NEED TO BE AWARE & AWAKE
Must admit I don't always have the green flag wrapped around me when I’m shopping, even for food. But If the Irish product has the quality and is price competitive, then I’ll
go for it.
go for it.
It isn’t always that easy. This morning, I found myself in KTMAX and in front of their expanded foodie display. I saw lots of chocolates and sweets there, none of them Irish as far as I could see; most of them were from Belgium and most of them were nicely packaged. I was tempted and then my Irish angel woke up and said no.
So off I went to the nearby English Market to the Chocolate Shop Shop and must admit I was surprised at the amount of imported chocolate on the display here also. In fairness, there was a good portion of Irish made there as well and, unlike the big stores, personal knowledge and advice, much appreciated.
Bought myself some packs by Danucci (made in County Louth), some Orange Brittle (made by Skelligs who suffered serious fire damage last month), a box of Turkish Delight by Hadji Bey (now operating in Kildare) and also a few handmade lollipops by Nicole Dunphy’s Pandora Bell ( from Limerick).
So that’ll sort a few of them out for Christmas. Sorted myself out a few minutes later when buying a chunk of spiced beef from Durcan's and I didn’t have to ask them if it was Irish. Not a bad morning’s work.