Best of the Year Hamper
The "Best of the Year Hamper" has become an eagerly awaited seasonal update to the hamper range for our many returning customers. This is most certainly the hamper for the foodie with a sense of discovery. The contents are mainly from the cream of new introductions across the year, while a few are existing products from producers who are really on top of their game right now.
Over the past few years we have seen various culinary trends: functional foods characterised 2014; 2015 saw many newer food regions challenge the established food producing areas; in 2016 foraged foods arrived into kitchen cupboards. Undoubtedly the biggest feature of 2017 has been the mushrooming of Irish craft beverages of all types - alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
That trend explains the presence of so many beverages in the Best of the Year hamper this time around. As you would expect, locally sourced, Irish beverages make natural companions for locally sourced foods. The foods in the hamper are a tasteful and balanced selection of the new (e.g.Rosscarbery Biltong, Big Red Kitchen Apple Butter, The Tipperary Kitchen Flavoured Meringue Shots), the emerging (e.g. Fancy Fungi Pickled Mushrooms, West Cork Coffee) and the established who stand out in their field (e.g. Seymours Social Circles, Highbank Orchard Apple Syrup)
The contents are:
Kinsale Mead Co, Dry White Atlantic, Kinsale
Moineir Blackberry Fine Wine, Wicklow
Rosscarbery Irish Beef Biltong, Rosscarbery
The Tipperary Kitchen, Flavoured Meringue Shots, Tipperary
Seymours Social Circles Petits Fours, Bandon
West Cork Specially Selected Ground Coffee, West Cork
Highbank Orchard Organic Drivers Cider, Kilkenny
Mezze Lavosh Flatbreads, Waterford
Big Red Kitchen Blackcurrant Jam, Meath
Fancy Fungi Pickled Mushrooms, Wexford
King of Kefir, Water Kefir Sparkling Lemonade, Dublin
Fiona's Nutterly Almond Butter, Kildare
Blackcastle Craft Irish Soda, Wicklow
Keoghs Cheese & Onion Crinkle Crisps, Dublin
Big Red Kitchen Apple Butter, Meath
Highbank Orchard Organic Apple Syrup, Kilkenny
Note: As this hamper contains alcohol you will be asked to confirm that you are aged over 18 years
Usual note on small producer products: There may be variation in particular flavours depending on availability due to producer capacity during peak demand periods.