The Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. So McCarthys were absolutedly delighted to win the top award for White Pudding! You know our Famous Black Pudding is good but have you tried our White Pudding yet?
Products from every county on Ireland were entered into the 2020 competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in a broad range of food and drink categories as well as key awards such as Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.
Deeeep breath. It’s been a busy couple of weeks with accolades, awards & reviews coming from all directions.
Well done to our very own Evan O Sullivan who has been with us just over 12 months and has been awarded butchering apprentice of the year. This is a national award, not easily won and is chosen from all the young butchering apprentices in the country. A massive honour for Evan. We are both delighted and proud of his achievement, it’s well deserved and he has a bright future ahead of him.
We won runner up in shop of the year 2018 and are delighted to be finishing so strongly in a category we won last year.
We also won best marketing initiatives for a butchers.
Thanks to each and every one of our customers and supporters without whom none of this would be possible.
….For his part, McCarthy believes that butchers still play an important role in their local communities. There’s a personal touch that you just don’t get in supermarkets.
“I love meeting people. You can have the best craic inside the counter talking to people, meeting people, catching up with people. Giving you their news, giving them your news. It’s a very sociable job. Our average interaction with someone could be four to five minutes.You know their habits, you know what they’re into.”
“I don’t call them customers. They’re all my friends coming in.”
With Christmas just around the corner, McCarthy says the turkey queries are coming in thick and fast. It reminds him of a well-worn phrase.
“You know they say, ‘A turkey is for life and not just for Christmas?’ A butcher is there all year round, not just at Christmas.”
Did you know that our pudding is now available nationwide in Aldi?
Twin pack slices of Mc Carthys pudding for only €1.99. be sure and get in to pick up your pack.
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