US President Obama gets the ultimate Irish Foodie Bag for St Patrick’s Day!

As part of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s visit to the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Bordbia (the Irish Food Board) organised a hamper of Irish food and drink products to be presented to the Obama Family and Mrs. Jill Biden. The contents include the best of Irish dairy, beef, cheese, seafood, confectionery, craft beers, tea, coffee, whiskey, oatmeal, biscuits, crisps, preserves and breads.

Pictured are: Emmet Doyle, BordBia’s Marketing Executive in New York and Dale Crammond, Ireland’s Agricultural Attaché to the US, who explained the provenance of the hamper contents to Enda Kenny.

The Irish Food Hamper contained the following products:
Oatmeal/Porridge

  • Flahavans
  • Kilbeggan 

Dairy – Butter & Cheese

  • Kerrygold Butter 
  • Wexford Cheddar
  • Little Milk Company Organic Brie; Mature Cheddar
  • Cooleeney Farm 
  • Coolea Farmhouse Cheese
  • Gubeen 
  • Cahill’s Farm Cheese

Seafood and Beef

  • Burren Smokehouse Smoked Salmon
  • Irish beef
Confectionery, Biscuits & Crisps
  • Butlers
  • Jelly Bean Factory
  • Kilbeggan Organic Oat Cookies
  • The Foods of Athenry – Flapjack’s & Cookie Shots
  • Broderick’s Mini Bites
  • Keogh’s Crisps
  • O’Donnell’s Crisps

Preserves & Jams

  • Mileevan Jams & Sarah’s Honeys
  • Abbey Farm Jams
  • Follain Jams
  • Ballymaloe Relish
  • Boyne Valley – Lakeshore Extra Virgin Rapeseed Oil
  • Boyne Valley Lakeshore Mustard 

Whiskey and Craft Beer

  • Jameson Whiskey
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Guinness 
  • O’Hara’s Craft Beers 

Tea/Coffee

  • Barrys Tea
  • Bewleys Tea/Coffee

Breads/Crackers

  • Sheridan’s Crackers (Brown Bread, Rye & Linseed, Mixed Seed)
  • Promise Gluten Free Breads
  • McCambridge’s Sliced Brown Wholewheat Bread

It’s great to see Irish Food products and products made in Ireland continuing their rise in international recognition as being among some of the best in the world. And we are very proud of our food producers!

Zack

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Zack Gallagher. News about Food in Ireland, Food Producers & Irish Food Tourism. Chef, Food Blogger, Failte Ireland Food Ambassador. On the #WildAtlanticWay @IrishFoodGuide on Twitter
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