Keogh’s, the entrepreneurial Irish farmers who have been growing potatoes in north county Dublin for over 200 years, have launched the world’s first-ever commercial shamrock flavoured food delight. Keogh’s have just launched their hand cooked Shamrock and Sour Cream Irish potato crisps to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
|We Have some Shamrock Crisps, T-shirts & more to Win
here at the bottom of this Blog Post!
The crisps have a slight Lemon/Peppery taste almost like freshly picked watercress which is expected as Shamrocks are related to that plant family. This simple idea may turn out to be a bigger internationally-selling product than the family realised! Demand from abroad is high, ahead of St Patrick’s Day, due to the unique Irish nature of the Keogh’s Shamrock and Sour Cream potato crisps.
|The crew love checking the quality at Keogh’s Crisp factory!|
They have been specially created on the Farm for St Patrick’s Day & available for a limited time only. The limited edition Shamrock flavoured potato crisps will be available to buy in Superquinn stores and select independent retailers nationwide from March 1st 2012 and online at www.facebook.com/keoghsfarm
|The Keogh family have developed many commercial lines from their original potato farming|
“We are the only potato growers in the world who offer fresh potatoes and potato crisps from the same farm side by side in the same store and we sleep, eat, breathe potato crisps and potatoes. The idea for a Shamrock crisp came from our absolute pride in being Irish farmers and a constant need to be innovative in our offering, we are very excited about them and already have interest from abroad” commented Tom Keogh, Keogh’s Farm.
|Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick, depicted holding the Shamrock|
According to Irish legend, the druids in Ireland looked at the shamrock as a sacred plant because its leaves formed a triad. Three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion. Then St Patrick, who was thought to be born in Wales, used the shamrock in the 5th century to teach people about Christianity as he travelled around Ireland. He told people that each of the three leaves illustrated the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit of the Holy Trinity.
|The Shamrock & Sour Cream Crisps have been specially launched for St Patrick’s Day!|
|The Shamrock has been recognised as a symbol of Ireland for many centuries|
Keogh’s are the only “on-farm” producers of hand cooked potato crisps in Ireland, having recently set up a small ‘crisping house’ on their farm, hand cooking crisps in small batches and turning them from “crop to crisp” on the same day. Keogh’s have been growing potatoes in north county Dublin for many generations and these Irish farmers really know how to grow a spud with love. Keogh’s Shamrock and Sour Cream flavour potato crisp is available in a large sharing bag for €2.49.
We have a Keogh’s Farm St Patrick’s Day Foodie Bag for one lucky reader – which will include an I Love Spuds T-Shirt, an Easy Spud pod and some bags Keogh’s Shamrock and Sour Cream crisps!
To win this unique prize simply leave a comment here at the bottom of this post. The competition will run until Wednesday 14th March.
You can also leave a comment on our Facebook Page to Enter at https://www.facebook.com/www.IrishFoodGuide.ie
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To find out more about Keogh’s hand cooked crisps visit: www.keoghs.ie or see their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/keoghsfarm
There is a Full List of Shops that Stock Keogh’s Farm Crisp Here
Thank you for all the entries via the Blog, Facebook & Twitter. The winner is Bill King @BilllKing
|And Bill just sent us this lovely pic from Wales!|