Part 14: Irish food and drink producers worth getting to know

Celebrating the best of what we grow, create and produce here in Ireland – this continuous series is looking at some of my favourite producers.

Here are five more Irish companies that make the most of what we have to offer:

Folláin Preserves

Not just about jam! Folláin make fresh fruit preserves, marmalades, jams, relishes, salsas and chutneys using 100% natural ingredients.

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The company was born using a 100 year old grapefruit marmalade recipe that had been passed down through family generations and they’re based in the family factory in Ballyvourney, Co Cork.

Website: http://www.follain.ie/

Skeaghanore Duck

These fresh farm ducks are barn reared near Ballydehob, West Cork, overlooking the roaring water bay.

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Their succulent taste comes from being hand reared longer and being fed a 100% natural cereal-based diet this results in the meat having a better flavour and texture.

Website: http://www.skeaghanoreduck.ie/

Roll It Pastry

Based in Kells, Roll It Pastry is ready made and read to cook all-butter pastry that can be easily used for those who’re looking to cut some of the cumbersome work out of baking!

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You can use this pastry for sweet and savoury tarts, pies, puddings and patisserie.

Website: http://rollitpastry.com/

Bo Bristle

Bo Bristle was founded by two brothers-in-law with a dream: to make great brews for people who know their beer.

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These beers are Irish crafted, 100% natural and brewed by hand in small batches.

Website: http://www.bobristle.com/

An Olivia Chocolate

Award-winning Irish chocolates and Blas na hÉireann supreme champion 2013, this chocolate company is based in Mullingar.

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Handmade with love, An Olivia specialises in Belgian chocolate and wedding cakes.

Website: http://www.anoliviachocolate.com/

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