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Foodie fix – Lidl adds 11 Northern Ireland artisan products to shelves

Eleven new Northern Ireland suppliers have been selected to have their products stocked in Lidl stores from Monday, September 17, as part of the retailer’s Kick Start Programme, for a limited period while stocks last.

Hailing from every county, the range which is made right here in Northern Ireland includes bacon jam from Enniskillen, Rhuberry gin from Saintfield, chilli beef craft peanuts from Newtownards, hot chocolate from East Belfast, premium pesto from Ballymena, pulled pork from Newry and many more.

If you want your local foodie fix you better move quick.

Refuge Hot Chocolate

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Refuge Hot Chocolate is thick liquid chocolate that can be eaten hot or cold. Delicious and versatile Refuge can be spread, drizzled, mixed with coffee or porridge, made into hot chocolate or even eaten straight from the jar. Established as a social enterprise to help support survivors of human trafficking Refuge is also eco, fair trade and traffick free.

Noisy Snacks

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The perfect accompaniment to craft beer, Noisy Nuts come with major personality. Pour the oil, add the flavour and shake together for a taste sensation. Not what you might expect, the Noisy Nuts range includes pickled onion, chilli & lime, chilli beef and bacon jalapeno.

Erne Larder Preserves

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A taste sensation, the company’s award winning ‘Dry Cured Smoked Bacon Jam’ has been selected for the Kick Start programme. Using amazing local produce found in Fermanagh and Tyrone, Erne Larder make a range of sauces, chutneys and preserves.

Feckin Drinks

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Produced at the Echlinville Distillery in Kircubbin, the colourfully named Feckin Drinks will be bringing their delicious lemon infused gin and smooth crisp vodka to Lidl shelves for the promotion. Adding humour and a little fun to the drinks market, Feckin will be the perfect tipple to relax with.  

The Curious Farmer

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Curious Farmer offers triple-hit recipe spice kits perfect for adding to meat, fish or vegetable dishes to create quick, delicious, flavoursome meals. With flavours including spiced cod and sweet potato curry the kits are the perfect dinner choice for busy days. 

The Little Meat Company

The Little Meat Company is a family business based in Newry. Specialising in pulled meats, their products are cooked long and slow to provide tasty, succulent meat. The range includes BBQ Pulled Pork, Spiced Pulled Beef, Pulled Ham and Pulled Chicken. Dinner is sorted.

Hillstown Brewery

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Hillstown Brewery create the perfect craft beer on their farm in County Antrim. The finest ingredients are used, with carefully selected local Irish base malts combined with the best European speciality malts. The freshest hops are sourced direct from the hop farmer and their yeast is flown on ice from the other side of the world. The range on sale in Lidl will include Long Mountain Wheat Beer, Douglas Top Lager and Mid Hill IPA.

Glenn McDowell Artisan Butchers

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Hailing all the way from Limavady, and with a string of top industry accolades, Glenn’s Butchers award winning line of sausages includes specialities such as Toulouse sausage, flavoursome beef and even a sausage called Danny Boy.

Tom & Ollie

With over 15 years’ experience as Delicatessens, Tom & Ollie are the producers of the finest tapenade and pesto products. With over 65 lines of product made in Broughshane, Co Antrim, Tom & Ollie’s Marinated Slow Roasted Tomato Segments and Premium Pesto will be the perfect addition to any mezze board. 

Oh So Lean

Scooping 13 awards in the last two years, Oh So Lean produce tasty low-fat meat products that will keep any slimming journey on track. Offering gluten, dairy, soya and MSG free products, Oh So Lean is all about clean, healthy eating. The range includes, Low Fat Mexican Turkey Burgers, Ready Meals and Pork Rissoles.

Copeland Gin

From the fields and hedgerows of County Down Copeland Gins unique flavours Raspberry & Mint and Rhuberry are any gin lover’s dream. Handcrafted in small batches in Saintfield, and using locally sourced fruits, Copeland Gin offers an exciting new take on the drink that has taken Northern Ireland by storm in recent years.

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