Two deliciously unique creations from Northern Ireland’s leading food-to-go business have been given the golden stamp of approval at the Annual Great Taste Awards, where Warrenpoint-based Deli-Lites Ireland was accredited with three of the prestigious stars.
The stellar accolades were presented to Deli-Lites for two of its flavoursome Bespoké Bowls which are filled with fresh salad, protein and fibre. The Asian Bespoké Bowl which won two stars was described as a ‘visual feast’ while the Italian Bespoké Bowl received one star for its colourful and fresh mix of healthy ingredients.
Summing up the tasty pots of internationally-inspired fare, the judges captured the sentiment of Deli-Lites Bespoké bowl range in their comments which described them as:
“Clean food, well prepared, balanced and full of zingy flavours. We would like to eat this most days for lunch.”
Speaking about the high-profile acknowledgments, Managing Director at Deli-Lites Ireland, Brian Reid said:
“Customers are no longer satisfied with a basic selection of sandwiches. Our Bespoké Bowls reflect the changing customer demand for healthy, filling and delicious food-to-go which is bursting with flavour and provides a satisfying meal. We’re delighted with the recognition from these latest Great Taste Awards and the positive feedback from the judges. As this accreditation highlights, our chef-led team is passionate about innovative food development and continues to break the mould by introducing unique flavour combinations with the best quality ingredients and a global inspired taste.”
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
Deli-Lites Ireland was founded by Brian and Jackie Reid in 1998 and is based outside Warrenpoint, employing over 300 people. The business produces around 15m hand-made sandwiches, wraps and salads annually and distributes across Ireland.