Galgorm Collection Bars

St. Patrick’s Weekend in The Barn at Castle Kitchen + Bar Castle Kitchen + Bar, 200 Galgorm Rd, Ballymena BT42 1HL Are you looking for great food, drink and entertainment all under one roof this St. Patrick’s weekend? Look no further and make your way to The Barn in Galgorm’s Castle Kitchen + Bar on

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Embrace The Splendour Of Armagh In Full Bloom This Spring

Discover Armagh’s charm this spring with its lush green landscapes and expansive apple orchards As warmer days banish the wintry chill, the city comes alive with a variety of attractions and activities, ideal for planning a day trip or staycation over mid-term or the Easter holiday. From history to art, to culture, and family fun,

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Two Belfast Restaurants Victorious In Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024

Deliveroo announces winners of its UK & Ireland Restaurant Awards 2024. Belfast favourites Wing It and Maggie Mays are crowned winners in local cuisine categories, after customer votes revealed they come out top for people in Belfast. Family-run Yeeros in Dublin wins Deliveroo’s biggest accolade – Independent Restaurant of the Year 2024 The roo-sults are

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Hinch Distillery Unveils Exquisite 15-Year-Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Irish Whiskey

Hinch Distillery, nestled on the outskirts of Belfast, has launched its latest masterpiece, the Hinch 15-Year-Old Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Irish Whiskey, introduced by ‘friend of Hinch’, the acclaimed actor James Nesbitt. James unveiled the new product at an event held in the Aston Martin Showroom hosted by DJ and broadcaster Pete Snodden on Friday

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Bulk Up Meals On A Budget

Cash strapped shoppers in Northern Ireland are being given advice on how to bulk up meals without breaking the bank. The frugal team at online food retailer MuscleFood.com have put together their tips for making meals stretch further without buying additional costly ingredients. They say adding lentils and oats to mince based dishes are a good way

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McCoy’s Celebrates Epic Year In Northern Ireland

Popular crisp brand McCoy’s is celebrating a record year in Northern Ireland, following growth of 16.3% over the past 12 months. And the good news for local snack lovers is that the province’s favourite ridged crisp isn’t resting on its laurels with the addition of two brand new flavours, Chip Shop Curry Sauce and Bangin’

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Blossom Into Springtime With A Luxury Rest And Recharge At Galgorm Collection

The birds are singing, the mornings are brighter and there’s a grand old stretch in the evenings. All that can mean just one thing – Spring has sprung at last. And with those feel-good vibes in the air, it’s the perfect time for an indulgent rest and recharge to set you up for the action-packed

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Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee First Thing In The Morning

Coffee lovers in Northern Ireland are being warned against drinking the beverage on an empty stomach, as it can trigger the release of stress hormones and cause an upset tummy. Health and nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by MuscleFood have listed five reasons why drinking coffee first thing in the morning is not a good idea.

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Seven Easy Hacks To Make The Most Of Your Freezer

Shoppers in Northern Ireland are being urged to take on regular freezer maintenance to help cut household bills and food waste. The frugal team at MuscleFood.com have revealed seven ways to improve freezer efficiency, cut weekly food costs and reduce food waste. The experts claim freezer organisation plays a major role in reducing household food wastage. Having

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Fitzwilliam Hotel Celebrates New Restaurant Menu

The Restaurant at The Fitzwilliam Hotel has launched a brand-new menu featuring a range of mouth-watering dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Executive Head Chef, Dean Butler, said: “Our menu is all about the incredible local produce that we have in abundance here across Ireland. Our commitment to local suppliers also supports the hotel’s sustainable

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Stix & Stones Delivers An Authentic Barbecue Experience With Launch Of ‘Meat Wagon’ Restaurant

Award-winning Belfast restaurant, Stix & Stones, is now offering local meat lovers a mouthwatering authentic barbecue experience with the launch of its new Stix & Stones Meat Wagon restaurant in the heart of Belfast. The opening of the new restaurant on Wellington Place has created 20 full-time and part-time roles across its kitchen and front-of-house operation with plans to create an

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The Art of Baking Bread: A Beginner’s Guide

Bread baking, an age-old culinary craft, is seeing a resurgence in home kitchens.  For beginners, the process of turning simple ingredients into a warm, crusty loaf can seem daunting.  Fear not – this guide is designed to demystify the basics of bread baking, ensuring your journey into the world of homemade bread is both successful

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Hothouse Flowers To Headline Beamish Sessions At Court House

LIVE music lovers are in for a real treat over the coming months as The Court House in Bangor hosts The Beamish Sessions, a series of intimate gigs with a stellar line-up that includes Hothouse Flowers, David Holmes, Duke Special and punk legend Jah Wobble. Supported by leading stout brand Beamish in partnership with Arts

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Love Is In The Air At Lidl Northern Ireland This Valentine’s Day

This February 14th, whether you’re embracing the romance of Valentine’s or the wholesomeness of Galantine’s, Lidl has everything you need to celebrate the season of love in style. In store from Thursday 1st February, you can discover an extensive selection of budget-friendly yet premium gifts, including red roses, luxury chocolates, sentimental cards and soft cuddly

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Your Coffee Could Be Leaving You Feeling More Tired Nutritionist Warns

Coffee lovers in Northern Ireland have been warned their favourite warm brew could be leaving them feeling fatigued. Nutrition experts at Prepped Pots powered by MuscleFood have revealed five foods that can make us feel tired and lethargic. Many people rely on coffee, smoothies and energy bars to get them through the day but consuming

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Entries Open For 17th Northern Ireland Food And Drink Awards

Northern Ireland’s food and drink companies are invited to enter the 2024 Northern Ireland Food and Drink Awards. Held in partnership with firmus energy, the awards are a key indicator of excellence for food and drink manufacturers, giving local companies the opportunity to showcase innovation and excellence, and present quality products in front of key

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Lidl Northern Ireland Announces Price Drop Of More Than 500 Products In New Year Boost For Shoppers

Lidl Northern Ireland, the region’s fastest growing supermarket is providing a new year boost for shoppers as the retailer confirms it has reduced the price of more than 500 products within its everyday range since October. With reductions of up to 43% across a wide range of products, from fresh food to frozen favourites, cupboard

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Digital Overhaul For Northern Ireland’s Number One Retail Coffee Brand

Owners of Barista Bar, Northern Ireland’s number one retail coffee brand, have invested a quarter of a million pounds into a digital overhaul of their consumer offering. Henderson Foodservice, which launched the brand in 2015, has invested £250,000 to develop the new ‘My Barista Bar Rewards+’ app for users in Northern Ireland, that will digitise

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Frankie & Benny’s Celebrate The Launch of New Mean Girls film With a Vow – ON WEDNESDAYS WE WEAR PINK!

Popular Italian restaurant Frankie & Benny’s are celebrating the launch of iconic new Mean Girls film in style – so long as it’s PINK! The Iconic teen movie is back with a 2024 reboot of the classic film about a young girl’s struggle to find acceptance at a new high school. The comedy, which originally

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Black Garlic And Lean Beef Make 2024 Superfoods

Health experts have revealed the superfoods we’ll all be eating in 2024. The health and nutrition experts from Prepped Pots powered by Musclefood.com have identified the nine superfoods Northern Irish households should be adding to their diet in 2024. From the unusual to regular supermarket staples, they’ve looked at why these foods and drinks are labelled as

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Côte At Home Unveil Luxurious Alpine Menu Designed By Gordon Ramsay’s Former Executive Chef

Delicious traditional ski cuisine meals designed by Executive Chef Steve Allen Special focus on fresh seasonal ingredients highlighting the best of Côte’s French cuisine The popular decadent Alpine menu delivered direct to your door Côte restaurants have unveiled their luxurious taste of the ski season specially designed by Gordon Ramsay’s former executive chef Steve Allen. The

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10 Top Tips For Crafting The Perfect Cheese Board

Crafting the perfect cheese board is an art form that combines flavour, texture, and presentation in a harmonious display.  Ideal for gatherings or a luxurious night in, a well-assembled cheese board is sure to impress.  Here are 10 top tips for crafting the perfect cheese board: Variety is Key Begin by selecting a diverse range

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The Ultimate Guide to Organising a Memorable Dinner Party

Ah, the dinner party – a quintessential classic tradition where culinary flair meets social charm.  Whether you’re a seasoned host or a first-timer looking to make your mark, orchestrating a memorable evening for your guests requires a blend of planning, creativity, and a dash of spontaneity.  Here are 15 top tips to making sure your

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Bake-Off Poll Sees Mums Triumph As Nation’s Top Bakers In The Family

A family bake-off poll by Camp Coffee has taken place to definitively answer the much-debated question of who claims the star baker apron in the family. And the winner is… our cherished mums with nearly a quarter of the votes (24%). The poll which highlights the nation’s love for baking, popularised by shows like The Great

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Belfast Ranks Seventh In The List Of The Best UK Cities For Foodies, According To New Research 

New research has discovered the top 10 cities in the UK for foodies, with London taking the top spot. Women-only tour company Solo Female Travelers Tours analysed data from TripAdvisor, including the number of Michelin star establishments, vegetarian-friendly restaurants and vegan-friendly restaurants in each UK city. Index scores out of 10 were awarded for each factor based

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