Irish people are very particular when it comes to their foods and drinks and the quality of the good is the most important feature. We consider ourselves some of the finest food producers in the world and our traditional meals are sought out by tourists across the globe. Here are a few examples of Irish foods and drinks brands that are worth your while trying!
1. Irish Whiskey
Ireland is famous around the world as being one of the finest whiskey makers; with hundreds of years’ experience it comes as no surprise that Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of the world’s most prestigious brands of Whiskey. Irish whiskey has a unique taste and prides itself on being top quality, so if you or someone you know enjoys a nice glass of whiskey then Jameson is something you won’t regret buying!
Irish Whiskey available from €109.95
2. Irish Potato chips
It is a well-known fact that Ireland are one of the best potato producers in the world and it is because of that that we have some of the tastiest potato chips that can be found. The most popular brand in Ireland is “Tayto” and a tayto sandwich is somewhat of a delicacy here in the Emerald Isle. Made from fresh potatoes these chips are like no other.
This is a brand that needs no introduction as it is probably one of the most recognizable brand names across the globe. Established in 1759 by Arthur Guinness, Guinness has become the world’s most popular stout and its storehouse in Dublin is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It is recommended to at least try the “black stuff” to allow you to see what the world goes crazy over.
4. Butlers Chocolates
Butlers chocolates are a luxury chocolate brand that are Irish owned and were founded in 1932 by Marion Bailey-Butler. These chocolates pride themselves on being the most luxurious and delicious chocolates made in Ireland and also have numerous coffee shops spread across the world serving top quality confectionery and beverages. Butlers chocolates are often given as presents as they are known to be of top quality and is available on our website.
Available in Luxury Butlers Irish Chocolate Gift Box from €69.95
5. Barry’s Tea
Ireland was ranked in the top three biggest tea drinkers in the world in 2014 and it seems our love for it is going nowhere. Tea drinking in Ireland has been integrated as a part of our culture and is often used in all different occasions, whether you’re hosting a guest or feeling unwell a good cup of tea is always the answer. Barrys Tea is one of Ireland’s most popular brands and its taste will immediately bring comfort on any given day!
Available in Slainte Gourmet Irish Food Basket €149.95
6. Irish Salmon
As it is an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Ireland is in no way short of some of the oceans finest fish. However, it is our salmon that the world rave about. There’s no better place to find the freshest salmon often caught that day or the day before and served straight away. The coast of Ireland is filled with restaurants offering the best of the best. If you want to bring some home with you, Wrights of Howth supply a great selection and can also be found in Dublin Airport.
7. Irish Cheese
The luscious and every lasting emerald fields of Ireland provide some of the healthiest farming lands that can be found and for that reason our dairy and beef is next to none. Ireland has numerous ranges of cheese producers with Cashel Blue being the most popular. Irish cheese is something definitely worth trying!
8. Ballymaloe Relish
Ballymaloe Relish is an Irish owned family run company producing first class relish amongst other goods. The company was founded 1990 after years of it being produced by the family in their small restaurant. The company has grown rapidly and is now Ireland’s finest relish, dressing and sauce suppliers. The Ballymaloe Relish as pictured below is available on our site and is really worth trying!
Available in Irish Banquet Hamper €289.95
These are just a few of many different Irish foods and drink brands and a lot of them can be found on our site in our hampers. These hampers contain numerous Irish products and are excellently priced, sending a piece of Ireland straight to your kitchen.
Moreover, at Gifts Direct, we have a collection of award-winning hampers, if you want to send a mouth-watering hamper to your loved one in Ireland.